RhodeSongs liner notes:
In the early summer of '93, we produced HR5, a 5-song promotional disc for radio stations only. The idea was to spotlight a side of Happy Rhodes that programmers might not be familiar with. The response was phenomenal, especially to Happy's acoustic cover of the Bowie classic, "Ashes To Ashes", and her own "Tribute Version" of her hit "Feed The Fire." As the airplay of HR5 grew and grew, so did the demand for these songs to be relased commercially. Hence, "RhodeSongs".
The idea behind "RhodeSongs" is to give a retrospective glimpse of of Happy's recording history to the thousands of new listeners HR5 has created and to make available these unique acoustic versions and a few added surprises, to her long-standing legion of fans and supporters. Lastly, it must be noted that for the sake of continuity, all these selections depict the quieter side of an artist whose range is unbounded.....ENJOY!
PRODUCED by Happy Rhodes and Kevin Bartlett
ENGINEERED by Pat Tessitore at Cathedral Sound Studios, Rensselaer, NY
MASTERING performed by Dr. Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital Recording
All songs written and performed by Happy Rhodes (except *)
©1984, 1986, 1987, 1992 & 1993 by Happy Rhodes
All songs published by Hovering Slab Music (BMI)
* "Ashes To Ashes" by David Bowie - Tintoretto Music, Fleur Music, Administered by Screen Gems / EMI
Excerpts from "Feed The Fire" (Acoustic Version) written by
Jon Anderson, Topographic Music, Ltd., Administered by WB Music
Kate Bush, Kate Bush Music Ltd.,
David Bowie, Tintoretto Music, Fleur Music, Moth Music, Administered by Chrysalis Music, Screen Gems / EMI
HAPPY RHODES - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
KEVIN BARTLETT appears on some songs, playing one or more of the following instruments:
Bass Guitar, Percussion, Additional Keyboards, Electric Guitar
CHUCK D'ALOIA - Nylon String Guitar on "Save Our Souls"
RAY JUNG - Bass on "Given In"
Cover Photo courtesy of Susan Beard
Inside Photos courtesy of Susan Beard, Laverne Kane, Bob Brown, Joe Dembski and Bill Demichele
Tom Lanahan and Kaman Music Corp., Helen Leicht, Michele Clark, Mitch "Hired Gun" Satalof, Pat Tessitore and Susanne White