Friday, July 11, 2008

The Monkees - Raritees!! (demos + more)

The final day of "Demo Week!"

Mike Nesmith was an actual musician before he became a Monkee. I suppose Peter Tork was a musician too but his contribution to The Monkees was few and far between. Some of Mike's best Monkees songs were "Papa Gene's Blues", Sweet Young Thing", "Daily Nightly" and "Circle Sky".

But Mike also wrote a lot of "filler" songs as well which you'll find in this collection of demos...well, "All The King's Horses" is a good song. Also included are some 45rpm singles that Nesmith released as Michael Blessing. Plus you get Boyce and Hart's original versions of "(Theme From) The Monkees" and "I Wanna Be Free" which were used for the show's pilot. And as an added bonus, there's a short little ditty with a Mickey Dolenz vocal.

[DOWNLOAD] The Monkees - Raritees!!
1. Michael Nesmith - All The King's Horses (Demo)
2. Michael Nesmith - Don't Call On Me (Demo)
3. Michael Nesmith - Searching (Demo)
4. Michael Nesmith - How Can You Kiss Me (Demo)
5. Michael Nesmith - Just A Little Love (Demo)
6. Michael Nesmith - Curson Terrace (Demo)
7. Michael Blessing - A Journey With Michael Blessing
8. Michael Blessing - The New Recruit
9. Michael Blessing - Until It's Time For You To Go
10. Michael Blessing - What Seems To Be The Trouble
11. Boyce & Hart - (Theme From) The Monkees (Pilot Version)
12. Boyce & Hart - I Wanna Be Free (Pilot Version)
13. Monkees - Tear The Top Right Off My Head

4 comments: said...

OMG!! I love you soo bad I have been searching for mike singing until it's time for you to go and then i thought to look under michael blessing and there you were. I put it on and literally cried I wanted that song so bad. I'm still crying...OMG you are the best!!!!!!

367 said...
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367 said...

Can you Re-up this ???

Anonymous said...

Read Andrew Sandoval's "day by day" about Monkees. Peter's contributions were anything but "few and far between" He was also the band's best and only classically-trained Monkee who played several instruments and notated music (as well as arranging) for them often.