Quantity:1
Wave has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£5.00
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Side Two
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £5.99

Wave Original recording remastered

4.1 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

Price: £5.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
53 new from £3.73 10 used from £2.66 1 collectible from £9.99
£5.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Patti Smith Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Wave
  • +
  • Easter
  • +
  • Radio Ethiopia
Total price: £14.98
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (30 Aug. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B000002VQS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,313 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
3:04
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
4:16
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
4:20
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
1:12
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
5:04
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
5:12
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
5:18
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
4:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
4:40
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
2:08
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
2:43
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 

Product Description

CD -EAN 078221882927-ARISTA-1996 -MADE IN THE EU

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
OK everyone knows that Patti Smith albums have great bits and "difficult" bits. This is no exception. If you want rock'n'roll Patti, set your CD player to play Frederick , Dancing Barefoot and So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star. Maybe Broken Flag too. Rock'n'Roll Star is the most kickass cover version ever, specially considering the Byrds original was pretty good anyway.
I still listen to Frederick with tears not far away, maybe because I sing the lines "When I lay me down to sleep, Pray the Lord my soul to keep" to my kids now in the same way, and they take it as literally as maybe it was originally meant.
If you like poetess Patti (everyone has a time when they might) then Wave can still do it for you. And like the recent Q review (box set) said, who the hell these days could summon up the passion to claim that a good gig could be orgasmic, emetic and euphoric?
This record stands proud with all her others.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 July 2000
Format: Audio CD
After the spectacular "Horses" and "Easter" anything would have been a let-down. I love this album, however, for its great songs. Frederick is a poetic number with a lovely, hummable melody in the vein of Because The Night. Dancing Barefoot is more experimental and rather haunting with an interesting rhythm, whilst So You Wanna Be ... is a spirited version of the R&R classic and Hymn is a fragile lullaby with Patti accompanying herself on a harp or similar instrument - it reminds me of The Jackson Song on "Dream Of Life." For me the highlight of the album is Broken Flag, a solemn but powerful dirge about courage in adversity. The title track Wave is a spoken word delivery with gulls and ocean sounds and doesn't appeal to me. I would say this album is essential for fans but not the correct entry point for someone just starting to investigate the gorgeous Ms Smith.
2 Comments 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
After the spectacular Horses, Radio Ethiopia and Easter anything would have been a letdown. I love this album, however, for its great songs. Frederick is a poetic number with a lovely, hummable melody in the vein of Because The Night.
Dancing Barefoot is more experimental and rather haunting with an interesting tribal rhythm, whilst So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n Roll Star is a spirited version of the classic and Hymn is a fragile lullaby with Patti accompanying herself on a harp -it reminds me of The Jackson Song on "Dream Of Life."
For me the highlight of the album is Broken Flag, a solemn but powerful dirge about courage in adversity, about some early American heroine. The title track Wave is a spoken word delivery with gulls and ocean sounds and doesn't appeal to me at all.
I would say this album is essential for fans but not the correct entry point for someone just starting to investigate the talented Ms Smith. When it was released, the critics were unecessarily harsh - it has stood the test of time very well.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Jan. 2005
Format: Vinyl
Wave was considered a disappointment by the critics upon its release in 1979. But after the spectacular Horses, Radio Ethiopia and Easter, anything would have been a letdown. I love this album, however, for its great songs like Frederick - a poetic love song with a memorable tune in the vein of Because The Night.
Dancing Barefoot is more experimental and rather haunting with an interesting tribal rhythm, whilst So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n Roll Star is a spirited version of the classic and Hymn is a fragile lullaby with Patti accompanying herself on a harp - similar to The Jackson Song on Dream Of Life.
For me the highlight of the album is Broken Flag, a solemn but powerful dirge about courage in adversity, about some early American heroine. The title track Wave is a spoken word delivery with gulls and ocean sounds and is probably the weakest track on the album.
I would say Wave is essential for fans but not the correct entry point for someone just starting to investigate the talented Ms Smith. When it was released, the critics were unecessarily harsh - it has stood the test of time very well.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I think Wave, along with Radio Ethiopia are Patti's weakest efforts in the 70s, but that is because they are up against such spectacular works as Horses and Easter. When I got Wave, I only had Horses out of Patti Smith's 70s work, along with some of her later efforts. I think that this record fits comfortably with records like Peace and Noise and Dream of life in terms of quality. However, I was pretty much enraptured by each of these songs the first time I heard them, unlike the songs of Radio Ethiopia, some of which took repeated listens to get used to.

Frederick, a alternate twist on Because The Night, is a stunning opener, followed up by the experimental sounding, Dancing Barefoot, which has some great rythm and a classic Smith rant to end it of. We then have that excellent cover of So You Wanna Be A Rock and Roll Star, which really sets the album off in good stead. This is let down by Hymn, which is nice in its own way, but hardly living up to the scales set by this songs and others.

Revenge! is a dark, swaggering, dramatic track that really stood out to me. I especially like it when Smith starts speak/singing at the end of the song "You're livin' on my time, my dear..." adding some great atmosphere to the track. Another atmospheric track is Citizenship, but I aren't too keen on it really. Seven Ways Of Going is probably the least accessible of the songs on hear in terms of music, but I think that it is a real stand out and shows the record again going experimental.

The title track, Wave is probably even stranger still. There is only really singing at the end, the rest is only Smith talking nervously and I find the whole thing a mixture between cute and creepy, especially because of the piano and organ as Patti says "I'll be seein' ya.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Feedback