Box Sets — January 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

World Party announces ‘Arkeology’ 5CD box set with new songs, live recordings, covers

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.”

No tracklist or release date have been provided, outside of word that it is “coming soon,” according to a new splash page posted at and a post on the band’s Facebook page.

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.





One Comment

  1. a) Please, please tell me this is for real
    b) how much (don’t care, really)
    and c)How do I get one sent to the Caribbean?



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