Listen to the Band (album)

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Listen to the Band
Listen to the Band - The Monkees.jpg
Box set by The Monkees
Released September 24, 1991 [1]
Recorded 1966 - 1987
Genre Rock
Label Rhino
Producer The Monkees, et al.
The Monkees chronology
Missing Links Volume Two
(1990)
Listen to the Band
(1991)
25th Anniversary Collection
(1992)

Listen to the Band is a box set compilation of recordings by the Monkees, issued by Rhino Records in 1991 to commemorate the group's 25th anniversary. The box set consisted of: four CDs spanning the years 1966 to 1987; a 30-page LP-sized book, featuring interviews with all four Monkees, their songwriters and producers; and a full-color poster of Monkees memorabilia.

Most of the tracks were remixed from the original multitrack tapes. In most cases, these remixes are exclusive to this set.

Track listing

[1] [2]

Disc 1
No. Title Notes Length
1. "(Theme From) The Monkees" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) From The Monkees  
2. "Last Train to Clarksville" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Single a-side; from The Monkees  
3. "Take a Giant Step" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) B-side of "Last Train to Clarksville"; from The Monkees  
4. "Saturday's Child" (David Gates) From The Monkees  
5. "I Wanna Be Free" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From The Monkees.  
6. "Papa Gene's Blues" (Michael Nesmith) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From The Monkees.  
7. "Sweet Young Thing" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King / Michael Nesmith) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From The Monkees.  
8. "Gonna Buy Me a Dog" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) From The Monkees  
9. "All the King's Horses" (Michael Nesmith) 1989 stereo remix. Originally unreleased; from Missing Links Volume Two.  
10. "I'm a Believer" (Neil Diamond) Single a-side; from More of the Monkees  
11. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased stereo remix. B-side of "I'm a Believer"; from More of the Monkees.  
12. "She" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From More of the Monkees.  
13. "Mary, Mary" (Michael Nesmith) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From More of the Monkees.  
14. "Your Auntie Grizelda" (Jack Keller / Diane Hildebrand) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From More of the Monkees.  
15. "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Neil Diamond) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From More of the Monkees.  
16. "Sometime in the Morning" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) 1987 stereo remix. From More of the Monkees.  
17. "I Don't Think You Know Me" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) Previously unreleased version, with Peter Tork vocal  
18. "I'll Spend My Life With You" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased version  
19. "I'll Be Back Up on My Feet" (Sandy Linzer / Denny Randell) 1966 mono TV mix. Originally unreleased; from Missing Links Volume Two.  
Disc 2
No. Title Notes Length
1. "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" (Neil Diamond) 1987 mono remix. Single a-side.  
2. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (Michael Nesmith) 1987 stereo remix. B-side of "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You."  
3. "She Hangs Out" (Jeff Barry / Ellie Greenwich) Previously unreleased mono remix. Withdrawn Canadian single version.  
4. "All of Your Toys" (William E. Martin) Previously unreleased mono remix. Originally unreleased; from Missing Links.  
5. "Love to Love" (Neil Diamond) Previously unreleased mono remix. Originally unreleased; from Monkee Business (US).  
6. "You Told Me" (Michael Nesmith) 1989 stereo remix. From Headquarters.  
7. "Forget That Girl" (Chip Douglas) 1989 stereo remix. B-side of "Randy Scouse Git"; from Headquarters.  
8. "You Just May Be the One" (Michael Nesmith) 1989 stereo remix. From Headquarters.  
9. "Shades of Gray" (Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil) 1987 stereo remix. From Headquarters.  
10. "For Pete's Sake" (Peter Tork / Joseph Richards) 1989 stereo remix. From Headquarters.  
11. "No Time" (Hank Cicalo) 1989 stereo remix. From Headquarters.  
12. "Randy Scouse Git" (Micky Dolenz) 1989 stereo remix. Single a-side; from Headquarters.  
13. "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Single version; from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
14. "Words" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) 1986 stereo remix. B-side of "Pleasant Valley Sunday"; from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
15. "Daydream Believer" (John Stewart) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Single a-side; from The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.  
16. "Goin' Down" (The Monkees / Diane Hildebrand) B-side of "Daydream Believer"  
17. "Salesman" (Craig Vincent Smith) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
18. "The Door Into Summer" (Chip Douglas / Bill Martin) From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
19. "Love Is Only Sleeping" (Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil) From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
20. "Cuddly Toy" (Harry Nilsson) 1986 stereo remix. From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
21. "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round?" (Michael Martin Murphy / Owens Castleman) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
22. "Daily Nightly" (Michael Nesmith) From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
23. "Star Collector" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.  
24. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (Live Version)" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased  
Disc 3
No. Title Notes Length
1. "Valleri" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Single a-side; from The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.  
2. "Tapioca Tundra" (Michael Nesmith) 1968 alternate stereo mix. B-side of "Valleri"; from The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.  
3. "P.O. Box 9847" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.  
4. "Auntie's Municipal Court" (Michael Nesmith) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.  
5. "Zor and Zam" (Bill Chadwick / John Chadwick) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.  
6. "Nine Times Blue" (Michael Nesmith) 1968 stereo mix. Originally unreleased; from Missing Links.  
7. "Tear the Top Right Off My Head" (Peter Tork) 1968 mono mix. Previously unreleased.  
8. "Carlisle Wheeling" (Michael Nesmith) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Originally unreleased; from Missing Links.  
9. "D.W. Washburn" (Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller) Single a-side  
10. "It's Nice to Be With You" (Jerry Goldstein) B-side of "D.W. Washburn"  
11. "St. Matthew" (Michael Nesmith) 1989 stereo mix. Originally unreleased; from Missing Links Volume Two.  
12. "Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Single version; from Head.  
13. "As We Go Along" (Carole King / Toni Stern) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From Head.  
14. "Circle Sky (Live Version)" (Michael Nesmith) Originally unreleased; from Missing Links Volume Two  
15. "Can You Dig It" (Peter Tork) From Head  
16. "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again" (Peter Tork) From Head  
17. "Tear Drop City" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Single a-side; from Instant Replay.  
18. "A Man Without a Dream" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) B-side of "Tear Drop City"; from Instant Replay  
19. "Through the Looking Glass" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart / Red Baldwin) From Instant Replay  
20. "I Won't Be the Same Without Her" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From Instant Replay.  
21. "You and I" (Davy Jones / Bill Chadwick) From Instant Replay  
22. "While I Cry" (Michael Nesmith) From Instant Replay  
Disc 4
No. Title Notes Length
1. "Listen to the Band" (Michael Nesmith) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Single version; from The Monkees Present.  
2. "Someday Man" (Paul Williams / Roger Nichols) B-side of "Listen to the Band"  
3. "Good Clean Fun" (Michael Nesmith) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Single a-side; from The Monkees Present.  
4. "Mommy and Daddy" (Micky Dolenz) 1969 alternate stereo mix with rejected lyrics. B-side of "Good Clean Fun"; from The Monkees Present.  
5. "Looking for the Good Times" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart) Previously unreleased stereo remix. From The Monkees Present.  
6. "Some of Shelly's Blues" (Michael Nesmith) 1989 stereo remix. Originally unreleased; from Missing Links Volume Two.  
7. "Steam Engine" (Chip Douglas) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Originally unreleased; from Monkee Business (US).  
8. "Oh My My" (Jeff Barry / Andy Kim) Single a-side; from Changes  
9. "I Love You Better" (Jeff Barry / Andy Kim) B-side of "Oh My My"; from Changes  
10. "Do It in the Name of Love" (Bobby Bloom / Neil Goldberg) Previously unreleased stereo remix. Single a-side (as "Mickey (sic) Dolenz & Davy Jones").  
11. "That Was Then, This Is Now" (Vance Brescia) Single a-side (as "Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork of the Monkees"); from Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees  
12. "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere" (Bobby Hart / Dick Eastman) From Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees  
13. "Heart and Soul" (Andrew Howell / Simon Byrne) Single a-side; from Pool It!  
14. "Gettin' In" (Peter Tork) From Pool It!  
15. "Every Step of the Way" (Ian Hunter / Mark Clarke) Single version; from Pool It!  

References

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/The-Monkees-Listen-To-The-Band/release/2137223
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160703141358/http://monkeesmixography.wikidot.com:80/listen-to-the-band-us-4cd-rhino-r-70566-october-1991
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