Head [Bonus Tracks]

Head [Bonus Tracks]

by The Monkees


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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 ethereal "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 the Harry Nilsson-penned "Daddy's Song," featuring an alternate lead vocal from Nesmith rather than Davy Jones.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/1994
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227179526
catalogNumber: 71795

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Monkees   Primary Artist
Ry Cooder   Guitar
Carole King   Guitar
Michael Nesmith   Organ,Guitar,Vocals
Leon Russell   Keyboards
Neil Young   Guitar
Ken Bloom   Guitar
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Keith Allison   Guitar
Dewey Martin   Drums
Davy Jones   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Micky Dolenz   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Max Bennett   Bass
Denny Bruce   Percussion
Bill Chadwick   Guitar
Marion Childers   Trumpet
Frank Zappa   Guest Appearance
John Gross   Bass
Jim Hughart   Bass
Jules Jacob   Horn
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar
Raphael Kramer   Cello
Richard Leith   Trombone
Doug Lubahn   Electric Bass
Jacqueline Lustgarten   Cello
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Harvey Newmark   Bass
Michael Ney   Drums
Earl Palmer   Drums
Michel Rubini   Organ,Piano
Emmet Sargeant   Cello
Jerry Scheff   Bass
Ralph Shuckett   Keyboards
Russ Titelman   Conductor
Peter Tork   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Lance Wakely   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
Gregory Bemko   Cello
David Filerman   Cello
Jan Kelly   Cello
Brendan Cahill   Percussion
Richard Dey   Bass
Justin DiTullio   Cello
Michael A. Glass   Percussion
Clyde "Whitey" Hoggan   Bass
Fast Eddie Hoh   Drums
Ken Thone   Conductor
William Hinshaw   Horn

Technical Credits

Monkees   Producer
Michael Nesmith   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Producer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Davy Jones   Contributor
Micky Dolenz   Contributor
Frank Zappa   Critic
Tony McCashen   Contributor
Jack Nicholson   Composer
Andrew Sandoval   Liner Notes
Peter Tork   Composer,Contributor
John R. Hoenig   Contributor
Mike Nesmith & The First National Band   Contributor
Philip Lloyd-Smee   Liner Notes
Robert Rafelson   Composer
Patty Smith Hill   Composer

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