Rhino's Official Monkees Store is now offering the Head deluxe edition once again. Click here to purchase the set.
If you didn't purchase Rhino Handmade's 3 CD deluxe edition of this 1969 Monkees album the first time around, it's once again available in the Official Monkees Store. Click here to purchase.
Monkees.com is now taking pre-orders for the Monkees Present deluxe edition. The tentative release date is July 30, 2013. Only 5,000 box sets will be manufactured, so don't wait too long to place your order. Accompanying the package is a special vinyl 45 with picture sleeve.
Here is the long awaited track listing for the 3 CD set:
1 Little Girl
2 Good Clean Fun
3 If I Knew
4 Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye
5 Never Tell A Woman Yes
6 Looking For The Good Times
7 Ladies Aid Society
8 Listen To The Band (fake stereo mix)
9 French Song
10 Mommy And Daddy
11 Oklahoma Backroom Dancer
12 Pillow Time
13 Time And Time Again (November 1969 stereo mix)
14 Down The Highway (November 1969 stereo mix)
15 Steam Engine (November 1969 stereo mix)
16 If You Have The Time (November 1969 stereo mix)
17 Angel Band (November 1969 stereo mix)
18 Rose Marie (November 1969 stereo mix)
19 I Never Thought It Peculiar (No strings & backing vocals - August 1969)
20 Of You (November 1969 stereo mix)
21 Kicking Stones (1969 mix)
22 If I Knew (Bill & Davy's stereo mix)
23 The Crippled Lion (November 1969 stereo mix)
24 My Storybook Of You (Tommy & Bobby's stereo mix)
25 Carlisle Wheeling (November 1969 stereo mix)
26 French Song (LP master with alternate ending - stereo)
27 Hollywood (stereo)
28 My Storybook Of You ("New" 1969 stereo mix)
29 Circle Sky ("New" 1969 stereo mix)
30 Kool Aid spot
1 The Monkees Present radio spot
2 If I Knew (TV Mix mono)
3 Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye (mono)
4 Looking For The Good Times (mono)
5 Ladies Aid Society (1969 mono mix)
6 Listen To The Band (single mix)
7 French Song (TV mix mono)
8 Mommy & Daddy (1969 mono mix)
9 Circle Sky (1969 "New" mono mix)
10 Penny Music (TV mix mono)
11 Apples, Peaches, Bananas And Pears (1969 mono mix)
12 Of You (1969 mono mix)
13 I Never Thought It Peculiar (1969 mono mix without overdubs)
14 Kicking Stones (1969 mono mix)
15 Listen To The Band (LP version true mono mix)
16 If You Have The Time (1969 mono mix without Moog)
17 Midnight Train (TV mix mono)
18 My Storybook Of You (mono)
19 Steam Engine (1969 rough stereo mix)
20 Time And Time Again (November 1969 mono mix)
21 Mommy & Daddy (7/1/69) stereo mix 3
22 I Never Thought It Peculiar (September 1969 mono mix with overdubs)
23 Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye (July 1969 stereo mix)
24 If You Have The Time (1969 mono mix with Moog)
25 Mommy & Daddy (7/2/69) stereo mix
26 Time And Time Again (November 1969 alternate mono mix)
27 Monkees Greatest Hits radio spot
1 Little Girl (take 7)
2 Calico Girlfriend
3 If I Knew (take 11)
4 You're So Good (alternate mix)
5 Little Red Rider (alternate mix)
6 If You Have The Time (take 4)
7 Music Bridge "We'll Be Back In A Minute" (take 12)
8 Listen To The Band (alternate stereo mix)
9 French Song (take 3)
10 Mommy And Daddy (May 13, 1969 stereo mix 9)
11 How Insensitive
12 Pillow Time (Takes 8 & 9)
13 How Can I Tell You
14 Thank You My Friend (backing track - take 4)
15 Time And Time Again (take 1)
16 Good Afternoon (take 14)
17 Opening Night
18 Lynn Harper (backing track - take 8)
19 Music Bridge "We'll Be Back In A Minute" (take 18)
20 The Good Earth (alternate take)
21 London Bridge (backing track - take 4)
22 Music Bridge "We'll Be Back In A Minute" (version three)
23 A Bus That Never Comes (backing track - take 9)
24 Omega (backing track - take 8)
25 13 Is Not Our Lucky Number (backing track)
26 Michigan Blackhawk (backing track - take 4)
27 Little Tommy Blues (backing track - take 5)
28 Till Then (backing track - take 2)
A Good Clean Fun (alternate mix with extra percussion)
B Mommy & Daddy (7/10/69) mono mix
Recently released on red colored vinyl by Rhino Records, Selections from the Headquarters Sessions features the following tracks:
1. All of Your Toys (mono)
2. The Girl I Knew Somewhere (mono)
3. Cripple Creek
4. Randy Scouse Git (alternate mix)
1. Nine Times Blue (demo)
2. Until It's Time For You to Go (demo)
3. Midnight Train (demo)
4. No Time (second version w/backing vocals)
The original Headquarters Sessions was a 3-CD limited edition set (4500 copies) released by Rhino back in 2000, which is long out of print and sold out.
Thanks to JD at Monkee45s, we have an update on the status of Monkees products at Rhino Records and Rhino Handmade. I've received a few emails asking whether or not the Head and Instant Replay Handmade deluxe boxes can be ordered directly from Rhino by phone. I recently contacted Rhino inquiring about the availability of their Handmade products but was unable to get a response. However, JD had more success.
JD was told that all Monkees music is officially available at Amazon or iTunes, but nothing can be ordered directly from Rhino for the time being, and that includes the Handmade deluxe boxes. Apparently all Handmade projects are on hold until sometime next year while Rhino's website and inventory is revamped.
We can keep our fingers crossed that once Rhino and Rhino Handmade are ready to go we'll see a Monkees Present deluxe box. Keep checking here for more information as it becomes available.
While the deluxe box for The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees has long been sold out (and is not even available used on Amazon), the Head and Instant Replay deluxes are on Amazon. However, private retailers are selling them and some of the asking prices are fairly high.
Thanks, JD, for this update.
If you ordered the limited edition clear vinyl release of the Head soundtrack from Rhino (that sold out in one day late last month), you'll be waiting a bit for it to arrive. From the official Monkees Facebook Page:
For all who ordered the limited-edition HEAD on clear vinyl - production delays have bumped this to an October 25 shipping date. Our apologies!
October 25 is also the same date for a regular retail version of the album in stores.
However, still no word on a potential Instant Replay deluxe edition. Long a favorite album of mine, I'm hopeful that we'll see a 3 disc deluxe set for it.
I'll have some photo updates to the site in a short while.
The clear vinyl limited edition release of the Head soundtrack on Rhino Handmade (mentioned in yesterday's blog post) sold out its 500 copies in one day. (There will be a regular edition available at retail on October 25, 2011.) Here's what was posted on The Monkees' official Facebook page as a result:
You guys are the greatest! All 500 copies of the Rhino.com clear vinyl exclusive of HEAD on vinyl sold out in just one day! The regular version will be available to retail on Oct. 25. This sold so fast, we may need to see an INSTANT REPLAY...hmmm...
Speaking of, I updated the LINKS section of this website with a link for The Monkees' official page on Facebook.