Portishead's first album, Dummy, was released in 1994 and the first single
was "Numb". The album was successful in both Europe and the United States .
Dummy spawned two hit singles, "Glory Box" and "Sour Times", and went on to win
the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 1995.
After their initial success, Portishead withdrew from the spotlight for three
years until their second album, Portishead, was released in 1997. The album's
sound differed from Dummy, the main differences being that much of the music was
composed and played by the band, not sampled from records, and had a grainy,
In 1997, the band performed a one-off show with strings by the New York
Philharmonic Orchestra at Roseland Ballroom in New York. A live album primarily
featuring these new orchestral arrangements of the groups songs was released in
1998. For the next few years, the band members concentrated on solo and other
pursuits, until February 2005, the band appeared live for the first time in
seven years at the Tsunami Benefit Concert in Bristol, UK.
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3. Nylon Smile
4. The Rip
6. We Carry On
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2. Machine Gun
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