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Some might recall musician Gary Wright from his several hit songs of the '70s and '80s, including the classic "Dream Weaver." His distinctive vocals and visionary use of keyboards to create a mood were definitive trademarks of his sound. For the '90s, Wright has embellished that sound with the addition of invigorating guitar with African and Brazilian influences. The musicianship here is impressive, supplied by Wright again on keyboards and vocals, and guest musicians Terry Bozzio on drums, Ricardo Silveria on guitar, and even George Harrison on backup vocals. The newly composed original material blends Brazilian percussion with African choral music to create an infectious ...
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All Music Guide - MusD
Some might recall musician Gary Wright from his several hit songs of the '70s and '80s, including the classic "Dream Weaver." His distinctive vocals and visionary use of keyboards to create a mood were definitive trademarks of his sound. For the '90s, Wright has embellished that sound with the addition of invigorating guitar with African and Brazilian influences. The musicianship here is impressive, supplied by Wright again on keyboards and vocals, and guest musicians Terry Bozzio on drums, Ricardo Silveria on guitar, and even George Harrison on backup vocals. The newly composed original material blends Brazilian percussion with African choral music to create an infectious worldbeat hybrid, and the musicians' performances radiate sincerity and joy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: Triloka Records
  • UPC: 744447803120
  • Catalog Number: 8031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kani Fe (5:24)
  2. 2 Better Get up and Go (4:04)
  3. 3 Arawa (7:04)
  4. 4 Rio Amazonas (6:14)
  5. 5 Oh Shu Ba (6:10)
  6. 6 Don't Try to Own Me (4:19)
  7. 7 Olua (6:09)
  8. 8 Bo Bo Wa (6:01)
  9. 9 Rio Amazonas, Pt. 2 (3:29)
  10. 10 Twilight (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gary Wright Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
George Harrison Background Vocals
Ricardo Silveira Guitar
Jimmy Haslip Bass, Percussion, Drums
Terry Bozzio Percussion, Drums
Steve Farris Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums
Marlon Klein Percussion, Drums
Trichur Mohan Percussion
Vikku Vinayakram Percussion
Ayo Adeyemi Percussion, Vocals
T.H. Vinayak Ram Percussion
T.S. Vinayakaram Percussion
Technical Credits
Gary Wright Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Guy Costa Mastering
Wyn Davis Engineer
K.D. Kagel Executive Producer
Marlon Klein Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
George Landress Producer, Engineer
Mitchell Markus Executive Producer
Ayo Adeyemi translation
Franz Pusch Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Willy Bogner Cover Design
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