soulful 'Southern Rock' voice and fabulous guitar playing, James
Griffin was an integral element to the original sound of Bread.
Between 1969 & 1972 Bread released five albums of magical music.
Although David Gates became the member most widely associated with the
band's success, the recipe for Bread relied as much on the songs, vocals
and guitar playing of James Griffin.
Tending to provide Bread's albums with quirkier, harder-edged songs,
Griffin was nonetheless a master of exquisitely written ballads himself.
His two solo LPs of the 1970s - Breakin' Up Is Easy (1974) and James
Griffin (1977), the latter released only in Europe – are practically
buried treasure for devotees of Bread and the Bread 'sound'. Two songs –
'She Knows' and 'That's All I Need' – include the classic Bread line-up.
This anthology marks the first release anywhere of the second album on
CD, and adds two previously unreleased BBC live tracks from a 1974
recording of 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'.
Now reissued with the full approval of the James Griffin Estate and
digitally re-mastered from the original studio production tapes, this
anthology comes with a 12 page booklet featuring extensive liner notes,
photographs and full recording details.