The Very Best of The Monkees Original recording remastered
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THE MONKEES The Very Best Of (2006 UK 24-track CD album featuring their classic hits including Theme From The Monkees Last Train To Clarksville Im A Believer Daydream Believer [Im Not Your] Steppin Stone and many more... complete with new artwork and extensive liner notes)
Top Customer Reviews
The four men were lovable and talented comedians and I watched their show every Saturday morning in the 70s and I know all the songs, I am proud to say. This is fantastic, poppy, witty music that sits somewhere between The Kinks, The Animals, The Zombies and (dare I say it) the Fab Four.
They're just too busy singing to put anybody down.
But time has been kind to the bands musical legacy and, with song writers such as Carole King and Neil Diamond on board, the Monkees are now seen as pioneers. The original manufactured boy band but with added great songs.
'I'm A Believer', 'Pleasant Valley Sunday', 'Last Train to Clarkesville' and the perenial 'Daydream Believer' have stood the test of time extremely well. Mike Nesmith's interpretation of Micheal Murphy's 'What Am I Doing Hanging Round' and his own 'Listen To the Band' highlight an emerging songwriter and performer of some style, whilst Mickey Dolenz 'Randy Scouse Git' was a self penned UK number 2 single.
Ok, so overall the TV shows were pretty poor, but the music is extremely well crafted and beautifully realised. On the 1967 'Headquarters' album the Monkees even pulled off a minor classic - mostly self played - that topped the UK and US charts. They experimented on the Jack Nicholson scripted 'Head' - now considered a 'cult classic' before Tork jumped ship soon to be followed by Nesmith.
It was all but over by 1969, as the public moved towards the adult rock sound of late period Beatles and the likes of Led Zepplin and the reborn WHO.
Every self respecting power pop fan should own a Monkees greatest hits. Simple.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
what can I say! I cant complain about anything, cost or delivery and we all had a great time singing along with the band.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was a present for my nephew he was chuffed to bits with it :)Published 20 months ago by Angela
if you like the music from the sixties,you are sure going to like this album.from Americas answer to the beatles.Published on 27 Sept. 2013 by minack
Used to watch them on the TV when I was a kid so I have always enjoyed the music, still enjoy it now.Published on 9 Jan. 2013 by keith kitchingham