Gary Wright's Dream Weaver Getting 24 Karat Gold Reissue

Audio Fidelity has set December 6 for its release of 24 Karat Gold CD version of Gary Wright's 1975 classic "The Dream Weaver."

Gary Wright is often associated with a specific time and cultural place: the mid-1970s, when popular music was frequently experimenting and pushing boundaries and an unconventional track like "Dream Weaver" could ascend to Number 2 on the singles charts. American-born Wright released the spacey yet hook-filled The Dream Weaver in June of 1975, after serving time with British rockers Spooky Tooth and contributing to George Harrison's All Things Must Pass.

Wright not only composed and sings all the songs on The Dream Weaver, he provides the bulk of the instrumentation, playing organ and electric piano, Moog synthesizer and other keyboards on the largely guitar-less album. The title track was issued in January of 1976 and quickly became a hit, to be followed in April by the funk-infused "My Love Is Alive" (which also rose to No.2 on Billboard's song survey). A third charting single, the more uptempo "Made to Love You," came out that September.

The Dream Weaver stayed on the charts for 75 consecutive weeks, and while Wright went on to record more long-players, it remains his biggest seller and among a handful of releases that will forever conjure memories of the mid-'70s for rock aficionados of a certain age. The title cut has been featured in such films as Wayne's World and Toy Story 3.

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