Wednesday, March 24, 2021

World Party - Arkeology [2012] (5 x CD's)

 

WORLD PARTY

World Party - Arkeology [2012] (5 x CD's)

World Party are a British musical group, which is essentially the solo project of its sole member, Karl Wallinger. He started the band in 1986 in London after leaving the Waterboys. Wallinger is one of the best kept secrets in the music industry. He is not amazingly prolific but the quality of his work is great! We need more like him! This set brings together all the unreleased and obscure tracks. Fantastic Beatles covers. Karl Wallinger/World Party is one of the most underappreciated artists in the world. 

Arkeology is a compilation album by World Party released on April 10, 2012.  The album is composed almost entirely of previously unreleased material: 70 tracks including new songs finished as recently as 2011, plus an "unheard history of rare studio gems, live sessions, concert recordings, radio interviews, covers, demos and B-sides." Sure, there is the obvious Beatles influence including a handful of Beatles' covers, but Wallinger is quite his own man too and these songs all resonate with his distinctive musical touch.

This compilation is not simply b-sides and outtakes--it's a great snapshot of a variety of styles and feelings from the wonderfully inventive idea that is World Party. Glad to know that he didn't simply rely on his old standbys for this release, it's a treasure trove of tidbits that are a must have for any World Party fan. All performances are great and the joy of discovering this huge part of music will be continuing for a long time.  This is a musical treasure chest. (Amazon)

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Track lists

CD1

01 Waiting Such A Long Long Time 3:57

02 Nothing Lasts Forever 4:03

03 Everybody's Falling In Love 3:48

04 Where Are You Going When You Go? 2:29

05 Photograph 4:52

06 Everybody Dance Now 5:22

07 Closer Still 1:07

08 I Want To Be Free 2:50

09 I'm Only Dozing 4:26

10 No More Crying 4:20

11 Interview, Sweet Soul Dream [Radio Appearance Minneapolis 2006] 8:44


CD2

01 Lucille 2:28

02 The Good Old Human Race 3:24

03 Put The Message In The Box (Live1993) 4:33

04 Trouble Down Here 4:58

05 Basically 4:47

06 Silly Song 0:37

07 Man We Was Lonely 2:57

08 She's The One (Live) 4:33

09 Ship Of Fools (Live In Boulder Colorado) 5:53

10 Mystery Girl Radio Session (Live At Radio Station) 3:07

11 This Is Your World Speaking 9:03

12 All The Love That's Wasted 4:31

13 Lost In Infinity 6:13

14 New Light (Demo) 1:38


CD3

01 Words 5:28

02 Dear Prudence 3:04

03 Call Me Up (Radio Session-Live GLR Johnnie Walker Show 1997) 4:31

04 Like A Rolling Stone (Live At Wadsworth Theatre Los Angeles 1993) 8:01

05 Sooner Or Later (Live 1994) 5:46

06 Love Street (Live At Bonnaroo Festival 2006) 5:03

07 Time On My Hands 4:36

08 Who Are You (LIve In Brisbane 2007) 4:35

09 Sweetheart Like You 5:25

10 Another World 3:26

11 You're Beautiful, But Get Out Of My LIfe 3:45

12 Living Like The Animals 4:03

13 Stand! (Live in USA 1991) 4:08

14 Thank You World (Original) 6:30


CD4

01 Break Me Again 9:26

02 Baby 5:23

03 Ship Of Fools (Live Kilburn Empire 1990) 6:43

04 Put The Message In The Box (Live USA 2006) 4:07

05 When Did You Leave Heaven? 3:11

06 Nature Girl 4:20

07 It's A Pity You Don't Let Go 3:31

08 My Pretty One 2:34

09 De Ho De Hay 0:52

10 We Are The Ones 4:47

11 World Groove / Mind Guerilla 2:47

12 Happiness Is A Warm Gun 2:30

13 Kuwait City 3:10

14 Do What I Want 3:58

15 All We Need Is Everything (Demo) 3:35

16 Outro 2:41


CD5

01 Mystery Girl 3:33

02 What Is Love All About (Alternate Drums) 6:56

03 I Hope It All Works Out For You (Demo) 3:38

04 And God Said (Long Version) 0:57

05 It Ain't Gonna Work 4:56

06 Another One 6:08

07 I Am Me 6:00

08 It's Gonna Be Alright 1:52

09 In Another World 3:32

10 Thank You World (Live London 1991) 7:32

11 Cry Baby Cry 3:04

12 Temple Of Love 3:05

13 Fixing A Hole 2:43

14 Way Down Now (Live London 1991) 6:50

15 Change The World (Demo) 1:46

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6 comments:

  1. Truly, an amazing band. Trust BB, he knows.

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    1. Hi D
      I was blown away when I first heard them. Then they got better... Total agree with you.

      Cheers

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  2. If a band manages to put me in a good mood right away, WORLD PARTY is definitely one of them, thanks for the suggestion to listen to these musicians again!

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    1. Hi WOODY,
      Party time in the world.
      With most of this set previously available then this makes a great listening experience. Enjoy.

      Cheers.

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