Friday, March 12, 2010

The Monkees - Kirshner's Revenge 2CD


NEWS FROM JANCY

Formed primarily for the purpose of starring in a television series, the Monkees were on one hand a cynically manufactured group, devised to cash in on the early Beatles' success by applying the most superficial aspects of the British Invasion formula to capture a preteen audience. On the other hand, they weren't devoid of musical talent, and at their best managed to craft some enduring pop/rock hits. "I'm a Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Stepping Stone," "Take a Giant Step," "Valleri," "Words" -- all were pleasantly jangling, harmony rock numbers with hooks big enough for a meat locker, and all were huge hits in 1966-1968. Scorned at their peak by hipsters for not playing on many of their own records, ... Read More...

DISC 1:

01. Monkees - (Theme From) The Monkees (TV version, backing track) (0:58)
02. Monkees - I'm A Believer (takes 17 & 18) (3:05)
03. Monkees - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (alternate stereo mix, no backing vocals) (2:22)
04. Monkees - Take A Giant Step (alternate stereo mix) (2:30)
05. Monkees - She (no backing vocals, stereo) (2:39)
06. Monkees - Hold On Girl (no backing vocals, mono) (2:28)
07. Monkees - A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (original stereo mix) (2:48)
08. Monkees - Tear Drop City (alternate stereo mix) (1:59)
09. Monkees - All Of Your Toys (alternate stereo mix) (3:04)
10. Monkees - Auntie's Municipal Court (alternate stereo mix) (4:02)
11. Monkees - Love Is Only Sleeping (alternate stereo mix) (2:31)
12. Monkees - Cuddly Toy (alternate stereo mix, no piano) (2:40)
13. Monkees - Star Collector (Gerry Goffin demo) (2:52)
14. Monkees - P.O. Box 9847 (backing track) (3:16)
15. Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday (backing track) (3:28)
16. Monkees - Tapioca Tundra (alternate vocal) (2:54)
17. Monkees - Valleri (version 2, alternate stereo mix, no horns) (2:23)
18. Monkees - Daydream Believer (backing track) (2:59)
19. Monkees - Magnolia Simms (undubbed stereo mix) (3:30)
20. Monkees - Tentatively (Peter Tork demo, take 2, edit) (0:54)
21. Monkees - Porpoise Song (alternate stereo mix 1) (2:38)
22. Monkees - As We Go Along (mono remix, edit) (2:53)
23. Monkees - If I Knew (Davy Jones demo, mono remix, edit) (1:01)
24. Monkees - The Girl I Left Behind Me (instrumental backing track, mono remix, edit) (1:50)
25. Monkees - Someday Man (alternate stereo mix) (2:37)
26. Monkees - A Man Without A Dream (alternate stereo mix, no horns) (3:02)
27. Monkees - That's What It's Like Loving You (backing track, mono remix, edit) (2:11)
28. Monkees - If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again (alternate stereo mix) (2:40)
29. Monkees - The Boy From Chelsea (Truly Smith version) (2:28)
30. Monkees - For Pete's Sake (closing theme) (0:50)

DISC 2:

01. Monkees - (Theme From) The Monkees (version 3, backing track, mono) (0:52)
02. Monkees - Steam Engine (backing track & backing vocal) (2:21)
03. Monkees - P.O. Box 9847 (alternate stereo mix) (3:14)
04. Monkees - Star Collector (backing track) (2:37)
05. Monkees - Opening Night (Davy Jones demo, mono remix, edit) (3:08)
06. Monkees - Daydream Believer (unedited master, no orchestra) (3:10)
07. Monkees - Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears (backing track) (2:18)
08. Monkees - Can You Dig It (alternate stereo mix) (3:23)
09. Monkees - I Didn't Know You Had It In You Sally, You're A Real Ball of Fire (2:01)
10. Monkees - Porpoise Song (alternate stereo mix 2) (3:07)
11. Monkees - If I Knew (mono remix) (1:55)
12. Monkees - Ladies Aid Society (alternate stereo mix) (2:32)
13. Monkees - French Song (alternate mix) (2:24)
14. Monkees - A Man Without A Dream (version 2, backing track, mono remix, take 11) (1:28)
15. Monkees - It's Nice To Be With You (alternate stereo mix) (2:53)
16. Monkees - Looking For The Good Times (alternate stereo mix) (2:02)
17. Monkees - Oklahoma Backroom Dancer (alternate stereo mix) (2:35)
18. Monkees - Shorty Blackwell (backing track) (5:14)
19. Monkees - The Girl I Left Behind Me (first version, backing track) (2:39)
20. Monkees - Through The Looking Glass (alternate stereo mix) (2:43)
21. Monkees - How Can I Tell You (Davy Jones demo, mono remix, edit) (1:55)
22. Monkees - Time And Time Again (backing track) (2:40)
23. Monkees - We Were Made For Each Other (alternate stereo mix) (2:23)
24. Monkees - Listen To The Band (alternate stereo mix, edit) (2:30)
25. Monkees - While I Cry (backing track with overdubs) (3:00)
26. Monkees - Acapulco Sun (backing track) (2:48)
27. Monkees - My Share of the Sidewalk (backing track) (3:02)
28. Monkees - You And I (alternate stereo mix) (2:13)
29. Monkees - For Pete's Sake (closing theme, backing track) (0:47)
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