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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By the end of the '90s, artists realized that CD and CD-R bootlegs of live performances were in high demand, which meant that they could profit by officially releasing certain "special" live performances. Portishead's one-night stand at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, released as PNYC, certainly qualifies as one of those "special" occasions. Performing with a 35-piece orchestra, Portishead runs through selections from its two albums, favoring its second slightly. On the surface, it doesn't seem like the orchestra would add much to the performances, especially since the arrangements remain similar, but its presence makes the music tense, dramatic, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By the end of the '90s, artists realized that CD and CD-R bootlegs of live performances were in high demand, which meant that they could profit by officially releasing certain "special" live performances. Portishead's one-night stand at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, released as PNYC, certainly qualifies as one of those "special" occasions. Performing with a 35-piece orchestra, Portishead runs through selections from its two albums, favoring its second slightly. On the surface, it doesn't seem like the orchestra would add much to the performances, especially since the arrangements remain similar, but its presence makes the music tense, dramatic, and breathtaking. This is especially true of the material from Portishead. On album, several of these songs sounded a little flat, but here they soar right alongside such staples as "Mysterons," "Sour Times," and "Glory Box." That alone doesn't necessarily make PNYC revelatory -- instead, it deepens a listener's understanding of the artist, much like the Tindersticks' The Bloomsbury Theatre. Which means, of course, that PNYC is much more compelling and essential than the average live album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/1998
  • Label: London / Umgd
  • UPC: 731455942422
  • Catalog Number: 559424
  • Sales rank: 65,077

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Humming (6:37)
  2. 2 Cowboys (5:02)
  3. 3 All Mine (4:02)
  4. 4 Mysterons (5:44)
  5. 5 Only You (5:20)
  6. 6 Half Day Closing (4:12)
  7. 7 Over (4:13)
  8. 8 Glory Box (5:37)
  9. 9 Sour Times (5:21)
  10. 10 Roads (5:50)
  11. 11 Strangers (5:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Portishead Primary Artist, Band
Belinda Whitney-Barratt Violin
Alfred Brown Viola
Jeff Carney Bass
Richard Auldon Clark Violin
Harold Coletta Viola
Stephanie Cummins Cello
Clive Deamer Percussion, Drums
Katsuko Esaki Violin
David Finck Bass
Dave Ford Trumpet
Andy Hague Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joyce Hammann Violin
Nick Ingman Bass, Conductor
Olivia Koppell Viola
Jesse Levy Cello
Carmel Malin Violin
Carol Pool Violin
Pamela Porta Violin
Andy Stein Violin
Adrian Utley Guitar, Moog Synthesizer
Anthony Posk Violin
Jim Barr Bass
Israel Chorberg Violin
Suzie Katayama Cello
Geoff Barrow Drums, Turntables
Beth Gibbons Vocals
Joanna Jenner Violin
Joel Pitchon Violin
Lenard Rivlin Violin
Will Gregory Oboe, Baritone Saxophone
John Baggot Keyboards
John Cornick Trombone
Susan Follari Viola
Byung-Kook Kwak Violin
DJ Andy Smith Turntables
Ashley Horne Violin
B. Waghorn Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone
John Miller Bass
Technical Credits
Lalo Schifrin Composer
Portishead Producer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Ian Huffam Engineer
Nick Ingman Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Adrian Utley Arranger, Composer, Director, Producer, Orchestral Arrangements
Dave McDonald Engineer
John Neilson Engineer
Geoff Barrow Composer, Director, Producer
Beth Gibbons Composer
Henry Brooks Composer
Sean McClintock Engineer
Phil Gitomer Engineer
Otis Turner Composer
Sarah Sherley-Price Artwork
Rik Simpson Engineer
Øystein Halvorsen Engineer
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