Baby I'm-a Want You

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Baby I'm-a Want You
Bread - Baby I'm-a Want You.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 1972
Recorded1971
StudioSound Recorders, Los Angeles; Sound Labs, Los Angeles
GenreSoft rock
Length34:52
LabelElektra, re-released on Rhino in 1995
ProducerDavid Gates
Bread chronology
Manna
(1971)
Baby I'm-a Want You
(1972)
Guitar Man
(1972)
Singles from Baby I'm-a Want You
  1. "Baby I'm-a Want You"
    Released: October 23, 1971
  2. "Everything I Own"
    Released: January 29, 1972
  3. "Diary"
    Released: April 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone(not rated) [2]

Baby I'm-a Want You is the fourth album by Bread, released in 1972. Its singles included the title cut (which reached #3 on the Billboard Top 100), "Everything I Own" (#5), "Mother Freedom" (#37), and "Diary" (#15). This was the first Bread album to feature keyboards player Larry Knechtel.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Mother Freedom" (David Gates) – 2:35
  2. "Baby I'm-a Want You" (Gates) – 2:31
  3. "Down on My Knees" (Gates, James Griffin) – 2:44
  4. "Everything I Own" (Gates) – 3:07
  5. "Nobody Like You" (Gates, Griffin, Larry Knechtel) – 3:14
  6. "Diary" (Gates) – 3:09
Side two
  1. "Dream Lady" (Griffin, Robb Royer) – 3:22
  2. "Daughter" (Gates) – 3:23
  3. "Games of Magic" (Griffin, Royer) – 3:10
  4. "This Isn't What the Governmeant" (Gates) – 2:27
  5. "Just Like Yesterday" (Griffin) – 2:15
  6. "I Don't Love You" (Griffin) – 2:49

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baby I'm-a Want You at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rolling Stone Review
  3. ^ http://www.goldminemag.com/articles/get-an-exclusive-sneak-peek-at-the-first-ever-biography-of-bread
  4. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 17, No. 9" (PHP). RPM. 1971-04-15. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  5. ^ "Bread > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  6. ^ Billboard 200 - Bread Baby I'm-a Want You Chart History, Billboard.com. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Billboard Top LP's & Tape", Billboard, March 25, 1972. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Top Popular Albums", Billboard, December 30, 1972. p. TA-24. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Bread – Baby I'm-a Want You". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.