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Egyptology (album)

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Released  17 June 1997
Artist  World Party
Producer  Karl Wallinger
Genre  Rock music
Egyptology (1997)  Dumbing Up (2000)
Release date  17 June 1997
Label  Chrysalis Records
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Similar  World Party albums, Rock music albums

Egyptology is the fourth studio album by World Party released in 1997, re-released in 2006. 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" (3:20)
  2. "Beautiful Dream" (4:45)
  3. "Call Me Up" (2:57)
  4. "Vanity Fair" (3:33)
  5. "She's the One" (4:56)
  6. "Vocal Interlude" (0:24)
  7. "Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" (5:58)
  8. "Hercules" (3:15)
  9. "Love Is Best" (3:03)
  10. "Rolling Off a Log" (5:54)
  11. "Strange Groove" (4:10)
  12. "The Whole of the Night" (3:15)
  13. "Piece of Mind" (4:58)
  14. "This World" (4:21)
  15. "Always" (4:23)


  • 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 Thistlethwaite: "additional massed saxes" on track 3
  • John Turnbull: guitar on track 12
  • The Swingle Singers: vocals on track 6
  • Songs

    1It Is Time3:22
    2Beautiful Dream4:44
    3Call Me Up2:59


    Egyptology (album) Wikipedia

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