Best of Gary Wright: The Dream Weaver

Best of Gary Wright: The Dream Weaver

by Gary Wright
     
 

Rhino usually does these archive collections right, and Best of the Dream Weaver hits the essential bits of Gary Wright's solo career (bypassing the smoky Spooky Tooth), plus the disc plays chronologically. The early-'70s stuff seems likable enough and sounds fine. Wright's considerable pipes wrapSee more details below

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Rhino usually does these archive collections right, and Best of the Dream Weaver hits the essential bits of Gary Wright's solo career (bypassing the smoky Spooky Tooth), plus the disc plays chronologically. The early-'70s stuff seems likable enough and sounds fine. Wright's considerable pipes wrap around above-average rock proceedings with George Harrison, Alan White, and other luminaries traipsing through "Get on the Right Road" and "Two Faced Man." These tracks give no indication of the hovering phenomenon that was to follow. The obvious draw here is the classic "Dream Weaver" (actually written on acoustic guitar), and the original version roosts on Best of the Dream Weaver as the sensational centerpiece. Erie disco follow-up "Love Is Alive" also appears in all its shimmering brilliance. Both fall from 1975's smash Dream Weaver LP, one of the most insular and unique records in history. Naturally, bizarre synth effects affect the remainder of the keyboardist's catalogue. "Time Machine" is very cool, one of those obscure dandies the artist disavows because it had the unenviable task of following a breakthrough. Wright's last chart appearance, the glistening "Really Wanna Know You" (co-written with Ali Thomson), luckily makes the cut. "Don't Try to Own Me" apes Peter Gabriel. The accompanying booklet is graphically detailed. This appears to be as much solo Gary Wright as the average human needs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/1998
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227556525
catalogNumber:
75565

Tracks

  1. Get on the Right Road  - Gary Wright
  2. I Know a Place  - Gary Wright
  3. Stand for Our Rights  - Gary Wright
  4. Two Faced Man  - Gary Wright
  5. Dream Weaver  - Gary Wright
  6. Love Is Alive  - Gary Wright
  7. Time Machine  - Gary Wright
  8. I Am the Sky  - Gary Wright
  9. Who Am I  - Gary Wright
  10. Are You Weepin'  - Gary Wright
  11. Touch And Gone  - Gary Wright
  12. Keep Love in Your Soul  - Gary Wright
  13. Love's Awake Inside  - Gary Wright
  14. Heartbeat  - Gary Wright
  15. Really Wanna Know You  - Gary Wright
  16. Voices  - Gary Wright
  17. Don't Try to Own Me  - Gary Wright
  18. Someone Like You  - Gary Wright
  19. If You Believe In Heaven  - Gary Wright

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Wright   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Crosby & Nash   Vocal Harmony
George Harrison   Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Graham Nash   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
King Curtis   Saxophone,Soloist
Bobby Lyle   Piano,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
David Foster   Organ,Strings,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Madeline Bell   Background Vocals
Jerry Donahue   Guitar
Michael Thompson   Fiddle,Guitar,Soloist
Doris Troy   Background Vocals
Alan White   Background Vocals
Lorna Wright   Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums,Background Vocals
Jim Gordon   Drums,Background Vocals
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
P.P. Arnold   Background Vocals
Terry Bozzio   Drums
Trevor Burton   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
David Crosby   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Farris   Guitar
Jim Horn   Saxophone,Background Vocals,Soloist
Tris Imboden   Drums
Bobby Keys   Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Curtis King   Background Vocals
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Soloist
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Nanette Newman   Background Vocals
Andy Newmark   Drums
David Pack   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Joe Pizzulo   Background Vocals
David Pomeranz   Background Vocals
Peter Reilich   Electric Piano,Clavinet
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
Liza Strike   Background Vocals
Betty Sweet   Background Vocals
Fred Tackett   Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Thomas   Background Vocals
Klaus Voormann   Bass,Background Vocals
Marty Walsh   Guitar
Audie Watkins   Percussion
Art Wood   Percussion,Drums
Justin Wright   Vocals
Franz Pusch   Keyboards
John Schreiner   Keyboards
Alan White   Background Vocals
Lakshmi Shankar   Vocals
Jai Winding   Strings,Synthesizer Horn,Synthesizer Strings
Tasha Taylor   Background Vocals
Jimmy Johnson   Bass

Technical Credits

Eddie Ashworth   Engineer
John Barham   String Arrangements
Paul Black   Engineer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Wyn Davis   Producer,Engineer
John Haeny   Engineer
Bill Inglot   Remastering
Andy Johns   Producer,Engineer
Chris Kimsey   Engineer
Marlon Klein   Engineer
Ron Kurz   Engineer
George Landress   Engineer
Jay Lewis   Producer,Engineer
Ross Pallone   Engineer
Dean Parks   Producer,Engineer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Linda Tyler   Engineer
Karen Miller   Cover Photo
Franz Pusch   Producer,Engineer
Barry Alfonso   Liner Notes
Steve McMillan   Engineer
Norma Edwards   Editorial Research
Andrew Garver   Remastering
Paramahansa Yogananda   Composer
John Weaver   Engineer

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