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4Ever songs: portishead ‘glory box’

“Glory Box” is perhaps English electronic band Portishead’s most well-known and loved track to date, released in January 1995 as the third and final single for their debut album, “Dummy”. “Glory Box” features samples from two songs: “Ike’s Rap II” by Isaac Hayes, and the bassline from “Daydream” by the Wallace Collection.

“Glory Box” was written by all members of Portishead – Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, as well as producing the track alongside Adrian Utley. Isaac Hayes is also featured on the song-writing credits. “Glory Box” is a haunting and trip-hop song, describing romance and womanhood and how the two intertwine together.