|A||Wavelength (Short Version)||3:57|
|B||Checkin' It Out||3:29|
|K 17254||Van Morrison||Wavelength (7")||Warner Bros. Records||K 17254||UK||1978|
|P-353W||Van Morrison||Wavelength (7", Single)||Warner Bros. Records||P-353W||Japan||1978|
|WBS 8661||Van Morrison||Wavelength (7", Single)||Warner Bros. Records||WBS 8661||Australia||1978|
|WBS 8661||Van Morrison||Wavelength (7", Promo)||Warner Bros. Records||WBS 8661||Canada||1978|
|K 17254, WBS 8661||Van Morrison||Wavelength (7", Promo)||Warner Bros. Records||K 17254, WBS 8661||UK||1978|
Wavelength is the tenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and was released in the autumn of 1978. Wavelength was Morrison's best selling album at the time of the original release.
Wavelength" is the title song from the 1978 album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. Released as a single in 1978, it climbed to number forty two in the US charts, and stayed in the Hot 100 for eleven weeks. According to Howard A. Dewitt, this "was the song which re-established Morrison's hit making abilities". Wavelength" was recorded in spring 1978 at the Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, California.
Wavelength essentially picks up where A Period of Transition left off, offering a focused, full-bodied alternative to that record's warmly fuzzy lack of direction. Like that album, it's hardly a major entry in his catalog, but there are signs that Van Morrison is finding his footing for his latter-day voice. Again, the primary appeal of this record is its atmosphere, a charmingly relaxed outing, high on mildly swinging mid-tempo numbers and round, welcoming ballads
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Morrison explained to Melody Maker in 1979 that he listened to the service when he was a kid. "It's actually about Europe, because that's where the station was. It came out of Frankfurt, and the first time I ever heard Ray Charles was on the Voice of America. We tried to get a tape recording of the Voice of America to put on the front of that track, but it didn't work out. I didn't get it by the time the album was due to be mixed.