Record Company/Release Number: Rhino: RNLP 145
Original release date: 1968
Condition of the cover: VERY GOOD PLUS
Condition of the record: Sealed - Assumed Mint
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds, 1 ounces
Opening bid: 14.99
Inventory number: 205102
Notes: Sticker on the shrink wrap as shown in the photo below Please contact me if you have any difficulty viewing the photos.
Songs: Opening Ceremony Porpoise Song [Theme from Head] Ditty Diego -- War Chant Circle Sky Supplico Can You Dig It? Gravy Superstitious As We Go Along Dandruff? Daddy's Song Poll Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All over Again Swami -- Plus Strings Ditty Diego -- War Chant [*] Circle Sky [*] Happy Birthday to You [*] Can You Dig It? [*] Daddy's Song [alternate take/*] Head Radio Spot [*] Credits: Jack Nitzsche: Arranger Doug Lubahn: Bass (Electric) Peter Tork: Bass, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals Max Bennett: Bass Richard Dey: Bass John Gross: Bass Clyde "Whitey" Hoggan: Bass Jim Hughart: Bass Harvey Newmark: Bass Jerry Scheff: Bass Gregory Bemko: Cello Justin DiTullio: Cello David Filerman: Cello Jan Kelly: Cello Raphael Kramer: Cello Jacqueline Lustgarten: Cello Emmet Sargeant: Cello Eleanor Slatkin: Cello Ken Thone: Conductor Russ Titelman: Conductor Jack Nicholson: Coordination Frank Zappa: Critic, Guest Appearance Eddie Hoh: Drums Dewey Martin: Drums Michael Ney: Drums Earl Palmer: Drums Mike Nesmith & The First National Band : Lance Wakely: Guitar (Acoustic), Bass Micky Dolenz: Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr) Keith Allison: Guitar Ken Bloom: Guitar Bill Chadwick: Guitar Ry Cooder: Guitar Carole King: Guitar Danny Kortchmar: Guitar Neil Young: Guitar John R. Hoenig : William Hinshaw: Horn Jules Jacob: Horn Leon Russell: Keyboards Ralph Shuckett: Keyboards Philip Lloyd-Smee: Liner Notes Andrew Sandoval: Liner Notes Tony McCashen : Michael Nesmith: Organ, Guitar, Vocals Davy Jones: Organ, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr) Michel Rubini: Organ, Piano Denny Bruce: Percussion Brendan Cahill: Percussion Michael A. Glass: Percussion Gerry Goffin: Producer Monkees: Producer Richard Leith: Trombone Lew McCreary: Trombone Pete Candoli: Trumpet Marion Childers: Trumpet Anthony Terran: Trumpet Album Review: This disc contains songs and snippets of dialogue from the Monkees' full-length feature film of the same name. Although their Emmy-winning television program had been cancelled in the spring of 1968, the quartet quickly regrouped and, with the assistance of budding actor/director Jack Nicholson, created a 90-minute surreal cinematic experience -- replete with matching soundtrack. Without question, both the movie and album are the most adventurous and in many ways most fulfilling undertaking to have been born of the Monkees' multimedia manufactured project. The music featured on both the screen as well as this album is a long strange trip from the Farfisa-driven bubblegum anthem "I'm a Believer." Perhaps even more telling is that Head became the first Monkees long-player not to include a Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart composition. As such, the talents of each member are uniquely showcased -- especially those of Peter Tork, whose contributions were previously too few and far between. Ironically, his acid rocker "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again" and Eastern-flavored "Can You Dig It?" are not only among the best of the six original compositions on the soundtrack, but also among his finest Monkees offerings, period. Other notable tracks include Micky Dolenz's vocals on two Carole King works: the etal "Porpoise Song," which was co-authored by Gerry Goffin, and the Toni Stern collaboration on the pastoral "As We Go Along." The 1994 CD reissue includes six "bonus selections." Primary among them are the live version of Michael Nesmith's balls-to-the-wall rocker "Circle Sky" -- which highlights the self-contained quartet at its most incendiary -- and an unissued version of th...
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