"'Cause nobody loves me, it's true, not like you do."
The Numb and Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me) EPs house the first two singles culled from Portishead's stunningly original debut, Dummy. Comprised of both non-LP tracks and significantly different versions of the title tracks, these EPs provide an interesting and often rewarding addendum to the album proper. On the Numb EP, "Numbed in Moscow" treats the title track to a cooler, more emotionally detached mix, while "A Tribute to Monk & Canatella" takes Portishead in a noir-jazz direction; the results are mixed, but it's never anything less than intriguing. The clear highlight on the Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me) EP is "Theme from 'To Kill a Deadman'," one of the best non-LP tracks Portishead has lingering in the backwaters of its discography.
1. Numb (3:55)
2. Numbed in Moscow (3:54)
3. Revenge of the Number (3:22)
4. Earth Linger (4:12)
5. A Tribute to Monk & Canatella (11:01)
Sour Times (Nobody Loves Me) EP (U.S. Version)
1. Sour Times (3:25)
2. Numbed in Moscow (3:53)
3. A Tribute to Monk & Canatella (10:59)
4. Theme from "To Kill a Dead Man" (4:25)
5. Airbus Reconstruction (5:09)