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Portishead is a British trip hop band from Bristol, named after the little town that is located near Bristol. The band was formed in 1991 by Geoff Barrow and Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley and Dave McDonald. Portishead makes a style of trip hop with influences from folk and jazz and the atmosphere of old spy movies. Trip hop group Portishead also introduced the model of a group with a singer as the focal point. This has been taken over by groups like MolokoMorcheeba,Hooverphonic and London Grammar.

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History[Edit]Edit

Genesis[Edit]Edit

Barrow became involved in the music scene in the late 1980s by Bristol. He was involved in Massive Attack and acted as producer and songwriter for Neneh Cherry. He was in the studio involved in the recording ofBlue Lines (1991) by Massive Attack. He also made several remixes. There he could of life yet. In 1991 he met farmers daughter Beth Gibbons in a reintegration project for job seekers. Beth was in her spare time singer and had sung at multiple bands in the local circuit. Together they recorded songs on. at the beginning of 1994 they released the short film To Kill a Dead Man from, that the music of the band in the atmosphere of James Bondmovies positioned. The film earned the group interest of several record labels on. the label Go Beat! won the deal.

Dummy[Edit]Edit

The debut album Dummy appeared in the summer of 1994. The album was very well received by the media and received the British Mercury Prize. The formation was around that time expanded to include musicians Adrian Utley and Dave McDonald. In the promotion of the album have the necessary friction between the label and the band because the members of Portishead refused interviews. Only one exception was made. In the spring of 1995 to reach the charts with the song knew Portishead Glory Box. They also had some invitations for working on soundtracks. Portishead acquired, sometimes willy-nilly, a star status. Something where the complexity of Barrow had trouble with it. [1]

Portishead[Edit]Edit

In the fall of 1997, after several times postponed, the eponymous successor, which was even darker than the first album. It also had more rock influences. However, the album did the commercially disappointing.There was a live album released In 1998. Roseland NYC Live was recorded at the Roseland Ballroom, where the Group was assisted by a whole orchestra. In 1999 worked Portishead along with Tom Jones on theMotherless Child track for an album by Jones.

Break and comeback[Edit]Edit

In 1999, Portishead for several years now inactive. The group members had the time needed to recharge after a few hectic years. Geoff Barrow put his time in setting up a music label. Beth Gibbons brought in collaboration with Paul Webb (Talk Talk), who worked as Rustin Man, the solo album Out Of Season (2002) out. In 2005 they performed for the first time back on and in 2008 appeared the album Third. The album was a successful comeback. Multiple media spoke comment[2and also the album sold particularly well. Then spoke several times that a new Barrow album was coming, but that that also still feel free to ten years could last.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Dummy 1994 04-02-1995 15 24
Portishead 1997 18-10-1997 32 9
-PNYC Roseland NYC live 1998 21-11-1998 66 13 live album
Third 2008 03-05-2008 8 11
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Dummy 1994 01-04-1995 18 10
Portishead 1997 11-10-1997 9 5
-PNYC Roseland NYC live 1998 19-12-1998 35 5 live album
Third 2008 03-05-2008 3 16

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Sour times 1994 -
Numb 1994 -
Glory box 1995 04-03-1995 31 4
Glory times 1995 - Double cd
All mine 1997 -
About 1997 -
Only you 1998 -
Machine gun 2008 -
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Machine gun 2008 19-04-2008 tip12 -

Compilations[Edit]Edit

In 1998 appeared the Glory Timescompilation. In 2002, Beth Gibbons along with Paul Webb, also known as Rustin Man, an album, Out of Season, but not on the name of Portishead.

There also various bootlegs roam around, including songs not released on an album. The most important of these is probably Trip-Hop Reconstruction (1995).

Rumors that ' Pearl ' would be also an album from Portishead are manifest false. This album is of Mandalay.

The Third album is integral (and legally) to listen to on Last.fm.

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