Egyptology (World Party album)

Egyptology (World Party album)

A 1997 album by World Party. It contained the #31 British single "Beautiful Dream" and the award-winning She's the One, among other songs. But the album was not a commercial success, and Karl Wallinger was upset when his label, Chrysalis, used "She's the One" as a vehicle for pop artist Robbie Williams; Williams' version hit #1 on the British pop charts and won Williams several awards. Wallinger later wrote:
I was so lucky that Robbie recorded "She's the One" because it allowed me to keep going [after his aneurysm in 2000]. He nicked my pig and killed it but gave me enough bacon to live on for four years. He kept my kids in school and me in Seaview [Wallinger's recording studio] and for that I thank him.

Due in part to the disagreement over "She's the One," Egyptology would be Wallinger's last album with Chrysalis; his 2000 album "Dumbing Up" was released on his own label.

Track listing

1. It Is Time
2. Beautiful Dream
3. Call Me Up
4. Vanity Fair
5. She's The One
6. (Vocal Interlude)
7. Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb
8. Hercules
9. Love Is Best
10. Rolling Off A Log
11. Strange Groove
12. The Whole Of The Night
13. Piece Of Mind
14. This World
15. Always


Karl Wallinger: "All songs played recorded written produced by Karl Wallinger
Chris Sharrock: drums, northern vibes

Guest Musicians

Johnson Somerset: loops on tracks 11 and 15
Anthony Thistlewaite: "additional massed saxes" on track 3
John Turnbull: guitar on track 12
The Swingle Singers: vocals on track 6


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