World Party "Goodbye Jumbo"

Posted 21 May 2010 in 90s, Albums of 1990, Albums of the 90s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is World Party’s, Good Bye Jumbo.

Good Bye Jumbo was easily my favorite album of 1990. (I used to publish a top 10 list each year back then when I worked in ‘the biz.’)

World Party was the name of the band by former Waterboy’s Karl Wallinger. Wallinger composed all 12 tracks on this album.

Highlights included, ‘Put The Message in the Box, Is It Too Late, Way Down Now’ and’ Take It Up.’

Personnel

  • Guy Chambers –  Drum Samples, Drums, Guitar (Synthesizer), Harmonium, Piano, Sampling, Synthesizer
  • Jerod – Guitar (Acoustic)
  • Roy J. Morgan – Tambourine
  • Sinéad O’Connor – Vocals (Background)
  • Sophia Ramos – Vocals (Background)
  • Karl Wallinger – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jeff Trott – Guitar (12 String), Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar
  • Chris Whitten –  Drums
  • Steve Wickham – Violin

Track Listing

  • “Is It Too Late?” – 4:24
  • “Way Down Now” – 3:49
  • “When the Rainbow Comes” – 4:58
  • “Put the Message in the Box” – 4:16
  • “Ain’t Gonna Come Till I’m Ready” – 5:05
  • “And I Fell Back Alone” – 3:57
  • “Take It Up” – 4:37
  • “God on My Side” – 4:14
  • “Show Me to the Top” – 5:15
  • “Love Street” – 4:21
  • “Sweet Soul Dream” – 4:39
  • “Thank You World” – 3:47

Goodbye Jumbo peaked at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart

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    Links

    World Party on Wikipedia

    World Party on Allmusic

    Purchase World Party on Amazon

    Posted by Larry Carta

    1 Comment

    1. Jason (20 Feb 2012, 23:03)
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      “Goodbye Jumbo” has it all: great melodies, fun, introspection, meaning of life, Stones vocal riff, great ballads. One of those albums I still listen to as an album all the way through. A heartbreaking album.



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