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Head
Head

Label

Colgems Records

Country

United States

Release date

1 December 1968

Catalog no.

COSO-5008

Preceded by

The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees

Followed by

Instant Replay

Head is the sixth album of the Monkees and the soundtrack to the motion picture Head. It was originally released by Colgems Records on 1 December 1968 as COSO-5008. The album consists of six songs by the monkees, plus the spoken-word "Ditty Diego", several sound clips from the film, and a portion of the musical score by Ken Thorne. The album was produced by the Monkees, except for the Gerry Goffin-produced "Porpoise Song (Theme from 'Head')", and assembled by Head co-writer and future movie star Jack Nicholson.

This album is notable for including two Peter Tork-penned songs, "Can You Dig It" and "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again", the latter of which Tork also provided lead vocals. Carole King co-wrote both sides of the album's single, "Porpoise Song" with Goffin and "As We Go Along" with Toni Stern. Michael Nesmith composed Circle Sky, which was performed live for the film but appears on the album as a studio recording. Harry Nilsson's second and last songwriting contribution for the group appears as Daddy's Song.

Track Listing Edit

Original album Edit

Side 1

  1. "Opening Ceremony"
  2. "Porpoise Song (Theme from 'Head')" — The Monkees
  3. "Ditty DiegoWar Chant" — The Monkees
  4. "Circle Sky" — The Monkees
  5. "Supplicio"
  6. "Can You Dig It" — The Monkees
  7. "Gravy"

Side 2

  1. "Superstitious"
  2. "As We Go Along" — The Monkees
  3. "Dandruff?"
  4. "Daddy's Song" — The Monkees
  5. "Poll"
  6. "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again" — The Monkees
  7. "Swami—Plus Strings, etc." — Ken Thorne

Colgems 8-track Edit

Program 1

  1. "Opening Ceremony"
  2. "Porpoise Song (Theme from 'Head')"
  3. "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again" / "Gravy"

Program 2

  1. "Ditty Diego—War Chant"
  2. "Circle Sky"
  3. "Can You Dig It"

Program 3

  1. "Superstitious"
  2. "As We Go Along"
  3. "Dandruff?" / "Daddy's Song"

Program 4

  1. "Supplicio" / "Poll"
  2. "Swami—Plus Strings, etc."

1994 CD reissue Edit

  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"
  14. "Swami—Plus Strings (Ken Thorne), etc."
  15. "Ditty Diego—War Chant" — prev. unissued version
  16. "Circle Sky" — live version
  17. "Happy Birthday to You" — prev. unissued
  18. "Can You Dig It" — prev. unissued mix
  19. "Daddy's Song" — prev. unissued mix
  20. Head radio spot

2010 CD box set Edit

Disc 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"
  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. "As We Go Along" — alternate stereo mix
  19. "Daddy's Song" — remix with slow verse
  20. "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again" — alternate stereo mix
  21. "Swami—Plus Strings (Ken Thorne), etc." — alternate stereo mix
  22. "Happy Birthday to You" — alternate stereo mix
  23. "Ditty Diego" — session

Disc 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 single 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"

Disc 3: Head Open-End Radio Special Interview Platter with Davy Jones

  1. "Circle Sky" — excerpt
  2. Davy Jones interview, pt. 1
  3. "Can You Dig It" — excerpt
  4. Davy Jones interview, pt. 2
  5. "Daddy's Song"
  6. Davy Jones interview, pt. 3
  7. "Do I Have to Do It All Over Again?" (sic)
  8. Davy Jones interview, pt. 4
  9. "The Porpoise Song" (sic)
  10. Davy Jones interview, pt. 5
  11. "Can You Dig It" — excerpt

Bonus single

  1. "Porpoise Song (Theme from 'Head')" — instrumental version
  2. "As We Go Along" — instrumental version

Release HistoryEdit

United StatesEdit

  • 1968: Colgems COSO-5008 — LP
  • 196?: Colgems P8CG-1008 — 8-track
  • 196?: Colgems PKCG-1001 — cassette
  • 196?: Colgems CGO3-1003 — reel-to-reel
  • 1984: Rhino RNC-70140 — cassette
  • 1986: Rhino RNLP-145 — LP
  • 1986: Rhino RNC-145 — cassette
  • 1994: Rhino R2 71795 — CD (bonus tracks)
  • 2010: Rhino Handmade RHM2 525670 — 3 CDs (bonus tracks; limited edition)
  • 2011: Rhino Handmade — LP (180-gram clear vinyl; limited edition)
  • 2011: Rhino — LP (180-gram black vinyl)

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