Little is yet known about the project, but Karl Wallinger’s long-dormant World Party today announced plans for a forthcoming 5-disc box set called Arkeology that will feature new songs, live recordings and cover versions, as well as “lots of pictures,” liner notes and something called the “the amazing any-year diary.”
Last year, Wallinger had been planning a 25th anniversary celebration that was to have opened with performances in New York and at South By Southwest in March, but those dates were canceled due to “unforeseen illness.” At that time, Wallinger promised “World Party will resume promotion in the U.S. in May and throughout the summer with a full tour,” but that didn’t occur.
Earlier in 2011, Wallinger first dropped word of the box set, saying it would be “packed with unreleased studio gems and live recordings” and released via his own label, Seaview Records.
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