World Party are a British alternative rock band, which is essentially the solo project of its sole member, Karl Wallinger. He started the band in 1986 in London after leaving The Waterboys.
After a stint as musical director of a West End performance of The Rocky Horror Show, Wallinger joined a funk band called "The Out", before joining Mike Scott's Waterboys in 1984 to record the album A Pagan Place. After their third album in 1985, This Is the Sea, Wallinger departed to form World Party.
Recorded at Wallinger's home in 1986, his debut album Private Revolution yielded two minor hits in the UK, "Private Revolution" and "Ship of Fools". "Ship Of Fools", however, did much better outside the UK — it reached no. 4 in Australia, no. 21 in New Zealand, and no. 27 in the US, in the process becoming the act's only major international hit.
Between World Party's first and second albums, WallingerЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Private Revolution [1986, альбом]
- Way Down Now [1990, сингл]
- Goodbye Jumbo [04.1990, альбом]
- Thank You World [1991, макси-сингл]
- Is It Like Today? [1993, сингл]
- Bang! [04.1993, альбом]
- Beautiful Dream [1997, сингл]
- Egyptology [17.06.1997, альбом]
- Dumbing Up [10.2000, альбом]
- History of the World Party [1993, сборник]
- A Brief History of the World Party [1997, сборник]
- Best in Show [03.09.2007, сборник]
- Arkeology [2012, сборник]