Excellent news for Portishead fans, their pioneering 1994 debut album Dummy is being re-issued for their 20th anniversary.
The re-release of the album will not include any frills, it’s strictly as it was in 1994. It will feature no extras, demos or any additional material. The songs will remain exactly as recorded on the original release.
Dummy will be pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve. For fans looking for a collector items, the first 1000 will be pressed on blue vinyl.
Each album will contain a download card of Dummy. The Bristol band will be posting a link on Wednesday 13th August.
The original release Portishead’s first album Dummy in 1994 was met with critical acclaim. The LP won the 1995 Mercury Music Prize and is credited with helping expose the trip-hop genre. It’s frequently cited in lists of the best albums of the 1990s. It ranked No. 6 in NME’s list of the ‘Top 50 Albums of 1994,’ it was included in Q Magazine’s “90 Best Albums of the 1990s,” and it made No. 35 in Mojo’s “100 Modern Classics.”
Stream Dummy below.
Currently, Portishead is still working on material for their fourth studio album.
The group is finishing up their summer 2014 tour and later this month, they play Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, their first Irish show since 1997.