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I do not own The Monkees' songs. They are owned by Colgems and Rhino Records, and Screen Gems. I'm just a fan of their music.

Early Monkees - Mid 1966 - 23 February 1967
Compilation album by The Monkees
Released N/A
Recorded Mid 1966 - 23 February 1967, 5 August, and 12 and 15 September 1969, and February 2016
Genre Bubblegum Pop, Pop Rock
Length N/A
Label Colgems, Arista, Rhino
Producer Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Jack Keller, Michael Nesmith, Jeff Barry, Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Carole Bayer Sager, Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid, Denny Randell, Adam Schlesinger
Compiler C.Syde65

A random compilation that I thought up, collecting up all the songs The Monkees recorded between Mid 1966 and the 23rd February 1967 that have been released. My original intention was to feature only tracks that had been recorded in January 1967 or earlier.

But I didn't realise at first that the version of "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" that was subsequently released as a B-Side to "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" was recorded solely in February 1967, which pressured me into making it so that all the tracks recorded on the 23rd February 1967 or earlier that have been released would be included.

So thus "Sunny Girlfriend" which was recorded on the same day as the single version of "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" was included on this pretend compilation also.

All the songs that were recorded under the Monkees' name on the 23rd February 1967 at the latest that have not been released have not been featured on this pretend compilation, although I have listed every song that the Monkees recorded during that time that haven't been released below.

Disc One — Track Listing:

No. Title: Mix/Version: Recorded:
01) (Theme from) The Monkees [Second Recorded Version + 1966 Mono Mix] Mid 1966
02) Tema Dei Monkees [Italian Version + 1967 Mono Mix] Mid 1966
03) Kellogg's Jingle [Television Advert + Mono Mix] Hollywood, Mid 1966
04) All the King's Horses [1989 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 25 June, 1966 (7:30 PM – 12:15 AM)
05) All the King's Horses [2001 Mono Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 25 June, 1966 (7:30 PM – 12:15 AM)
06) I Don't Think You Know Me [First Recorded Version + 1994 Stereo Mix + Micky Dolenz Vocal] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 25 June, 1966 (7:30 PM – 12:15 AM)
07) I Don't Think You Know Me [First Recorded Version + 1987 Stereo Mix + Michael Nesmith Vocal] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 25 June, 1966 (7:30 PM – 12:15 AM)
08) I Don't Think You Know Me [First Recorded Version + 2001 Stereo Mix + Michael Nesmith Vocal] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 25 June, 1966 (7:30 PM – 12:15 AM)
09) The Kind of Girl I Could Love [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 25 June, 1966 (7:30 PM – 12:15 AM)
10) The Kind of Girl I Could Love [Album Version + 2001 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 25 June, 1966 (7:30 PM – 12:15 AM)
11) Let's Dance On [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 5 July, 1966 (2:00 - 7:30 PM) [1]
12) (Theme from) The Monkees [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 5 and 19 July, 1966 (2:00 – 7:30 PM)
13) This Just Doesn't Seem to Be My Day [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 5 July, 1966 (2:00 - 7:30 PM) [2]
14) Papa Gene's Blues [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] Western Recorders Studio 2, Hollywood, 7 July, 1966 (8:00 – 11:30 PM)
15) I'll Be True to You (Yes I Will) [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood, 9 July, 1966 (2:00 - 9:00 PM)
16) Saturday's Child [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 9 July, 1966 (2:00 - 9:00 PM)
17) Take a Giant Step [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 9 July, 1966 (2:00 - 9:00 PM)
18) I Won't Be the Same without Her [Album Version + 1969 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 18 July, 1966 (8:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
19) Sweet Young Thing [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 18 July, 1966 (8:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
20) You Just May Be the One [First Recorded Version + 1989 Stereo Television Soundtrack Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 18 July, 1966 (8:00 PM - 12:00 AM)
21) I Wanna Be Free [Television Version + 1989 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 19 July, 1966 (2:00 – 7:30 PM)
22) I Wanna Be Free [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 19 July, 1966 (2:00 – 7:30 PM)

Disc Two — Track Listing:

No. Title: Mix/Version: Recorded:
01) Gonna Buy Me a Dog [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studio #1, Hollywood, 23 July, 1966 (2:00 - 8:00 PM)
02) Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studio #1, Hollywood, 23 July, 1966 (2:00 - 8:00 PM)
03) I Can't Get Her Off My Mind [First Recorded Version + 1994 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 25 July, 1966 (7:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
04) Last Train to Clarksville [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 25 July, 1966 (7:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
05) Last Train to Clarksville [Album Version + 1966 Mono Album Master] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 25 July, 1966 (7:00 PM - 3:00 AM)
06) So Goes Love [Second Recorded Version + 1987 Stereo Mix] Between 7 and 25 July, Summer 1966
07) Mary, Mary [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] Western Recorders, Hollywood, 25 July, 1966
08) Of You [1966 Mono Mix] Western Recorders, Hollywood, 25 July, 1966
09) Of You [1987 Stereo Mix] Western Recorders, Hollywood, 25 July, 1966
10) (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] Western Recorders, Studio #1, Hollywood, 26 July, 1966
11) (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone [Album Version + 1966 Mono Single Master] Western Recorders, Studio #1, Hollywood, 26 July, 1966
12) (Theme from) The Monkees [Television Soundtrack Version + 1966 Mono Mix] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 6 August, 1966
13) Valleri [First Recorded Version + 1989 Stereo Television Soundtrack Mix] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 6 August, 1966
14) Valleri [First Recorded Version + 2001 Stereo Television Soundtrack Mix] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 6 August, 1966
15) She [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 15 August, 1966
16) She [Album Version + 1987 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 15 August, 1966
17) Kicking Stones (Teeny Tiny Gnome) [1987 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studio B, Hollywood, 23 August, 1966
18) Ladies Aid Society [Album Version + 1969 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studio B, Hollywood, 23 August, 1966
19) Hold on Girl (Help is on its Way) [First Recorded Version + 1989 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 10 September, 1966
20) Hold on Girl (Help is on its Way) [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 10 September, 1966
21) Hold on Girl (Help is on its Way) [Album Version + 1987 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 10 September, 1966
22) Mr. Webster [First Recorded Version + 1989 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 10 September, 1966

Disc Three — Track Listing:

No. Title: Mix/Version: Recorded:
01) Through the Looking Glass [First Recorded Version + 1996 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 10 September, 1966
02) I Don't Think You Know Me [Second Recorded Version + 1966 Mono Mix] New York City, 13 October, 1966 (Studio Unknown)
03) Sometime in the Morning [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] New York City, 13 and 25 October, 1966
04) I'm a Believer [Take 4A + 1994 Stereo Mix + Alternate Vocals] New York City, 15 October, 1966
05) I'm a Believer [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] New York City, 15 and 23 October, 1966
06) Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] New York City, 15 and 23 October, 1966
07) Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) [Album Version + 1994 Extended Stereo Mix + With Peter Tork Narration] New York City, 15 and 23 October, 1966
08) Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) [Album Version + 2001 Extended Stereo Mix] New York City, 15 and 23 October, 1966
09) Your Auntie Grizelda [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] American Studios, Studio City, 23 October, 1966
10) I'll Spend My Life with You [First Recorded Version + 1994 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 26 October, 1966
11) Looking for the Good Times [Album Version + 1969 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 26 October, 1966
12) Tear Drop City [Album Version + 1969 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 26 October, 1966
13) Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears [1987 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 28 October, 1966
14) The Day We Fall in Love [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios Hollywood, 28 October, 1966 and RCA Victor Studio B, New York, 23 November, 1966
15) Don't Listen to Linda [First Recorded Version + 1994 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 28 October, 1966
16) I Never Thought It Peculiar [Album Version + 1970 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 28 October, 1966, and The Sound Factory, Hollywood, 12 September, 1969
17) Laugh [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios Hollywood, 28 October, 1966
18) Words [First Recorded Version + 1989 Stereo Television Soundtrack Mix] October 1966
19) (I Prithee) Do Not Ask For Love [First Recorded Version + 1989 Stereo Mix + Micky Dolenz Vocal] 17 November 1966
20) (I Prithee) Do Not Ask For Love [First Recorded Version + 2001 Stereo Mix + Micky Dolenz Vocal] 17 November 1966
21) (I Prithee) Do Not Ask For Love 17 November 1966
22) When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door) [Album Version + 1966 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 23 November, 1966

Disc Four — Track Listing:

No. Title: Mix/Version: Recorded:
01) All of Your Toys [1967 Mono Mix] Goldstar Studios, Hollywood 16 January (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM), and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 19, 23, 24, January, and 26 (8:00 - 11:00 PM), 28 (2:00 - 6:00 PM), 30 (10:00 - 12:00 AM), 31 January (2:00 PM - 12:00 AM), and 2 February 1967 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)
02) All of Your Toys [1987 Stereo Mix] Goldstar Studios, Hollywood 16 January (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM), and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 19, 23, 24, January, and 26 (8:00 - 11:00 PM), 28 (2:00 - 6:00 PM), 30 (10:00 - 12:00 AM), 31 January (2:00 PM - 12:00 AM), and 2 February 1967 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)
03) All of Your Toys [2001 Stereo Mix] Goldstar Studios, Hollywood 16 January (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM), and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 19, 23, 24, January, and 26 (8:00 - 11:00 PM), 28 (2:00 - 6:00 PM), 30 (10:00 - 12:00 AM), 31 January (2:00 PM - 12:00 AM), and 2 February 1967 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)
04) The Girl I Knew Somewhere [Second Recorded Version + 1994 Mono Mix] Goldstar Studios, Hollywood 16 January (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM), and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 19, 23, 24, January, and 26 (8:00 - 11:00 PM), 28 (2:00 - 6:00 PM), 30 (10:00 - 12:00 AM), 31 January (2:00 PM - 12:00 AM), and 2 February 1967 (8:00 - 10:00 PM)
05) She's So Far Out, She's In [Tracking Session Takes 1 and 2] Goldstar Studio A, Hollywood, 16 January, 1967 (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
06) Gotta Give It Time [2016 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January 1967, and Lucy's Meat Market, Los Angeles, February 2016
07) A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You [Single Version + 1969 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4 and 6 February, 1967
08) A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You [Single Version + 1987 Mono Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4 and 6 February, 1967
09) A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You [Single Version + 2007 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4 and 6 February, 1967
10) Love to Love [1996 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, 4 and 5 February, 1967, and 5 August, 1969
11) Love to Love [2007 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, 4 and 5 February, 1967, and 5 August, 1969
12) Love to Love [2016 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, 4 and 5 February, 1967, and 5 August, 1969, and Lucy's Meat Market, Los Angeles, February 2016
13) 99 Pounds [Album Version + 1970 Stereo Album Master] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4, 5 and 6 February, 1967
14) 99 Pounds [Album Version + 2007 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4, 5 and 6 February, 1967
15) She Hangs Out [Single Version + 1967 Mono Single Master] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4 and 5 February, 1967
16) She Hangs Out [Single Version + 2007 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4 and 5 February, 1967
17) You Can't Tie a Mustang Down [2007 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 21 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 24 January, and 4 February, 1967
18) I Didn't Know You Had It in You Sally (You're a Real Ball of Fire) RCA Studio B, New York City, 22 (1:00 - 7:30 PM), and 28 January 1967 (4:30 PM - 7:30 PM) and 15 September 1969
19) If I Learned to Play the Violin [2007 Stereo Mix] RCA Studio B, New York City, 26 January (11:00 AM - 6:30 PM), and 4 and 6 February, 1967
20) The Girl I Knew Somewhere [Single Version + 1967 Stereo Single Master] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 23 February, 1967 (2:00 - 10:00 PM)
21) The Girl I Knew Somewhere [Single Version + 1987 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 23 February, 1967 (2:00 - 10:00 PM)
22) The Girl I Knew Somewhere [Single Version + 2007 Stereo Mix] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 23 February, 1967 (2:00 - 10:00 PM)
23) Sunny Girlfriend [Album Version + 1967 Stereo Album Master] RCA Victor Studio A, Hollywood, 23 February, 1967 (2:00 - 10:00 PM)

Unreleased Recordings — Track Listing:

No. Title: Mix/Version: Recorded:
01) The Girl I Knew Somewhere [First Recorded Version] April 1966
02) (Theme from) The Monkees [First Recorded Version] Mid 1966
03) Yardley's Black Label [Television Jingle] Hollywood, Mid 1966
04) Take a Giant Step [First Recorded Version] 10 June, 1966 (7:00 PM – ?)
05) Let's Dance On [First Recorded Version] 10 June, 1966 (7:00 PM – ?)
06) Gonna Buy Me a Dog [First Recorded Version] Western Recorders Studio 2, Hollywood, 7 July, 1966 (8:00 – 11:30 PM)
07) So Goes Love [First Recorded Version] Western Recorders Studio 2, Hollywood, 7 July, 1966 (8:00 – 11:30 PM)
08) Whatever's Right [First Recorded Version] Western Recorders, Studio #1, Hollywood, 26 July, 1966
09) The Girl I Left Behind Me [First Recorded Version] RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 23 November, 1966
10) I Wanna Be Your Puppy Dog n/a RCA Studio B, New York City, 22 (1:00 - 7:30 PM) and 27 January 1967 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
11) Love is on the Way n/a RCA Studio B, New York City, 22 (1:00 - 7:30 PM), 27 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 28 January 1967 (4:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
12) Sugar Man n/a RCA Studio B, New York City, 22 (1:00 - 7:30 PM), 27 (11:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and 28 January 1967 (4:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
13) Black and Blue n/a RCA Studio B, New York City, 26 January 1967 (11:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
14) Eve of My Sorrow n/a RCA Studio B, New York City, 26 January 1967 (11:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
15) The Love You Got Inside n/a RCA Studio B, New York City, 26 January 1967 (11:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
16) Poor Little Me n/a RCA Studio B, New York City, 26 January 1967 (11:00 AM - 6:30 PM)

References

  1. Some sites like the Monkees Music Vault claim that the song was recorded on the 6 July, while other sites like the Sunshine Factory and Monkees Sessionography claim that it was recorded on the 5 July.
  2. Some sites like the Monkees Music Vault claim that the song was recorded on the 6 July, while other sites like the Sunshine Factory and Monkees Sessionography claim that it was recorded on the 5 July.

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