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This is All You Need!,
This review is from: The Monkees Music Box (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.