1981 Gary Wright – The Right Place

wright-gary-1981The Right Place is the seventh album by Gary Wright, released in 1981.

Gary Wright’s last chart success in America was in 1981, when his album The Right Place, co-produced with Dean Parks, climbed to number 79. The single “Really Wanna Know You”, which Wright co-wrote with Scottish singer Ali Thomson, peaked at number 16 that year. A second single from the album, “Heartbreat”, appeared on Billboards Bubbling Under listings, at number 107.


1  Intro 00:28
2  Heartbeat (Gary Wright; Marty Walsh) 04:19
Really Wanna Know You (Gary Wright; Ali Thomson) 04:24
4  Got The Feelin’ (Gary Wright) 03:42
5  Love Is A Rose (Gary Wright; Chris Agajanian) 04:31
6  The Right Place (Gary Wright; Lorna Wright) 03:33
7  More Than A Heartache (Gary Wright) 04:32
8  Close To You (Gary Wright) 04:10
9  Comin’ Apart (Gary Wright; Barry Mann; Cynthia Weill) 03:52
10  Positive Feelins (Gary Wright; Ali Thomson) 03:40


Bass (synthesizer)Gary Wright
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsGary Wright
SynthesizerGary Wright
HarmonicaRod Piazza
SaxDean Parks
PercussionLenny Castro

Other Musicians

2 Heartbeat

GuitarMarty Walsh
Background VocalsDavid Pack
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit

3 Really Wanna Know You

KeyboardsDean Parks
Background VocalsLorna Wright

4 Got The Feelin’

DrumsJames Gadson

5 Love Is A Rose

DrumsDavid Kemper

6 The Right Place

Background VocalsLorna Wright

7 More Than A Heartache

BassDean Parks

8 Close To You

BassGeorge Hawkins
Background VocalsDavid Pack

9 Comin’ Apart

DrumsBob Benberg
GuitarDean Parks

10 Positive Feelins

GuitarMarty Walsh


Liner Notes

Producer – Dean Parks, Gary Wright
Producer (Executive) – Lenny Waronker, Russ Titelman
Coordinator – JoAnn Tominaga
Engineer (Assistant Mix-Down Engineer) – Ross Pallone, Steve McMillan
Engineer (Mix-Down Engineer) – Jay Lewis
Engineer (Recording Engineer) – Dean Parks, Gary Wright
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Overdubbed By (Drum Overdubs) – Jay Lewis

Art Direction, Design – Simon Levy
Illustration – Jonathan Meader
Photography By – Bob Seidemann

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Mixed At Hollywood Sound Recorders
Copyright (c) Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) Warner Bros. Records Inc.