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25th Anniversary Collection
25th Anniversary Collection
Greatest Hits album by The Monkees
Released 1992
Recorded 25 June 1966 - 9 December 1968
Genre Pop Rock
Length 0:55:21
Label Arista
Producer Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid, Gerry Goffin, Michael Nesmith, Jeff Barry, Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Jack Keller, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork
Compiler Paul M. Robinson [1]

The 25th Anniversary Collection is a Monkees UK compilation album released in 1992. It contains 20 of The Monkees' greatest hits. The album did not include any material from the 1980's reunions, focusing strictly on the band's 1960's output.

Track listing

  1. "Daydream Believer" [1986 Stereo Mix] (John Stewart) – 3:08
  2. "Pleasant Valley Sunday" [Album Mix] (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 3:16
  3. "Porpoise Song (Theme from "Head")" [Single Mix] (Goffin, King) – 4:13
  4. "Listen to the Band" [Stereo Album Mix] (Michael Nesmith) – 2:45
  5. "Randy Scouse Git (Alternate Title)" (Micky Dolenz) – 2:35
  6. "Shades of Gray" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) – 3:22
  7. "For Pete's Sake" (Joseph Richards, Peter Tork) – 2:08
  8. "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Neil Diamond) – 2:13
  9. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" [Stereo Album Mix] (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) – 2:25
  10. "Last Train to Clarksville" [Mono Mix] (Boyce, Hart) – 2:42
  11. "I'm a Believer" (Diamond) – 2:47
  12. "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" [1969 Stereo Mix] (Diamond) – 2:50
  13. "Valleri" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:19
  14. "Cuddly Toy" (Harry Nilsson) – 2:40
  15. "Hold on Girl (Help is on its Way)" [1987 Stereo Mix] (Billy Carr, Jack Keller, Ben Raleigh) – 2:28
  16. "She" [1987 Stereo Mix] (Boyce, Hart) – 2:38
  17. "Words" [1967 Stereo Album Mix] (Boyce, Hart) – 2:51
  18. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" [1967 Stereo Mix] (Nesmith) – 2:36
  19. "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" [1986 Stereo Mix] (Owens "Boomer" Castleman, Michael Martin Murphey) – 3:07
  20. "(Theme from) The Monkees" (Boyce, Hart) – 2:18

Session Information

"Daydream Believer"

  • Written by John Stewart
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Harmony vocal: Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: David Jones
  • Electric Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Bass Guitar: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Drums: Eddie Hoh
  • Percussion: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid, and Unknown
  • Bell: Bill Martin
  • Piano: Peter Tork
  • Keyboard: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Violin: Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Alex Murray, and Erno Neufeld
  • Trumpet: Pete Candoli, Al Porcino, and Manuel Stevens
  • Piccolo Trumpet: Manuel Stevens
  • Trombone: Richard Noel
  • Bass Trombone: Richard Leith, and Philip Teele
  • Produced by: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Arrangement: Shorty Rogers
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 14 June, and RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, TN, 9 August, 1967
  • Released: 25th October 1967 and 22nd April 1968
  • Original Single: Daydream Believer (A-Side)
  • Original Album: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Recording Session: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Duration: 0:03:08
  • Genre: Baroque Pop
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1986 Stereo Mix
  • Channels: Stereo
  • The song was originally released as a single, replacing Love is only Sleeping (which was originally going to be the Monkees' next single) reaching #1 on the pop music charts.
  • The copy of the song presented here is the 1986 stereo mix which is 9 seconds longer than the 1967 stereo album master.[2]

"Pleasant Valley Sunday"

  • Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: David Jones, and Michael Nesmith
  • Electric Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Acoustic Guitar: Bill Chadwick
  • Bass Guitar: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Drums: Eddie Hoh
  • Percussion: David Jones
  • Piano: Peter Tork
  • Produced by: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 10 and 11 June, 1967 after their Hollywood Bowl performance.
  • Released: 10th July and 6th November 1967
  • Original Single: Pleasant Valley Sunday (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Recording Session: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Duration: 0:03:16
  • Genre: Psychedelic Pop
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1967 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • The song was originally released as a single, reaching #3 on the pop music charts
  • Micky Dolenz was the only member of The Monkees to not contribute to this track instrumentally.
  • The stereo album version differs from the version released as a single, also heard on the mono album.
  • The stereo and mono mixes feature slightly different vocals by Micky on the opening verse.
  • The fade on both released mixes is deliberately drowned in reverb and noise, but a karaoke mix released in 2004 features a conventional fade.

"Porpoise Song" (Theme from Head)

  • Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: David Jones, and Unknown
  • Guitar: Ken Bloom, and Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar
  • Bass Guitar: Doug Lubahn
  • Drums: Michael Ney, and John Raines
  • Percussion: Michael Ney, and John Raines
  • Cymbals: Russ Titleman
  • Keyboard: Leon Russell, and Ralph Schuckett
  • Cello: Gregory Bemko, David Filerman, Jan Kelley, Jacqueline Lustgarten
  • Double Bass: Max Bennett, Clyde "Whitey" Hoggan, Jim Hughart, and Jerry Scheff
  • Brass: Bill Hinshaw, and Jules Jacob
  • Woodwind: Bill Hinshaw, and Jules Jacob
  • Produced by Gerry Goffin
  • Recorded at California Recorders, Hollywood, 26 and 28 February, 1968
  • Released: 23rd September and 1st December 1968
  • Original Single: Porpoise Song (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Head
  • Recording Session: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:04:13
  • Genre: Experimental Music, Psychedelic Pop
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1968 Stereo Single Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Reached #62 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Listen to the Band"

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Electric Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Guitar: Wayne Moss, and Mike Saluzzi
  • Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
  • Bass Guitar: Norbert Putnam
  • Drums: Jerry Carrigan
  • Percussion: Unknown
  • Piano: David Briggs
  • Keyboard: Michel Rubini
  • Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
  • Brass: Don McGinnis
  • Trumpet: Bud Brisbois, Buddy Childers, and Ray Triscari
  • Trombone: Dick Nash
  • Tuba: John Kitzmiller
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, 1 June, and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 9 December, 1968
  • Released: 26th April and 1st October 1969
  • Original Single: Listen to the Band/Someday Man (A-Side - previously the B-Side)
  • Original Album: The Monkees Present
  • Recording Session: Head/Instant Replay
  • Duration: 0:02:45
  • Genre: Country Rock
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1969 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Though not a huge hit at the time, the song has become a sort of theme for the group. Though Nesmith claims the lyrics weren't a plea to be judged on musical merit, people nonetheless chose to view them that way. Rhino records even chose the song's title as the name of the group's box set, released in April 1991. Michael would later re-record it with his own group The First National Band. Ironically, "Listen to the Band" was originally performed with Peter Tork on their NBC TV Special "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" early that same year. That version differs greatly from the single or album release. The album mix of the song has a slightly longer organ bridge section than the single mix does.[3]
  • "Listen to the Band" was originally the B-Side, and "Someday Man" the A-Side. However because the former charted - at #63 - higher than the latter - #81 - and gained enthusiastic response, Listen to the Band was re-released as the A-Side.

"Randy Scouse Git (Alternate Title)"

  • Written by Micky Dolenz
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: David Jones, and Peter Tork
  • Electric Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Bass Guitar: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Drums: Micky Dolenz
  • Timpani: Micky Dolenz
  • Organ: Peter Tork
  • Piano: Peter Tork
  • Produced by: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studio B, Hollywood, 2 March (7:00 PM - 12:00 AM), and Studio C, 4 (12:00 PM - 1:00 AM) and 8 March, 1967 (12:30 PM - 12:00 AM)
  • Released: 22nd May 1967
  • Original Album: Headquarters
  • Recording Session: Headquarters
  • Duration: 0:02:35
  • Genre: Rock Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1967 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo

"Shades of Gray"

  • Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
  • Lead vocals by David Jones and Peter Tork
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones, and Peter Tork
  • Steel Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Bass Guitar: Jerry Yester
  • Drums: Micky Dolenz
  • Tambourine: David Jones
  • Piano: Peter Tork
  • Maracas: David Jones
  • Cello: Frederick Seykora
  • French Horn: Vincent DeRosa
  • Produced by: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood, 16 (12:00 - 7:00 PM) and 22 March, 1967
  • Released: 22nd May 1967
  • Original Album: Headquarters
  • Recording Session: Headquarters
  • Duration: 0:03:22
  • Genre: Pop Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1967 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Some compilations credit songwriting to Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and production to Boyce, Hart and Jack Keller.

"For Pete's Sake"

  • Written by Joseph Richards and Peter Tork
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones, and Peter Tork
  • Electric Guitar: Peter Tork
  • Electric 12-String Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Bass Guitar: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Drums: Micky Dolenz
  • Tambourine: David Jones
  • Produced by: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood, 23 and 24 March, 1967 (1:00 PM - 2:30 AM)
  • Duration: 0:02:08
  • Genre: Rock Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1967 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • An edited version of the song became the closing theme for the show's second season.

"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)"

  • Written by Neil Diamond
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones and Peter Tork
  • Acoustic Guitar: Neil Diamond
  • Drums: Buddy Salzman
  • Organ: Maurgan Cheff
  • Percussion: Kauren Seguer
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by Jeff Barry
  • Recorded in New York City, 15 and 23 October, 1966
  • Released: 9th January 1967
  • Original Album: More of the Monkees
  • Recording Session: More of the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:13
  • Genre: Pop Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • An extended mix of the song featuring an organ solo can be found on the 1994 reissue of "More of the Monkees"

"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"

  • Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart
  • Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton
  • Bass Guitar: Larry Taylor
  • Drums: Billy Lewis
  • Organ: Bobby Hart
  • Percussion: Henry Levy
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Arrangement: Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Recorded at Western Recorders, Studio #1, Hollywood, 26 July, 1966
  • Released: 21st November 1966 and 9th January 1967
  • Original Single: I'm a Believer (B-Side)
  • Original Album: More of the Monkees
  • Recording Session: More of the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:25
  • Genre: Rock Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Reached #20 on the pop charts, making it the first Monkees B-Side to chart
  • The original mono and stereo mixes differ slightly in two spots. On the stereo mix, Micky's vocal is dubbed in at the end of the instrumental bridge just before the second verse; this vocal bridge does not appear on the mono mix. During the fade, Micky's repeated, "Not your steppin' stone" begins sooner on the stereo mix than on the mono mix. The mono single fades out earlier than the track from the mono album, despite that both versions are shown with a playing time of 2:25.

"Last Train to Clarksville"

  • Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Unknown
  • Electric Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton
  • Acoustic Guitar: Tommy Boyce
  • Bass Guitar: Larry Taylor
  • Drums: Billy Lewis
  • Percussion: Gene Estes and David Walters
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 25 July, 1966 (7:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
  • Released: 16th August and 10th October 1966
  • Original Single: Last Train to Clarksville (A-Side)
  • Original Album: The Monkees
  • Recording Session: The Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:42
  • Genre: Rock Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1966 Mono Album Master
  • Channels: Mono
  • The song was originally released as a single, reaching #1 on the pop music charts.

"I'm a Believer"

  • Written by Neil Diamond
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones and Peter Tork
  • Guitar: Al Gorgoni and Sal Ditroia
  • Acoustic Guitar: Neil Diamond
  • Bass Guitar: Dick Romoff
  • Drums: Buddy Salzman
  • Piano: Jeff Barry
  • Organ: Artie Butler
  • Tambourine: Jeff Barry
  • Produced by Jeff Barry
  • Recorded in New York City, 15 and 23 October, 1966
  • Released: 21st November 1966 and 9th January 1967
  • Original Single: I'm a Believer (A-Side)
  • Original Album: More of the Monkees
  • Recording Session: More of the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:47
  • Genre: Pop Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Reached #1 on the pop charts, and becoming The Monkees' biggest hit
  • An earlier version of the song can be found on the 1994 Reissue of "More of the Monkees".

"A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"

  • Written by Neil Diamond
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Backing vocals: Neil Diamond, and Unknown
  • Guitar: Al Gorgoni, Don Thomas, and Hugh McCracken
  • Bass Guitar: Louis Mauro and James Tyrell
  • Drums: Herb Lovelle
  • Piano: Stan Free
  • Organ: Arthur Butler
  • Tambourine: Thomas Cerone
  • Produced by Jeff Barry
  • Arrangement: Jeff Barry
  • Engineered By: Ray Hall
  • Recorded at RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4 and 6 February, 1967
  • Released: 6th March (Withdrawn) and 8th March 1967 (Reissued)
  • Original Single: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (A-Side)
  • Recording Session: Headquarters
  • Duration: 0:02:50
  • Genre: Pop Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Single Version + 1969 Stereo Mix
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Reached #2 on the pop charts
  • Both mono and stereo mixes of "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" were made, the master recordings of the song disappeared after the 1960s, with later issues being made from dubs of the earlier mixes. The original stereo mix (with reverb added to the vocals, a longer fade, no handclaps, and David Jones singing "no, no" over the bridge) first appeared on the greatest hits album in 1969 and later on other collections, until the multi-track master was rediscovered by Rhino Records; a new stereo remix, more closely matching the mono version, was issued as a bonus track on Rhino's two CD deluxe version of Headquarters in 2007.[4]

"Valleri"

  • Written by Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Backing vocal: Unknown
  • Electric Guitar: Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton
  • Bass Guitar: Joe Osborne
  • Drums: Billy Lewis
  • Tambourine: Billy Lewis
  • Saxophone: Jim Horn, Jay Migliori
  • Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell, and Roy Caton
  • Trombone: Lew McCreary
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Arrangement: Don McGinnis
  • Recorded at United Recorders, Hollywood, 26 and 28 December, 1967
  • Released: 2nd March and 22nd April 1968
  • Original Single: Valleri (A-Side)
  • Original Album: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Recording Session: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:19
  • Genre: Doo-Wop, Rock Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1968 Stereo Album Master (without Fade)
  • Channels: Stereo
  • The song was produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, but like all songs recorded for The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees, the producer's credit was given to The Monkees.
  • Reached #3 on the pop charts
  • Second time the band recorded it, with the same personnel; the remake was so the Monkees could take production credit.
  • Colgems chief Lester Sill rejected the first mix, saying it needed "more punch", and had a brass section overdubbed.
  • This version was used for the episode "Monkee's Blow Their Minds" with the fade-out dropped (a factor which would later be used on compilations).
  • The original version of the song was used in the episodes "Captain Crocodile" and "Monkees in Manhattan". It was also eventually released on Missing Links Volume Two.

"Cuddly Toy"

  • Written by Harry Nilsson
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Harmony vocals: Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones, Peter Tork, and Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Acoustic Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Bass Guitar: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Drums: Micky Dolenz
  • Tambourine: David Jones
  • Piano: Peter Tork
  • Electric Piano: Peter Tork
  • Cello: Edgar Lustgarten
  • Horns: Ted Nash, Tom Scott, and Bud Shank
  • Wind: Ted Nash, Tom Scott, and Bud Shank
  • Produced by: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 26 April, 1967
  • Released: 6th November 1967
  • Original Album: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Recording Session: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Duration: 0:02:40
  • Genre: Pop Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1967 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • The copy presented on Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited does not have a fade, while appearances on compilation albums do.
  • Demo was under the name "By Any Boy".
  • Selected by the band after Nilsson auditioned several songs for the group.
  • Some have interpreted the lyrics as being about a gang bang. In the liner notes to the CD's 1995 release it is stated that producer Lester Sill was angered to discover this.

"Hold on Girl (Help is on its Way)"

  • Written by Billy Carr, Jack Keller and Ben Raleigh
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Backing vocal: Micky Dolenz
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by Jeff Barry and Jack Keller
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 10 September, and American Studios, Studio City, 23 October, 1966
  • Released: 9th January 1967
  • Original Album: More of the Monkees
  • Recording Session: More of the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:28
  • Genre: Pop Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1987 Stereo Mix
  • Channels: Stereo
  • An earlier slower version of the song was released on "Missing Links Volume Two" in 1990.
  • This was the only track to appear on the Monkees' "25th Anniversary Collection" that unfortunately did not appear on the "Music Box", the first disc of "The Definitive Monkees" and "Monkeemania (The Very Best of the Monkees)". Was it just not as commercially well known and / or successful? The earlier version however does appear on the second disc of "The Definitive Monkees".

"She"

  • Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones, Peter Tork, Tommy Boyce, Wayne Erwin, Bobby Hart, and Ron Hicklin
  • Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton
  • Bass Guitar: Larry Taylor
  • Drums: Billy Lewis
  • Percussion: Norm Jefferies, Unknown
  • Organ: Bobby Hart
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 15 August, 1966
  • Released: 9th January 1967
  • Original Album: More of the Monkees
  • Recording Session: More of the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:38
  • Genre: Rock Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1987 Stereo Mix
  • Channels: Stereo
  • While Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart are officially credited as the writer's of the song, several sites and sources claim Angelo Badalamenti, Jeff Barry, and Marianne Faithfull to have co-written the track.[5] These hints are incorrect. Badalamenti and Faithfull did not begin collaborating until the mid 1990's,[6] when they wrote a completely different song called "She". Jeff Barry's work with the band on this and later albums is well-documented (including writing the song "She Hangs Out") and there is no reliable evidence or reason to believe he contributed to this track.

"Words"

  • Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocals by Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork
  • Backing vocals: David Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Electric Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Bass Guitar: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Drums: Eddie Hoh
  • Percussion: Michael Nesmith
  • Chimes: David Jones
  • Tree: David Jones
  • (Hammond B-3) Organ: Peter Tork
  • Produced by: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 14 June, 1967
  • Released: 10th July and 6th November 1967
  • Original Single: Pleasant Valley Sunday (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Recording Session: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Duration: 0:02:51
  • Genre: Psychedelic Pop
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1967 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • The song was originally released as a single, reaching #11 on the pop music charts
  • Originally recorded for More of the Monkees in August 1966, but re-recorded for Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited under the group's direction. The original version was eventually released on Missing Links Volume Two.
  • In the music video, Peter plays the guitar, Michael plays the bass, Davy plays the drums and Micky sings and plays the tambourine. They said that this is what The Monkees lineup should have been.
  • The single mix is different from the - album - mix presented here. Micky says "ah" twice in the single mix.

"The Girl I Knew Somewhere"

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork
  • Electric 12-String Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Acoustic 12-String Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Bass Guitar: John London
  • Drums: Micky Dolenz
  • Tambourine: John London
  • Harpsichord: Peter Tork
  • Produced by Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 23 February, 1967 (2:00 - 10:00 P.M.)
  • Released: 8th March 1967
  • Original Single: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (B-Side)
  • Recording Session: Headquarters
  • Duration: 0:02:36
  • Genre: Pop Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Single Version + 1967 Stereo Single Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Reached #39 on the pop charts
  • The 1987 stereo mix of the song which is more commonly used today features additional backing vocals during the harpsichord solo, while the mono mix doesn't. The original 1967 stereo mix does not include the additional backing vocals, so it is otherwise more similar to the mono mix, only it's in stereo.[7]

"What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?"

  • Written by Owens "Boomer" Castleman, and Michael Martin Murphey
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones, and Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Electric Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Electric Banjo: Douglas Dillard
  • Bass Guitar: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Drums: Eddie Hoh
  • Produced by: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 20 June, 1967
  • Released: 6th November 1967
  • Original Album: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Recording Session: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited
  • Duration: 0:03:07
  • Genre: Country Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1986 Stereo Mix
  • Channels: Stereo
  • Chosen by Michael Nesmith for the country feel it gave off; Murphey was an old friend of Nesmith's.
  • The released mix features group vocals, but an early mix featured only a double-tracked vocal by Nesmith.
  • Used in the episodes "It's a Nice Place To Visit...", "Monkees Marooned", and "The Monkees Race Again". The version included in "Monkees Marooned" had a slightly longer run time, owing to the song's chorus being repeated four times after the last verse, instead of three times.

"(Theme from) The Monkees"

  • Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Wayne Erwin, and Ron Hicklin
  • Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton
  • Bass Guitar: Larry Taylor
  • Drums: Billy Lewis
  • Percussion: Gene Estes
  • Organ: Bobby Hart
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 5 and 19 July, 1966 (2:00 – 7:30 PM)
  • Released: 10th October 1966
  • Original Album: The Monkees
  • Recording Session: The Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:18
  • Genre: Rock Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Mix/Version: Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master
  • Channels: Stereo
  • An earlier version of the song can be found on the 1994 reissue of "The Monkees".

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