RATINGS: A = must own B = buy it C= average D = yawn F = puke

Bread - The Best of Bread 
Audio Fidelity


Rating: B

Okay tough guys, anyone who says they didn't keep this album handy for the chicks is lying.  Any macho man from the 1970s that states the tune "Everything I Own" never brought a tear to his eye is full of it. 

Bread was soft and fluffy, but band leader David Gates was a master at pulling on a listener's heart strings, even if the guy listening was tattooed, riding a Harley Davidson and ate glass just ‘because’! 

The album, originally released in 1973, has been given the super audio remaster treatment by sound specialists Audio Fidelity.  They nailed this one as the poignant moments are more emotional, the softness is made more cuddly and the sad songs are down right depressing!  The pop moments also sound crystal clear, as if the band is playing them in your living room!  Face it, Bread had some great folksy, acoustic moments.  The songs range from love songs, to soft rock tunes, to emotional and personal confessions from Gates.  Look at the tracklisting and you will discover this band was way more popular than you remembered!  We're talking classic songs like "Make It with You," "Everything I Own," "Baby I'm-a Want You," "If" and "It Don't Matter to Me."  Let’s not forget their protest song, the one that kinda-sorta rocked, "Mother Freedom." 

Get this one as it sounds amazing... then call up your best girlfriend, dim the lights, get the champagne on ice, splash on some Brute (by Faberge) and put on your love clothes!  This is the Best of Bread, which means you're gunna get lucky!

Make It with You
Everything I Own
Baby I'm-a Want You
It Don't Matter to Me
Mother Freedom
Down on My Knees
Too Much Love
Let Your Love Go
Look What You've Done

By Jeb Wright