The Second Disc

Expanded and Remastered Music News

It’s Monkee-Mania: “Head” Soundtrack Expanded as Deluxe Box Set

with 5 comments

Just a few short weeks ago on August 19, The Second Disc reported on the Criterion Collection release of the Monkees’ trippy cinematic opus, Head. At the end of that article, we opined, “Perhaps the success of this set will inspire Rhino Handmade to revisit the Head soundtrack as a deluxe edition should its Monkees reissue program continue.”  Well, we didn’t even have to wait that long.

Rhino Handmade has announced a three-disc deluxe box set of the soundtrack to Head and much, much more. Available for pre-order on September 20 and due on October 26, roughly one month before the film itself hits Blu-Ray, the expanded and remastered Head will boast 21 unreleased tracks (including outtakes, rare mixes and live tracks recorded for the film but ultimately unused) and the CD debut of a 1968 Colgems promotional LP containing a radio interview with Davy Jones. Noted Monkees historian Andrew Sandoval joins with Rachel Lichtman to pen the liner notes drawing on new interviews with Mike Nesmith and director Bob Rafelson, and the set is housed in a 7” x 7” box with a mirrored finish similar to that of the original LP release.

Starting September 20, Head can be pre-ordered at Rhino for the price of $59.98. Those who pre-order directly from Rhino will receive a bonus 7” vinyl disc with otherwise-unavailable, previously-unreleased instrumentals of Carole King’s two compositions for the film: “Porpoise Song” (with Gerry Goffin) and “As We Go Along” (with Toni Stern).

Hit the jump for the track listing of the eagerly-awaited, expanded and remastered Head box set!

The Monkees: Head (Colgems LP 5008, 1968 – reissued Rhino Handmade, 2010)

CD 1: Original LP…Plus

  1. Opening Ceremony
  2. Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”) – The Monkees
  3. Ditty Diego – War Chant – The Monkees
  4. Circle Sky – The Monkees
  5. Supplicio
  6. Can You Dig It – The Monkees
  7. Gravy
  8. Superstitious
  9. As We Go Along – The Monkees
  10. Dandruff?
  11. Daddy’s Song – The Monkees
  12. Poll
  13. Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again – The Monkees
  14. Swami – Plus Strings (Ken Thorne), Etc.
  15. Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”) – Alternate Stereo Mix
  16. Ditty Diego – War Chant – Alternate Stereo Mix
  17. Circle Sky – Alternate Stereo Mix
  18. Can You Dig It – Alternate Stereo Mix
  19. As We Go Along – Alternate Stereo Mix
  20. Daddy’s Song – Remix with slow verse
  21. Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again – Alternate Stereo Mix
  22. Swam – Plus Strings (Ken Thorne), Etc. – Alternate Stereo Mix
  23. Happy Birthday to You – Alternate Stereo Mix
  24. Ditty Diego – Session

CD 2: Outtakes and Rarities

  1. Head Promo – “Coming Soon”
  2. Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”) – Mono Single Mix
  3. Ditty Diego – War Chant – Mono Mix
  4. Circle Sky – Mono Mix
  5. Can You Dig It – Mono Mix
  6. As We Go Along – Mono Mix
  7. Daddy’s Song – Mono Mix
  8. Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again – Mono Mix
  9. Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”) – Rough Mono Mix
  10. Ditty Diego – Alternate Version
  11. Circle Sky- Alternate Mono Mix
  12. Can You Dig It – Peter’s vocal
  13. Daddy’s Song – Mike’s vocal
  14. Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again – Rough Mix Acetate
  15. Can You Dig It – Mono Movie Mix
  16. Daddy’s Song – Mono Movie Mix
  17. Head Promo – “Now Playing”
  18. Introduction to Live Show
  19. You Just May Be the One (Live)
  20. Sunny Girlfriend (Live)
  21. You Told Me (Live)
  22. Circle Sky (Live)
  23. California, Here It Comes

CD 3: Head Open-End Radio Special Interview Platter with Davy Jones (Colgems, 1968)

  1. Circle Sky excerpt – The Monkees
  2. Davy Jones Interview Pt. 1
  3. Can You Dig It excerpt – The Monkees
  4. Davy Jones Interview Pt. 2
  5. Daddy’s Song – The Monkees
  6. Davy Jones Interview Pt. 3
  7. Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again – The Monkees
  8. Davy Jones Interview Pt. 4
  9. Porpoise Song (Theme from “Head”) – The Monkees
  10. Davy Jones Interview Pt. 5
  11. Can You Dig It excerpt – The Monkees

Disc 1, Tracks 18, 20, 22-24 previously unreleased
Disc 2, Tracks 3-5, 7-11, 14-16, 18-21, 23 previously unreleased

Written by Joe Marchese

September 8, 2010 at 08:27

5 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. This is even more than I was expecting!


    September 8, 2010 at 23:13

  2. Great site.

    Cary Mansfield

    September 9, 2010 at 12:05

    • Thanks, Cary. Wonderful to see you here. I’m looking forward to your next slate of releases over at Varese.



      Joe Marchese

      September 9, 2010 at 13:15

  3. An album with seven Monkees tracks expanded to three CDs. Why do I get the feeling Rhino has been waiting for this opportunity since the day the compact disc was invented?


    September 10, 2010 at 08:25

    • Ha. 🙂 Rhino still has a way to go before competing with the upcoming Bowie STATION TO STATION box set, with 9 discs (CDs, DVDs and LPs) based around one 6-track LP!

      Joe Marchese

      September 11, 2010 at 13:40

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: