Love Is Alive (Gary Wright song)
|"Love Is Alive"|
|Single by Gary Wright|
|from the album The Dream Weaver|
|Gary Wright singles chronology|
"Love Is Alive" is a 1976 song by Gary Wright that was a hit single in the US, reaching No. 2 in the Billboard charts. Taken from the album The Dream Weaver, released the previous year, it features Wright on vocals and keyboards with Andy Newmark on drums.
The album's title cut and "Love is Alive" both peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. "Love is Alive" spent 27 weeks on the chart, seven weeks longer than "Dream Weaver." Billboard ranked "Love is Alive" as the No. 9 song of 1976. In Canada, the song reached No. 6.
Joe Cocker included this song on his 1992 Night Calls album and performed it on his Night Calls tour, which was recorded in Dortmund, Germany, and released as a video entitled The Best of Joe Cocker Live in 1993. A remastered version was released as part of The Best of Joe Cocker Live DVD in 2006.
Survivor covered this track on their 1999 album Empires
The Gamble Brothers Band recorded the song on their 2003 album "Back to the Bottom".
The song is heard briefly in Mr. Deeds, when Babe Bennett enters the pizzeria looking for Deeds.
In 2013, Susan Ashton recorded the track for her EP Thief.
American folk singer Richie Havens included his own version of "Love Is Alive" on Wishing Well, a 2002 recording for Evangeline (UK) Records.
Three-piece rock supergroup The Winery Dogs (Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen, Mike Portnoy) covered "Love Is Alive" on the ′′Dog Years (EP)′′ disc of their 2017 release Dog Years: Live in Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016.
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