The Headquarters Sessions

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The Headquarters Sessions
Compilation album by The Monkees
Released September 21, 2000
Recorded 1967
Genre Rock
Label Rhino HandMade
Producer The Monkees, et al.
The Monkees chronology
The Best of The Monkees
(2003)
The Headquarters Sessions
(2003)

The Headquarters Sessions is an 84-track 3-CD set by the Monkees containing 60 previously unreleased recordings from the sessions that produced the band's third album, Headquarters.

It includes recordings from sessions where the band exercised creative control over all aspects of the recording process and where they played most of the instruments. All vocal masters from the sessions that were not included on the original stereo album are included as well as the surviving vocal demos and a few tracks with vocals which were never completed. In addition, the original mono masters are presented in an initially proposed, but ultimately unused, running order.

The packaging contained a gatefold digipack with a 40-page booklet contained photographs and detailed liner notes written by Andrew Sandoval and Bill Inglot.

The Headquarters Sessions was a limited edition release, with 4,500 copies being made available by Rhino HandMade.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
  1. "She's So Far Out, She's In" TRACKING SESSION TAKES 1 & 2
  2. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (First Version) TRACKING SESSION COMPOSITE TAKES 1 TO 16
  3. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (First Version) MASTER BACKING TRACK TAKE 22
  4. "All Of Your Toys" REHEARSAL
  5. "All Of Your Toys" TRACKING SESSION COMPOSITE TAKES 1 TO 10
  6. "All Of Your Toys" MASTER BACKING TRACK TAKE 20 MONO MIX
  7. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (Second Version) TRACKING SESSION COMPOSITE FEATURING TAKE 15
  8. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (Second Version) TRACKING OVERDUB SESSION TAKES 1 & 2
  9. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (Second Version) MASTER BACKING TRACK TAKE 13A
  10. "Seeger's Theme" DEMO
  11. "Can You Dig It?" DEMO
  12. "Nine Times Blue" DEMO VOCAL
  13. "Until It's Time For You To Go" DEMO VOCAL
  14. "She'll Be There" DEMO VOCAL
  15. "Midnight Train" DEMO VOCAL
  16. "Sunny Girlfriend" ACOUSTIC REMIX OF MASTER VOCAL
  17. "Sunny Girlfriend" TRACKING SESSION TAKE 7 WITH SCRATCH VOCAL
  18. "Mr. Webster" TRACKING SESSION TAKE 28
  19. "Band 6" STEREO MASTER
  20. Setting Up The Studio for "Randy Scouse Git"
  21. "Randy Scouse Git" TRACKING SESSION COMPOSITE
  22. "Randy Scouse Git" ALTERNATE VERSION TAKE 18 VOCAL
  23. "You Told Me" MASTER BACKING TRACK
  24. Monkee Chat STUDIO DIALOGUE
CD 2
  1. "You Told Me" TAKE 15 WITH ROUGH LEAD VOCAL
  2. "Zilch" PETER TORK VOCAL TRACK
  3. "Zilch" DAVY JONES VOCAL TRACK
  4. "Zilch" MICKY DOLENZ VOCAL TRACK
  5. "Zilch" MICHAEL NESMITH VOCAL TRACK
  6. "I'll Spend My Life With You" MASTER BACKING TRACK TAKE 9
  7. "Randy Scouse Git" MASTER BACKING TRACK TAKE 23
  8. "Forget That Girl" REHEARSAL
  9. "Forget That Girl" MASTER BACKING TRACK
  10. " Where Has It All Gone?" (First Version) TRACKING SESSION TAKE 1
  11. "Memphis Tennessee"
  12. Twelve-String Improvisation
  13. "Where Has It All Gone?" (Second Version) MASTER BASIC TRACK TAKE 12
  14. "Jericho"
  15. "Forget That Girl" ROUGH BACKING VOCALS
  16. "Peter Gunn's Gun"
  17. "I Was Born In East Virginia" INFORMAL RECORDING VOCAL
  18. "Forget That Girl" REJECTED OVERDUB SESSION VOCAL
  19. "Randy Scouse Git" ALTERNATE MIX WITH UNUSED TAG VOCAL
  20. Micky In Carlsbad Cavern STUDIO DIALOGUE
  21. "Pillow Time" TAKE 1 VOCAL
  22. "Shades Of Gray" MASTER BACKING TRACK TAKE 9B
  23. "Masking Tape" TRACKING SESSION COMPOSITE TAKES 6 TO 8
  24. "You Just May Be The One" TRACKING SESSION COMPOSITE
  25. "You Just May Be The One" MASTER BACKING TRACK
  26. "No Time" (First Version) TRACKING SESSION COMPOSITE TAKES 3 TO 5
  27. Blues (Excerpt)
CD 3
  1. "I Can't Get Her Off My Mind" MASTER BACKING TRACK
  2. Banjo Jam (Excerpt)
  3. "Cripple Creek"
  4. Six-String Improvisation
  5. "The Story Of Rock And Roll" (First Version) TRACKING SESSION TAKE 23
  6. "Early Morning Blues And Greens" MASTER BACKING TRACK
  7. "Two-Part Invention In F Major" INFORMAL RECORDING
  8. "The Story Of Rock And Roll" (Second Version) TRACKING SESSION TAKE 5A
  9. "Don't Be Cruel"
  10. "For Pete's Sake" MASTER BACKING TRACK
  11. "No Time" (Second Version) TRACKING SESSION COMPOSITE
  12. "No Time" (Second Version) MASTER BACKING TRACK TAKE 7A
  13. "Just A Game" DEMO TAKES 1 To 3
  14. "Fever"
  15. "Sunny Girlfriend" MASTER BACKING TRACK
  16. "No Time" (Second Version) MASTER TAKE 7A WITH BACKING VOCALS
  17. "All Of Your Toys" MONO MASTER
  18. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (First Version) MONO MASTER
  19. "For Pete's Sake" MONO MASTER
  20. "I'll Spend My Life With You" MONO MASTER
  21. "Forget That Girl" MONO MASTER
  22. "You Just May Be The One" MONO MASTER
  23. "Shades Of Gray" MONO MASTER
  24. "Band 6" MONO MASTER
  25. "Sunny Girlfriend" MONO MASTER
  26. "Mr. Webster" MONO MASTER
  27. "You Told Me" MONO MASTER
  28. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (Second Version) MONO MASTER
  29. "Zilch" MONO MASTER
  30. "Early Morning Blues And Greens" MONO MASTER
  31. "Randy Scouse Git" MONO MASTER
  32. "I Can't Get Her Off My Mind" MONO MASTER
  33. "No Time" MONO MASTER