Release News:: Monkeeing Around Again!

Out July 10th as we previously reported, Rhino is set to release the next batch of Deluxe reissues – both from 1967 – “Headquarters” and “Pisces, Aquarius, And Jones LTD.” It’s a double dose with some rather cool unrelased material we’re dying to hear. Here’s the official details from the Monkees mailing list via Andrew Sandoval:

here’s the scoop on the new CDs:

About The Monkees Deluxe Editions-

Tell your friends. After nearly a yearlong wait, we are finally ready
to unleash the latest of our restored Monkees reissues. In addition
to new liner notes, previously unseen photos and unbelievable
packaging, here’s what you can expect from the releases on July 10th.

HEADQUARTERS:

Presented in both original mono and stereo mixes, this landmark
recording has been newly mastered. In particular, the stereo mix is
sourced from a different tape than the 1995 Rhino CD. As for the
bonus tracks, they hail from a variety of sources. Let’s run them
down and explain.

Disc One:

“All Of Your Toys” (stereo remix) ­ this is a newly created stereo
mix compiled by resynching the various stages of the production multi
tracks. This resynching allowed for greater separation of the
instruments in the mix and fuller fidelity.

“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (version one, stereo remix) ­ The Michael
Nesmith sung recording of this song appears on this collection for
the first time in stereo. This new mix was achieved by resynching
various stages of the production multi tracks allowing for a
different and longer mix.

“A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” (stereo remix) ­ This is perhaps
the 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 legendary
withdrawn version of this song appears on this collection for the
first time in stereo! Listen out for some extra studio chat and a
cool 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 original
mono mix.

“You Can’t Tie A Mustang Down” (stereo remix) ­ This remix features
some previously unheard vocal work from Davy and appears in full
fidelity stereo.

“If I Learned To Play The Violin” (stereo remix) ­ All the elements
of this track were resynched for a first time true stereo mix with a
longer fade.

“99 Pounds” (stereo remix) ­ A first time true stereo mix for this
Changes album track!

“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (single version ­ stereo remix) – This is
a newly created stereo mix compiled by resynching the various stages
of the production multi tracks. This resynching allowed for greater
separation of the instruments in the mix and fuller fidelity, as well
as a nice long fade.

“Randy Scouse Git” ­ This is one of the alternate takes that
previously appeared on the Headquarters Sessions set.

“Tema Dei Monkees” ­ A new stereo mix of the raw multi-track. You
hear every last little bit of Italian that Micky muttered at the
March 1967 session.

Disc Two:

“All Of Your Toys” (mono mix) ­ This is the original mono mix made in
early 1967 for the aborted single release of “Toys.” Note that this
mix lacks some of the final overdubs that are heard on Disc One’s
stereo remix.

“The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (version one, mono mix) ­ This newly
discovered original Mike sung mono mix from 1967 is previously
unissued.

“A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” (mono single mix) ­ Forty years
after 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 version
in 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 hit
single version!

“Nine Times Blue” (demo) ­ Nesmith’s ’67 solo demo newly mixed and
mastered.

“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 rare
Headquarters sessions set.

PISCES, AQUARIUS, CAPRICORN & JONES, LTD.

Presented in both mono and stereo mixes, this landmark recording has
been newly mastered. In particular, the stereo mix is sourced from
the first generation original stereo master mixes. Also of note, the
mono 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’s
cigarette rolling rap, plus some previously unheard chat and vocals.

“She Hangs Out” ­ a new stereo mix of the four track master prior to
the addition of Shorty Rogers’ brass arrangement. Features a longer
intro, a longer outro and other anomalies.

“Love Is Only Sleeping” ­ a new mix of the version that appeared on
the ’95 CD with some extra studio chat.

“What Am I Doing Hangin’ `Round?” ­ features a never before heard
lead vocal performance from Michael Nesmith (and a longer ending).

“Star Collector” – a new stereo mix of the four-track master prior to
the addition of the Moog synthesizer overdubs. Features a longer
intro, a longer outro and other anomalies ­ this is the longest
version ever!

“Riu Chiu” ­ the original television recording featuring all four
Monkees 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 they
were set to appear on an early line-up of the album. By programming
your CD player, you can recreate the original sequence for the
original sequence.

“Goin’ Down” ­ the original hit single mix (albeit with a longer
fade).

“The Door Into Summer” (alternate mix) ­ the previously issued
alternate mono mix from 1967 featuring a different vocal performance
from Nesmith.

“Daily Nightly” ­ a previously unissued mono mix of this song lacking
Micky’s Moog synthesizer overdubs.

“Star Collector” ­ a previously unissued long mono mix of this song
featuring 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 unissued
tracks. “I Didn’t Know You Had It In You Sally” was taped for the
group in February ’67, but Micky didn’t lay his vocal on the track
till ’69. The flipside is an alternate mix of “Daydream Believer”
before the addition of brass and strings. It features a cool extended
ending. The single comes in an old-fashioned picture sleeve that is
sure to delight.

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