NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Wright, the artist best known for his multi-million selling Dream Weaver album and hits such as "Dream Weaver" and "Love is Alive" is set for the release of his latest album, "Connected."
Formerly the frontman for the British progressive blues rock outfit Spooky Tooth, Wright was one of the first artists to combine synthesizers with rock and funk. Wright's catalog has inspired or been sampled by numerous musicians, including musicians including Jay-Z, Eminem, Mya, Salt-N-Pepa, Busta Rhymes, and Anastacia.
In addition to standard and digital downloads, Wright's "Connected" is also being offered via a metal pendant/necklace that does double duty as a USB thumb drive. The drive contains the complete 'Connected' album, as well as digital booklet with liner notes, lyrics and exclusive photos, five rare bonus tracks, including two with George Harrison; one as musician, one as co-writer) and five of the original demos from The Dream Weaver sessions in 1975. Also included is a music video for "Don't Try to Own Me" (with a cameo by George Harrison) and a 22-minute video interview filmed in Gary's studio in June 2010.
For more information, check Wright out online here. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers