Emitt Rhodes (album)

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Emitt Rhodes
Studio album by Emitt Rhodes
Released 1970
Recorded 1969/1970
Genre Power pop, Rock
Label Dunhill Records
Producer Emitt Rhodes, Harvey Bruce
Emitt Rhodes chronology
Emitt Rhodes
(1970)
Mirror
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B–[2]

Emitt Rhodes is Rhodes' self-titled debut album, released in 1970.

Rhodes recorded the album in his home studio. At the time, union rules required that recordings released on major labels must be recorded in proper studios, so the fact that this was a home recording could not be mentioned on the cover. The runout groove of the original LP release on Dunhill Records contained a decorative banner proclaiming, "Recorded at Home." Rhodes wanted to call the album Homecooking, but Dunhill decided to title it Emitt Rhodes.

Rhodes recorded the instruments on a four-track recorder and then approached Dunhill, who gave him a contract. He transferred the four-track instrumental recordings to an eight-track recorder to add the vocals on the four additional channels (and using a better microphone).

The album reached number 29 on the Billboard album chart. The single "Fresh as a Daisy" reached number 54 on the Hot 100. Billboard later called the album one of the "best albums of the decade".

The song "Lullabye" was featured in the film The Royal Tenenbaums.[3]

Alt-country singer Tift Merritt recorded a cover of "Live Till You Die" on her 2010 album See You on the Moon.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Emitt Rhodes

  1. "With My Face on the Floor" – 3:06
  2. "Somebody Made for Me" – 2:23
  3. "She's Such a Beauty" – 2:21
  4. "Long Time No See" – 3:14
  5. "Lullabye" – 1:05
  6. "Fresh as a Daisy" – 2:46
  7. "Live Till You Die" – 2:44
  8. "Promises I've Made" – 3:21
  9. "You Take the Dark out of the Night" – 2:54
  10. "You Should Be Ashamed" – 2:38
  11. "Ever Find Yourself Running" – 2:34
  12. "You Must Have" – 2:04

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  • Emitt Rhodes: Recorded at Home, by Kevin Ryan, Tape Op #33, Jan. 2003, pp 44-50.
  • Emitt Rhodes Song Book, published by Thirty Four Music Co., 1971