Engineer [Mixing & Tracklaying At Moles] – Trevor Curwen
Guitar – A.Utley (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 10)
Management – Fruit
Producer – Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons, Dave McDonald , Geoff Barrow
Synthesizer [Moog] – A.Utley (tracks: 4, 6)
Tracking By [Tracklaying Assistant At Ridge Farm] – Steve Cooper
Vocals [Additional] – S.Atkins (tracks: 1, 11)
Written-By – Utley (tracks: 2, 4 to 11), Gibbons, Barrow
This version can be identified by the labels, which show "Portishead | Portishead" above the track titles (compare here) and, unlike on subsequent pressings, show Rick Essig's insignia on sides A and C (compare here).
Pre-production at State Of Art. Tracklaying at Ridge Farm. Mixing and tracklaying at Moles. All strings recorded at Air Studios.
Half Day Closing inspired by: The United States of America. Only You samples Ken Thorne from "Inspector Clouseau" courtesy of MCA Classics & The Pharcyde from "She Said" courtesy of EMI Publishing/Delicious Vinyl. Western Eyes samples Hookers & Gin from the "Sean Atkins Experience" 1957 courtesy of Starfish Records Inc. Portishead is managed by FRUiT.
On center labels: Made in the U.S.A.
On back sleeve: Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Records, Inc., New York, New York. Printed in Canada.
Track durations taken from release.Counterfeit edition manufactured in Russia. Manufactured as a standard Jewel case with transparent tray and eight-page booklet. Catalog # taken from matrix/runout.Digipak version.
Pre-production at State of Art. Tracklaying at Ridge Farm. Mixing and tracklaying at Moles. All strings recorded at Air Studios.
Track 4 - "Inspired by The United States of America." Samples: Track 9; "Inspector Clouseau" [Ken Thorne]; "She Said" [The Pharcyde]. Track 11 "Hookers & Gin" [Sean Atkins Experience], 1957.