Rhino Handmade expands the superbly strange soundtrack, originally compliled by Jack Nicholson, as a three-disc boxed set that features 21 previously unreleased tracks, outtakes, rarities, and live performances, plus an entire disc containing a rare interview with Jones recorded in 1968 for radio broadcast. Also a bonus 7" that contains unreleased instrumental versions of "porpoise Song" and "As We Go Along.The collection comes in a 7" x 7" deluxe box with a mirrored finish like the original vinyl release. In Mint Condition from a smoke free home. The Monkees Super Deluxe Edition "Head" 3 CD box set and it also includes a 7 bonus 45 single with two previously unreleased instrumentals on it, and a booklet with unpublished color photos and interviews, all in a very thick sturdy limited edition collectible box. Rhino, 2011--In perfect mint condition. The CD's and the single are clean, no scratches at all. The pictures might show a reflection that looks like a flaw, but there are no flaws on anything in this set. Truly a rare item and a great collectible. The first disc's bonus tracks present alternate stereo mixes for nearly every song, except'Can You Dig It' which is featured as a rough stereo mix with Tork singing instead of Dolenz, and'Daddy's Song' which is remixed with a section that was never originally used in the film or soundtrack album. The disc also features an unreleased stereo mix of the album's closing audio collage:'Swami' Plus Strings. Disc two is dedicated to outtakes and rarities, including mono mixes for every track along with unreleased mono movie mixes for'Can You Dig It' and'Daddy's Song. The unreleased gems include an alternate version of'Ditty Diego' War Chant,' a satirical send-up of the theme to The Monkees television series written by Nicholson and Rafelson, plus'California, Here It Comes,' a song heard briefly in 1969 playing over the credits of The Monkees' television special 33?
The disc also includes a rare live set from the Valley Music Hall in Salt Lake City from the spring of 1968. The performances were recorded for the film, but ultimately only one track ('Circle Sky') was used. The unreleased live tracks from this set include the Headquarters-era gems'You Just May Be The One,''Sunny Girlfriend,' and'You Told Me.The final disc contains a radio interview with Jones about the album that was issued in 1968 by Colgems as a promotional LP. The disc also includes full tracks and excerpts from the Head soundtrack that were interspersed throughout the interview.
Deluxe booklet features new liner notes by Andrew Sandoval and Rachel Lichtman highlighted by brand-new interviews with Michael Nesmith and director Bob Rafelson about Head, in addition to dozens of unpublished color photos.