The Monkees - Head Alternate (Translucent Gold vinyl)
The Monkees - Head Alternate (Translucent Gold vinyl)
The Monkees - Head Alternate (Translucent Gold vinyl)
The Monkees - Head Alternate (Translucent Gold vinyl)

The Monkees - Head Alternate (Translucent Gold vinyl)

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Micky Dolenz - vocals; drums on live version of "Circle Sky"

Davy Jones - vocals; maracas and organ on live version of "Circle Sky"

Mike Nesmith - vocals, electric guitar on "Circle Sky" (live and studio versions) and "Daddy's Song", acoustic guitar on "Daddy's Song", electric organ and maracas on "Circle Sky" (studio version)

Peter Tork - vocals, electric guitar on "Can You Dig It" and "Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again?"; bass guitar on live version of "Circle Sky"

Ry Cooder – guitar on "As We Go Along" [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ry Cooder]

Neil Young – guitar on "As We Go Along"  [click here to see more vinyl featuring Neil Young]

Carole King – guitar on "As We Go Along" [click here to see more vinyl featuring Carole King]

Ken Bloom – guitar

Danny Kortchmar – guitar on "As We Go Along"

Leon Russell – keyboard

Ralph Shuckett – keyboard

Douglas Lubahn – electric bass

Mike Ney – drums

William Hinshaw – horn

Jules Jacob – horn

Gregory Bemko – cello

David Filerman – cello

Jan Kelly – cello

Jacqueline Lustgarten – cello

Max Bennett – string bass

Clyde Hoggan – string bass

James Hughart – string bass

Jerry Scheff – string bass

Michel Rubini – piano

Keith Allison – guitar

Bill Chadwick – guitar

Richard Dey – bass

John Gross – bass

Eddie Hoh – drums, cowbell

Lance Wakely – guitar, bass

Dewey Martin – drums

Michael A. Glass – percussion

Harvey Newmark – bass

Earl Palmer – drums

Dennis Bruce – percussion

Stephen Stills – guitar on "Long Title"

Pete Candoli – trumpet

Marion Childers – trumpet

Anthony Terran – trumpet

Richard Leith – trombone

Lewis McCreary – trombone

Justin Ditullio – cello

Raphael Kramer – cello

Emmet Sargent – cello

Eleanor Slatkin – cello

Brendan Cahill – percussion

Jack Nitzsche – arrangement on "Porpoise Song" and "As We Go Along"

Russ Titelman – conductor on "Porpoise Song"


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Translucent Gold

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : Rainbo Records

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Colgems

Recorded December 9, 1967 – August 3, 1968, at RCA Victor Studios, Western Recorders, Sunset Sound, California Recorders, and Wally Heider's, Hollywood, and Original Sound, Hollywood

Engineered & mixed by : ?

Produced by Jerry Goffin (A2), The Monkees (A1, A3-B7)

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1968

Reissued in 2017



Side A :

  1. Head Promo "Coming Soon"
  2. Porpoise Song (Alternate Stereo Mix) (Theme From "Head")
  3. Ditty Diego - War Chant (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  4. Circle Sky (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  5. Supplicio
  6. Can You Dig It (Peter's Vocal - Stereo Rough Mix)
  7. Gravy


Side B :

  1. Superstitious
  2. As We Go Along (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  3. Dandruff?
  4. Daddy's' Song (Remix With Slow Verse)
  5. Poll
  6. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (Rough Mix Acetate)
  7. Swami - Plus Strings (Alternate Stereo Mix)


Reviews :

"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."" AllMusic Review by Lindsay Planer


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,22 / 5 

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