The Best of Bread

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The Best of Bread
Greatest hits album by Bread
Released 1973
2001 (expanded edition)
Genre Soft rock
Label Elektra, re-released on Rhino in 1995
Bread chronology
Guitar Man
(1972)
The Best of Bread
(1973)
The Best of Bread, Volume 2
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Best of Bread is a multi-platinum compilation album by the band Bread released in 1973 by Elektra Records. Later re-issues have additional tracks including several from 1974's The Best of Bread, Volume 2.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Gates except as noted.
Side one
  1. "Make It with You" - 3:11
  2. "Everything I Own" - 3:05
  3. "Diary" - 3:05
  4. "Baby I'm-a Want You" - 2:26
  5. "It Don't Matter to Me" - 2:46
  6. "If" - 2:32
Side two
  1. "Mother Freedom" - 2:31
  2. "Down on My Knees" (Gates, James Griffin) - 2:42
  3. "Too Much Love" (Griffin, Robb Royer) - 2:43
  4. "Let Your Love Go"- 2:20
  5. "Look What You've Done" (Griffin, Royer) - 3:09
  6. "Truckin'" (Griffin, Royer) - 2:30
Additional tracks (2001 re-issue)
  1. "The Guitar Man" - 3:42
  2. "Aubrey" - 3:36
  3. "The Last Time" (Griffin, Royer) - 4:06
  4. "Sweet Surrender" - 2:33
  5. "He's a Good Lad" - 2:53
  6. "Daughter" - 3:17
  7. "Friends and Lovers" (Griffin, Royer, Tim Hallinan) - 3:50
  8. "Lost Without Your Love" - 2:52
Tracks 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 19 appeared on 1974's The Best of Bread, Volume 2.

Trivia[edit]

The Best of Bread is talked about in the film Maid in Manhattan.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Silver
United States (RIAA)[9] 5× Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best of Bread". Allmusic. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-03
  3. ^ "charts.org.nz Bread – The Best of Bread" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  4. ^ "Chart Stats - Bread – The Best of Bread" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( The Best of Bread > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  6. ^ "Billboard.BIZ Top Pop Albums of 1973". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Billboard.BIZ Top Pop Albums of 1974". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Bread – Best of Bread". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-03-03.  Enter Best of Bread in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Bread – Best of Bread". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-03-03.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  • Elektra EKS-75056 (1973 LP)
  • Rhino 74311 (2001 CD)
  • Allmusic.com review of original 12 track LP (link)
  • Allmusic.com review of 20 track CD re-issue (link)
  • RIAA certifications of "Top 58 Best Selling (multi-platinum) Greatest Hits Albums 1955-2001" (link)