British electronic band Portishead’s ‘Glory Box‘ was played on the final season of the Netflix series The Crown this week — The Crown, Season 6, Episode 7, “Alma Mater“.
The song was heard as William is at the cottage at Balmoral with his friends, and not really enjoying himself.
It ends later in the day as William is drunk, while Harry is trying to persuade him to eat something.
When was Portishead’s ‘Glory Box‘ released?
‘Glory Box‘ is still one of the most well-known Portishead songs, although it came out in January, 1995 as one of three singles from the band’s debut album Dummy.
The song charted on charts in nine countries, including Australia, Canada, Belgium, Ireland and the UK, with its highest ranking at #7 on the Icelandic Top 40 chart.
It was also eventually certified Gold in the United Kingdom.
‘Glory Box‘ is an odd song, as it starts out mellow and bluesy, and quickly morphs into something more experimental, cinematic and seductive once lead singer Beth Gibbons voice appears.
In fact, it is so odd sounding, several critics stated it was not the type of song that would do well on the radio — something that almost immediately became apparent was not true.
As for Portishead, although the band has been together on and off since 1991, they have only released three albums including Dummy, their first one, and a handful of singles.
Since 2008 onwards when their third album titled Third came out, Portishead has performed live at numerous concerts and benefit concerts around Europe, but has yet to release another album.
Listen to Portishead’s ‘Glory Box‘ from the soundtrack of the sixth and final season of The Crown in the video, and via their Dummy album on Spotify.
The song is the English band’s most-played track on Spotify, with more than 191 million streams so far.
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