Saturday, August 6, 2011

Emitt Rhodes - The Emitt Rhodes Recordings [1969-1973] (us baroque pop rock 2CDs - MP3 320K and FLAC)

Hawthorne, CA, native Emitt Rhodes made his first mark in the music world in 1967 as the leader of the baroque pop band the Merry-Go-Round.
The band achieved some marginal success with the Rhodes-penned "Live" and "You're A Very Lovely Woman", recording one album of Magical Mystery Tour-inspired pop.

When the band broke up in 1969, Rhodes set up a home studio in his parents' garage and began his solo career, engineering and playing all instruments himself.

The strength of his initial demos, now showing a strong Paul McCartney influence, helped him get signed to ABC/Dunhill.
His critically acclaimed, self-titled debut managed to break into the Top 40 in 1971, but pressure from his record company forced him to rush-release a follow-up, Mirror, the same year.

Mirror was predictably a lesser effort, barely charting.
By the time of the third album, 1973's Farewell to Paradise, Rhodes was running into legal problems with ABC, since he was unable to fulfill his contract, which demanded he deliver a new album every six months.

Disillusioned, he retired from the performing side of the business, working instead as an engineer and studio operator for Elektra/Asylum.

Though he never released an album since Farewell to Paradise, he continued to write and demo new songs. (by Chris Woodstra)

Tracklist :

CD 1 :
01.Mother Earth
02.Pardon Me
03.Textile Factory
04.Someone Died
05.Come Ride, Come Ride
06.Let's All Sing
07.Holly Park
08.Saturday Night
09.You're A Very Lovely Woman
10.Mary Will You Take My Hand
11.The Man He Was
12.In The Days Of The Old
13.Til The Day After
14.With My Face On The Floor
15.Somebody Made For Me
16.She's Such A Beauty
17.Long Time No See
19.Fresh As A Daisy
20.Live Till You Die
21.Promises I've Made
22.You Take The Dark Out Of The Night
23.You Should Be Ashamed
24.Ever Find Yourself Running
25.You Must Have

CD 2 :
01.Birthday Lady
02.Better Side Of Life
03.My Love Is Strong
04.Side We Seldom Show
06.Really Wanted You
07.Medley: Bubble Gum The Blues / I'm A Cruiser
08.Love Will Stone You
09.Golden Child Of God
10.Take You Far Away
11.Warm Self Sacrifice
12.See No Evil
13.Drawn To You
14.Blue Horizon
15.Shoot The Moon
16.Only Lovers Decide
17.Trust Once More
18.Nights Are Lonely
19.Bad Man
20.In Desperate Need
21.Those That Die
22.Farewell To Paradise
23.Tame The Lion

[ Rip and scans by COR ... many thanks mate ]
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1 comment:

  1. Any chance of putting it up somewhere again??