Details of Portishead and the Ticket Luck value
Portishead is a famous musical band from the town of Bristol in England. It is named after the nearby town of about 12 miles west of Bristol.
It was formed in the year 1991 in Bristol and its founder members were George Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley. They had a chance to make a short film and to compose music for that too. It was named as "To Kill a Dead Man". It proved to be a milestone in their career and they signed a contract with the famous Go! Beat Records.
Dummy - 1994
The first album "Dummy" of the band "Portishead was released in 1994 and "Numb" proved to be the first ever single. The band members had a policy to avoid media coverage as much as possible but still the album was a great success in both Europe and the United States of America (more than 150,000 copies were sold even before the first tour by the band). The album had two of the greatest hits like "Glory Box" and "Sour Times" and it has the honor of winning the Mercury Music Prize in 1995.
Portishead - 1997
Quite unlike the other bands it vanished from the music scene for the next three years. But they entered in the industry in 1997 with a second release named "Portishead". They experimented with the sound of the album by comprising and being played on their own and it made the listener fell it little harsher than the typical sample music of records. There were three singles "Cowboys", "Over" and "All Mine". The latter remained in the UK Top Ten ranking.
Roseland NYC Live (1998)
The Band had released an orchestral arrangement based album in 1998. It was based on a live show with the strings at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. They had released a long form VHS video as well as a DVD in 2002 of the same concert which contains an extra material of video making.
1999 - 2005
Coming years were like a wind of change for the band members as they kept on giving solo performances and were busy in other projects as well. It was in February 2005 that the band appeared on a global scene with its participation in the Tsunami Benefit Concert in the town of Bristol. Barrow a renowned band member revealed the fact that they were continuously working on their third album. They had posted tow of their new tracks on the MYSpace page , which is described as "doodles by Barrow. Approximately at the same time they presented a tribute to the Monsieur Gainsbourg's musical work named "Un Jour Comme un Autre"
Third ? 2008
Portishead has announced on the 2nd October, 2007 that its new album with the name "Third" is on a final compilation stage and they foresee it as a release in the month of April, 2008. During the month of December, they participated in All Tomorrow's Parties festival. They hd a chance to present their full track of ten years of musical journey. They presented their five tracks from the upcoming album and it is expected to be released at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 26, 2008