Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock

Album Review

Baby I'm-A Want You is Bread's best album, showcasing its soft and hard sides (yes, Bread had a hard side) at their respective peaks. "Mother Freedom," with its crunchy James Griffin guitar solo, and the superb soft rocker "Baby I'm-A Want You" made a brilliant opening which the rest of the album had a hard time matching. The songs range from wistful sentimentality ("Diary") to spirited protest ("This Isn't What the Government," a poor man's "Taxman" with an anti-war slant). The high points outnumber the flat spots, and the playing is very polished (with unexpected hard rock flourishes on "Dream Lady"), but this is still a '70s period piece. Reissued in 1996.
Bruce Eder, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Mother Freedom
  2. Baby I'm-A Want You
  3. Down on My Knees
  4. Everything I Own
  5. Nobody Like You
  6. Diary
  7. Dream Lady
  8. Daughter
  9. Games of Magic
  10. This Isn't What the Governmeant
  11. Just Like Yesterday
  12. I Don't Love You