- Audio CD (23 Dec. 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Import
- Label: Wea/Rhino
- ASIN: B0000033DX
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 692,046 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
All that said, this is by no means "the worst album in the history of the world", and, save for one excruciatingly B-AA-A-D track (Davy Jones' hyper-treacly, spoken-word "The Day We Fall In Love") has held up far better than anyone had the right to believe it would. It is, in my opinion, quite a nice little slice of catchy, well-produced-and-played mid-60s pop which has held up far better than a lot of the hipper, "serious" 60s pop and rock of the time--think Vanilla Fudge, Moby Grape, the Strawberry Alarm Clock and Iron Butterfly here.Read more ›
There is an underlying tension in the album with musical supervisor Don Kirshner exhibiting a control over proceedings that led Mike Nesmith to label it "The Worst Album in the History of the World." It may not be a great album but it certainly doesn't deserve that title.
At times patchy, it does manage to mix early r and b with more jaunty tunes that made the group famous. With Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Neil Sedaka and Neil Diamond penning songs, it was always going to be a massively high selling album and so it turned out. At times it leans towards Merseybeat with Davy Jones' vocals giving a decided Brit feel to it. On other occasions there is more of a nodding acquaintance with West Coast pop and the likes of the Byrds.
The Day we Fall in Love and Auntie Grizelda are at times embarrassing but there is enough here in the shape of classic songs like I'm A Believer to keep the interest going.
Micky dolenz and the wool hat made The Monkees!
Peter tork made a good contribution as well but I reckon Davy Jones just came along for the ride and something for the girls to scream at
But saying that they wouldn't have been the same without him
they where the first and best American boy band never to be beaten
The formula that worked so well with their first album continues here in that you have a whole bunch of talented songwriters writing songs for different members of the band. A key regard in which the Monkees were like the Beatles was that each group had a pair of primary singers, a third who would write his own songs to sing, and a fourth who could be tossed as bone now and then (e.g., Peter Tork's "Your Auntie Grizelda"). There is a big difference between a song sung by Mickey Dolenz and one sun by Davy Jones, which this album amply proves with the first tracks on each side, where we have "She" and "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)." The strangest thing about the album is that there were only two singles, with "I'm a Believer" going to #1 for seven straight weeks and "(I'm Note Your) Steppin' Stone" only making it to #20. The disparity there is easy to explain because as I remember it the former came out before the album and the latter afterwards, and once we had the album we did not need the singles (but I remember feeling bad that we were not living up to our responsibilities as fans by not buying all of the singles).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album is quite impressive. It doesnt really compair too well compaired to Headquaters. It has some good tracks on including She, I'm a believer and kind of girl I could... Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2001