World Party’s Goodbye Jumbo vinyl reissue delayed until the end of the year

Jumbo delayed and in holding pattern

World Party kicked off their vinyl reissue programme last month with the debut album Private Revolution, but fans expecting 1990’s Goodbye Jumbo to follow next will be disappointed.

The campaign moves straight on to 1993’s Bang!, which is due out at the end of next week, with Goodbye Jumbo now scheduled for reissue in October this year, five months after the planned vinyl reissue of Dumbing Up, the most recent World Party long-player.

SDE can reveal that the release sequence was scuppered by a manufacturing error with regards to the cover art of Goodbye Jumbo. The horrendous lead times with vinyl production right now have resulted in this album reissued being pushed right to the back end of the year.

In more positive news, Bang! is out on vinyl at the end of next week. Pre-order links for 1997’s Egyptology currently hard to come by…

Private Revolution (1986)

  1. “Private Revolution” (4:01)
  2. “Making Love (To the World)” (2:30)
  3. “Ship of Fools” (4:27)
  4. “All Come True” (5:52)
  5. “Dance of the Hoppy Lads” (0:44)
  6. “It Can Be Beautiful (Sometimes)” (3:00)
  7. “The Ballad of the Little Man” (5:02)
  8. “Hawaiian Island World” (4:20)
  9. “All I Really Want to Do” (4:43)
  10. “World Party” (4:36)
  11. “It’s All Mine” (5:33)

Goodbye Jumbo (1990)

  1. “Is It Too Late?” – 4:24
  2. Way Down Now” – 3:49
  3. “When the Rainbow Comes” – 4:58
  4. “Put the Message in the Box” – 4:16
  5. “Ain’t Gonna Come Till I’m Ready” – 5:05
  6. “And I Fell Back Alone” – 3:57
  7. “Take It Up” – 4:37
  8. “God on My Side” – 4:14
  9. “Show Me to the Top” – 5:15 (contains untitled hidden track beginning at 4:42)
  10. “Love Street” – 4:21
  11. “Sweet Soul Dream” – 4:39
  12. “Thank You World” – 3:47

Bang! (1993)

  1. “Kingdom Come” – 5:27
  2. “Is It Like Today?” – 5:11
  3. “What Is Love All About?” – 4:06
  4. “And God Said…” – 0:26
  5. “Give It All Away”– 4:23
  6. “Sooner or Later” – 4:34
  7. “Hollywood” – 4:09
  8. “Radio Days” – 4:53
  9. “Rescue Me” – 6:06
  10. “Sunshine” – 4:31
  11. “All I Gave” – 3:47
  12. “Give It All Away (Reprise)”

Egyptology (1997)

  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)

Dumbing Up (2000)

  1. “Here Comes the Future” (4:44)
  2. “What Does It Mean Now?” (4:59)
  3. “Another 1000 Years” (5:29)
  4. “High Love” (6:51)
  5. “Best Place I’ve Ever Been” (3:31)
  6. “You’re a Hurricane, I’m a Caravan” (4:00)
  7. “Who are You?” (5:08)
  8. “See the Light” (5:19)
  9. “Santa Barbara” (4:17)
  10. “All the Love that’s Wasted” (4:33)
  11. “Little Bit of Perfection” (5:26)
  12. “Always on My Mind” (8:34)

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John F Berning

Cool to see Steven Wilson on the cover of that album ;)


Hi Paul. Kind of a silly question, but when was the ‘Private Revolution’ reissue officially released? Some websites report 19-Feb and others 5-Mar. Do you recall the official release date? (Yeah…I’m a big music nerd.) Cheers!

Darren Linklater

Not the end of the world. More time to enjoy Bang and Dumming Up.
What’s the story about Egyptology Paul?. That’s the one I really want on vinyl but I haven’t seen anyone selling it so far.


Sounds like they missed an opportunity there… “Misprinted cover sells for thousands eBay”.

John MC cann

Maybe they put a picture of the now decommissioned Boeing 747 on the cover by mistake? Goodbye Jumbo!
You do remember the backdrop of top of the pops when dexys performed Jackie Wilson says don’t you? Stranger things have happened!

Dr Volume

Well for years the story was it was a cock up by a Top of the Pops producer, but Kevin Rowland has said in recent interviews that it was all a bit of a lark and Dexys were in on It. Seems a bit out of character for such a serious bunch, but there you go. (For younger/ non UK viewers what happened was for the song ‘Jackie Wilson Said’ the band performed in front of a backdrop of UK Darts champion, Jocky Wilson.)

John MC cann

I hate to be pedantic Mr volume,,,but the boy from Kirkcaldy was actually the world darts champion,,not sure if it was that year though!

Paul Murphy

Oh, it could have been much worse than that – “Gum Job Boy” – ?

Steve F

Dumbing Up has become a 14-track double vinyl album with both UK and US tracks.

My Private Revolution LP did not include a download code, which seems an opportunity missed.


When I saw the Goodbye Jumbo pic upon opening the website, I hoped it was the announcement of an SDE of that album. Bummer.


At least this shows that some quality control is being exercised. Unless it was a real howler, like “Goodbye Jimbo”.


Or Goodbye Dumbo.

Richard S

Ha ha. Or Goodbye Dumbo :)


Yes they should be saying that to whoever mis – spelt the cover! Primary School error!



– “I have to work late, Bisley. There’s been a mis-print on one of our titles”
– “Which one?”
– “Total Cult”