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4.5 out of 5
46 Ratings
46 Ratings
pink_eraser ,

My Favorite Monkee's Album!

Out of everything the Monkees recorded, this has to be among the very best. The Monkee's all time best song, The Porpoise Song, is on here. Peter finally got in his songs, Can You Dig It, and Long Title. Mike's song, Circle Sky, is in my opinion the best song he ever wrote. And Micky's vocal's on As We Go Along? Listen to it to know what I mean. A lot of the stuff on this album doesn't really make sense unless you see the movie, but can be appreciated even without it.

Boon's Ghost ,

Fantastic Album - with a Warning

The previous reviewers have really hit the nail on the head with this soundtrack. The brilliant collection of sound collages taken from the Head movie would be good enough on its own. Throw in the handful of wonderful songs and you've got one of the best albums the Monkees released.
Peter Tork, in particular, stands out on this one. His 'Long Title: ...' and 'Can you Dig It?' are outstanding tracks.

A word of warning to those interested in buying the iTunes album: Track 16 (the second 'bonus' Circle Sky) is actually 'You and I' off of the Instant Replay album. Do not allow this to dissuade you; it's actually one of Davy Jones' best cuts and features Neil Young on guitar.

Cattlehands ,

Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow!

As an album, it gets a 10. As a movie soundtrack, it gets a 10. As an independent collaberation between the pre-fab four and Jack Nicholson, it gets a 10. Well, that's makes 30. Though it is too creative an experiment to be characterized as a rock record, (the bonus tracks demonstrate this as well), in 1968 the future of rock & roll WAS the soundtrack to HEAD. The film was an American Version of "Magical Mystery Tour", backed with a movie studio, (and a budget), to blow the Beatles away. The music helped to push american pop music into the stratosphere of experimentation. What a pity HEAD did not reach the critical nor commercial success to which it was rightfully entitled. Thank goodness the 1970s were only two years away!

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