- Words Notion Staff
Acclaimed producer Tommy Vicari and Bill Smith resurface World Goes Round's self-titled debut album, 30 years on.
Consisting of band members Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers, Jeff Hull and Marty Walsh, World Goes Round are a friendship group of esteemed songwriters, singers, and musicians. Forming in LA in 1989, the group swiftly went onto recording their self-titled debut studio album with acclaimed producer Tommy Vicari (Billy Idol, Prince).
Recorded at Frank’s legendary studio in Laurel Canyon, World Goes Round later made a name for themselves with collaborations with notable musicians like Queen, Chaka Khan, John Denver, Brenda Russell and more. Frank and Elizabeth’s romantic relationship also saw them bring a passionate and unique element when working together and saw them write Queen’s Brian May hit single ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’. Later crowning them a UK Ivor Novello Award for ‘Best Song Musically and Lyrically’.
Despite recording a full album’s worth of content in ‘89, the band never ended up releasing it due to disputes between members. Officially resurrected by Tommy with the help of Bill Smith, the two later rendered and re-mastered old tapes into a more polished product.