As a member of the
first-ever manufactured group, Michael Nesmith needs little introduction. Aside
from his ground-breaking projects in the
field of music video and film production, he has enjoyed a solo career since he left the Monkees that has encompassed many
styles of music, but has always been supported by his wonderful songwriting.
Nesmith will playing
four concerts in the UK at the end of
October, the first solo concerts he has
played here since 1975, and will be touring the US with Mickey Dolenz and
Peter Tork as The Monkees later in the year.
The albums were originally released on Nesmith’s own
Pacific Arts’ label in 1977, 1979 and 1992, and have been digitally remastered by Nesmith from the
original multi-track tapes. The booklet features extensive and revealing annotation by Nez
Amongst the many
stand-out songs featured across the four albums are the Top 30 UK hit “Rio”, “Magic”, “Laugh Kills
Lonesome” and fabulous live versions
of “Different Drum, “Silver Moon”, “Papa Gene’s Blues”, “Propinquity”, “Some Of
Shelly’s Blues” and “Joanne”.
The five promo videos on the bonus DVD
appeared in the Grammy™ Award-winning “Elephant Parts”, although the film for “Rio” was originally made to promote
the UK single release.