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Beautiful, Ethereal Music,
This review is from: Anthology of Bread (Audio CD)
It is hard to pick a favorite on this CD. There is the beautiful simplicity of love songs like "Make It With You" and "Baby I'm-A-Want You," and there is the gentle heartbreak of others, "Everything I Own," "It Don't Matter To Me," "Diary," and "Look What You've Done," and there is the dreamy romanticism of "If" and "Aubrey."
The beautiful secret of Bread is simplicity and sincerity. The instrumental accompaniment is kept at a minimum, which lends the music such a simple, accessible folk sound and emphasizes beautiful voices of David Gates. Anything more would have detracted and drawn away from the music's pure emotion. No, the lyrics are not usually terribly clever, but they don't feel cliched either. Performed by anyone else they might have seemed that way, but Bread has a way of taking a seemingly ordinary love song and making it connect with your emotions on a much deeper level. The music and lyrics are exactly what they need to be: simple and heartfelt. It has an almost dreamlike quality of purity and love. The music is incredibly human, yet it's almost other-worldly. It is the sort of music to be shared with someone you love.