VIPER RECORDS TO RELEASE SPECIAL EDITION VINYL OF 80’S UNDERGROUND SUPERGROUP WORLD GOES ROUND ON OCT. 8
By Judy Shields
Los Angeles, California (The Hollywood Times) 10/01/2021
It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to interview the band “World Goes Round” a few months ago, with two members on one zoom call and then the other two members a few weeks later.
WELL, this time, I had the opportunity to catch up with all four band members, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers, Jeff Hull and Marty Walsh on one Zoom call at the same time! I was so surprised to have multi Grammy Award and Emmy Award winning producer Tommy Vicari join us too.
What a conversation we had, so much so, that there are two videos to enjoy.
Grab your headphones/earbuds, your favorite bevy and enjoy the Conversation with Judy and the band World Goes Round and their producer Tommy Vicari:
My Zoom ran out of time, so I had to start another session with the gang, and they were all troopers and hung on and started up the conversation with part 2. Thank you all very much! Enjoy.
Part 2: (Frank talks about the video “Put It On The Line” a MUST WATCH VIDEO)
POP/ROCK ALBUM ORIGINALLY RECORDED IN 1989 AND NEWLY RELEASED BY HIT SONGWRITER/SINGER/ MUSICIANS FRANK MUSKER, ELIZABETH LAMERS AND JEFF HULL WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTORS ON VINYL
WORLD GOES ROUND – WHOSE COLLECTIVE TALENTS HAVE WRITTEN/SUNG/PERFORMED/ FOR SUCH LEGENDS AS QUEEN, SUPERTRAMP, JOHN FOGERTY, AIR SUPPLY, JOHN DENVER, LINDA RONSTADT, CHAKA KHAN, SHEENA EASTON, QUINCY JONES, KENNY ROGERS, DONNA SUMMER, NEIL DIAMOND, AND MANY MORE – PRESENT ALBUM OF SONGS WHOSE MEANINGS ARE TIMELY AS EVER
Los Angeles, CA — Viper Records is set to release a special vinyl edition of 80’s underground supergroup WORLD GOES ROUND on October 8. Produced by multi Grammy Award and Emmy Award winning Tommy Vicari, the 10-track debut album, released digitally in 2020, will now be available on vinyl for classic pop/rock music lovers worldwide. Featuring the songwriting, musicianship and vocal talents of hitmakers Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers, Jeff Hull and Marty Walsh, whose credits including writing/recording/performing for such legends as Queen, Supertramp, John Fogerty, Air Supply, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, Chaka Khan, Sheena Easton, Quincy Jones, Kenny Rogers, Donna Summer, Neil Diamond, and many more – the album was recently unearthed after being in the vaults for more than three decades.
Musker (co-lead vocals), Lamers (co-lead vocals), Hull (keyboards/drums/bass guitar) and Walsh (guitar) first formed in 1989 to record an album that was never released until Walsh recently found an old cassette of the recordings and contacted their original producer, Vicari (Prince, Barbra Streisand, Billy Idol, Academy Awards, The Emmys), who remastered it and Viper Records released it.
Says Musker, “It’s amazing to me that not only is this music finally being heard after all this time, but that it sounds so relevant to the momentous times we’re living in even though the songs were written 30 years ago. It’s very gratifying to be able to finish what we started and even more satisfying that people are reacting so positively to our music.” Echoes Hull: “We’ve all worked on a lot of great songs that haven’t seen the light of day until now. I’m pleased there’s excitement around this album, and that it’s finally out there getting heard.”
The album was recorded at Musker’s Laurel Canyon studio in Los Angeles, where the group created powerful pop tunes, matching their creative and musical aspirations – to make a record that was musically inspired by their heroes. Their mission was to make socially conscious music, and although recorded in the 80s, the band feels that their messages resonate now more than ever.
Their single, “Put It On The Line”, is dedicated to today’s heroes. Says Musker, “It’s a song about overcoming fear and self doubt – emotions common to every single one of us. It is dedicated to all the ordinary every day heroes everywhere who put themselves on the line and in harm’s way each and every day for us – the ones who just turn up come what may and do their duty whatever the cost. It’s for the nurses, the doctors, the health workers, the firemen, the soldiers and to all those who daily overcome resistance and their own perceived limitations. There are no limits to heroism and to what one can achieve.”
“Watch this video, share this video (“Put It On The Line”) and it will inspire you to be your own hero. Make a difference in this life you have, recycle, don’t litter, don’t waste energy, use SOLAR, teach your children and grandchildren how to take care of our Earth! We especially all need to be nice to one another, put a smile on your face and just say hello to everyone that crosses your path. It only takes each of us to make a difference. It is amazing how this song was written back in the late 80’s and after all these years, here it is 2021 and the world STILL needs to be fixed and this song brings light to that fact.” Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times
WORLD GOES ROUND’S TRACK LISTING INCLUDES:
Rebel Heart (Musker/Hull)
Joy and Pain (Musker/Hull/Lamers)
Great Talker (Musker/Hull)
Put It On The Line (Musker/Walsh)
Once Around the Sun (Musker/Hull)
Round the World (Musker/Jay Cawley/Kim Tyler)
Please Please (Musker/Hull/Walsh)
Can’t Let Go (Must Be Crazy) (Musker/Walsh/Hull)
Putting Down Roots (Musker/Hull)
Big House (Musker/Hull/Walsh)
“What a treat it has been to reconnect with these wonderful, talented players,” says Lamers. “If there is a silver lining to the lockdown it is that we had the time to revisit this project we started so long ago. It’s been an amazing journey!”
Echoes Walsh, “It is quite amazing and gratifying that this work we did back then, and put our heart and souls into, is being released. We are finally letting the world in on World Goes Round!”
Order your special edition vinyl for yourself and get a couple of copies for an upcoming holiday gift. The album would make a great gift, along with a new retro looking record player, to bring back the world as we knew it, the vinyl record world, that is! The songs are truly priceless and have meaning for today’s times even after all these years waiting on a cassette tape stored away to have been recorded on a CD and album for the world to experience NOW.
About Frank Musker:
Frank Musker is one of the most internationally successful and established British songwriter/ lyricists in music. Musker’s musical versatility has allowed him to collaborate with some of the world’s most important artists which include: Queen, Air Supply, Gypsy Kings, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Paul Young, Maxi Priest, Carly Simon, John Denver, Queen, Roger Daltry, Luciano Pavarotti, Josh Groban, Sister Sledge, Sheena Easton, Cher, The O’Jays, The Three Degrees, Patty Austin, Sarah Brightman, Dionne Warwick, Bette Midler, Bonny Tyler, Alan Parsons, Jeffrey Osborne, KC and the Sunshine Band, The Four Tops, Billy Ocean, Lisa Stansfield, Amici Forever, Il Divo, Macy Gray, BB King, Ronan Keating, Tom Jones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and more.
About Elizabeth Lamers:
has had several wide-ranging careers in music in songwriting, voiceovers and background singing. She has sung on countless commercials and is a busy voiceover artist, working in film and television and supplying voices to many Warner Brothers cartoons including Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs, Histeria, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. As a background singer, Lamers has toured with Linda Ronstadt, Nelson Riddle and his orchestra, John Denver, Christopher Cross, Cab Calloway, K.D. Lang and the Gypsy Kings, among others. As a songwriter, Lamers collaborated with Frank Musker, and during that time, composed “Too Much Love Will Kill You” with Musker and Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May.
About Jeff Hull:
Jeff Hull is a prolific producer/composer/arranger/
About Marty Walsh:
Guitarist Marty Walsh is an assistant professor in the Ensemble and Music Production departments at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He was a guitarist on hits “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton, “She Works Hard For The Money” by Donna Summer, and “Heartlight” by Neil Diamond, to name a few. He has also recorded with John Denver, Eddie Money, Kenny Rogers, Sheena Easton, LeAnn Rimes and Julio Iglesias, among others. Walsh did the guitar work on the Supertramp album “Brother Where You Bound”; then toured with the band in 1985-86, and again in 1988 after playing on their release “Free As A Bird.” Also in 1986, Walsh was a member of John Fogerty’s touring band for his first tour post CCR. In the 1990s, he was a part of the live band on the Nickelodeon television show “Roundhouse.”
About Tommy Vicari (Producer):
Multi-Emmy and Grammy Award recipient, Tommy Vicari, is internationally recognized as one of Hollywood’s finest recording engineers and music mixers. He has recorded music for: Prince, Billy Preston, George Duke, Jeffrey Osborne, Philip Bailey, Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Nestico and Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. His tv credits include: The Oscars, Six Feet Under, The Newsroom, Angels in America. His mix for HBO’s Behind the Candelabra earned him both an Emmy and a Cinema Audio Society Award. Vicari’s work on feature films includes the Brian DiPalma cult classic, Phantom of the Paradise, to the Pixar multi Academy Award™ winning classics, Finding Nemo and Wall-E. Along with Thomas Newman, Vicari worked on Road to Perdition, Cinderella Man, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Saving Mr. Banks, Bridge of Spies, The Highwaymen, and many more. With composer Nicholas Britell, Vicari worked on The Big Short and the HBO series Succession, Academy Award winning Moonlight and If Beal Street Could Talk, and the Netflix feature, The King.
For more information about WORLD GOES ROUND, please visit: worldgoesround.info.