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
328 Ratings
328 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.

bpinphilly ,

Buttered Bread

A great overview of their career, expanded from the original release back in '73 (which had only the first 12 tracks). But it gets docked a star for having an alternate version of "It Don't Matter To Me" (the original is on RETROSPECTIVE). Otherwise, a wonderful peek into the '70s mellow rock scene.

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