Album of the Day
The Right Place
Because he's the co-founder of U.K. progressive rockers Spooky Tooth and a close friend of George Harrison, many assume Gary Wright is English, but the performer was actually born in New Jersey. THE RIGHT PLACE was the singer-songwriter's final album for Warner Bros., and the 1981 collection is sure to please “Dream Weaver” fans. Like that iconic earlier hit, the album pairs Wright's subtly philosophical lyrics with synthesizer-dominant arrangements that follow a strong groove (future Chicago drummer Tris Imboden keeps the beat here). “Really Wanna Know You” was a Top 20 hit, and follow-up “Heartbeat” bubbled under the singles chart, but there are many other radio-friendly songs here, like “Close To You” and “The Right Place (both originals, despite the familiar titles). If you have a taste for soft rock that's both reflective and melodic, you've come to THE RIGHT PLACE.