Fate for Breakfast

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Fate for Breakfast
Fate for Breakfast album cover.jpg
Studio album by Art Garfunkel
Released March 15, 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Soft rock
Length 36:44
Label Columbia
Producer Louie Shelton (except "Bright Eyes" produced by Mike Batt)
Art Garfunkel chronology
Watermark
(1978)
Fate for Breakfast
(1979)
Scissors Cut
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(Not Favorable)[2]

Fate for Breakfast is the fourth solo studio album by Art Garfunkel released in March 1979 on Columbia Records. It was his first album to miss the U.S. Billboard Top 40 and his first album containing no U.S. Top 40 singles. However, the European release of the album does include a different version of the song "Bright Eyes", which was featured in the film version of the novel Watership Down, and reached the number-one spot in the United Kingdom, and became the biggest selling single of 1979 there. Likewise, the album itself garnered international success, reaching the top-ten in some European countries. The album was issued in five different sleeves, each with a different shot of Art Garfunkel at the breakfast table.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1:

  1. "In a Little While (I'll Be on My Way)" (Dennis Belfield) – 3:27
  2. "Since I Don't Have You" (Joseph Rock, Jimmy Beaumont, Lenny Martin) – 3:39
  3. "And I Know" (Michael Sembello, David Batteau) – 3:40
  4. "Sail on a Rainbow" (Stephen Bishop) – 3:45
  5. "Miss You Nights" (Dave Townsend) – 3:47

Side 2:

  1. "Bright Eyes" (Mike Batt) – 4:00 — (Not included on U.S. album release)
  2. "Finally Found a Reason" (Sembello, Batteau, Craig Bickhardt, Rick Bell) – 2:41
  3. "Beyond the Tears" (Jeffrey Comanor, Robert Gundry) – 3:53
  4. "Oh How Happy" (Charles Hatcher) – 2:41
  5. "When Someone Doesn't Want You" (Jeffrey Staton) – 3:34
  6. "Take Me Away" (Grant Gullickson, Lance Gullickson) – 4:04

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Fate for Breakfast at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (1979-06-28), "Music Reviews : Fate for Breakfast by Art Garfunkel", Rolling Stone, archived from the original on 2008-05-09, retrieved 2008-05-09 
  3. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
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  5. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 31, No. 8, May 19, 1979". RPM. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
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  11. ^ "Chart Stats - Art Garfunkel - Fate for Breakfast". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
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  14. ^ "Complete UK Year-End Album Charts". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
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