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June 13, 2016

Gary Wright – The Right Place (1981) – Lp

by Record Facts

Gary Malcolm Wright (born April 26, 1943) is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music.

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Artist:  Gary Wright
Title:  The Right Place
Year:  1981
Format:  LP
Label:  Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#  WB 56877

Wright’s last chart success in America was in 1981, when his album The Right Place, co-produced with Dean Parks, climbed to number 79. The single “Really Wanna Know You“, which Wright co-wrote with Scottish singer Ali Thomson, peaked at number 16 that year. A second single from the album, “Heartbreat”, appeared on Billboards Bubbling Under listings.

The biggest thing about this album versus the others after “Dream Weaver” is that like the “Weaver” album, Gary used a good studio drummer once again that gives “Right Place” close to the same groove or feel to it. Jim Keltner played on Weaver. He is a great studio drummer that has played with the likes of John Lennon, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and many others from the 70’s.
Tris Imboden is the drummer on “Right Place” who is also a studio drummer and was in the studio and toured a lot with Kenny Loggins and Tris is now with the band Chicago.

Some of the lyrics and instruments sound dated at times but it will in NO WAY take away from the music. “Right Place” is very much like ” Alan Parsons Project” during this time with very well crafted songs, great hooks and polished material that is very easy to listen to and stays in your head in a good way.  It´s just GREAT 80’s pop/soft rock with a great groove and feel like “Dream Weaver” but is not “just like” it.


Side one
1.  Intro / Heartbeat  (4:45)
2.  Really Wanna Know You  (4:22)
3.  Got The Feelin’  (3:41)
4.  Love Is A Rose  (4:30)

Side two
1.  The Right Place  (3:33)
2.  More Than A Heartache  (4:33)
3.  Close To You  (4:07)
4.  Comin’ Apart  (3:51)
5.  Positive Feelins  (3:41)

Vinyl:  Good
Cover:  Good

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