Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash

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Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash
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Studio album by Michael Nesmith
Released 1973
Recorded Mar 12 - 16, 1973
Genre Rock, country
Length 31:26
Label RCA Records
Producer Michael Nesmith
Michael Nesmith chronology
And the Hits Just Keep on Comin'
Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash
The Prison - A Book With A Soundtrack
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash is American singer-songwriter Michael Nesmith's sixth album of his post-Monkees career. Released in September 1973, it did not chart.

"Some of Shelly's Blues" was written by Nesmith as a potential Monkees' release during his '68 Nashville sessions. That version remained unissued until the 1990s. "Some of Shelly's Blues" was also recorded previously by both the Stone Poneys and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on its 1967 self-titled debut.

The song "Winonah" marks the first time Nesmith co-wrote a song with collaborating songwriters since the Monkees song, "The Kind of Girl I Could Love" (featured on the album More of the Monkees).

On the cover of the album, in small print, are the words, "buy this record." On the CD, the words have been altered to "buy this compact disc."

Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash was Nesmith's final album for RCA Records. The album, however, was re-released on the Pacific Arts label and subsequently on CD by multiple labels. It was reissued with And the Hits Just Keep on Comin' by RCA/BMG International in 2000.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Continuing" (Michael Nesmith) – 3:55
  2. "Some of Shelly's Blues" (Michael Nesmith) – 3:21
  3. "Release" (Michael Nesmith) – 3:49
  4. "Winonah" (Michael Nesmith, Linda Hargrove, James Miner) – 3:56
  5. "Born to Love You" (Cindy Walker) – 3:55
  6. "The Back Porch and a Fruit Jar Full of Iced Tea" – 8:19
    1. a. "The F.F.V" (Trad. Arrangement by Michael Nesmith)
    2. b. "Uncle Pen" (Bill Monroe)
  7. "Prairie Lullaby (Billy Hill)" – 4:12