Monday, August 24, 2009
A Month of Monkees: An Alternate Reality Part 4
Continuing on with the "Alternate Reality" series on Monkees LPs, today we feature the Alternate Reality "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, LTD.". As with "Headquarters", the track listing comes from an authentic early line-up, keeping it close to the original (you can't mess with perfection!). The one huge difference was the omission of "Love Is Only Sleeping". This was because in the "alternate reality", that song was the non-LP single (as it was originally supposed to be for real). Also, the joke announcement recorded by Peter is added to the top of the track line-up. Originally, this was perceived as too much of an in-joke and it was left off of the album. Here in the "alternate reality", it gets the green light and is released.
1. Special Announcement
2. She Hangs Out
4. Cuddly Toy
6. Don't Call On Me
7. Goin' Down
8. The Door Into Summer
9. Hard To Believe
10. What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?
11. Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky/Pleasant Valley Sunday
12. Daily Nightly
13. Star Collector
As with the other alternate reality LPs, Michelle 66's original art contained "Bonus Tracks" on the mini-LP. Once again I chose to keep it "bonus track free" to make it feel more like a legitimate release from the 60s. And as with the others, many of the tracks used are alternate takes and recordings. Enjoy!
The Monkees-Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, LTD. Alternate Reality LP
To see the original artwork that was put together by Michelle 66, head over to her Flicker page. Drop her a line and tell her the Dartman sent you!