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The Elektra Years: Complete
Formed in Los Angeles, Bread would become one of the most successful soft rock bands of the 1970s – and one that remains among its most rewarding. Founders Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer and David Gates were all talented singers and songwriters, and the band scored a dozen Top 40 singles (including such favorites as “Make It with You,” “If” and “Everything I Own”). That the group's music was consistently good beyond the hits is borne out by the new boxed set THE ELEKTRA YEARS: THE COMPLETE ALBUMS, which gathers BREAD, ON THE WATERS, MANNA, BABY I'M-A WANT YOU, GUITAR MAN and LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE. It's a lot of Bread for just a little money, and these memorable melodies and engaging arrangements will never go stale.