Showing posts with label David Gates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Gates. Show all posts

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Took the last train - David Gates

I didn't know this single when I bought it. I almost didn't buy it, because of the fact it didn't have a picture sleeve - and I always prefer to have those. But then I figured this might never have been released with a picture sleeve and I was curious enough to hear this song upon the strength of David Gates' name alone. The former Bread frontman has been responsible for several great songs.

Boy, was I glad that I bought this single! It's a great upbeat track, very melodic. By contrast, the B-side is a wonderful ballad. It was David Gates' only single to reach the UK singles chart, peaking at number 50 in the summer of 1978.

My collection: 7" single no. 4949
Found: Velvet Vinyl Outlet, Den Haag, October 8, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Took the last train' / 'Ann'

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Lorilee - David Gates

After the breakup of his band Bread, David Gates recorded a solo album entitled 'First', which in my book is definitely a classic album. I never really knew how many singles were taken from that album, but I came across another one, and despite the state it was in, I knew I had to have it.

'Lorilee' was released in early 1974 and featured two tracks from the album: 'Lorilee' (the last track on the album) and 'Sail around the world' (The first track on the album). The single did not chart in any territory.

My collection: 7" single no. 4636
Found: All that music, Leiden, March 13, 2010
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Lorilee' / 'Sail around the world'

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Goodbye girl - David Gates

'Goodbye girl' was the title track from David Gates' third solo album, released in 1978. The former Bread lead singer recorded only six new tracks for the album, the other six tracks were taken from his two previous solo albums.

The single was an unsuccessful one, as it didn't chart in Europe. Gates did continue recording music, although he took a break between 1981 and 1994.

My collection: 7" single no. 2249
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, March 4 ,1995
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Goodbye girl' / 'Sunday rider'

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Clouds - David Gates

David Gates is best known as the lead singer of the group Bread, which released 11 hit singles between 1970 and 1973. When Bread disbanded in 1973, fans and the music industry were very surprised. It enabled David Gates to record his debut solo album, entitled 'First'. This solo album contained a lengthy track called 'Suite: Clouds, Rain', consisting of two songs coupled together by piano instrumentals. For this single, the song 'Clouds' was edited from that suite and released on its own. In the USA, the single peaked at no. 47 in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

I got to know the album by David Gates in the early nineties, and found this single in 1995. Having never known it was released, that was quite an interesting find.

My collection: 7" single no. 2236
Found: Record fair, Rotterdam, January 21, 1995
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Clouds' / 'I use the soap'
Download: here
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