World Party

Band members               Related acts

- Dave Catlin-Birch - (1993)
- Delahaye - percussion (1986)
- Rufus Dove - guitar (1986)
- Ahmed Gootlieb - sitar, tabla (1986)
- Millenium Mills - keyboards (1986)
- Chris Sharrock - drums, percussion (1993)
- WIll Towyn - keyboards (1986)
- Karl Wallinger - vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion





- Icicle Works (Chris Sharrock)
- The Waterboys (Karl Wallinger)



Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Private Revolution

Company: Chrysalis

Catalog: BFV 41552

Year: 1986

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): NM/NM

Comments: --

Available: 2

GEMM catalog ID:

Price: $5.00


Frustrated with his limited role in The Waterboys (see separate entry), in 1986 the multi-talented Kurt Wallinger tendered his resignation. Secluding himself in his country home, Wallinger built a studio, spending the rest of the year recording his solo debut. Culled from a huge amount of recorded material, the self-produced "Private Revolution" showcased his nifty, snarling voice (imagine Mick Jagger with 1980s attitude) and knack for crafting 1960s inspired material with a distinctive 1980s update. Literally a solo project, on numbers such as 'The Ballad of the Little Man' and a cover of Dylan's 'All I Really Want To Do' Wallinger also displayed a noticable Zimmerman influence. Elsewhere, exemplified by material such as the hit 'Ship of Fools (Save Me from Tomorrow)', 'Private Revolution' and 'Making Love (To the World)'  Wallinger showcased a knack for penning attractive 1960s-influenced pop-rock; much of it reflecting a quasi-psychedelic sound which bore more than a passing resemblance to Tears for Fears. Providing another highlight, Sinead O'Connor provided backing vocals on 'Hawaiian Island World'. Backed by an extensive American tour, the album hit # 39 in the States.

"Private Revolution" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Private Revolution (Kurt Wallinger) - 4:01
2.) Making Love (To the World) (Kurt Wallinger) - 2:30
3.) Ship of Fools (Kurt Wallinger) - 4:27
4.) All Come True (Kurt Wallinger) - 5:52
5.) Dance Of the Hoppy Lads (Kurt Wallinger - S. Wickham) - 0:44
6.) It Can Be Beautiful (Sometimes) (Kurt Wallinger) - 3:00

(side 2)

1.) The Ballad of the Little Man (Kurt Wallinger) - 5:02
2.) Hawaiian Island World (Kurt Wallinger) - 4:20
3.) All I Really Want To Do (Bob Dylan) - 4:43
4.) World Party (Kurt Wallinger) - 4:36
5.) It's All Mine (Kurt Wallinger) - 5:33


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