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 Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search
  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)