Genre: Pop Rock
Label: WEA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Monkees Selections From The Headquarters Sessions LP (Red Vinyl)

The Monkees

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Numbered, Limited Edition Red Vinyl! Only 2500 Copies!
Mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios!
Includes Two Mono Tracks Plus Demos and Alternate Versions!

Assembled in Los Angeles in 1966 by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968, the musical acting quartet was composed of Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones.

The music for the series had been created by Don Kirschner and throughout the life of the band, many more esteemed songwriters added their input to The Monkees phenomenon, including Neil Diamond ("A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You") and Carole King ("Pleasant Valley Sunday"). As time progressed the members of the band addressed the criticism which was leveled at them and began to exert more of a creative contribution; initially they had only provided vocals, by the third album Headquarters they were writing and playing much of their own material. After a struggle for creative autonomy with their record label, the group had finally been allowed to record by themselves.

The Monkees have had many international hits which are still heard on pop and oldies stations. These include "I'm a Believer", "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", "Daydream Believer", "Last Train to Clarksville", and "Pleasant Valley Sunday".

Headquarters was the group's third album which contained 60 previously unreleased recordings. For these sessions the band exercised creative control over all aspects of the recording process and they played most of the instruments. "Selections From The Headquarters Sessions" contains 8 tracks pulled from the long out of print Rhino Handmade "Headquarters Sessions" release. All the tracks are previously unreleased on vinyl, and is a mix of both alternate versions of songs that made the original Headquarters album along with outtakes.

Headquarters reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and was certified double platinum in the U.S. with sales of more than two million copies within the first two months of release. As of 2008 it had sold seven million copies in the U.S. and achieved global sales of 11.6 million. It is included in the 2006 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

During the early months of 1967, the four Monkees sequestered themselves in the RCA Music Center of the World Studios on Sunset Boulevard near Vine Street in Hollywood. Many of the songs were written by the four group members, or came together organically in jam sessions. A few of teh songs were also written by songwriters Boyce and Hart. Michael Nesmith recruited fellow folk musician Chip Douglas, a member of The Modern Folk Quartet and The Turtles, to produce the album. Douglas, credited under his birth name, Douglas Farthing Hatlelid, also contributed bass guitar and a song.

• Numbered, Limited Edition - 2500 Copies
• Red Vinyl
• 4-Color jacket with letter pressed limited edition numbering
• Mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios
• Pressed at Rainbo
• All tracks previously unreleased on vinyl
• Includes 2 mono tracks
• Includes demos and alternate versions

Davy Jones
Michael Nesmith
Micky Dolenz
Peter Tork

Side A:

1. All Of Your Toys (mono)
2. The Girl I Knew Somewhere (mono)
3. Cripple Creek
4. Randy Scouse Skit (alternate mix with unused tag)
Side B:
5. Nine Times Blue (demo)
6. Until It's Time For You To Go (demo)
7. Midnight Train (demo)
8. No Time (second version w/backing vocals)

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