Gary Wright Download
Mar 2, 1977Atlanta Civic Center (Atlanta, GA)
Gary Wright Download
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Total Length:
1:07:03
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Gary Wright Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Love Is Alive05:27
  2. 2Water Sign05:20
  3. 3Better By You, Better Than Me05:47
  4. 4The Light Of Smiles03:42
  5. 5Silent Fury04:56
  6. 6Time Machine / Who Am I?07:37
  7. 7Phantom Writer04:31
  8. 8Blind Feeling05:23
  9. 9Dream Weaver04:27
  10. 10Are You Weepin' / Band Introductions06:30
  11. 11Can't Find The Judge07:22
  12. 12I'm Alright06:01
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Item Number:
  • 20051365-2557-AD
Date:
  • Mar 2, 1977
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Love Is Alive05:27
  2. 2Water Sign05:20
  3. 3Better By You, Better Than Me05:47
  4. 4The Light Of Smiles03:42
  5. 5Silent Fury04:56
  6. 6Time Machine / Who Am I?07:37
  7. 7Phantom Writer04:31
  8. 8Blind Feeling05:23
  9. 9Dream Weaver04:27
  10. 10Are You Weepin' / Band Introductions06:30
  11. 11Can't Find The Judge07:22
  12. 12I'm Alright06:01
Total Length:
1:07:03
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Gary Wright - vocals, synthesizers; Art Wood - drums; Richard Baker - keyboards; Lorna Wright - vocals; Betty Sweet - vocals; Peter Reilich - bass, keyboards; Hiroshi Upshur - keyboards

Gary Wright was still out touring for his 1976 follow-up to Dreamweaver, entitled Light Of Smiles, when this show was recorded for broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour. Wright had seen enormous success with Dreamweaver, its self-titled #1 single, and follow-up single, "Love Is Alive." Light of Smiles paled by comparison, both critically and commercially, but still had some good material on it.

Wright had assembled a seven-piece band that featured almost all keyboards. He was a pioneer in the use of MIDI technology and made his Dreamweaver LP the first platinum album to be recorded exclusively with synthesizers emulating traditional rock 'n' roll instrumentation.

Wright left the U.S. to join a newly-signed British hard rock progressive group called Spooky Tooth in 1967. Spooky Tooth had considerable U.K. success as a progressive hard rock band, but saw little chart action in the U.S. They disbanded in 1970, and Wright formed his own group, Wonderwheel. At the same time, he was doing a wide range of U.K. recording sessions, including keyboard work in the studio for George Harrison. Harrison used Wright on his debut solo LP, All Things Must Pass, and the two became lifelong friends, collaborating together off and on until Harrison's death in November, 2001.

In 1973, Wright rejoined the other members of Spooky Tooth for another two-year run. During that time, the group had considerable success on American FM radio, especially with the LP, You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw. After they disbanded again in 1974, Wright decided to place his focus on the emerging synthesizer and digital music technology that had been introduced. In 1975, he wrote and recorded Dreamweaver, his breakthrough LP, and the album that is still the basis of his current live show.

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