The Definitive Monkees

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The Definitive Monkees
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Greatest hits album by The Monkees
Released 26 Feb 2001
Recorded 1966 – 1969, 1986 – 1987
Genre Rock, pop
Label WEA
Producer Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Jack Keller, Jeff Barry, Michael Nesmith, Chip Douglas, Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Michael Lloyd, Roger Bechirian, Felton Jarvis
The Monkees chronology
Music Box
(2001)
The Definitive Monkees
(2001)
Summer 1967: The Complete U.S. Concert Recordings
(2001)

The Definitive Monkees is a limited edition Monkees compilation album released in 2001. It contains 29 of The Monkees' greatest hits. The album includes two tracks from the 1980s reunions. The album featured a bonus disc which featured 31 of The Monkees' rarity songs.

It has since been re-released in other countries, but the bonus disc was not included.

Disc 1 – Track listing

  1. "(Theme from) The Monkees" (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) – 2:20
  2. "Last Train to Clarksville" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:44
  3. "Take a Giant Step" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 2:31
  4. "Saturday's Child" (David Gates) – 2:41
  5. "I'm a Believer" (Neil Diamond) – 2:45
  6. "I Wanna Be Free" (Album Version) (Boyce, Hart) – 2:24
  7. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:20
  8. "She" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:37
  9. "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" (Diamond) – 2:48
  10. "Mary, Mary" (Michael Nesmith) – 2:15
  11. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (Nesmith) – 2:32
  12. "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Diamond) – 2:13
  13. "Shades of Gray" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – 3:20
  14. "Sometime in the Morning" (Goffin, King) – 2:27
  15. "For Pete's Sake" (Peter Tork, Joey Richards) – 2:09
  16. "Forget That Girl" (Douglas Farthing Hatlelid) – 2:22
  17. "Randy Scouse Git (Alternate Title)" (Micky Dolenz) – 2:35
  18. "You Just May Be the One" (Nesmith) – 2:02
  19. "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (Goffin, King) – 3:07
  20. "Words" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:47
  21. "Daydream Believer" (John Stewart) – 2:56
  22. "Goin' Down" (Dolenz, Diane Hildebrand, Davy Jones, Nesmith, Tork) – 4:21
  23. "What Am I Doing Hanging 'Round" (Michael Martin Murphey, Owen Castleman) – 3:04
  24. "Cuddly Toy" (Harry Nilsson) – 2:37
  25. "Valleri" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:20
  26. "Porpoise Song (Theme from "Head")" (Goffin, King) – 4:09
  27. "Listen to the Band" (Nesmith) – 2:31
  28. "That Was Then, This Is Now (Vance Brescia) – 3:34
  29. "Heart and Soul" (Simon Byrne, Andrew Howell) – 3:17

Bonus disc – Track listing

  1. "Tema Dei Monkees" (Boyce, Hart, Nistri) – 1:12
  2. "So Goes Love" (Second Recorded Version) (Goffin, King) – 3:08
  3. "Kicking Stones (Teeny Tiny Gnome)" (Wayne Erwin, Linda Castle) – 2:27
  4. "Mr. Webster" (First Recorded Version) (Boyce, Hart) – 2:54
  5. "Hold on Girl (Help is on its Way)" (First Recorded Version) (Billy Carr, Jack Keller, Ben Raleigh) – 2:44
  6. "Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:17
  7. "Love to Love" (Alternate Mix) (Diamond) – 2:30
  8. "Midnight Train" (Demo Version) (Dolenz) – 2:29
  9. "She'll Be There" (Sharon Sheeley) – 2:35
  10. "Riu Chiu" (Studio Version) (Traditional) – 1:33
  11. "Circle Sky" (Alternate Mix) (Nesmith) – 2:32
  12. "Merry Go Round" (Hildebrand, Tork) – 1:44
  13. "War Games" (Jones, Steve Pitts) – 2:32
  14. "Seeger's Theme" (Seeger) – 0:45
  15. "Party" (Jones, Pitts) – 2:44
  16. "Shake 'Em Up (and Let 'Em Roll)" (Leiber & Stoller) – 2:10
  17. "Rosemarie" (Dolenz) – 2:29
  18. "Propinquity (I've Just Begun to Care)" (Nesmith) – 3:22
  19. "Look Down" (King, Toni Stern) – 2:51
  20. "The Crippled Lion" (Nesmith) – 2:51
  21. "Hollywood" (Nesmith) – 2:17
  22. "How Insensitive" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicus DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel) – 2:32
  23. "Down the Highway (Michigan Blackhawk)" (Goffin, King, Stern) – 2:15
  24. "My Share of the Sidewalk" (Nesmith) – 3:07
  25. "If You Have the Time" (Bill Chadwick, Jones) – 2:09
  26. "Time and Time Again" (Bill Chadwick, Jones) – 2:50
  27. "Storybook of You" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:52
  28. "You're So Good" (Robert Stone) – 2:41
  29. "Steam Engine" (Alternate Mix) (Chip Douglas) – 2:24
  30. "Angel Band" (William Bradbury, Jefferson Hascall, Traditional) – 3:25
  31. "Little Red Rider" (Nesmith) – 3:17

Notes

  • Several songs on the first disc, namely "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Daydream Believer", "Listen to the Band", "That Was Then, This is Now" and "Heart and Soul" are presented in their single / shortened mixes. Or else many of the tracks, such as "Cuddly Toy" have a sharper fade out than on most albums. This was probably done to fit 29 songs that otherwise wouldn't have fitted on to one disc.
  • "Love to Love" is considered to be in an alternate mix, even though as of 2001 it is by far the most commonly used mix to date. The reason the mix is considered as such could be because it is a 1967 song featuring a Davy Jones vocal that was re-recorded in 1969. Or it may have been remixed prior to release.
  • "Teeny Tiny Gnome" is mislabeled. The correct title is "Kicking Stones," which can be found on the More of the Monkees Special Deluxe Edition, released in 2006.
  • "Michigan Blackhawk" is a mistitled track; the song included here is a Gerry Goffin/Carole King country-rock tune, "Down The Highway," that Mike recorded in 1969; the mistitling comes from the use of the title "Michigan Blackhawk" on an unfinished Nesmith track from 1969.
  • "Down The Highway" is erroneously credited to Michael Nesmith.
  • "Angel Band" is in the public domain. The writing credit shown for Michael Nesmith is for the song's arrangement.
  • The tracks "Little Red Rider" and "Hollywood" were re-recorded by Michael Nesmith for his solo album Magnetic South.
  • "Midnight Train" and "She'll Be There" feature Micky Dolenz's sister, Coco Dolenz, singing harmony vocals.
  • Micky and his sister Coco were responsible for the arrangement of the song "She'll Be There". However, the identity of the composer was unknown at the time of this release and, as a result, no official writer's credit was included.

References

External links

  • Allmusic page
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