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World Party

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Wallinger: The World's in His Hands

Interview by Laura Fissinger, New York Daily News, 12 May 1987

NOT THAT Karl Wallinger is modelling himself after Sean Penn or anything, but he'd really rather not be doing interviews — not this month, anyway. ...

World Party: Goodbye Jumbo

Review by Johnny Black, Q, June 1990

WORLD PARTY – BEST known for the 'Ship Of Fools' hit off their 1986 debut – is, to all intents and purposes, Ex-Waterboy Karl Wallinger, ...

World Party: In A World Of His Own

Report and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, October 1990

Karl Wallinger’s wilderness years were ended when he formed World Party. Gone forever the endless dabblings that took him from the rock ‘n’ roll ...

World Party: Bang! (Ensign Chen)

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, May 1993

Bang! is Karl Wallinger's Victor Meldrew album. Sequestered in a garret for two years since Goodbye Jumbo, he shuffles blinking into the daylight to enquire, ...

World Party

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone (Germany), 1997

"I’M COMPLETELY undisciplined", Karl Wallinger gives a dopey grin in answer to the inevitable question: why has it taken four years to follow up the ...

World Party: At Shepherd's Bush Empire

Report by Johnny Black, MOJO, September 1997

"I WISH he'd stop wiping his nose," moans the guy in the next seat. Even without his nasal hygiene tic, the object of this ...

World Party: Arkeology

Review by Wyndham Wallace,, April 2012

TWELVE YEARS after their last studio album, Karl Wallinger has finally decided he's ready to resurrect World Party, the vehicle for his songwriting that birthed ...

Karl Wallinger: The Song that Saved My Bacon

Report and Interview by Graeme Thomson, Daily Telegraph, 15 August 2012

IN 1997 WORLD PARTY released a song called 'She's the One'. A simple, affecting piano ballad written by Karl Wallinger "in ten minutes and recorded ...

World Party: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 6 November 2012

AS COMEBACKS GO, playing the Albert Hall after more than a decade away makes quite a bold statement. Never mind that this iconic venue was ...


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