The song's lyrics question the singer's purpose in life.
The song's first recording session was on 3 October 1967 along with "With the Sun in My Eyes" and "Words". The song's last recording session was on 28 October 1967. "World" was originally planned as having no orchestra, so all four tracks were filled with the band, including some mellotron or organ played by Robin. When it was decided to add an orchestra, the four tracks containing the band were mixed to one track and the orchestra was added to the other track. The stereo mix suffered since the second tape had to play as mono until the end when the orchestra comes in on one side. Barry adds: "'World' is one of those things we came up with in the studio, Everyone just having fun and saying, 'Let's just do something!' you know". Vince Melouney recalls: "I had this idea to play the melody right up in the top register of the guitar behind the chorus".
Stations may also choose to place their own programming, such as local government hearings and events, on their subchannel at local discretion. PBS coverage of Presidential speeches and addresses are also offered regularly as part of the World schedule.
Recital is a studio album released by jazzpianistDave Burrell. It was recorded on August 8, 2000, and released in 2001 by the label CIMP. The album is a duet with bassist Tyrone Brown. The album is considered as "simple, yet stately".
"Never Let Me Go" (Livingston)— 8:50
"Struttin' With Some Barbeque" (Hardin)— 5:15
"Samba Rondo (Imagine the Dancers)" (Burrell)— 5:32
The Penguin Guide to Jazz agrees with Allmusic reference above, calling the album a "simply recorded session." However, they call it "another very fine record from a consistently underrated player." This is likely because "[Burrell] performs with such immaculate precision infused with emotional depth that each piece is a joy to hear," comments AMG reviewer Steven Loewy.