Bread (album)

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Bread
BreadBread.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1969
RecordedElektra Sound Recorders, Late 1968, Hollywood, California
GenreSoft rock
Length35:29
LabelElektra
ProducerBread
Bread chronology
Bread
(1969)
On the Waters
(1970)
Singles from Bread
  1. "It Don't Matter to Me"
    Released: September 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone(favorable)[1]
The Village VoiceC–[2]

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

Bread peaked at #127 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The re-recorded track "It Don't Matter to Me" was issued as a single after the release of Bread's second album, On the Waters, and the #1 success of "Make It with You" in the summer of 1970. "It Don't Matter to Me" 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]

Side one

  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

Side two

  1. "Move Over" (Griffin) – 2:36
  2. "Don't Shut Me Out" (Gates) – 2:39
  3. "You Can't Measure the Cost" (Gates) – 3:22
  4. "Family Doctor" (Griffin, Royer) – 2:15
  5. "It Don't Matter to Me" (Gates) – 2:51
  6. "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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bangs, Lester (6 September 1969). "Bread". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (41): 29. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 18, 1969). "Consumer Guide (4)". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 4, 2019.