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From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing

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Released  1977
Artist  Michael Nesmith
Producer  Michael Nesmith
Genres  Rock music, Country music
Length  40:47
Release date  1977
Label  Rio Records
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From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing (1977)  Live At The Palais (1978)
Similar  Michael Nesmith albums, Rock music albums

From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing was released in 1977 and is the ninth album by Michael Nesmith and eighth studio album as a singer/songwriter during his post-Monkees career. The album was Nesmith's second with vocals released on his own label, Pacific Arts.


The song, "Love's First Kiss", is rare example of Nesmith collaborating with other songwriters to compose a song.

Nesmith released one single in the United States from Radio Engine, the song "Rio". Because of the length of the song, approximately 3 minutes were edited out of the song for the release of the single. Additionally, Nesmith recorded a promotional video for the track, "Rio", which was created by Nesmith, William Dear, and William E. Martin. In other areas of the world where "Rio" gained chart success (such as England and Australia), a follow-up single, "Navajo Trail" b/w "Love's First Kiss", was issued.

Track listing

All songs by Michael Nesmith except where noted.

  1. "Rio" – 7:02
  2. "Casablanca Moonlight" – 6:40
  3. "More than We Imagine" – 3:22
  4. "Navajo Trail" (Jack Elliot) – 5:39
  5. "We are Awake" – 4:54
  6. "Wisdom has its Way" – 5:12
  7. "Love's First Kiss" (Fredric Myrow-Michael Nesmith) – 3:55
  8. "The Other Room" – 4:20


  • Michael Nesmith – vocals, guitar
  • David Briggs – keyboards
  • Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Shane Keister – keyboards
  • Larrie Londin – drums
  • Lonnie Mack – guitar
  • David MacKay – bass
  • Weldon Myrick – dobro, pedal steel guitar
  • Pebble Daniel – background vocals
  • Linda Hargrove – background vocals
  • Marcia Routh – background vocals
  • Nelson Stump - cowbell
  • Lisa Silver – violin
  • Greg "Fingers" Taylor – harmonica
  • Songs

    2Casablanca Moonlight6:37
    3More Than We Imagine3:20


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