Emitt Rhodes Import
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This was originally released soon after McCartney had done his first solo record, playing all the parts and producing himself, Emmit did the same, but many, myself included, feel that he did it better. McCartney (the album) had an off-hand charm that was intentional, but Emmit's album is a very polished piece of work, a masterpiece, in fact. Rhodes was at the top of his game, fresh out of his hit group The Merry-Go-Round and burning with talent. There's not a false note on the album, it's as exquisitely crafted as a Bentley Continental, everything working together to make the whole more than the sum of its decetively simple parts. It has the "inevitable" feel of all perfect works of art. Anyone who likes classic Beatles style power-pop done with melody, soul and grace will bless the day they bought this album.
Emmit, we miss you.
I wouldn't care for some of my faviorite artists if all I heard of them was from airplay. Fleetwood Mac would be represented to me by, "Don't Stop" (Thinking about Tomorrow), or is it "Don't Stop" (Thinking about the Democrats)? Three Dog Night, a great pop/rock band, would be known to me only by "Joy to the World", a bubblegum jam. Emitt Rhodes has no such banal hooks. He couldn't stoop to conquer.
What blows my mind is how intelligent,and lyrical, Emitt's music is, especially for his age during the time he had recording contracts. The chorus of "Tame the Lion" has one of the most addictive hooks in pop. His self titled album is a complete gem. How I would like to hear a sampling of his unreleased self recordings from these past thirty years. He did it mostly himself anyway.
Did Paul McCartney ever listen to Emitt Rhodes in the dark? I hope he did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this album back when Iwas in high school. It has alot of catchy, sweet songs on it. Emitt has a different voice. It's unique. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is possibly the most underrated pop treasure ever. Anyone who was fortunate enough to discover this album back in 1970 knows exactly what I mean. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Nowicki
when compared to paul mccartney, this record shines in comparison to most of paul's post-beatles work. nothing beats Ram though. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Oren K.
I. Had this on vinyl years ago (1970s) but that album is long gone and I had totally forgotten about Emitt Rhodes until I heard his song Lullaby when watching The Royal Tenenbaums. Read morePublished on June 14, 2014 by Hokie Dave
Far too many years have past since last hearing an Emitt Rhodes song. Hard to find CD for many and glad I found one I could afford.
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Pick this one up! You'll love it! Imagine McCartney & Wings meets 10cc meets Eric Carmen! A powerful debt album!!Published on August 29, 2013 by Vincent Rampino
Originally released in 1970, the first solo album by Emitt Rhodes is pitch-perfect power pop, entirely written and performed by Rhodes himself. Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Endless Nick