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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 (19 Mar 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000056W0H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,008 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. [Theme From] The MonkeesThe Monkees 2:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Wanna Be Free [Fast Version]The Monkees 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Let's Dance OnThe Monkees 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Last Train To ClarksvilleThe Monkees 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Take A Giant StepThe Monkees 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. All The King's HorsesThe Monkees 2:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Saturday's ChildThe Monkees 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Papa Gene's BluesThe Monkees 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Wanna Be FreeThe Monkees 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sweet Young ThingThe Monkees 1:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Gonna Buy Me A DogThe Monkees 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I Don't Think You Know Me [First Recorded LP Version]The Monkees 2:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I'm A BelieverThe Monkees 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. [I'm Not Your] Steppin' Stone [Single Version]The Monkees 2:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. SheThe Monkees 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Mary, MaryThe Monkees 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Your Auntie GrizeldaThe Monkees 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Look Out [Here Comes Tomorrow] [With Peter's Narration]The Monkees 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Of YouThe Monkees 1:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. The Kind Of Girl I Could LoveThe Monkees 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Sometime In The MorningThe Monkees 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. When Love Comes Knockin' [At Your Door]The Monkees 1:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. [I Prithee] Do Not Ask For LoveThe Monkees 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Valleri [First Recorded Version]The Monkees 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I'll Be Back Up On My Feet [TV Version]The Monkees 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (Single/Album version)The Monkees 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. She Hangs Out [Single Version]The Monkees 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. The Girl I Knew SomewhereThe Monkees 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. All Of Your ToysThe Monkees 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Love To Love (Album Version, originally unissued)The Monkees 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. You Told MeThe Monkees 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. I'll Spend My Life With YouThe Monkees 2:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Forget That GirlThe Monkees 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. You Just May Be The One [T.V. Version]The Monkees 2:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Shades Of GrayThe Monkees 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen36. For Pete's Sake [Closing Theme]The Monkees 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Sunny GirlfriendThe Monkees 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen38. No TimeThe Monkees 2:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Randy Scouse GitThe Monkees 2:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Pleasant Valley SundayThe Monkees 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen41. WordsThe Monkees 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Daydream BelieverThe Monkees 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Goin' DownThe Monkees 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Salesman (Alternate Mix) [Previously Unissued]The Monkees 2:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen45. The Door Into SummerThe Monkees 2:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Love Is Only SleepingThe Monkees 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Cuddly ToyThe Monkees 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen48. What Am I Doing Hangin' 'RoundThe Monkees 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Daily NightlyThe Monkees 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Star CollectorThe Monkees 4:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen51. ValleriThe Monkees 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Tapioca TundraThe Monkees 3:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Dream WorldThe Monkees 3:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Auntie's Municipal CourtThe Monkees 4:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen55. P. O. Box 9847The Monkees 3:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Zor And ZamThe Monkees 2:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen57. Carlisle Wheeling [First Recorded Version]The Monkees 3:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Tear The Top Right Off My HeadThe Monkees 2:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen59. The Girl I Left Behind Me [First Recorded Version]The Monkees 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Nine Times BlueThe Monkees 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Come On InThe Monkees 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen62. D.W. WashburnThe Monkees 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen63. It's Nice To Be With YouThe Monkees 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen64. St. MatthewThe Monkees 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen65. Porpoise Song [Theme from "Head"] [Single Version]The Monkees 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen66. As We Go AlongThe Monkees 3:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen67. Ditty Diego-War ChantThe Monkees0:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen68. Circle Sky [Live Version]The Monkees 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen69. Can You Dig ItThe Monkees 3:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen70. Daddy's SongThe Monkees 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen71. Do I Have To Do This All Over AgainThe Monkees 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen72. Tear Drop CityThe Monkees 2:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen73. A Man Without A DreamThe Monkees 3:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen74. Through The Looking GlassThe Monkees 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen75. I Won't Be The Same Without HerThe Monkees 2:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen76. You And I [Instant Replay Album Version]The Monkees 2:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen77. While I CryThe Monkees 2:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen78. Shorty BlackwellThe Monkees 5:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen79. If I Ever Get To Saginaw AgainThe Monkees 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen80. SmileThe Monkees 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen81. Listen To The Band [Single Version]The Monkees 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen82. Someday ManThe Monkees 2:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen83. Some Of Shelly's BluesThe Monkees 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen84. Mommy And DaddyThe Monkees 2:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen85. Good Clean FunThe Monkees 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen86. Looking For The Good TimesThe Monkees 2:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen87. Steam EngineThe Monkees 2:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen88. I Never Thought It PeculiarThe Monkees 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen89. Midnight TrainThe Monkees 2:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen90. Oh My MyThe Monkees 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen91. I Love You BetterThe Monkees 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen92. Do You Feel It Too?The Monkees 2:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen93. Do It In The Name Of Love [Single / Deluxe Reissue Album Version]Micky Dolenz & Davy Jones/The Monkees 2:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen94. That Was Then, This Is NowMicky Dolenz & Peter Tork/The Monkees 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen95. Heart And Soul [Single Version]The Monkees 3:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen96. Mgbgt [Live Version]The Monkees 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen97. Every Step Of The Way [Single Version]The Monkees 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen98. Oh, What A NightThe Monkees 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen99. You And IThe Monkees 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Assembled via casting call as American television's answer to the Beatles, the Monkees incurred the wrath of "serious" critics from L.A. to London. But as initially manufactured pop commodities, the band distinguished itself from latter-day pretenders to the throne like The Backstreet Boys with a willful--and sometimes perverse--drive to wrest control of their own musical destiny from the all-star stable of songwriters and producers (including Boyce and Hart, King and Goffin, Mann and Weil, Neil Diamond and Chip Douglas) who made them pop stars. But then, maybe the notoriously frenzied 1960s had something to with it: their artistic legacy in that decade bridged both Don Kirshner and Jack Nicholson; it was Jimi Hendrix who opened for them. Even more unlikely, that legacy had a three-decade-plus staying power well beyond its obvious nostalgic charms.

While Rhino has previously reissued and anthologised the Monkees' catalogue to seemingly exhaustive extremes, this four-disc, 99-track compendium (each individually annotated by band members and songwriters in the set's colourful booklet) is the only one that spans their full recorded output. Structured around the A- and B-sides of the band's singles, strong album cuts and outtakes (including three previously unreleased) it's a journey that's both comfortably familiar and occasionally surprising. The band's individual parts are showcased well: Mike Nesmith's tuneful, pioneering country-rock; Davy Jones' Broadway-honed panache; Peter Tork's spirituality and innate musical chemistry; Micky Dolenz' loopiness and occasionally avant-garde instincts. But by the sometimes spotty fourth disc (largely spanning the mid-70s to mid-90s), the band's output was hampered by partial line-ups, part-time commitments and, perhaps ironically, the lack of the very pop song-crafter thoroughbreds who helped establish their legend in the first place. --Jerry McCulley

Product Description

(2001/RHINO) 99 tracks 1976-96 remastered - US Hardcover Longbox Digipac with 96 page full color book;Medium 1
  1. (Theme from) The Monkeys
  2. I Wanna Be Free (fast version)
  3. Let's Dance On
  4. Last Train To Clarksville
  5. Take A Giant Step
  6. All The King's Horses
  7. Saturday's Child
  8. Papa Gene's Blues
  9. I Wanna Be Free (album version)
  10. Sweet Young Thing
  11. Gonna Buy Me A Dog
  12. I Don't Think You Know Me (first recorded v.)
  13. I'm Believer
  14. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
  15. She
  16. Mary, Mary
  17. Your Auntie Grizelda
  18. Of You (prev. unissued mix)
  19. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (prev.
  20. unissued extended vers.)
  21. The Kind Of Girl I Could Love
  22. Sometime In The Morning
  23. When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)
  24. Do Not Ask For Love (first recorded vers.)
  25. Valleri (first recorded vers.)
  26. I'll Be Back Upon My Feet (first recorded v.)
Medium 2
  1. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
  2. She Hangs Out (single version)
  3. The Girl I Knew Somewhere
  4. All Of Your Toys
  5. Love To Love
  6. You Told Me
  7. I'll Spend My Life With You
  8. Forget That Girl
  9. You Just May Be The One
  10. Shades Of Gray
  11. For Pete's Sake
  12. Sunny Girlfriend
  13. No Time
  14. Randy Scouse Git
  15. Pleasant Valley Sunday (single vers.)
  16. Words
  17. Daydream Believer
  18. Goin' Down
  19. Salesman
  20. The Door Into Summer
  21. Love Is Only Sleeping
  22. Cuddly Toy
  23. What Am I Doing Hangin' 'round?
  24. Daily Nightly
  25. Star Collector
Medium 3
  1. Valleri
  2. Tapioca Tundra
  3. Dream World
  4. Auntie's Munic...

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is All You Need! 8 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is really a great box-set. I think it has it all - 99 tracks!! Obviously all the hit-singles, the majority of their best album tracks, rare b-sides, lots of outtakes, alternate versions and even tracks that have never before been commercially available.

The Monkees made some great recordings: especially from 1966-68. They released at least two classic albums, ( 1967's "Headquarters" and "Pisces, Aquarious, Capricorn and Jones Ltd." . Bandmember Mike Nesmith was/is a terrific songwriter and producer, and he was one of the often overlooked pioneers of country-rock. As TV-stars they were supplied with great material by some of America's most talented songwriters like Goffin/King and Neil Diamond.

The 100 pages CD book contains a very detailed band-history, great photos and extensive notes about every song.

Unfortunately the book is not made very solid; it has to be treated very carefully or the pages will get loose and fall out.

If you are not a completist, this box is actually all you need if you want the essence of the Monkees.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation! 9 May 2001
Format:Audio CD
Finally, a more detailed compilation of the Monkees. This box set includes the usual songs like Clarksville, Believer etc., but it includes some of the more rare material like 'Tear the Top Right Off My Head' and 'Come on In'. It also contains material from the unavailable album 'Changes', and their last album, 'Justus'. Some of the songs take a while to get used to, but they grow on you. Forget buying other compilations, this is the ultimate collection and well worth the money.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Monkees Music Box 12 Mar 2006
By Francois The Armaldo VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The first time around in the 60s I was too young, although a teenager, to appreciate the Monkees, but I did record some of their songs.The second time around for their tv show in the 80s I was a young woman, and watched every one, enjoying the madness and songs. The third time around, as a mum in the 90s I taped every show, just for the songs. When a special birthday came around, I wanted a tangible gift to myself, and this was it. It's all you'll need. Enjoy the beautiful haunting "Do not ask for Love" with harpsichord, which I had never heard, the silly, but great "Auntie Griselda" and many tracks with the unforgettable velvet voice of Mike Nesmith, whose base guitar is as beautiful as his voice.With nearly a hundred tracks no-one can say you didn't get your money's worth! And it's presented in a gorgeous book with loads of information and photos. Put it on, turn it up and revel!

It is now 6 1/2 years later and every time I put on one of these cds my daughter is used to me saying "I love my Monkees music box"! I didn't enjoy the later songs very much when I got this but I do now. I love the way horns were incorporated along the way, as they give a lovely smooth sound, and the sound evolved as they matured. I now have more favourites which I just repeat.
I never thought that Mike Nesmith got a fair bash at lead vocals, as I love his voice, but where he does it is absolute heaven! His guitar playing is also sublime. Listen to disc 4 track 6 "While I cry". and track 4 "I won't be the same without her".
So great being able to listen to snippets of tracks on Amazon, which is what got me to buy this. Thirty seconds of Davy singing "Look out here comes tomorrow" is all you need! One of the best things I have ever bought, and I am still in love with it. Yay!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Monkees Collection 23 Oct 2011
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I purchased this box set as i am a huge fan of the Monkees and i certainly was not disappointed. Although the first 2 disks have songs which are available on any Monkees greatest hits album the other 2 disks has songs which i had never heard before. it is really good to hear unrealeased versions of songs also.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying! 25 Mar 2014
By helly79
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This album has all there great well known songs and some fantastic new ones I hadn't heard.Fantastic band not a dull song on this album
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