PRE-ORDER Cosmic Partners - The McCabe's Tapes Picture Disc LP
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Every pre-order of the Cosmic Partners picture disc LP will come signed (and personalized!) by Michael Nesmith with a FREE signed 8x10 of Nez taken by Norman Seeff during the cover photo sessions for Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash.
Pre-sale ends on Friday, November 22, at 9am PT. Orders will be shipped in the order they were received beginning November 22.
This 180g vinyl picture disc is limited to only 1,000 copies. It includes liner notes written by Michael Nesmith on his cosmic partnership with Red Rhodes. Side Twos picture features Nez and the nymphs of Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash's gatefold sleeve. We didn't paint out the tits like RCA -- but we'd like to be clear that we're still not interested in appealing to anyone's prurient interests, even if we could.
Recorded at McCabe's in Santa Monica, CA, on August 18th, 1973, Cosmic Partners - The McCabe's Tapes is a rare and previously unreleased concert recording featuring Michael Nesmith and a small coterie of fellow musicians, including long time recording partner and pedal steel player Red Rhodes.
This recording is from a mini concert tour that was in support of what was to be Nesmith's final record on the RCA label, Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash. The dates would reunite him with the remnant players from Nesmith's Countryside label, under Elektra. Consisting of a rhythm section featuring Danny Lane on drums and Colin Cameron on bass, and the legendary O.J. "Red" Rhodes on pedal steel, this would be the last performance of its kind and the beginning of an almost Homeric journey for Nesmith.
On the heels of an inordinately successful Monkees TV show, the hangover from overnight celebrity, and the disappointments that so often follow such ascents, this forgotten and almost lost board mix in all its unvarnished glory (remastered here by Christian Nesmith, Michael's oldest son) stands as a ready witness to the spirit of a man full of heartache, a performer bruised by the claws of the star-maker machine, and an artist whose songs have become touchstones for our lives. What you hear is exactly as it happened with no overdubs or audio mumbo jumbo. The perfection you hear is totally for real.