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James Griffin - Breakin' Up Is Easy (1974) 



Artist: James Griffin
Album: Breakin' Up Is Easy
Label: Dreamsville
Catalog#: YDCD-0078

Made in Japan
Released: April 28, 2002
Genre: Pop/Rock, Soft Rock
Format: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:35:01





This is an incredible album from start to finish. One point before going into the songs in depth. Many people have made a point that David Gates wrote all the sugar sweet ballads for the group and Jimmy Griffin wrote more of the punchy material. I think this is so innaccurate. Gates could write rock and wrote some of the heaviest rock by Bread's standards - 'let your love go' and 'mother freedom' were heavier than anything I can hear Jimmy having done. And Jimmy wrote some incredible ballads during Bread's tenure.
This album shows the soft side of Jimmy's writing and each song is absolutely beautiful and poignant. I am so pleased to have purchased ot and would recommend anyone who likes the melodic beautiful ballads of bread to scoop this up, while it is still available. All the songs are ballads, except for 'love you till the cows come home', which is a really fun rocker. 'She knows' is just about the best song Griffin ever wrote, with beautiful sentimental words and a subtle orchestral backing. On par with this is 'Only now', equally as soft and beautiful. 
'Father and son' is a really catchy song, featuring John Miles of all people- (talented guy who wrote 'music'). It seagues into a protracted middle eight ballad section of the song, then reverts back to the up-tempo main section. again, excellent lyrics and really memorable. 'Love to light the way' is an amazing piano ballad with an excellent electric guitar solo. Great falsetto singing and really soothing. 'Breaking up is easy' is also a piano ballad in a similar vein.

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  Tracklist:

01. Breakin' Up Is Easy 03:57
02. Someday 02:35
03. Love You Till The Cows Come Home 03:02
04. She Knows 02:29
05. Father & Son 04:36
06. You'll Get Along 05:18
07. Lifeline 03:44
08. Going Back To Boston 03:43
09. Only Now 02:39
10. Love To Light The Way 02:54


     BREAKIN' UP IS EASY is a 10 track, 1974 solo recording by former Bread
     guitarist and Academy Award-winning composer James Griffin
     and includes Someday, She Knows, and Goin Back To Boston.


Musicians:
Drums: Russ Kunkel, Mike Botts
Bass: Lee Sklar, David Gates, Larry Knechtel
Guitars: James Griffin, Jeff Baxter, Larry Knechtel, Robb Royer
Piano: Robb Royer, Larry Knechtel
Sax: Curtis Amy, Jim Horn
All Vocals: James Griffin


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2 комментария:

  1. Producers: James Griffin and Robb Royer

    Musicians:
    Drums: Russ Kunkel, Mike Botts
    Bass: Lee Sklar, David Gates, Larry Knechtel
    Guitars: James Griffin, Jeff Baxter, Larry Knechtel, Robb Royer
    Piano: Robb Royer, Larry Knechtel
    Sax: Curtis Amy, Jim Horn
    All Vocals: James Griffin


    Thank you again.......

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  2. James Griffin - Breakin' Up Is Easy very good album thanks Alex.
    I have a request for this Canadian band ''Aut'chose''. Very good hard rock / post punk band.
    Thanks apanta.

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