The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Atlantic/Rhino's 2006 double-disc The Definitive Collection is a truncated version of Rhino's 1996 double-disc, Retrospective, which has been seriously edited for this reissue. The 1996 comp ran a generous 50 songs, featuring not only all of Bread's hits, but also solo singles from James Griffin and David Gates, including the latter's classic hit "The Goodbye Girl." The 2006 comp knocks off 20 of those songs -- well, 21, really, since "I Want You with Me" is the only one of the 30 songs here that wasn't on Retrospective -- and offers an edited version of that set's liner notes. The big hits are all here -- including "If," "Make It with You," "Baby I'm-A Want ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Atlantic/Rhino's 2006 double-disc The Definitive Collection is a truncated version of Rhino's 1996 double-disc, Retrospective, which has been seriously edited for this reissue. The 1996 comp ran a generous 50 songs, featuring not only all of Bread's hits, but also solo singles from James Griffin and David Gates, including the latter's classic hit "The Goodbye Girl." The 2006 comp knocks off 20 of those songs -- well, 21, really, since "I Want You with Me" is the only one of the 30 songs here that wasn't on Retrospective -- and offers an edited version of that set's liner notes. The big hits are all here -- including "If," "Make It with You," "Baby I'm-A Want You," "Everything I Own," and "The Guitar Man." Any listener going in cold to The Definitive Collection, not knowing about the previous double-disc set, will likely find this reasonably satisfying, but Retrospective is better than this set in every way. And if given the choice between the two -- which most consumers will be, since both The Definitive Collection and Retrospective are on the market simultaneously -- there's no reason to select this one over its more comprehensive cousin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2006
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 081227338824
  • Catalog Number: 73388
  • Sales rank: 54,639

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dismal Day (2:20)
  2. 2 London Bridge (2:32)
  3. 3 Any Way You Want Me (3:14)
  4. 4 The Last Time (4:11)
  5. 5 Friends and Lovers (3:54)
  6. 6 Make It with You (3:15)
  7. 7 Look What You've Done (3:14)
  8. 8 I Want You with Me (2:53)
  9. 9 Why Do You Keep Me Waiting (2:30)
  10. 10 Call on Me (4:01)
  11. 11 It Don't Matter to Me (2:50)
  12. 12 Let Your Love Go (2:25)
  13. 13 If (2:35)
  14. 14 Too Much Love (2:48)
  15. 15 He's a Good Lad (2:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Take Comfort (3:33)
  2. 2 Truckin' (2:33)
  3. 3 Mother Freedom (2:36)
  4. 4 Baby I'm-A Want You (2:30)
  5. 5 Down on My Knees (2:44)
  6. 6 Daughter (3:22)
  7. 7 Everything I Own (3:07)
  8. 8 Diary (3:07)
  9. 9 The Guitar Man (3:47)
  10. 10 Aubrey (3:39)
  11. 11 Fancy Dancer (3:34)
  12. 12 Sweet Surrender (2:36)
  13. 13 Lost Without Your Love (2:56)
  14. 14 She's the Only One (3:01)
  15. 15 Hooked on You (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bread Primary Artist
David Gates Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
James Griffin Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Jim Gordon Drums
Larry Knechtel Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Group Member
Robb Royer Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Group Member
Mike Botts Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Bread Audio Production
David Gates Composer, Audio Production
James Griffin Composer
Bruce Botnick Engineer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Bruce Morgan Engineer
Robb Royer Composer, Producer
Armin Steiner Engineer
Geoff Sykes Remastering
Barry Alfonso Liner Notes
Mike Botts Composer
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