Head (Original Soundtrack)
1 x LP
(1968)2011 EU reissue on 180g LP- includes "Porpoise Song," the film's theme written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Nesmith's rocker "Circle Sky," Tork's "Can You Dig It," Jones singing Harry Nilsson's "Daddy's Song," and Dolenz singing "As We Go Alo
Release date:13-10-2011(originally released in 1968)
2011 EU reissue on 180g LP- Ahead of its time when it was released in 1968, Head has emerged over the years as a cult classic from the psychedelic era. Produced by Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson, the surreal odyssey stars The Monkees' Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. While the film did not achieve commercial success, its soundtrack contains some of the quartet's finest and most daring work. Head's original score includes "Porpoise Song," the film's theme written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Nesmith's rocker "Circle Sky," Tork's "Can You Dig It," Jones singing Harry Nilsson's "Daddy's Song," and Dolenz singing "As We Go Along," a track penned by Carole King and Toni Stern. Also included are bits of dialogue from the film and incidental music conducted by Ken Thorne, who also composed music for The Beatles' Help!
A1. Opening Ceremony
A2. Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)
A3. Ditty Diego - War Chant
A4. Circle Sky
A6. Can You Dig It
B2. As We Go Along
B4. Daddy's Song
B6. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again?
B7. Swami - Plus Strings
-Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman studios
-Replica sleeve recreates the original mylar reflection effect.
-Sourced from original analog masters
The Monkees' psychedelic fantasy bombed at the box office, and nobody on earth has ever figured out the plot. Yet it remains a trippy cult classic, with cameos from Frank Zappa and co-writer Jack Nicholson. The music soars from Mike Nesmith's hard-riffing "Circle Sky" to "As We Go Along," one of Carole King's loveliest ballads. Head begins and ends with the grandiose melancholy of "Porpoise Song," the kind of music that can make even Don Draper want to curl up on a couch and cry.
Originally released: 1968
This release: 2011