The Dream Weaver

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The Dream Weaver
Gary Wright - Dream Weaver - lowres.jpg
Studio album by Gary Wright
Released July 1975
Recorded early 1975
Genre Progressive rock, electronic, soft rock
Length 34:59
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Gary Wright
Gary Wright chronology
Benjamin – The Original Soundtrack of Willy Bogner's Motion Picture
(1974)Benjamin – The Original Soundtrack of Willy Bogner's Motion Picture1974
The Dream Weaver
(1975)
The Light of Smiles
(1977)The Light of Smiles1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

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

The album was said by Wright to be the first-ever all-synthesizer/keyboard album (though there were many all-synthesizer LPs before this, including Switched-On Bach by Wendy Carlos, in 1968). It features Wright on vocals and keyboards and Jim Keltner and Andy Newmark on drums. The only track to include any guitar was "Power of Love", which 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 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 It Out" (Wright, 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" (Wright, 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

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