World Party’s Karl Wallinger | Photo by Kate Garner
Karl Wallinger is reissuing all five World Party studio albums on 180-gram vinyl between now and November, with each record boasting remastered sound, while the group’s final album — 2000’s Dumbing Up — will feature six extra tracks in its vinyl debut.
The series began with the reissue of 1986’s Private Revolution last week, though the discography is not being re-released in order. Next up is 1993’s Bang!, to be released on March 26, followed by Dumbing Up — a 2LP set in a gatefold sleeve — on May 28. The 1990 album Goodbye Jumbo will be reissued in October, followed by 1997’s Egyptology in November.
The reissues have been in the works for some time, with Wallinger discussing them with Billboard in 2018 — along with plans to record a new World Party album for release the following year. That new album, however, did not materialize, nor did Wallinger’s plans for a full-band tour in 2019.
World Party reissues
Private Revolution: Out now
Bang!: March 26
Dumbing Up: May 28
Goodbye Jumbo: October 2021
Egyptology: November 2021
All records are newly remastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Listen: Karl Wallinger shares early demo of World Party’s classic single ‘Ship of Fools’
- Video: World Party, ‘Everybody’s Falling in Love’ — new track off ‘Arkeology’ box set
- Video: World Party’s Karl Wallinger plays Record Store Day in-store at Fingerprints
- Stream: World Party, ‘Words’ — one of 70 unreleased tracks on ‘Arkeology’ box set