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Number 293

Emitt Rhodes - Emitt Rhodes (Dunhill DS50089) 

This is actually the second album release by Emitt Rhodes, essentially a homemade album with Rhodes playing all the instruments, which Dunhill released after Rhodes agreed to re-record the vocals to adhere to strict music union rules, that albums released on major labels must be recorded in proper studios. Well of course these songs were recorded at home and Rhodes was pretty determined to make sure the listener was aware of this, inscribing in decorative banners on the runout groove the words 'Recorded At Home' and had also originally pencilled Homecooking to be the album title. The record label changed this however to just the singer's name before its release. On the inner gatefold sleeve, Rhodes is quoted "I have to say the things I feel, I have to feel the things I say."