RELEASE
1972
LABEL
Elektra
GENRES
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 Freedomhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707581&id=281707579
  2. Baby I'm-A Want Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707592&id=281707579
  3. Down on My Kneeshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707593&id=281707579
  4. Everything I Ownhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707596&id=281707579
  5. Nobody Like Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707598&id=281707579
  6. Diaryhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707600&id=281707579
  7. Dream Ladyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707607&id=281707579
  8. Daughterhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707610&id=281707579
  9. Games of Magichttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707614&id=281707579
  10. This Isn't What the Governmeanthttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707615&id=281707579
  11. Just Like Yesterdayhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707619&id=281707579
  12. I Don't Love Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281707625&id=281707579
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