THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER WITH AN ANTICIPATED RELEASE DATE OF MARCH 3, 2017.
CELEBRATE THE MONKEES 1968 COUNTER CULTURE CLASSIC!
FIRST TIME VINYL RARE MIXES, RARE STEREO VERSIONS &
PRESSED ON LIMITED EDITION 180 TRANSLUCENT GOLD VINYL
PRESENTED IN A FIRST TIME STUNNING GOLD FOIL COVER (Front
& Back) & FULL COLOR BACK COVER WITH ALTERNATE PHOTO OF BAND
MASTERED IMPECCABLY FROM THE COLGEMS RECORDS TAPES BY JOE
1968 was a interesting year for The Monkees. Aside from
releasing more hit singles & another smash Lp with "The Birds The Bees
& The Monkees" (FRM-1966), future superstar and upcoming film maker
Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson & The Monkees were developing the concept for
a psychedelic film about this successful rock band who were trying to escape
from their "manufactured image." Albeit an underlying glimpse of
reality, the movie wound up being a swan song for the original line-up of the
band until 1996's "Justus" (FRM-72452). As the "Head" movie
was underrated at the time, it has since gone on to become ranked as one of the
finest films in the rock genre.
The original soundtrack of "Head" by The Monkees
has a history itself as being one of their strongest albums with stellar
material ranging from The Monkees' Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, plus more
great tracks from Harry Nilsson and Carole King with musical help from friends
like Carole King, Stephen Stills and Dewey Martin from Buffalo Springfield.
A hit single emerged with "Porpoise Song"
featuring the powerful lead vocal of Micky Dolenz, as the rest of the album is
inter weaved with keen Monkees dialog and skits that were in the original film,
plus the stellar score by Ken Thorne.
In honor of The Monkees, Friday Music is once again pleased
to continue the celebration of the Monkees Golden Anniversary with The Monkees
"Head Alternate." This first time vinyl album features first time
vinyl versions of "Porpoise Song", rarities like "Can You Dig
It" with Peter Tork's vocal, "Daddy's Song" remixed with the
long sought after Davy Jones' slow verse, and the rare stereo mix of
Produced by The Monkees in 1968, this stunning new version
is now impeccably mastered by Monkees fan and friend Joe Reagoso and pressed on
180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl.
For the very limited Golden Anniversary edition, the Lp
cover will be manufactured with a stunning gold foil front and back, featuring
a rare alternate color photo of the band on the back cover.
Simply one of the finest rock soundtracks of all time!
SIDE ONE: 1-Head Promo “Coming Soon”
2-Porpoise Song (Alternate Stereo Mix) (Theme From “Head”)
3-Ditty Diego – War Chant (Alternate Stereo Mix)
4-Circle Sky (Alternate Stereo Mix)
6-Can You Dig It (Peter’s Vocal-Stereo Rough Mix)
2-As We Go Along (Alternate Stereo Mix)
4-Daddy’s Song (Remix With Slow Verse)
6-Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (Rough Mix Acetate)
7-Swami – Plus Strings (Alternate Stereo Mix)