"Okay you have to buy "Baby I Want You" by Bread. All of the songs on it are great, especially "Everything I own"(my fav song). If you are a soft-rock fan then you can not live without this album for another day! All of the music on the album has a certain quality to it that just kind of calms you almost. Their music isn't too hardcore or heavy, it's just right for taking it easy. I strongly suggest you buy this album. You won't regret it! So go and buy it! Now!"
Why this is different from the Best of Bread
A. Butterfield | UK | 07/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you already have one of the many BEST OF Bread albums, and want to hear some more, this is as good a place as any to start. Bread's original studio albums are all equally excellent. The difference from the BEST OF albums is that you get to hear more James Griffin songs, because most of the "hits" were penned (and sung) by David Gates. Songs like "Down on My Knees" and "Just Like Yesterday" have the unmistakable Griffin signature. They're not classics like "Baby I'm a Want You" or "Everything I Own", but very good nonetheless. Lets you see the other side of Bread."
This was the best year of my life
Andrew Kelly | 10/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1972 I bought this, at that time, eight track tape. I wore it out. It was one of mine and my girlfriend's (now wife) favorite tapes. So many memories come flooding back when I listen to this recording. Sometimes music transports us to a place and time from long ago and we can relive wonderful times. This tape does this for me."
This is Bread's "Sgt Pepper"
Bill Board | God's Wrath, Ohio | 08/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bread was a little difficult to take, for true Rock and Rollers in the early seventies. David Gates, their cheif songwriter, evidentally felt that he was the "McCartney" of the band, his penchant for composing AOR/MOR fluff like "Make It With You" being the Bread tracks that were played on the radio. The man COULD Rock and Roll if he absolutely HAD to (dig "Let Your Love Go" off the previous "Manna" album), but by and large, he was going after the leisure suit/"been there-done that" babyboomers who'd burnt out on tripe like Joni Mitchell or James Taylor. Ah, but the other guitarist/vocalist of the band, James Griffin, was there to kick his bootie every album - and Griffin absolutely SHINES here on "Want You": dig his very much LEAD guitar on the very first track, "Mother Freedom," or especially the final cut on the album, "I Don't Love You," where Griffin flaunts his Memphis background (God Bless him!), and sounds like a severely hungover Wilson Pickett. But the most important element that added some desperately need integrity - and, yes, testosterone! - to the group was the addition of one of Ammerica's greatest natural resources, keyboardist/bassist Larry Knechtel. Every thing on "Baby I'm-a Want You," even the hideous title track is...empowered, yes, by Knechtel's presence. And if you're over 50, you certainly must remember Knechtel stealing the show out from under the rest of the band on "American Bandstand," where he played that marvelous tack-piano on "Nobody Like You." Knechtel even plays "lead" guitar (frankly, superior to the other two) on the "daddy bye-bye baby" song, "Daughter." His organ solo on Griffin's "Dream Lady" shows his superiority to other then-current "flashier" keyboardists (I'm not even mentioning Wakeman or Emerson, am I?), and his harmonica on Griffin's "I Don't Love You" makes you say to yourself, "when WERE these guys at Sun Studio?" "Baby I'm'a Want You" is a GREAT album, folks, even the slush, and it's one of those few album/CDs that you can play all the way thru, without having to "skip over" every other track - and you could say that about NO OTHER Bread album. And Rest In Peace, James Griffin, Larry Knechtel, and drummer Mike Botts."