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© Chrysalis Records
Year of Release: 1986
(To The World)
Ship Of Fools
All Come True
Dance Of The Hoppy Lads
It Can Be Beautiful
The Ballad Of
The Little Man
Hawaiian Island World
All I Really Want To Do
It's All Mine
World Party related sites:
World Party may not be a popular band name, yet one of their songs was
getting heavy airplay on FM radio -- "Ship Of Fools."
The album starts off with a typical 1980s Pop-sounding song, being the title
track. "Making Love (To The World)" is another '80s-sounding tune, yet
more of a Duran Duran-ish style (another popular '80s band). As for "Ship Of
Fools," it reminds me another '80s band, that some may or may not have heard of:
Echo & The Bunnymen ("Killing Moon"). (If you've never heard of them, think
"All Come True" continues the '80s Pop, yet it sounds like an updated
"Solitary Man" by Neil Diamond. "Dance Of The Happy Lads" is a short
piece, having a very British ditty sound. (World Party was a band from England...)
"It Can Be Beautiful (Sometimes)" is one of those instrumental songs that is
very relaxing, and for those times you want to listen to something, to just get away
from it all.
"The Ballad Of The Little Man" has an Bob Dylan-ish style, as
heard on "Subterranean Homesick Blues." And speaking of Dylan, definitely
Dylan, even an impersonation of his singing voice, on "Hawaiian Island World."
And the Dylan-written song, "All I Really Want To Do" (also recorded by The
Byrds), is also here. This version is the Dylan-recorded version (can't help to
mention the Dylan impersonation again...)
"World Party" returns to the sound heard on songs from the beginning of this
album -- Not as Pop '80s, more like World Party standard '80s Rock. "It's All
Mine" is another '80s Pop, as heard previously, having the Dylan voice.
Private Revolution is a good '80s album. It took a whole different direction,
having the Dylan-sounding tunes. For those who like the '80s Pop/Rock sounding tunes,
it did throw you off with Dylan. "Ship Of Fools" is the best track, as this
song did much better in the U.S., than the band's start in the UK. Private
Revolution was the band's debut album, in 1986. From 1990 to 2000, they released
four more albums. The band's leader, Karl Wallinger, has been the main source member.
In fact, the band's sole member. World Party has toured in both the U.S. and the U.K.,
having most popularity in the U.K.
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