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Bread - Best of Bread

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Item #: 2500713
    Bread includes: David Gates, James Griffin (vocals, guitar); Larry Knechtel (keyboards); Mike Botts (drums). Compilation producers: Bread, David McLees, Gary Stewart. Recorded between 1970 & 1976. Includes liner notes by Barry Alfonso. Digitally remast......more
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Artist: Bread
Bread includes: David Gates, James Griffin (vocals, guitar); Larry Knechtel (keyboards); Mike Botts (drums). Compilation producers: Bread, David McLees, Gary Stewart. Recorded between 1970 & 1976. Includes liner notes by Barry Alfonso. Digitally remastered by Bill Inglot & Geoff Sykes. Audio Remasterer: Bill Inglot. Liner Note Author: Barry Alfonso. As The Best of Bread unfolds, its 12 tracks begin to tell a tale of two different types of bands. The first half-dozen songs, all of which were composed by leader David Gates, are studies in soft pop perfection. On these two- and three-minute gems, Gates crafts soaring, evocative melodies that can stand against rock's finest. And though these songs' lyrics tend toward sentimentality, the band offers enough tasteful instrumentation to prevent them from slipping into easy listening melodramatics. Though there are no such concerns for the album's second half, Bread's more aggressive approach is not nearly as compelling. Certainly, tunes like "Mother Freedom" are appealing, middle-of-the-road rockers, but they lack the polished, melodic sophistication of their gentler counterparts. [An expanded edition with eight bonus tracks was also released.] ~ Brian Christopher Egan
See Also:
Guitar Man, The Best of Bread, Baby I'm-A Want You, Retrospective
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The Hollies, Burt Bacharach, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, The Beatles, The Association, Bee Gees, The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful, Neil Young, The Beach Boys
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Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Make It with You
  2. 2 Everything I Own
  3. 3 Diary
  4. 4 Baby I'm-a Want You
  5. 5 It Don't Matter to Me
  6. 6 If
  7. 7 Mother Freedom
  8. 8 Down on My Knees
  9. 9 Too Much Love
  10. 10 Let Your Love Go
  11. 11 Look What You've Done
  12. 12 Truckin'
  13. 13 Guitar Man, The
  14. 14 Aubrey
  15. 15 Last Time, The
  16. 16 Sweet Surrender
  17. 17 He's a Good Lad
  18. 18 Daughter
  19. 19 Friends and Lovers
  20. 20 Lost Without Your Love
Rock & Pop
Rhino Records
Number of Discs:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
SPARS Coding:
60 : 44
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (5/24/73, p.56) - "...The album is so perfect, so compact, so endlessly listenable....'Diary' is a real masterpiece..."
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    I love this cd. It has all my favorite hits by Bread. I'm so happy that in this day and age, we can still get our old songs.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? great
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? great
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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    demdeni156 from Rochester NY, Oct 21, 2011

  • Best of Bread

    Easy listening music from my teen years that makes me happy. :) Exactly what I had anticipated. Received the CD within 5 days of ordering.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    tamisinlove from Laurel, Montana, Apr 19, 2011

  • Great!

    Thanks for the CD, I was looking for this one specially for my brother overseas, I am pretty sure he will love it!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    Anonymous from San Diego, Sep 19, 2007

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