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Genres: Pop, Rock
David Gates is best known as the leader of the group Bread. After Bread dissolved, he issued a number of fine solo albums. Goodbye Girl was originally released in 1978 and reached # 165 on the Billboard chart. It contains ... more »
David Gates is best known as the leader of the group Bread. After Bread dissolved, he issued a number of fine solo albums. Goodbye Girl was originally released in 1978 and reached # 165 on the Billboard chart. It contains the hit title track, the theme to the hit movie of the same name. Wounded Bird. 2008.
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Nice new/compilation album
D. Moses | London, London United Kingdom | 01/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just in case anyone is interested, this contains tracks from Gates' first two solo albums, and 6 brand new tracks. It is an excellent batch of material. The new stuff is good for the most part. 'Goodbye Girl' is a beautiful piano ballad with one of the best melodies of all time. 'Overnight sensation' has an achingly gorgeous verse melody and is also a piano ballad. There is the poppy and melodic 'took the last train', then the rocky 'california girl'. 'Drifter' shows more of Gates' country influence, while 'He don't know how to love you' is a rock throwaway. I think what is missing from the 6 new songs, is a stripped down gorgeous guitar ballad with an orchestra, in the style of 'Ann', 'Aubrey' or 'Diary'. They could have easily replaced the last new track.
All the 'old' tracks are excellent, with loads of nice ballads and the best track Gates ever wrote period, 'Clouds, Rain'. Only one proper clunker is on the album 'Sunday riders' a poor attempt to rock out, but it is still listenable.
I highly recommend this album, if you are a fan of the soft rock style Bread have done so well."
Back in Print
Joseph Delaronde | Montreal, Quebec | 09/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great to see this one back in print. Nice overview of Gates solo career - minus his third Electra album and the Arista album, which came out later. great service by the seller."