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Patti Smith Group – Wave (1979/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Patti Smith Group – Wave (1979/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:14 minutes | 1,23 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Arista – Legacy

Wave is the fourth studio album by the Patti Smith Group, released May 17, 1979, on Arista Records. This album was less commercially successful than its predecessor, Easter, although it continued the band’s move towards more radio-friendly mainstream pop music. It was produced by artist/producer Todd Rundgren.

The Patti Smith Group’s most conventional album, Wave was given a bright pop/rock sound by producer Todd Rundgren. It was the last album Smith made before marrying and retiring from record-making for nine years, and it can be heard as a farewell to the music business, from “Frederick,” the love song to her husband-to-be, Fred “Sonic” Smith, that leads it off, to the version of “So You Want to Be (A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star),” among the most bitter accounts of fame on record. But Smith also achieves a sense of charm and sincerity on Wave that she hadn’t even attempted on her earlier albums, even to the point of her imagined small-talk encounter with the late Pope John Paul I on the title track. Still, the overall mediocre quality of the material makes this the slightest of Smith’s efforts. – William Ruhlmann


1. Patti Smith Group – Frederick
2. Patti Smith Group – Dancing Barefoot
3. Patti Smith Group – So You Want to Be
4. Patti Smith Group – Hymn
5. Patti Smith Group – Revenge
6. Patti Smith Group – Citizen Ship
7. Patti Smith Group – Seven Ways Of Going
8. Patti Smith Group – Broken Flag
9. Patti Smith Group – Wave


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