Michael Nesmith

The Best of Michael Nesmith: Original Hits

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Michael Nesmith's skill as a songwriter was apparent even during his stint with the Monkees, and his work as a solo artist showed a musician with a clear sense of what he wanted to do, and the patience and commitment to do it, even if it wasn't exactly commercially viable. This import collection has a generous selection of Nesmith's work with the First National Band, some work credited to the Second National Band, and includes the near-hits "Joanne," and "I've Just Begun To Care (Propinquity)," the original version of "Different Drum" (a hit for the Stone Poneys featuring a very young Linda Ronstadt), and an interesting version of the Hank Cochran/Harlan Howard gem, "I Fall To Pieces." Nesmith's intelligent lyrics and droll delivery make him an important figure in the rise of country-rock.

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Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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3 03:02 Amazon
4 03:18 Amazon
5 02:40 Amazon
6 03:47 Amazon
7 02:08 Amazon
8 04:36 Amazon
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10 02:56 Amazon
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13 02:39 Amazon
14 03:06 Amazon
15 02:55 Amazon
16 03:18 Amazon
17 02:35 Amazon
18 01:40 Amazon
19 02:33 Amazon
20 03:31 Amazon
21 03:12 Amazon
22 05:49 Amazon
23 05:07 Amazon
24 03:23 Amazon
25 03:12 Amazon
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