Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Which Colgems Album Do You Want Posted

Now it's your turn to decide what is the next Colgems album I will post on my Yahoo sites Music Rewind and Theme With No Name. Please vote for up to three choices. When I get a representative sample of votes, I will post the album that received the most choices.

What Colgems album should be offered on Music Rewind and Theme With No Name?

Casino Royale
Sajid Khan
Murderers Row
Lewis and Clarke Expedition
Getting Straight
In Cold Blood
Mixed Singles (label artists' 45s)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sally Field - The Flying Nun

I have uploaded the complete Flying Nun by Sally Field LP on two of my sites, Music Rewind ( and Theme With No Name (

Enjoy, and let me know what you think about these uploads--if the reaction is positive, I will upload more Colgems albums to these sites in the future.


Larry Lapka

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

First Two Monkees Albums Available

As of Tuesday, August 15, the two Monkees rereleases--The Monkees and More of the Monkees--are available.

I ordered my copies online, so I will have to wait a while before I get a chance to listen to them.

If anyone already has the albums, please let everyone know about it. Short reviews are welcome.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Mono Head

According to one of the members of my Colgems Yahoo Group, there was a mono version of the soundtrack "Head" which was released in countries where the changeover from mono to stereo was slower. According to this person, there were some differences in the tracks between the mono and stereo versions of the soundtrack:

"On some tracks,like "As We Go Along," there is echo reverb during the guitar solo just before Micky starts to sing on the mono version. On the stereo version, however, there is none. There are other mixes in mono that are noticibly different(about four or five tracks, I think.) Also, the covers were different as well. The U.S. cover,as you know, was made so that the buyer's head could be seen looking back. However, the European version had four pictures of The Monkees in concert in
1968. This cover was used for the '80's Japanese re-issue on Arista."

I hope the new reissue series delves into these and other differences between stereo and mono versions of these albums.