Goodbye Jumbo is the second album by Karl Wallinger's sojo project World Party. Originally released in 1990 on Ensign Records, the album was aided by a number of guest artists, including Sinéad O'Connor and former members of The Waterboys. The album's classic rock sound – guitar, bass and drums – was augmented by piano, strings, flute and electronic percussion. The songs followed the loose concept of an everyman's journey from lonely despair to spiritual fulfillment.
The album was voted Album of the Year by Q magazine in 1990. In 2000, Q placed it at number 94 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. It received a nomination for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. It was reissued and remastered in 2006 on Seaview Records.
The single "Way Down Now" spent five weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. The follow-up "Put the Message in the Box" reached number 8.