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Private Revolution [Enhanced, Original recording remastered]

World Party Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Original recording remastered
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000EHQ7OM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,372 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Making Love (To The World) 2:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ship Of Fools 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. All Come True 5:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dance Of The Hoppy Lads0:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. It Can Be Beautiful (Sometimes) 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Ballad Of The Little Man 5:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Hawaiian Island World 4:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. All I Really Want To Do 4:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. World Party 4:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. It's All Mine 5:340.99  Buy MP3 

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This debut album from World Party is a solid release, even if it is a bit heavy on the synthesized sounds (what can you expect from a one-man band?). Karl Wallinger's insightful songs deal primarily with the responsibility of the individual to recognize and cope with the problems of the world. Private Revolution features mainly original songs like the title track, "World Party," and "It's All Mine," as well as a cover of Dylan's "All I Really Want to Do," which remains surprisingly true to the original version.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOST BRITISH CLASSIC 30 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First, I want to share my annoyance that this great British debut should only be available as an American import. Secondly, I want to entreat everyone who digs classic British songwriting to check out this album. Kart Wallinger, sometimes wearing his influences on his sleeve (Beatles, Stones, Dylan), has crafted an accomplished debut which just brims with great songs.

Unfortunately, World Party were one of those bands (House Of Love being another notable example) who were swept aside by the shift in taste and sensibilities which produced the acid house and Madchester scenes of the late 80s. Consequently they have remained under-appreciated.

A re-evaluation is well overdue.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great first album 12 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Like many artists, the first album is often fairly raw and Private Revolution is no exception. If there's one track that gets shouted for when they play live it's "Ship of Fools" which was a peek of the lyrical style we were to hear more of in Goodbye Jumbo, which for me is the best of their albums.
There's a couple of short stocking filler lamers on the album which is why I'd like to give the album 4.5 stars.
On the whole this album is very, very good. You should buy Goodbye Jumbo and Private Revolution at the same time and listen to them both as soon as you can. Then buy all the others (including the "World Party EP" and accompanying video if you can find them - very Beatles).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Karl's Early Years 10 Jan 2008
By not_a_real_folkie VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Little did we know in 1986 that this CD signalled the start of a rather special band built around ex-Waterboys keyboardist Karl Wallinger. This debut finds Wallinger finding his feet away from the Waterboys and, although some of the synth patches sound a bit dated (worst offender is the opening title track), there are strong songs here. "Ship of Fools" has been mentioned elsewhere, but "Ballad of the Little Man" and "Hawaiian Island World" are very decent too. "It Can Be Beautiful" finds him using the floaty falsetto that would return with devastating effect on "Goodbye Jumbo". All in all, a strong and interesting debut that hints at greatness to come.

In my usual whingeing way, what we need now is a CD re-issue that rounds up the lovely B-side "Holy Water" and other tracks dating from this period.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waterboy's first solo effort reaps rewards 27 Oct 2009
By M. Stevens VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Karl Wallinger, half of the original Waterboys line up had decided to go solo and produce this excellent, and overlooked album, full of eco-warrier lyrics, a great cover of Dylan's "All I Want To Do" and Sinead O'Connor on backing vocals to "Hawaiian Island Girl". However, the highlight of an album full of highlights is the fantastic "Ship of Fools" (which is not a dodgy cover of the Erasure track by the same name). A cross between traditional AOR, Irish Folk Music (a la Fisherman's Blues (2006 Digital Remaster)) and great guitar based pop ("Ship of Fools").

Wallinger had taken a risk by stepping out "solo"; if only all solo efforts resulted in rewards like this.

The sound on this great album was to evolve and improve for his next offering Goodbye Jumbo which reached even greater heights, adding influences as diverse as the Beatles and Motown into the mix along with even further eco-warrier messages, which are probably as relevant today as at the time of (original) release.

I understand this album has been difficult to get for some time now, and this re-release is most welcome, and should be included in any collection of people with a serious interest in music.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Die-hard fans only 9 Jan 2001
Format:Audio CD
I've got the other three albums, but this one did'nt do anything for me. A couple of good tunes, but the album hasn't aged very well and sounds dated. Too much wailing about trees and dolphins, not enough guitar.
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