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Gary Wright’s Wonderwheel Shelved Album, Ring Of Changes, To Get First Release

Wonderwheel Ring Of ChangesAnyone that remembers Gary Wright, either for his tenure with Spooky Tooth, or his high-charting solo efforts, Dreamweaver (1975), The Light Of Smiles (1977), or even his work on George Harrison albums, will likely remember his affiliation with Wonderwheel. That band was set up to cover space after the dissolution of Spooky Tooth. However, the recorded album, Ring Of Changes, was not released by the label, after which, Gary Wright went back to Spooky Tooth for the extraordinary (my thought) You Broke My Heart So…I Busted Your Jaw (1973).

As a result of label disinterest, Ring Of Changes sat on a shelf for lo these many years. Recently, the tapes were relocated and remastered by Gary Wright. Now, with a first-time release imminent, not only will we get to hear this legendary non-release in full, we’ll also get the chance to hear three ‘bonus’ tracks. The bonus tracks include the released A-side single edit of “I Know”, “What We Can Do” outtake, and “Somebody”, the B-side of “I Know”.

This first release of Ring Of Changes is being handled by the respected Cherry Red group subsidiary label, Esoteric. A new booklet is being included that will feature an interview with Gary Wright concerning the album. If you have curiosity, you can hear “I Know” from a search on YouTube easily enough.

Ring Of Changes will be released in the UK on CD on July 29.