Strange Phenomena

b/w Wow

Strange Phenomena (Brazil) front


Strange Phenomena (Brazil) rear


Country: Brazil
Label/Number: EMI 31C 006 07070
Release date: Spring, 1979(?)
Chronology: A single exclusive to Brazil featuring one track from The Kick Inside and one from Lionheart.
Strange Phenomena Lyrics
What it's about: Synchronicity -- how coincidences sometimes cluster together in seemingly meaningful ways. It's about that feeling of déjà vu that we all experience from time to time.
Running time: 2:58
Wow Lyrics
What it's about: Despite all the problems, the music business (and show business in general) are still wonderful.
Running time: 3:53
Brazil is the only country that issued Strange Phenomena on a single. In addition to the one shown on this page, it also appears on the very rare 7" Brazilian EP shown here.
Brazil and Canada are the only countries that used the full LP version of Wow. On all European singles, the first :12 (of the synthesizer chords) are cut off.
This is also the only appearance of Wow as a B-side.
This, and a number of other early Brazilian singles were pressed at 33.3 rpm. Brazil is the only country (I know of) that released singles at this speed. Scan courtesy of Bart.

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