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Monkees Audio CD
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The Monkees (Michael Nesmith, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork) were pulled together in order to star in a successful comedy television show first aired on NBC in 1966.

The music for the series had been created by Don Kirschner and throughout the life of the band, many more esteemed songwriters added their input to The Monkees phenomenon, including Neil Diamond ("A Little Bit ... Read more in Amazon's Monkees Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set, Extra tracks
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B003097AAQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,955 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. [Theme From] The Monkees 2:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Saturday's Child 2:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Wanna Be Free 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day 2:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Papa Gene's Blues 1:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Take A Giant Step 2:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Last Train To Clarksville 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. This Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day 2:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Let's Dance On 2:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I'll Be True To You 2:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sweet Young Thing 1:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Gonna Buy Me A Dog 2:410.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind 2:500.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I Don't Think You Know Me 2:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. [Theme From] The Monkees0:520.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. She 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. When Love Comes Knockin' [At Your Door] 1:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mary, Mary 2:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hold On Girl 2:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Your Auntie Grizelda 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. [I'm Not Your] Steppin' Stone 2:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Look Out [Here Comes Tomorrow] 2:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Kind Of Girl I Could Love 1:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. The Day We Fall In Love 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sometime In The Morning 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Laugh 2:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I'm A Believer 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Don't Listen To Linda (First Recorded Version) 2:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I'll Spend My Life With You (Alternate Version) 2:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Don't Think You Know Me (Second Rercorded Version) 2:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Look Out [Here Comes Tomorrow] [With Peter's Narration] 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. I'm A Believer (Alternate Mix) 2:530.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Listen  1. You Told Me (2007 Remastered Version) 2:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'll Spend My Life With You (2007 Remastered Version) 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Forget That Girl (2007 Remastered Version) 2:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Band 6 (2007 Remastered Version)0:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You Just May Be The One (2007 Remastered Version) 2:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Shades Of Gray (2007 Remastered Version) 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind (2007 Remastered Version) 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. For Pete's Sake [Closing Theme] [2007 Remastered Version] 2:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mr. Webster (2007 Remastered Version) 2:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sunny Girlfriend (2007 Remastered Version) 2:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Zilch (2007 Remastered Version) 1:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. No Time (2007 Remastered Version) 2:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Early Morning Blues And Greens (2007 Remastered Version) 2:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Randy Scouse Git (2007 Remastered Version) 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. All Of Your Toys (Prev. Unissued Alternate Mix) 3:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Girl I Knew Somewhere (Previously Unissued Alternate Version) 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Peter Gunn's Gun (Previously Unissued) 3:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Jericho 2:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Nine Times Blue (Previously Unissued - Demo Version) 2:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Pillow Time (Prev. Unissued Demo Version) 4:000.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Salesman (2007 Remastered Version) 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. She Hangs Out (2007 Remastered Version) 2:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Door Into Summer (2007 Remastered Version) 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Love Is Only Sleeping (2007 Remastered Version) 2:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Cuddly Toy (2007 Remastered Version) 2:390.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Words (2007 Remastered Version) 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hard To Believe (2007 Remastered Version) 2:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. What Am I Doing Hangin' 'round (2007 Remastered Album Version) 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky (2007 Remastered Version)0:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pleasant Valley Sunday (2007 Remastered Version) 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Daily Nightly (2007 Remastered Version) 2:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Don't Call On Me (2007 Remastered Version) 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Star Collector (2007 Remastered Version) 4:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Special Announcement (Previously Unissued)0:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Salesman 2:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Salesman (Alternate Mix) [Previously Unissued] 2:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The Door Into Summer (Previously Unissued Alternate Mix) 2:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Love Is Only Sleeping (Previously Unissued Alternate Mix) 2:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Daily Nightly (Previously Unissued Alternate Mix) 2:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Star Collector (Previously Unissued Alternate Mix) 4:520.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 5:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Dream World 3:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Auntie's Municipal Court 4:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. We Were Made For Each Other 2:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tapioca Tundra 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Daydream Believer 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Writing Wrongs 5:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I'll Be Back Up On My Feet 2:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Poster 2:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. P. O. Box 9847 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Magnolia Simms 3:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Valeri 2:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Zor And Zam 2:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Alvin (Previously Unissued)0:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I'm Gonna Try (Previously Unissued) 2:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. P. O. Box 9847 (Previously Unissued Alternate Mix) 3:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Girl I Left Behind Me (Previously Unissued Early Version) 2:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Lady's Baby (Previously Unissued Alternate Mix) 2:290.79  Buy MP3 


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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great box set 24 May 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is a great value product. The box set contains the monkees first five albums and if we are honest the essential albums from the period where there were all 4 original members in the group. Afterwards things fell apart despite attempts at reconciliation and further album releases. We have here the essential original albums from the classic 1966-68 period. Labelled at the time as fake (because of use of session musicians-other bands did this too and the monkees were not 100% in control!) or bubblebum it is extraordinary how the Monkees music has remained fresh and vital whilst much from the same period sounds dated. Much has already been written about how the Monkees (or their management) were able to secure songs from many top songwriting partnerships whilst later on also adding some considerable songs themselves eg Going Down, Randy Scouse Git. The appeal of the monkees lies in some great and distinctive vocals from predominantly Micky Dolenz, whilst being ably backed up by Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork. The songs vary in style from garage, psychedelia and country. Notably the band's great sense of humour and comedy shines through too, making sure the music is never too serious or indulgent. It is striking how there is little excess to tracks and very rarely does any song outstay its welcome.
A few words about the packaging. Each album comes in a mini lp replica sleeve. This is a replica of the American sleeve (from Colgems) not the Britsh version (RCA Victor). I have the original British releases on vinyl. Essentially the sleeves and tracklisting are the same though so this is nothing to worry about. Personally I love the idea of the lp sleeves being replicated for discs.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classics that stand the test of time! 6 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
First of all, I was a big Monkees fan. In 1966, aged 12, I bought the single I'm A Believer two weeks before I owned my first record player! I then bought each of the first five Monkees albums as soon as they were released and loved them all. I subscribed to Monkees Monthly magazine and corresponded with an American penpal found through that magazine, swapping letters with her about all things Monkee! They were not the coolest band in the world to my musically snobbish friends, but I loved them. I was cool as well, into the Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, Kinks, Small Faces etc. but, in the latter half of the sixties, no band had a place in my heart like Davey, Mike, Micky and Peter. In the early seventies, after Led Zeppelin had bludgeoned their way into my life, I finally threw out my childhood and flogged the lot for peanuts. Having still retained most of my vinyl albums, I now regret that decision but, two days ago, those fine albums once again were in my possession, courtesy of this budget priced box set from Rhino.
Now, as any music fan of a certain age will realise, buying an album based to a large degree on nostalgia is risky. The magical sounds of childhood and teenage years can sound dated and disappointing decades later. However, already being the owner of The Definitive Monkees compilation, I wasn't buying this set wholly on a whim but I did wonder whether some of the lesser known songs would stand the test of time. I'm therefore happy to report that, from the opening bars of their debut through to the closing notes of their final album as a four piece, the magic is very much intact. Whereas classic Beatles and Stones have been played incessantly on the radio, TV and in my own home and car for years, a lot of the songs on these five albums have not been heard by me since 1970.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Box Set Is TOO COOL! 7 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD
Yes....it's the 5 listed Monkees albums, as originally released, with bonus tracks at the end of each album. Each disc is tucked in a sturdy paper sleeve, depicting the original cover art from the 1966-1968 LP's. All 5 are then inserted into paper open-ended "box". The sound is terrific...and this is a great bargain, keepsake, and gift. One of the coolest Monkees items ever. The Monkees should be in the rock and roll hall of fame...astoundingly great listening. You should treat yourself to this special item. Highest Recommendation! (In the interest of completeness, it is duly noted that the nifty packaging has a modest downside...paper sleeves here and elsewhere make disc removal a bit of a task due to tight fit in the sleeves. Still, this collection is a must-have. Get it before it's gone.).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Monkees Collection at a Bargain Price! 17 Jun 2010
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Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love the Monkees. I was around in the 60s when they were rivalling the Beatles for popularity and sales. I never bought into all that 'they don't play their own instruments' nonsense. Everybody used session musicians, and the Monkees played loads of live gigs in which they demonstrated that they were actually a really great garage band. Mike Nesmith was (and is) a very, very good songwriter and, with Messrs Tork, Dolenz and Jones, they created some of the very best pop songs of the era. 'I Wanna Be Free,' 'I'm a Believer,' 'Last Train to Clarksville' and many more true pop gems. But then they also produced some of the best psychedelic singles of the late 60s, including 'Alternate Title,' 'Pleasant Valley Sunday' and the magisterial and strange 'Tapioca Tundra.' The five albums included here abound with lesser-known gems too, like 'This Just Doesn't Seem to Be My Day,' 'You Just May Be the One' and 'Door Into Summer.' This set consists of the first five Monkees albums, three of which were released in that magical musical year, 1967. A surprise when I received this in the post was that what you get here is not just the original albums, but the recently re-mastered albums with all the bonus tracks. This makes the set even more of a bargain. Since some of these albums have been hard (and expensive) to get hold of in recent years, this is an amazing opportunity to pick up a colourful slice of pop history, fun and yes, some damn fine music. So, what are you waiting for? Go for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This group loved the USSR no less than The Beatles
Record on quality as 1996. Covers are made that to frighten children. Horror and only. Polygraphy dreadful. But I repeat. Quality of record of disks the very good.
Published 2 days ago by Cliff
5.0 out of 5 stars childhood
I remembered this band from my childhood, when they came to London, they stayed in South Kensington. Read more
Published 26 days ago by danglepuss
5.0 out of 5 stars Monkees Mania
This is a fantastic budget collection. The early albums have some pretty terrible songs on them, but Headquarters on, there is some great lesser known material.
Published 7 months ago by Jack a Roe
5.0 out of 5 stars First five of the Monkees
There is no doubt that this release of the first five albums by The Monkees is brilliant. Every album is good. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Miss M. Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars Monkee CD
These are like miniature versions of the LPs, a great idea. Really pleased with them ,they are really good value.
Published 12 months ago by hippychick
5.0 out of 5 stars Just sit back and enjoy!
Please don't think me biased as 4 of these 5 albums were given to me as birthday presents before I reached the age of 10 years. The tracks have really stood the test of time. Read more
Published 14 months ago by MusicBearUK
5.0 out of 5 stars kees to the door
what a great set, the Monkees back catalogue gives you the full flavour of 60's influences of pop history in one box.
Published 15 months ago by R. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value with minor caveats
At 8 for five "classic" albums, this is a no-brainer, but there is a slight element of "you get what you pay for" here. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sean Murdock
5.0 out of 5 stars monkeys cd
I was very pleased with the whole package.
Post arrived quickly and the cd is great. Well pleasedOriginal Album Series
Published 24 months ago by ada
5.0 out of 5 stars RIP Davey Jones, a true star
The Monkees are such an underrated band, and although Davey Jones did'nt play a musical instrument he was an integral part of the band. You will be sorely missed. Read more
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