The American Dream

Emitt Rhodes - The American Dream
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1970 Ratings: #70 / 124
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Based on 3 ratings
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1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
A&M, A&M Canada / Label
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This album may be seen as a sort of a warm-up for Rhodes' brilliant, self-recorded Dunhill albums.

Mother Earth ~ ★★★☆☆
Pardon Me ~ ★★★☆☆
Textile Factory ~ ★★★☆☆
Someone Died ~ ★★★★☆
Come Ride, Come Ride ~ ★★★☆☆
Let's All Sing ~ ★★★☆☆
Holly Park ~ ★★★★☆
Saturday Night ~ ★★★☆☆
Mary Will You Take My Hand ~ ★★★☆☆
The Man He Was ~ ★★★★☆
In Days of Old ~ ★★★☆☆
'til the Day After ~ ★★★☆☆

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This is a decent collection of unreleased songs thrown together by his early label, and it shows off his unique, often quirky but profound songwriting style. It's impossible not to hear the Paul McCartney similarities, but the eccentricity and production is toned down and it's just a lot of funky writing. Some of the better songs are "Someone Died", "You're a Very Lovely Woman", "Mary Will You Take My Hand". Sounds a little bit like a retro indie pop artist of our ... read more

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Track List

  1. Mother Earth
  2. Pardon Me
  3. Textile Factory
  4. Someone Died
  5. Come Ride, Come Ride
  6. Let's All Sing
  7. Holly Park
  8. You're a Very Lovely Woman
  9. Mary Will You Take My Hand
  10. The Man He Was
  11. In Days of Old
  12. 'til the Day After
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Added on: March 3, 2021