Best of Bread - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Audio CD
- The The Best Of Bread
- South Africa
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
- Country of Origin
- WEA (Distributor)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Make It with You
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Everything I Own
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Diary
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Baby I'm-a Want You
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] It Don't Matter to Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] If
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Mother Freedom
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Down on My Knees
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Too Much Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Let Your Love Go
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Look What You've Done
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Truckin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Guitar Man, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Aubrey
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Last Time, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Sweet Surrender
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] He's a Good Lad
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Daughter
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Friends and Lovers
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Lost Without Your Love
- Studio / Live
- 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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