The Best of Bread

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The Best of Bread
The Best of Bread.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 1973
2001 (expanded edition)
GenreSoft rock
LabelElektra, re-released on Rhino in 1995
ProducerDavid Gates, James Griffin (Associate Producer)
Bread chronology
Guitar Man
(1972)
The Best of Bread
(1973)
The Best of Bread, Volume 2
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

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, along with their November 1976 single; Lost Without Your Love.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Gates except as noted.
Side one
  1. "Make It with You" - 3:15
  2. "Everything I Own" - 3:06
  3. "Diary" - 3:05
  4. "Baby I'm-a Want You" - 2:25
  5. "It Don't Matter to Me" - 2:41
  6. "If" - 2:33
Side two
  1. "Mother Freedom" - 2:55
  2. "Down on My Knees" (Gates, James Griffin) - 2:44
  3. "Too Much Love" (Griffin, Robb Royer) - 2:45
  4. "Let Your Love Go"- 2:25
  5. "Look What You've Done" (Griffin, Royer) - 3:10
  6. "Truckin'" (Griffin, Royer) - 2:31
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, as well as an episode of The Wonder Years as "Winnie Cooper" preferred side one. It is also mentioned in the film Primer as the gift Abe brings to Robert's birthday.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Silver
United States (RIAA)[10] 5× Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best of Bread". Allmusic. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Bread: The Best of Bread". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0-89919-025-1. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-03
  4. ^ "charts.org.nz Bread – The Best of Bread" (ASP). Hung Medien. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - Bread – The Best of Bread" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( The Best of Bread > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03.
  7. ^ "Billboard.BIZ Top Pop Albums of 1973". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  8. ^ "Billboard.BIZ Top Pop Albums of 1974". billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Bread – Best of Bread". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012-03-03. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Best of Bread in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  10. ^ "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)