|Studio album by|
|Genre||traditional pop, rock and roll|
|Label||Big Trilby (UK)|
|Jeff Lynne chronology|
|Consequence of Sound|||
|London Evening Standard|||
The album debuted at number 7 on the UK Albums Chart and at number 1 on the UK Top 40 Independent Albums Chart, then also at number 133 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, at number 33 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and at number 48 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.
Lynne said of the album:
I call this new album Long Wave because all of the songs I sing on it are the ones heard on long wave radio when I was a kid growing up in Birmingham, UK. These songs take me back to that feeling of freedom in those days and summon up the feeling of first hearing those powerful waves of music coming in on my old crystal set. My dad also had the radio on all the time, so some of these songs have been stuck in my head for 50 years. You can only imagine how great it felt to finally get them out of my head after all these years.
All songs performed and produced by Jeff Lynne.
|1.||"She"||Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer||2:41|
|2.||"If I Loved You"||Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein||2:21|
|3.||"So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)"||Don Everly||2:33|
|4.||"Mercy Mercy"||Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller||2:53|
|5.||"Running Scared"||Roy Orbison, Joe Melson||2:10|
|6.||"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"||Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart||2:20|
|7.||"Smile"||Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons||2:32|
|8.||"At Last"||Mack Gordon, Harry Warren||2:34|
|9.||"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing"||Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster||2:30|
|10.||"Let It Rock"||Chuck Berry||1:52|
|11.||"Beyond the Sea" (bonus track)||Jack Lawrence, Charles Trenet||2:53|