Bread (album)

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Bread
Studio album by Bread
Released September, 1969
Recorded Elektra Sound Recorders
Genre Soft Rock
Length 35:29
Label Elektra
Producer Bread
Bread chronology
Bread
(1969)
On the Waters
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (not rated) link

Bread is the self-titled debut album by soft rock band Bread, released in 1969.

Bread peaked at #127 on Billboard's (North America) Pop Albums chart. A remake of "It Don't Matter to Me" charted in 1970 (see 1970 in music) after the release of Bread's second album. It peaked at #2 and #10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary and Pop Singles charts, respectively.

The album's cover, with whimsical depictions of the band members photos on paper currency, refers to contemporary slang equating "bread" to money.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dismal Day" (Gates) - 2:21
  2. "London Bridge" (Gates) - 2:32
  3. "Could I" (Griffin, Royer) - 3:31
  4. "Look at Me" (Gates) - 2:43
  5. "The Last Time" (Griffin, Royer) - 4:10
  6. "Any Way You Want Me" (Griffin, Royer) - 3:16
  7. "Move Over" (Griffin) - 2:36
  8. "Don't Shut Me Out" (Gates) - 2:39
  9. "You Can't Measure the Cost" (Gates) - 3:22
  10. "Family Doctor" (Griffin, Royer) - 2:15
  11. "It Don't Matter to Me" (Gates) - 2:51
  12. "Friends and Lovers" (Griffin, Royer) - 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Bread
  • Engineer: Bruce Botnick
  • Production supervisor: Jac Holzman
  • Art direction: William S. Harvey, Coco Shinomiya
  • Cover art concept: William S. Harvey
  • Cover art: Abe Gurvin
  • Design: Bryan Rackleff
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Liner Notes: Barry Alfonso

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1969 Pop Albums 127

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1970 "It Don't Matter To Me" Adult Contemporary 2
1970 "It Don't Matter To Me" Hot 100 10