|3||Something For Us All||4:09|
|4||Set On You||3:59|
|5||Ring Of Changes||3:53|
|7||For A Woman||5:02|
|8||Workin' On A River||3:57|
|10||I Know (A-Side Of Single)||2:57|
|11||What Can We Do (Recorded During The "Ring Of Changes" Sessions||5:09|
|12||Somebody (B-Side Of Single)||2:50|
|ECLEC 2555||Gary Wright And Wonderwheel||Gary Wright And Wonderwheel - Ring Of Changes (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Esoteric Recordings||ECLEC 2555||UK||2016|
Written-By – Gary Wright. It's a superb album, a bridge between early Spooky Tooth and Gary Wright's synthy Dream Weaver later in the 70's. It's definitely rock, with superb backing band that includes Hugh McCracken and Mick Jones, plus special guest George Harrison. Gary Wright remastered it too. Reply 2 Helpful.
English keyboardist Gary Wright began his career as songwriter and vocalist for the band Spooky Tooth. Their music offered an amalgam of blues rock and hard rock,resulting in an enjoyable, compelling form of progressive rock that was quickly gaining the band a wider audience. But a bizarre business decision-releasing a collaborative (and disliked) one-off project with French experimental composer Pierre Henry and promoting it as the band’s third album-wound up fracturing the band, with Wright leaving the group in 1970 to start a solo career. George Harrison arranged for them to work in the famed Apple Records studio on Savile Row. The album they recorded, Ring Of Changes, was to be one of only a few records to be fully created there. Harrison would even step in for a guest appearance on a few numbers; that’s his slide guitar on Goodbye Sunday.
For the 1st in 44 years Gary Wright & Wonderwheel finally get to release Ring of Changes which, for some unbeknownst reason, the label at the time shelved, after opting to release the single I know. Gary finally managed to find the master tapes, took them to Hollywood & has completely re-mastered the original album as well as added bonus tracks from the original session as well as the single I Know along with the B-Side Somebody. New liner notes & original artwork have been lovingly re-produced in the accompanying booklet & totally over seen by Gary Wright himself
The record by WONDERWHEEL, a band Gary Wright corralled in 1971, belonged to the lore of legend for decades but, having languished in an archive for so long, is finally rolling out of obscurity. Dusted off, Ring Of Changes won’t alter a fan’s perception of Gary Wright’s oeuvre yet it will enrich his legacy.
Artist: Gary Wright And Wonderwheel Title: Ring Of Changes Year Of Release: 1972/2016 Label: Esoteric Recordings Genre: Rock, Prog Rock Quality: Mp3 320, Flac (tracks,. Gary Wright - Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar Mick Jones - Lead, Acoustic Guitars, Vocals Tom Duffey - Bass, Vocals Bryson Graham - Drums With George Harrison - Slide Guitar. Most closely associated with his atmospheric 1976 smash "Dream Weaver," singer Gary Wright was born April 26, 1943 in Creskill, NJ; a former child actor who appeared on Broadway in a production of Fanny, he fronted a number of local rock bands during his high school years before turning his attention to psychology, completing his studies in Berlin at Frei University.
But one chapter of the Gary Wright story has been long lost: his 1972 album Ring of Changes, recorded with his band Wonderwheel for A&M Records. The decision was made by A&M to shelve Ring of Changes. Its fate led Wright to re-establish Spooky Tooth, this time with Wonderwheel’s Jones and eventually Graham coming on board. The LP sat in the A&M vaults for more than 40 years, but Esoteric is finally presenting this lost rock classic in full with three bonus tracks: the outtake What We Can Do, and the non-LP sides I Know and Somebody.
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a genuine lost classic album from 1972, Ring of Changes by Gary Wright’s Wonderwheel. With full co-operation and involvement of Gary Wright, the original master tapes of Ring of Changes have been located and have been re-mastered in Hollywood by Gary himself.