The Dream Weaver

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The Dream Weaver
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver - lowres.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1975
Recordedearly 1975
GenreProgressive rock, electronic, soft rock
Length34:59
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerGary Wright
Gary Wright chronology
Benjamin – The Original Soundtrack of Willy Bogner's Motion Picture
(1974)
The Dream Weaver
(1975)
The Light of Smiles
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideC[2]

The Dream Weaver is a solo album by Gary Wright released in July 1975.

The album was said by Wright to be the first-ever all-keyboard album (though there were many all-synthesizer LPs before this, including Switched-On Bach by Wendy Carlos, in 1968), but in fact it also features drums, vocals, and guitar, among other instruments. The performers include David Foster, Bobby Lyle, and Wright himself on keyboards, and Jim Keltner and Andy Newmark on drums. The track "Power of Love" featured Wright's Warner Bros. labelmate Ronnie Montrose on electric guitar.

The album's success was a slow but steady accomplishment as the album eventually peaked at number 7 on Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart in the spring of 1976. The album's "title cut" (unlike the album, the song omits the article "The") and "Love Is Alive" both peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gary Wright except where noted.

  1. "Love Is Alive" (3:54)
  2. "Let Out" (music: Wright, lyrics: Jamie Quinn) (3:25)
  3. "Can't Find the Judge" (3:24)
  4. "Made to Love You" (3:45)
  5. "Power of Love" (3:32)
  6. "Dream Weaver" (4:17)
  7. "Blind Feeling" (4:45)
  8. "Much Higher" (3:00)
  9. "Feel for Me" (music: Wright, lyrics: Gary and Tina Wright) (4:58)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arranged and produced by Gary Wright
  • Recorded and engineered by Jay Lewis
  • Mastered by Doug Sax
  • Illustrations by Mick Haggerty and Ed Scarsbrick
  • Photography by Norman Seeff

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America) :

Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 7

Singles - Billboard (North America) :

Year Single Chart Position
1976 Dream Weaver Pop Singles 2
1976 Love Is Alive Pop Singles 2
1976 Love Is Alive Black Singles 98
1976 Made To Love You Pop Singles 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: W". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 23, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.

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