Infinite Tuesday CD
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Videoranch is excited to announce that we have collaborated with Rhino to create an audio companion to Nez' new book!
Infinite Tuesday: Autobriographical Riffs - The Music on CD is now available! The best part is, if you get them here at Videoranch.com Nez will sign and date each one.
Michael Nesmith tells the story of his eclectic life in his upcoming book, Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff (Crown Archetype). Rhino is releasing an audio companion that showcases 14 of Nez's best songs from his days with The Monkees, The First National Band, and solo.
The set flows in mostly chronological order, beginning in 1965 when Nesmith recorded "The New Recruit" using the pseudonym Michael Blessing. Monkee-mania took over a year later and he spent the next four years making history and music with the quartet. Two songs by the Monkees included here neatly bookend Nesmith's tenure in the group, with "Papa Gene's Blues" from the band's 1966 self-titled debut, and "Listen To The Band" from The Monkees Present (1970), Nesmith's last album with group for more than 20 years.
The collection focuses mainly on the numerous solo albums that Nez recorded during the Seventies. He started in 1970 with Magnetic South and Loose Salute, country-rock albums that featured Nez and The First National Band. INFINITE TUESDAY features a song from each album: "Silver Moon" from Loose Salute and "Joanne" from Magnetic South, Nez first Top 40 hit as a solo artist.
Nez embraced a multimedia approach to making music in 1975 to create The Prison, an album that was to be played as the "soundtrack" to a novella that came with the music. Represented on this set by "Opening Theme - Life, The Unsuspecting Captive," that album was also the first released on Nez' record label, Pacific Arts.
Then in 1979 Nez created "PopClips," the first-ever music-video program, which aired years before the dawn of MTV. That same year, Nez recorded Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma, which featured "Cruisin'" and "Light," which also appear on this set. Nez made videos for those songs and others and released them in 1981 as Elephant Parts (available at Videoranch on DVD). A mix of comedy sketches and music videos, this "video album" won the very first Grammy Award for Music Video.
INFINITE TUESDAY ends with a pair of tracks from albums released after Nesmith returned from an extended recording hiatus: "Laugh Kills Lonesome" from ...Tropical Campfires... (1992), and "Rays," the title song from his 2005 album.
INFINITE TUESDAY: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL RIFFS - THE MUSIC CD
1. The New Recruit
2. Papa Gene's Blues
3. Different Drum
4. The Girl I Knew Somewhere (First Recorded Version / Stereo Mix)
5. Listen to the Band
7. Silver Moon
8. Some of Shelly's Blues
9. Opening Theme - Life, The Unsuspecting Captive
13. Laugh Kills Lonesome