Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Manna by Bread, including the original rare “Now!” obi.
About this copy: This copy of Manna is an original 1971 Japanese pressing on the Elektra label.
The cover is M-. The die-cut obi is VG+, with a few wrinkles. The two inserts are M-.
The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Beautiful disc!
A beautiful copy of an album that’s quite hard to find as a complete original issue.
Background: Released in March, 1971, Manna was the third album by Bread.
The album reached #21 on the U.S. album charts.
Bread’s third album, Manna, isn’t so much a step forward as it is a consolidation of strengths, as the group sharpens their skills and carves out their own identities. It’s clear that the rift between David Gates and Robb Royer and James Griffin is beginning to take shape, as the album is evenly divided between Gates tunes and Royer/Griffin compositions. …Yet, this is a record that is laid-back and even tempered, which isn’t a bad thing — it results in a fine listen, especially since the group’s songwriting remains at the high standard instituted on that first Bread album.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1971|