1971 Emitt Rhodes – The American Dream

The American Dream is Emitt Rhodes’ first album. It was recorded from 1967 to 1969, but released in 1970 as a contractual obligation to A&M Records. The album was reissued in 1971 in response to the success of his self-titled debut album on Dunhill Records.

Emitt Lynn Rhodes (born February 25, 1950, Decatur, Illinois) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer. Emitt Rhodes began his career in musical ensembles The Palace Guard as the group’s drummer before joining The Merry-Go-Round as a multi-instrumentalist.



1 Mother Earth (Emitt Rhodes) 2:29
2 Pardon Me (Emitt Rhodes) 2:46
3 Textile Factory (Emitt Rhodes) 3:04
4 Someone Died (Emitt Rhodes) 2:04
5 Come Ride, Come Ride (Emitt Rhodes) 2:53
6 Let’s All Sing (Emitt Rhodes) 2:41
7 Holly Park (Emitt Rhodes) 2:59
8 You’re A Very Lovely Woman (Emitt Rhodes) 2:52
9 Mary Will You Take My Hand (Emitt Rhodes) 2:21
10 The Man He Was (Emitt Rhodes) 2:57
11 In The Days Of The Old (Emitt Rhodes) 2:13
12 til The Day After (Emitt Rhodes) 2:46
13 Saturday Night (Emitt Rhodes) 2:00



Multi Instruments Emitt Rhodes
Bass Lyle Ritz
Bass Chuck Berghofer
Bass Michael Rice
Drums Pete Jolly
Drums Jim Gordon
Drums John Guerin
Drums Gary Kato
Drums Joel Larson
Drums Emil Radocchia
Guitar Don Peake
Guitar Drake Levin
Guitar Bill Rinehart
Guitar David Benett Cohen
Keyboards Larry Knechtel
Piano Pete Jolly
Percussion Joe Porcaro
Vocals Emitt Rhodes
Musician Tommy Reynolds
Musician James Leitch

Liner Notes

Producer – Larry Marks, Peter Pilafian
Arranged By – Bob Thompson, Ian Freebairn-Smith, Larry Marks, Perry Botkin Jr

Art Direction – Roland Young
Liner Notes – Lance Freed
Photography By – Jim McCrary

Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Published By – La Brea Music
Published By – Thirty Four Music Co.
Record Company – A&M Records