Bread Baby I'm-A Want You Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
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Bread Baby I'm-A Want You on Numbered Limited Edition
180g LP from Mobile Fidelity!
Pressed at RTI!
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Strictly Limited to 3,000 Copies:
Mobile Fidelity Numbered-Edition 180g Vinyl LP Plays with Engrossing Warmth,
Nuance, Smoothness, and Balance
Pop-Rock Classic Epitomizes Timeless Early 1970s AM Radio Sounds and Includes
Four Top 40 Hits: Bread's Baby I'm-A Want You Features Finessed Playing, Sturdy
Melodies, Passionate Harmonies
Any way you slice it, the template for the mellow sounds that dominated AM radio
in the 1970s starts with Baby I'm-A Want You. Bread's finest effort stands the
test of time by way of the band's sturdy melodies, the former studio
professionals' finessed playing, and some of the choicest harmonizing to ever
come out of Los Angeles. Anchored by four Top 40 hits, the pop-rock classic
radiates with golden-hued textures and pitch-perfect tones particularly on
this long-overdue analog reissue.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to
3,000 copies, Mobile Fidelity's numbered-edition 180g vinyl LP delivers
engrossing levels of warmth, nuance, and smoothness that elevate Bread's 1972
release to audiophile heights. For the first time, the quartet's polished
musicianship and vocal blends come across as if you're hearing them happen live
in the studio. Previously muddled elements are clarified, and the band's
choruses and treble-ringing notes opened up so they can fully blossom, pulling
you closer to the combination of serious emotion and comically infused romance.
In particular, leader David Gates' quasi-falsetto and other vocal touches get
their just due.
Baby I'm-A Want You spills over with vocal goodness on par with the Beatles
and Simon & Garfunkel. In his feature review for Rolling Stone, David Lubin
observed: "Melodically and vocally Gates approaches the best of his love
songs with a freshness that makes him, as did the early and middle [Paul]
McCartney, sound like he's never ever said before those words he's longed to
say.' Even when the ballads on the album are suffused with the passion of
unrequited love, Bread never forces [its] feelings upon you. [The group] has
developed an undefinable taste, or class, whatever you want to call it, which
was totally absent in [the past]."
The evidence arrives in the form of a quartet of songs that dominated the
Billboard Top 100 charts the title track (which climbed to #3), "Everything I
Own," "Diary," and "Mother Freedom." Throughout, melodramatic strains,
complementary keyboard lines, and a fine equilibrium of poised grit and
well-crafted instrumentation dot the music with sequin-like detail that
glistens anew and rewards repeat listening. Bread's mix of sentimental
ballads and revved-up rock tracks ("Down on My Knees," "Nobody Like You")
furthers the appeal of a record teeming with sweet and sour flavors.
It's also worth mentioning Baby I'm-A Want You marks the first appearance of
Grammy-winning pianist/organist Jimmy Knechtel on a Bread album. Together with
Gates, guitarist and Academy Award-winner Jimmy Griffin, and in-the-pocket
drummer Mike Botts, Knechtel gives the quartet the butter its songs need and
the ingredients missing from some of its earlier work. Puns aside, the
delicious back beats, buzzing guitars, complementary keyboard runs, and
steadying bass evident on every track serve to confirm all 12 songs are bread
winners literally and figuratively. And the music is perfectly safe for
gluten-free listeners, too!
• Numbered, Limited Edition - 3000 Copies
• Pressed at RTI
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Mastered by Krieg Wunderluch at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA, on
the Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
1. Mother Freedom
2. Baby I'm-A Want You
3. Down On My Knees
4. Everything I Own
5. Nobody Like You
1. Dream Lady
3. Games Of Magic
4. This Isn't What The Governmeant
5. Just Like Yesterday
6. I Don't Love You