Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New Monkees Single

This just in from The Monkees Home Page and Rhino.com. On July 10th Rhino is releasing double editions of mono and stero versions that Rhino have been remastered and a new Monkees single that was finished in 1969 but never released. Here is what The newsletter from The monkees home page had to say.
HEADQUARTERS:Presented in both original mono and stereo mixes, this landmarkrecording has been newly mastered. In particular, the stereo mix issourced from a different tape than the 1995 Rhino CD. As for thebonus tracks, they hail from a variety of sources. Let's run themdown and explain.Disc One:"All Of Your Toys" (stereo remix) ­ this is a newly created stereomix compiled by resynching the various stages of the production multitracks. This resynching allowed for greater separation of theinstruments in the mix and fuller fidelity."The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (version one, stereo remix) ­ The MichaelNesmith sung recording of this song appears on this collection forthe first time in stereo. This new mix was achieved by resynchingvarious stages of the production multi tracks allowing for adifferent and longer mix."A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" (stereo remix) ­ This is perhapsthe first complete stereo mix of this track that has ever appeared.Previous stereo mixes lacked the final overdubs heard on the single.They're all here in wide stereo and superior fidelity."She Hangs Out" (single version ­ stereo remix) ­ The legendarywithdrawn version of this song appears on this collection for thefirst time in stereo! Listen out for some extra studio chat and acool vocal ad lib at the end from Davy and Jeff Barry."Love To Love" (stereo remix) ­ This fresh remix of "Love To Love"features a better representation of what appeared on the originalmono mix."You Can't Tie A Mustang Down" (stereo remix) ­ This remix featuressome previously unheard vocal work from Davy and appears in fullfidelity stereo."If I Learned To Play The Violin" (stereo remix) ­ All the elementsof this track were resynched for a first time true stereo mix with alonger fade."99 Pounds" (stereo remix) ­ A first time true stereo mix for thisChanges album track!"The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (single version ­ stereo remix) - This isa newly created stereo mix compiled by resynching the various stagesof the production multi tracks. This resynching allowed for greaterseparation of the instruments in the mix and fuller fidelity, as wellas a nice long fade."Randy Scouse Git" ­ This is one of the alternate takes thatpreviously appeared on the Headquarters Sessions set."Tema Dei Monkees" ­ A new stereo mix of the raw multi-track. Youhear every last little bit of Italian that Micky muttered at theMarch 1967 session.Disc Two:"All Of Your Toys" (mono mix) ­ This is the original mono mix made inearly 1967 for the aborted single release of "Toys." Note that thismix lacks some of the final overdubs that are heard on Disc One'sstereo remix."The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (version one, mono mix) ­ This newlydiscovered original Mike sung mono mix from 1967 is previouslyunissued."A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" (mono single mix) ­ Forty yearsafter it was first issued, "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"appears for the first time on CD in it's original hit single mono mix!"She Hangs Out" (mono single mix) ­ The legendary withdrawn versionin its original mono mix from 1967 (with a bit of pre-song warm-up)."The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (mono single mix) ­ The original mono hitsingle version!"Nine Times Blue" (demo) ­ Nesmith's '67 solo demo newly mixed andmastered."She'll Be There" & "Midnight Train" (demo) ­ newly mixed in stereo."Peter Gunn's Gun" - A vintage Headquarters jam, newly mixed."Jericho" & "Pillow Time" (demo) ­ both appear as heard on the rareHeadquarters sessions set.PISCES, AQUARIUS, CAPRICORN & JONES, LTD.Presented in both mono and stereo mixes, this landmark recording hasbeen newly mastered. In particular, the stereo mix is sourced fromthe first generation original stereo master mixes. Also of note, themono mix has never appeared in full on CD. As for the bonus tracks,they hail from a variety of sources. Let's run them down and explain.Disc One:"Goin' Down" ­ the original stereo mix from 1967."Salesman" ­ a new stereo mix featuring a longer fade, Nez'scigarette rolling rap, plus some previously unheard chat and vocals."She Hangs Out" ­ a new stereo mix of the four track master prior tothe addition of Shorty Rogers' brass arrangement. Features a longerintro, a longer outro and other anomalies."Love Is Only Sleeping" ­ a new mix of the version that appeared onthe '95 CD with some extra studio chat."What Am I Doing Hangin' `Round?" ­ features a never before heardlead vocal performance from Michael Nesmith (and a longer ending)."Star Collector" - a new stereo mix of the four-track master prior tothe addition of the Moog synthesizer overdubs. Features a longerintro, a longer outro and other anomalies ­ this is the longestversion ever!"Riu Chiu" ­ the original television recording featuring all fourMonkees on vocals appears here for the first time on CD.DISC TWO:"Special Announcement," "Salesman" (alternate mix), "Cuddly Toy"(alternate mix) ­ these tracks are the original 1967 mixes as theywere set to appear on an early line-up of the album. By programmingyour CD player, you can recreate the original sequence for theoriginal sequence."Goin' Down" ­ the original hit single mix (albeit with a longerfade)."The Door Into Summer" (alternate mix) ­ the previously issuedalternate mono mix from 1967 featuring a different vocal performancefrom Nesmith."Daily Nightly" ­ a previously unissued mono mix of this song lackingMicky's Moog synthesizer overdubs."Star Collector" ­ a previously unissued long mono mix of this songfeaturing Moog aplenty!And what about the single?If you buy both CD's from monkees.com or rhino.com you get a free 7-inch vinyl single (a limited edition of 2500) of two unissuedtracks. "I Didn't Know You Had It In You Sally" was taped for thegroup in February '67, but Micky didn't lay his vocal on the tracktill '69. The flipside is an alternate mix of "Daydream Believer"before the addition of brass and strings. It features a cool extendedending. The single comes in an old-fashioned picture sleeve that issure to delight.
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Laura Pinto said...

Hi Rick,

Thanks for the info on these great releases. I'm looking forward to hearing the new mix of "She Hangs Out" with Davy Jones and Jeff Barry adlibbing at the end - that'll be cool!


Rick Phillips said...

You're welcome Laura and you may want to check out my recent post if you had trouble ordering.