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World Party-Egyptology (Chrysalis/The Enclave)

 

This is only the third album that World Party has released since leader Karl Wallinger left the Waterboys back in 1986 to form his own group. Too bad. Egyptology continues a group of fantastic albums that are increasingly diverse, tuneful and sadly overlooked.

 

The first single is a beautiful pseudo-Neil Young ballad "She's the One." Other songs include the floating Beatle pastiche "Beautiful Dream" and the surprisingly affecting pop of "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb."

 

While he has many diverse influences, the album holds together extremely well as a whole. In a perfect world, World Party would record a lot more often for a lot bigger following. (11/97)

Jay S. Jacobs

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