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London 1971 [no label, 1CD]

BBC In Concert, London, UK; July 1971. Very good audio (ripped from TV broadcast).


This is rather odd, because it features David Gates, the main singer and songwriter for the soft rock band Bread, at a time when he hadn’t started a solo career yet. In fact, Bread was just hitting it big when this was recorded. Apparently what happened was that the BBC TV show “In Concert” was focusing on songwriters at the time, so only Gates was invited to play, not all of Bread.

Whatever the reason, it’s an interesting look at the songs of Bread being done in a different way. It’s mostly a solo show, with Gates playing on guitar or piano depending on the song, but a full band joins in for a couple of songs, and there’s some strings on other songs.

This was broadcast in February 1972, but apparently it was recorded in July 1971. At that time, Bread had three hit singles, “If,” “It Don’t Matter to Me,” and “Make It with You.” He played those three here, plus “Baby I’m-a Want You” and “Diary,” which would be hits later. The other songs come from Bread albums, except for “Change of Heart” which wouldn’t appear on a Bread album until 1977.

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Track 01. It Don’t Matter to Me 3:02
Track 02. talk 0:29
Track 03. Look at Me 2:34
Track 04. talk 0:30
Track 05. The Other Side of Life 2:03
Track 06. talk 0:09
Track 07. She Was My Lady 2:50
Track 08. talk 0:31
Track 09. He’s a Good Lad 2:50
Track 10. Change of Heart 3:45
Track 11. talk 0:25
Track 12. Make It with You 3:42
Track 13. Diary 3:14
Track 14. talk 0:07
Track 15. Baby I’m-a Want You 2:33
Track 16. talk 0:22
Track 17. If 2:52
32 mins

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  1. 25 Responses to “DAVID GATES - LONDON 1971”

  2. coсk coсk coсk СOCK СOCK

    By Derrick on Sep 27, 2022

  3. Stick that up my geezer arse

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 27, 2022

  4. I liked Me & You & A Dog Named Boo and then this guy started microsoft. What a dude

    By Derrick on Sep 27, 2022

  5. I remember playing a medley of Bread’s songs in Jr. High and enjoying the beautiful music. We were also hearing them on the radio. There is no beautiful romantic music now days but just hearing these songs again brings back happy times to my mind. Thank you for sharing this concert. I suppose it would have been difficult for him to sing “Mother Freedom” on an acoustic without the band but it shows they could rock.

    By Horse on Sep 27, 2022

  6. I remember sticking the pin in my arm back in the day. We didnt call it smack or H..we called it HORSE. are you a junkie horse

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 27, 2022

  7. I remember sticking the pin in my arm back in the day. We didnt call it smack or H..we called it HORSE. are you a junkie ..

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 27, 2022

  8. Why heroin is called “horse”
    Posted on Dec 10, 2010by Tuesday’s Horse
    Heroin earned the nickname “horse” because it kicks equines into overdrive. Morphine and other opiates, which lull humans to sleep, also trigger the ancient equine flight response.

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 27, 2022

  9. i wish i never kicked my habit. i likes having a nigger monkey on my back

    By Pat Grooms on Sep 27, 2022

  10. Horse , you are so right , no great music on the mainstream anymore, you have to search hard to find it . Back then it was at your radio dial all the time

    By Bill on Sep 27, 2022

  11. Bread , The Carpenters , Mainstream wouldn’t touch them today . Today you have to be a vulgar rapper or a lip sinking pop queen in a mini skirt . Meanwhile the few talented artists today have to tour non stop for peanuts just to make it . Music like the rest of society sucks today

    By Bill on Sep 27, 2022

  12. Rumor has it David gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 27, 2022

  13. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Sep 27, 2022

  14. I agree music sucks today . Who is the current great lead guitarist. The biggest selling concert acts are still the old legends Stones , Dylan , The Who , Neil
    Young , McCartney , Springsteen, Elton John , pretty pathetic. No new blood . Who wants to pay to see a bunch of nigger rappers ?

    By Lee Wade on Sep 27, 2022

  15. Bread was great back in the day , great soft rock ballads. Great memories

    By Lee Wade on Sep 27, 2022

  16. This dude is very big in the. Britches I hear . Got a big ole foot long hoagie in his pants

    By ELU on Sep 27, 2022

  17. Who starts these rumor s ?

    By Jocko P on Sep 27, 2022

  18. diсk suck diсk suck diсk diсk diсk suck muk diсk

    By Derrick on Sep 28, 2022

  19. I wanna suck David Gates’ diсk .

    By HHH on Sep 28, 2022

  20. I want you to suck my diсk HHH.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Sep 28, 2022

  21. Let’s all start suckin’ each others diсks !

    By Derrick on Sep 28, 2022

  22. I’d like to join you boys while you’re suckin’ diсks

    By Lee Wade on Sep 28, 2022

  23. Well here I am boys! The real diсk.

    By Diсk on Sep 28, 2022

  24. Slurp suck slobber lick gobble swallow

    By Derrick HHH Anti Nelson DD on Sep 28, 2022

  25. Derrick, HHH, Anti, Nelson, DD, T J, Confederate Bob are all the same needle diсk loser

    By Lee Wade on Sep 28, 2022

  26. There’s one big human centipede circle suckfest going on here!

    By Sumdh Umfuqh on Oct 4, 2022

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