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The Monkees

The Monkees - The Monkees (1966)

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From wikipedia.org

The Monkees is the first album by the band The Monkees. It was released in September 1966 by Colgems Records.

The Monkees' debut was the first of four consecutive US number one albums for the group, and it also topped the UK charts. Assembled by television producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider to portray a Beatles-type pop band on a new series, the quartet recorded vocals only between rehearsals for the weekly show.

While subsequent albums would improve on its quality, largely due to the group's increased participation, The Monkees remains an appealing mix of pop songs and performances. Micky Dolenz delivers a rousing lead on the brisk "Last Train to Clarksville," a U.S. number-one single and one of several tunes written by veteran hitmakers Boyce and Hart, while Davy Jones handles the ballad "I Wanna Be Free." Michael Nesmith, the member with the most extensive musical background, sings lead on his own country-flavored compositions, "Papa Gene's Blues" and "Sweet Young Thing" (co-written with the legendary songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King).

Though critics disparaged The Monkees as the "Pre-Fab Four," the TV show was a hit. The symbiotic relationship between the show and radio play enabled The Monkees to hold down the top-selling album slot for 13 weeks, eventually selling over 5 million copies.

Tracks:

01. (Theme From) The Monkees
02. Saturday's Child
03. I Wanna Be Free
04. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
05. Papa Gene's Blues
06. Take A Giant Step
07. Last Train To Clarksville
08. This Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day
09. Let's Dance On
10. I'll Be True To You
11. Sweet Young Thing
12. Gonna Buy Me A Dog
13. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind (Prev. Unissued Early Version)
14. I Don't Think You Know Me (Prev. Unissued Alternate Version)
15. (Theme From) The Monkees (Prev. Unissued Early Version)

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3 comentários:

Pep Sonic disse...

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kmax247 disse...

To this day still an underated "band". This stuff sounds great.

Anônimo disse...

Top post matey. Cheers.