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Bread was one of the most popular pop groups of the early '70s, earning a string of well-crafted, melodic soft rock singles, all of which were written by keyboardist/vocalist David Gates. A session musician and producer, Gates met in 1968 guitarist/vocalist James Griffin, who had already released a solo album called Summer Holiday. Griffin hired Gates to produce a new album, and the pair ... Read more in Amazon's Bread Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Elektra
  • ASIN: B000002H2N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,507 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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A full 20 tracks from the band that personified '70s soft rock! Includes Make It with You; If; Baby I'm A-Want You; Aubrey; Diary; Guitar Man; It Don't Matter to Me; Let Your Love Go; Everything I Own; Sweet Surrender , and more.

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Those who had more than their fill of the likes of England Dan & John Ford Coley in the '70s had Bread to thank for the proliferation of such acts. Bread, led by David Gates, took all of the softer aspects of the post-'60s folk metamorphosis and none of the artistry. Songs like "Make It with You" and "Baby I'm A-Want You" were enormous hits, but nothing compared to the success of "If." Surveys would probably show that eight out of 10 weddings in the years after the song's debut had it squeezed somewhere in the ceremonial proceedings. Anthology doesn't really offer anything that some select surfing of adult easy listening stations doesn't already provide. It also shows that in the end, most of Bread's material, while a staple of the aural diet of many, ultimately has become stale as their namesake. --Steve Gdula

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"Anthology of Bread" is one of those cd's you NEVER get tired of listening to!!
BerlyBlake67
To sum up: this is great 70's pop music by one of the seminal pop bands of that decade.
Charles Curtis
To keep it short, I bought it just for all the memories this music brought back.
Wayne Stevens

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67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Eric V. Moye on December 10, 2000
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The Editorial Reviewer sure was hard on this album, and I don't know why. Sure, Bread's sound as well as their lyrics were rather sweet. So what? They were love songs, for heaven's sake! Those somehow work a bit better when they generally are sweet.
I think that anyone who can recall the person who was the object of their affection some twenty or more years ago at the time when "Everything I Own" was first heard probably feels pretty good about that song, and hearing it again brings back good memories. Ditto for "Sweet Surrender".
Among my personal favorites are "It Don't Matter to Me" and "Guitar Man". Bread had a pleasing and gentle sound, and this anthology contains every one of their many wonderful hits. A must have for fans of music of the sevties and eighties.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By David Harstin on October 9, 1999
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Just who is this Steve Gdula you have writing reviews for you? I own every Bread LP, so I don't need to own this particular CD to write a review. David Gates' ballads, such as "If," are among the great American Standards. "Everything I Own" is one of the greatest love songs ever written. David Gates wrote the song for his late father. The song brings my late Dad vividly into my mind each time I hear it. The music of Bread is simply some of the most meaningful pop music ever, because the music touched the hearts of so many people. Hey, Gdula, that's what music is supposed to do! I guess you didn't learn that in Music Appreciation 101.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Steve Vrana HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on February 19, 2000
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Between Bread and the Carpenters, they were responsible for creating some of the loveliest melodies and soft rock classics of the seventies.
Lead vocalist and guitar player David Gates wrote all the group's hits. The band rarely stepped outside its role as pop balladeers--and certainly not on their singles. [The lone exception was 1971's "Mother Freedom," which only went to No. 37 and is not included here.] Album tracks like "Fancy Dancer" show that Bread could rock when it wanted to, but they're best known for make-out classics like "Make It with You," "It Don't Matter to Me," "If," "Baby I'm-A Want You" and "Everything I Own." These are all pop gems. Nobody recorded as many memorable mellow pop standards as Bread. RECOMMENDED
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Kevin March on May 25, 2002
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The editorial "reviewer" Steve Gdula and his fellow phillistine, jpcii are obviously insensitive souls that wouldnt know the work of genius if they FELL over it..... To dismiss the remarkably beautiful music of David Gates in such a harsh and off-handed way is reprehensible. I grew up in the 60's and 70's, and while it's currently fashionable to denigrate the oeuvre of artists such as Bread and Abba, I think it's safe to say that the best of their work will stand the test of time. Classics such as "IF" with its truly heartwrenching melody, or the haunting "Aubrey" are aging like wine. When you compare such pieces to the current banalities you hear on the radio (or MTV and VH1), is it any wonder how Gdula and his tone-deaf colleague became so insensitive to TRUE art ? I think not. Suffice it to say that the lovely and TIMELESS melodies and lyrics of David Gates & Bread will LONG be remembered......unlike the collective "reviews" of one Steve Gdula.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Rubendall HALL OF FAME on January 5, 2002
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It is easy to think of Bread as the 1970s version of Air Supply, but the truth is a bit more complicated. They were actually decent songwriters who knew that a good hook is the key to great pop music. I'd compare them more to Abba, another band that was critically reviled in their day, but knew how to get under the skin with their skillful melodies. Bread didn't have nearly as many great songs as Abba, but cuts like "Everything I Own," "Guitar Man" "Make it With You," and "Baby I'm a Want You" have a definate resiliancy that elevates them above mere pop fluff.
That having been said, "Anthology" is a bit overlong at twenty songs, and most listeners will likely find themselves skipping tracks. But the best of this material is well worth the price of admission.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kyle W. Elsbernd on October 13, 2003
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I heard Sting say that the test of a well-crafted song is how it sounds with a single voice and unaccompanied acoustic instrument. I play out on a regular basis, and I can tell you, these songs carry. If you sing them with conviction, subtlety, and tap into your romantic side, they are powerful, almost primal. Every song has a surprising, original chord progression. The melodies sound like they were discovered, not contrived. People 2000 years ago would have felt the simple sentiments of these songs accompanied by the guitar. A lot of insecure and untalented snobs dismissed the band, but as taste and talent erode, man do these songs sound better all the time. Sure, there are a few unfortunate arrangements ( the wah wah wah in if) that date the music) but fortunately, the songs do not sound dated. The band name is embarrassing, and inappropriate, because, though chosen in the right spirit, the music doesn't "feed" you. It's more sugar, maybe a little cotton candy. It's a little earthy, but more the sunny plains with the scent of the Rockies on the wind. A little of David Gate's Oklahoma. It's very American. Love these guys, because they're the real deal.
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