Best Of Bread

The Best Of Bread

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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 each studies in soft pop perfection. On these two- and three-minute gems, Gates crafts soaring, evocative melodies that can stand against rock's

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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 each 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. ~ Brian Christopher Egan

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Release Date:
06/19/2001
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227431129
catalogNumber:
74311
Rank:
2872

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The Best Of Bread 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
TJ88 More than 1 year ago
"Make It With You" started me hooked onto Bread's sound during my teen years. David Gates was the pioneer of saccharine, soothing yet sentimental songs that spawned later days followers like Air Supply, although the latter is more inclined towards love ballads. However, Bread were the more accomplished musicians in my opinion. I have owned different discs of Bread but this version from Rhino is the best in audio reproduction. For fans of Bread and those who wish to find out what 70s' music is all about, this should be the definitive disc to own!
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