|Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Label||Videoranch / Pacific Arts Corporation|
|Michael Nesmith chronology|
The soundtrack for Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann was written and recorded by Michael Nesmith for the movie by the same name.
Although recorded in 1982 for the movie, Nesmith did not release the soundtrack until 2000. Originally released through his website, Videoranch, the album is now readily available through most distributors. The soundtrack is available on compact disc and MP3 downloads.
Timerider is the only Nesmith album to be released under the label of Videoranch. The Videoranch label is a sub-company of Nesmith's parent company, Pacific Arts Corporation, which also owns the Zoomo Productions (the production company of Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. The Timerider soundtrack is the second album Nesmith released which does not feature any vocals (the first was his 1968 album The Wichita Train Whistle Sings ).
All music is composed by Michael Nesmith.
|1.||"The Baja 1000"||3:13|
|2.||"Lost in the Weeds"||1:43|
|3.||"Somewhere Around 1875"||1:06|
|4.||"Scared to Death"||0:58|
|5.||"Silks and Sixguns"||0:57|
|6.||"Dead Man's Duds"||1:28|
|7.||"Two Swanns at the Pond"||2:20|
|8.||"I Want That Machine"||0:51|
|9.||"Escape to San Marcos"||2:24|
|12.||"Murder at Swallow's Camp"||2:17|
|14.||"Up the Hill to Nowhere"||3:19|
|15.||"Out of Ammo"||3:08|
Robert Michael Nesmith was an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. He was best known as a member of the pop rock band the Monkees and co-star of the TV series The Monkees (1966–1968). Nesmith's songwriting credits include "Different Drum", which became a hit for Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys.
The Monkees were a rock and pop band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966, whose line-up consisted of the American actor/musicians Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork alongside English actor/singer Davy Jones. Originally a fictional entity, the group was conceived in 1965 by television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the situation comedy series of the same name. Music credited to the band was released on LP, as well as being included in the show, which aired from 1966 to 1968.
Tapeheads is a 1988 comedy film directed by Bill Fishman and starring John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Sam Moore and Junior Walker. The film was produced by Michael Nesmith, who briefly appears as a bottled water delivery man.
Elephant Parts is a collection of comedy skits and music videos made in 1981 by Michael Nesmith, formerly of the Monkees. Nesmith produced the video through his company Pacific Arts. Elephant Parts is one hour long with parody commercials and comedy sketches, and features five full-length music videos, including the popular songs "Rio" and "Cruisin'", which featured wrestler Steve Strong and Monterey-based comic "Chicago" Steve Barkley.
Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann is a 1982 science fiction action film directed by William Dear and starring Fred Ward as Lyle Swann, a cross country dirt bike racer. The film was scored, produced and co-written by Michael Nesmith.
Head is the soundtrack to the film Head, the only theatrical release by the Monkees. Released in 1968 through Colgems, it was the band's sixth album. Head was the last Monkees album to feature vocal contributions by Peter Tork until Pool It! in 1987 and the last to feature all four Monkees until 1996's Justus.
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Missing Links is a compilation album of rare and previously unreleased songs by the Monkees, issued by Rhino Records in 1987. It is the first volume of a three-volume set, followed by Missing Links Volume Two in 1990 and Missing Links Volume Three in 1996.
The Prison - A Book with a Soundtrack is Michael Nesmith's seventh solo album of his post-Monkees career and his first to be released under his own record label, Pacific Arts. It includes a novella meant to be read while listening to the album as its "soundtrack". In 1994 Nesmith recorded a companion novella/album entitled The Garden. According to Nesmith's website (Videoranch), a third installment titled The Ocean has been released and completes the Infinitia trilogy
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Rays is an album by Michael Nesmith, originally released in a limited edition of 100 in November 2005, then later released in an unlimited edition in April 2006. Nesmith described the album as a cinematic journey of sound with elements of swing, jazz and instrumental funk that forms what he calls "New Century Modern".
Michael Nesmith began recording music in 1963. In his early career, Nesmith went under the pseudonym Michael Blessing. In 1966, Nesmith was cast in The Monkees, where he is largely known as his Monkees' persona "Mike". Of the twelve studio albums The Monkees released, Nesmith performed, produced, and wrote songs on ten of the albums. As a solo artist, Nesmith's musical library includes 13 studio albums, a movie soundtrack, and an instrumental album of his songs, which consists of both solo works and works by the First National Band, which Nesmith fronted in the early 1970s. His library of music was primarily recorded on either RCA Records or his own label, Pacific Arts.
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