20 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

These are the finest slices of Bread, the L.A. folk-pop band that skillfully set romantic yearning to soft rock. Singer/songwriter David Gates distills the essence of hopeful romanticism in “Make It with You” and “Everything I Own,” his sweetly keening vocals nestled in shimmering ’70s ballads. On the sparkling “Guitar Man,” the group make life on the road sound like a noble calling.

EDITORS’ NOTES

These are the finest slices of Bread, the L.A. folk-pop band that skillfully set romantic yearning to soft rock. Singer/songwriter David Gates distills the essence of hopeful romanticism in “Make It with You” and “Everything I Own,” his sweetly keening vocals nestled in shimmering ’70s ballads. On the sparkling “Guitar Man,” the group make life on the road sound like a noble calling.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
329 Ratings

329 Ratings

Kharamazov ,

This is a great album but one song must be replaced

The "It don't matter to me" version on this itunes Best of Bread is not the one that is on the orignal album version, of "The Best of Bread" this tinny piece of crap does an injustice to the band. It is like a B side cut of a B grade album but the version contained on the other Bread collection is so full and beautiful it brings back sympathetic memories. So download this whole album and replace the sad version contained therein with the other version of "It don't matter to me", the same song on the Bread anthology itunes...trust me!

ryball05 ,

This is it...

I may be too young to have heard bread on the radio...but my dad made up for it. Bread's simple melodies, and great story-telling make every song slip into a mood. There are so many classics, for a good story listen to "Diary" about a man who finds out the truth; or "Guitar Man" about a man who must keep traveling to tell his stories. If you want classic love songs, "Make it with you", "Everything i own", and Baby-Im-A-want you" easily fit the bill. You can't go wrong with this collection.

j-brd ,

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the song "IT DON'T MATTER TO ME", contained on this anthology, is from the group's first album, entitled "BREAD". there are no strings at all. no other musicians except for the guys in the band. i believe the drummer was the studio musician jim keltner. each song is unbelievably good and does not sound like any other music from later bread albums. that's why the song sounds different from the re-recorded version familiar to most. please please please trust me and seek out this first album. absolutely not a wasted note. the middle instrumental part of the last song "FRIENDS AND LOVERS" is really ahead of it's time. there is a viola, played by david gates, in one song. try to find it. fun fun fun.....the recorder in the song "LOOK AT ME" is haunting. just buy it.

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