The American Dream (Emitt Rhodes album)

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The American Dream
Studio album by Emitt Rhodes
Released 1971
Recorded 1969
Genre Baroque pop
Label A&M
Producer Larry Marks, Peter Pilafian
Emitt Rhodes chronology
Mirror
(1971)
The American Dream
(1971)
Farewell to Paradise
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The American Dream is Emitt Rhodes' third album by release date, although it was recorded first. It was recorded in 1969, but released in 1971 as a contractual obligation to A&M Records. The album was released in response to the success of his two solo albums on Dunhill Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Emitt Rhodes

  1. "Mother Earth" – 2:29
  2. "Pardon Me" – 2:46
  3. "Textile Factory" – 3:04
  4. "Someone Died" – 2:04
  5. "Come Ride, Come Ride" – 2:53
  6. "Let's All Sing" – 2:41
  7. "Holly Park" – 2:59
  8. "You're a Very Lovely Woman" – 2:52
  9. "Mary Will You Take My Hand" – 2:21
  10. "The Man He Was" - 2:59
  11. "In the Days of the Old" – 2:13
  12. "'Til the Day After" – 2:46

NOTE: "Saturday Night" – 1:59 was on the short-lived original release in 1970, but was deleted in favor of "You're a Very Lovely Woman" on the more well-known re-release in 1971. "Saturday Night" does appear on Listen, Listen — the Definitive Collection of The Merry-Go-Round & "The Emitt Rhodes Recordings (1969–1972)".

Personnel[edit]

  • Emitt Rhodes — vocals, multi-instruments
  • Don Randi - keyboards
  • Pete Jolly - drums
  • Lyle Ritz - bass
  • Jim Gordon - drums
  • Hal Blaine - drums
  • Chuck Berghofer - bass, drums
  • Perry Botkin, Jr. - arranger
  • John Guerin - drums
  • Gary Kato - drums
  • Larry Knechtel - keyboards
  • Joel Larson - drums
  • James Leitch
  • Drake Levin
  • Donald Peake - guitar
  • Joe Porcaro - percussion
  • Emil Radocchia
  • Bill Rheinhart
  • Michael Rice
  • Ian Freebairn-Smith - arranger
  • David Bennett Cohen - guitar
  • Tom Reynolds
  • Jim McCrary - photography

References[edit]

  • Emitt Rhodes: Recorded at Home, by Kevin Ryan, Tape Op #33, Jan. 2003, pp 44–50.