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Interview with “World Goes Round” Band Members Elizabeth Lamers & Marty Walsh

By Judy Shields

Rancho Cucamonga, California (The Hollywood Times) 10/24/2020 – “It’s like a rebirth. The rest of us, I think have been in the music kind of thing. I have been teaching and doing some session stuff and Jeff has been doing some music things.  Frank was sort of out of the loop and we pulled him out of retirement.”  Marty Walsh and Elizabeth Lamers told The Hollywood Times during a Zoom interview.

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The Hollywood Times had the pleasure of interviewing the other two band members, Frank Musker and Jeff Hull a few months back and they also had great things to say about their careers and World Goes Round upcoming album release.

I have had the opportunity to listen to their previous two singles released earlier this year and watched the videos. See them here “Big House” and “Round The World” from their upcoming album.  These songs all have wonderful, uplifting and memorable lyrics.  It is totally amazing how these songs relate to what is happening in today’s times.  Download their three singles at: worldgoesround.info.

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Although their music will only be available digitally for now, I highly recommend purchasing their new album and/or CD once it is released in that form. Hopefully by the holidays.  It sure would make a fabulous holiday gift for all your music loving friends and family.

World Goes Round released their new single, “Put It On The Line” this past week.  Check out the music video HERE.

“Put It On The Line,” is dedicated to today’s heroes.  Says lead singer Frank 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.”

World Goes Round’s full length album will release on October 30.

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Enjoy the Zoom interview with band members Elizabeth and Marty:

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WORLD GOES ROUND, whose recordings were never released until now, have written and recorded with everyone from Queen to Linda Ronstadt, Chaka Kahn, Sheena Easton, Quincy Jones, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Supertramp, John Fogerty, Donna Summer, Neil Diamond, Jeffrey Osborne, Air Supply, and many more.  The four members of WORLD GOES ROUND collaborated 1989 to record the album produced by Tommy Vicari (Prince, Billy Idol), which ended up never seeing the light of day.  For one reason or another, both personal and contractual, the recorded WORLD GOES ROUND tracks have languished unheard for more than 30 years.  Now these tracks are being released.

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WORLD GOES ROUND’s 10 track 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;  while being quirky, forthright and relevant.

“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!”

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) 

 

About Elizabeth Lamers: 

Elizabeth Lamers has had several wide-ranging careers in music in songwriting, voiceovers and background singing. Lamers has produced radio shows at KCSN in Los Angeles (where she hosted Listening To Movies), KKJZ and classical’s KMozart. As a session singer, 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. Lamers also worked for several years in Southern California with the Hi-Fi Quintet, who recorded two albums during 2003-08.

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.  A veteran of the L.A. studio music scene, he has worked as a guitarist on the 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, and Julio Iglesias, among others. In 1985, 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,” and was the guitarist on numerous Curb Records releases:  three of LeAnn Rimes’ albums including “Sittin’ On Top Of The World”;  her single “’I Need You,” whose title track spent 25 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, and Steve Holy’s “Good Morning Beautiful” which topped the Billboard Country charts in 2002.

Walsh recently released his first instrumental solo album titled ‘The Total Plan.”

For more information about WORLD GOES ROUND, please visit:  worldgoesround.info.