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The Definitive Monkees [Bonus Disc]

  • 1. (Theme From) "The Monkees"
    2. Last Train to Clarksville
    3. Take a Giant Step
    4. Saturday's Child
    5. I'm a Believer
    6. I Wanna Be Free
    7. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
    8. She
    9. Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You, A
    10. Mary, Mary
    11. Girl I Knew Somewhere, The
    12. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
    13. Shades of Gray
    14. Sometime in the Morning
    15. For Pete's Sake
    16. Forget That Girl
    17. Randy Scouse Git
    18. You Just May Be the One
    19. Pleasant Valley Sunday
    20. Words
    21. Daydream Believer
    22. Goin' Down
    23. What Am I Doing Hangin' Around?
    24. Cuddly Toy
    25. Valleri
    26. Porpoise Song
    27. Listen to the Band
    28. That Was Then, This Is Now
    29. Heart and Soul
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 38669

  • Credits
    ProducerChip Douglas; Davy Jones; Felton Jarvis; Gerry Coffin; Jack Keller; Jeff Barry; Lester Sill; Michael Nesmith; Peter Tork; Roger Bechirian; The Monkees; Bill Chadwick; Bobby Hart; Carole King
    EngineerChris Hinshaw; Dave Hassinger; Eddie Brackett; Hank Cicalo; Henry Lewy; Robert Salcedo; Al Pachucki; Pete Abbott; Ray Hall; Richie Schmitt; Roger Bechirian; Scott Gordon; Bill Vandevort

    Personnel: Peter Tork (vocals, guitar, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, organ, double bass, background vocals); Michael Nesmith (vocals, acoustic 12-string guitar, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, organ, background vocals); Micky Dolenz (vocals, drums, background vocals); Davy Jones (vocals, maracas, tambourine, chimes, background vocals); Wayne Erwin (guitar, background vocals); Al Gorgoni, Clarence White, Danny Kortchmar, Dennis Budimir, Felton Jarvis, Gerry McGee, Mike Deasy Sr. , Harold Bradley, Hugh McCracken, James Burton, Don Thomas, Ken Bloom, Louie Shelton, Tommy Tedesco , Wayne Moss (guitar); Bill Chadwick (acoustic guitar); Keith Allison, Laurence Juber , Billy Sanford (electric guitar); Lloyd Green, Red Rhodes (steel guitar); Sonny Osborne (banjo); Doug Dillard (electric banjo); Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Erno Neufeld, Alex Murray, Bonnie Douglas, Paul Shure (violin); Buddy Spicher (fiddle); Myra Kestenbaum (viola); Jan Kelley, Gregory Bemko, Jacqueline Lustgarten, David Filerman, Edgar Lustgarten, Frederick Seykora (cello); Henry Diltz (clarinet); Bobby Helfer (bass clarinet, trumpet, piccolo trumpet); Jay Migliori, Jim Horn, Plas Johnson , Bill Hood, Buddy Collette (saxophone); Uan Rasey, Roy Caton, Manuel Stevens, Al Porcino, Thomas Scott, Pete Candoli, Ray Triscari, Virgil Evans, Ollie Mitchell, Bud Brisbois (trumpet); Vincent DeRosa (French horn); Richard L. Noel, Dick Nash , Lou Blackburn, Lew McCreary (trombone); Richard Leith, Phil Teele (bass trombone); John Kitzmiller (tuba); Clifford Solomon, Jules Jacob, Jules Chaikin, John "Buddy" Williams , William Hinshaw, Mack Johnson, Lester Robertson (horns); Larry Knechtel (piano, keyboards); Jack Keller (piano); Michel Rubini (harpsichord, organ); Stan Free (Clavinet); Bobby Hart (organ, background vocals); Artie Butler (organ); Michael Egizi (keyboards, programming); Leon Russell, Michael Cohen, Ralph Schuckett (keyboards); Jim Gordon (drums, percussion); Bill Lewis , William Paul Ackerman, Michael Ney, Hal Blaine, Fast Eddie Hoh, Kenny Buttrey, Paul Leim, Curly Smith, Jerry Carrigan, Herb Lovelle (drums); Gene Estes (tambourine, percussion); Tom Cerone, John London (tambourine); Norm Jeffries, Roger Bechirian, Gary Coleman, Bill Martin (percussion); Chip Douglas, Coco Dolenz, Matt Harris, Carole King (background vocals).
    Liner Note Author: Peter Doggett.
    Recording information: Amigo REcording Studio, North Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); California Recorders, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); Cherokee REcording Studios, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); Gold Star Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); Heaven Studios, Beverly Hills, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); RCA Victor Studio A, B & C, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); T.T.G. Studios, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); United Recorders Studio B, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); United Recorders, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); Unknown Studio (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); Wally Heider Recording, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987); Western Recorders Studio 1& 2, Hollywood, CA (07/09/1966-07/02/1987).
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Davy Jones; John R. Hoenig; Ted Nash; Bud Shank.
    Arrangers: Donald Peake; Don McGinnis; Jack Nitzsche; Jeff Barry ; Michael Nesmith; Roger Bechirian; Shorty Rogers; Artie Butler.
    This two-CD set, issued in Europe about a week before Rhino Records' expanded box appeared in America, resembles either a considerably expanded and upgraded version of the old Arista Records set Then & Now..., or a more entertaining successor to Rhino Records' 1998 Anthology. The disc, running just under 80 minutes and containing 29 songs, is for the listener who wants the hits and the best album tracks all gathered in one place, including ubiquitous numbers like the television series' second-season end credit track, "For Pete's Sake." These have been remastered, so there's lots of presence in all of the playing, and the vocals never sounded better; the songs all have thick, dense textures, much heavier and harder and upfront than they did on the radio in 1966-1967, with good stereo separation. This set is proof, as though any were needed, that the nicest thing ever to happen to the Monkees' music was getting it moved into the hands of Rhino Records, whose library was the source for these masters. ~ Bruce Eder

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