Mastered by Chris Bellman From Original Analog Masters at Bernie Grundman Studios!
Head is the soundtrack to the band's first and only theatrical release and the last to feature Peter Tork until 1987's Pool It!.
The 1968 film, a comedy-adventure, was written and produced by Bob Rafelson and actor Jack Nicholson. The picture featured appearances by Nicholson, Teri Garr, Carol Doda, Annette Funicello, Frank Zappa, Sonny Liston, Timothy Carey, Ray Nitschke. Dennis Hopper and Toni Basil also appeared in brief non-speaking parts.
The selection of music and dialogue approximates the flow of the movie and was compiled by Jack Nicholson.
Showing a growing influence of Frank Zappa on the Monkee's music, the soundtrack album intersperses the six proper songs with bits of Ken Thorne's incidental music, dialogue fragments and oddball sound effects, for an overall effect close to Zappa's "We're Only In It For The Money".
The Monkees were a pop rock group assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees. The show aired from 1966 to 1968 featuring the musical acting quartet of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones.
The Monkees had many international hits which are still heard on pop and oldies stations including "I'm a Believer", "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", "Daydream Believer", "Last Train to Clarksville", and "Pleasant Valley Sunday".
Features Ry Cooder, Neil Young and Carole King on "As We Go Along" and Stephen Stills on "Long Title".
"Taken as an individual document on its own... this is an absorbing sound collage and stirring concept album that holds its own next to works by Radiohead and They Might Be Giants." - Daniel Johnson, Helium.com
"...a dizzying mixture of pop rock, nostalgia jazzy instrumentals, psychedelic broadsides, and freewheeling power rock." - Stewart Lenig, The Twisted Tale of Glam Rock
180g HQ Rhino Vinyl
Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman studios
Pressed at RTI
All original packaging including mirrored cover
Sourced from original analog masters
1. Opening Ceremony
2. Porpoise Song (Theme from "Head")
3. Ditty Diego - War Chant
4. Circle Sky
6. Can You Dig It
2. As We Go Along
4. Daddy's Song
6. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again
7. Swami - Plus Strings