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Arkeology Box set

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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B007BS10IK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,113 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Waiting Such A Long
  2. Nothing Lasts Forever
  3. Everybody s Falling In Love
  4. Where Are You Going When You Go?
  5. Photograph
  6. Everybody Dance Now
  7. Closer Still
  8. I Want To Be Free
  9. I m Only Dozing
  10. No More Crying
  11. Interview Sweet Soul Dream live

Disc: 2

  1. Lucille
  2. The Good Old Human Race
  3. Put The Message In The Box Live
  4. Trouble Down Here
  5. Basically
  6. Silly Song
  7. Man We Was Lonely
  8. She s The One Live
  9. Ship Of Fools Live
  10. Mystery Girl
  11. This Is Your World Speaking
  12. All The Love That s Wasted
  13. Lost In Infinity
  14. New Light

Disc: 3

  1. Words
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Call Me Up Live
  4. Like A Rolling Stone Live
  5. Sooner Or Later
  6. Love Street Live
  7. Time On My Hands
  8. Who Are You Live
  9. Sweetheart Like You
  10. Another World
  11. You re Beautiful
  12. But Get Out Of My Life
  13. Living Like The Animals
  14. Stand Live
  15. Thank You World

Disc: 4

  1. Break Me Again
  2. Baby
  3. Ship Of Fools Live
  4. Put The Message Live
  5. When Did You Leave Heaven?
  6. Nature Girl
  7. It s A Pity You Let Go
  8. My Pretty One
  9. De Ho De Hay
  10. We Are The Ones
  11. World Groove Mind Guerilla
  12. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  13. Kuwait City
  14. Do What I Want
  15. All We Need Is Everything
  16. Outro

Disc: 5

  1. Mystery Girl Early Version
  2. What Is Love All About Alternate Drum
  3. I Hope It All Works Out For You
  4. And God Said Long Version
  5. It Ain t Gonna Work
  6. Another One
  7. I Am Me
  8. It s Going To Be Alright
  9. In Another World
  10. Thank You World Live
  11. Cry Baby Cry
  12. Temple Of Love
  13. Fixing A Hole
  14. Way Down Now Live
  15. Change The World Demo

Product description

Product Description

2012 five CD set from Welsh singer/songwriter Karl Wallinger and his World Party crew. Arkeology contains 70 tracks that span 25 years including four albums worth of previously unreleased studio material alongside 15 live tracks PLUS a stunning coffee table book with lyrics, stories, pictures and more.

BBC Review

Twelve years after their last studio album, Karl Wallinger has finally decided he’s ready to resurrect World Party, the vehicle for his songwriting that birthed Robbie Williams’ She’s the One, originally a track on their fourth album, 1997’s Egyptology.

Instead of stepping back into the studio, however, the former member of The Waterboys has immersed himself in his archives and emerged with an exhaustive – and sometimes exhausting – five-CD set of rarities, live recordings, B sides and demos. There are also new tracks, some recorded a year or so ago, and in total 70 tracks are unreleased, making this a treasure trove for completists, if not a route into his work for new arrivals.

Arkeology is packaged imaginatively in an Any-Year diary that contains images of memorabilia, useful anniversaries (as selected by Wallinger) and, naturally, recording details. Inevitably it’s filled with its fair share of throwaway material: an alternative version of What Is Love All About features helium vocals; I’m Only Dozing is interrupted by a distracting ‘tribute’ to The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society; while Silly Song is exactly what it says on the tin. But there’s still plenty of evidence of Wallinger’s talent scattered throughout, more than enough to justify the collection’s existence.

Wallinger wears his influences on his sleeve. Alongside Prince pastiches like Everybody Dance Now, there are regular tips of the hat to The Beatles, whether on covers of their classics Dear Prudence, McCartney’s Man We Was Lonely, or the mop-top flavoured All the Love Was Wasted (not to mention the image on the diary’s frontispiece).

He’s a classy writer himself, too, as evidenced by Lost in Infinity and the affecting Another World (recorded in 1986). In addition, a version of She’s the One (recorded for Later… in 1997) reveals how little Williams brought to the table, though a sax-fuelled live recording of World Party’s debut single, Ship of Fools, is a little too loose to eclipse the original.

One can only hope these nearly five hours of material are a precursor to more than merely live activity in the future.

--Si Hawkins

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