Q - 3/95, pp.114-1154 Stars
- Excellent - "...It's a strange, daring, even deep album, moving from Nesmith's sci-fi C&W to Dolenz's nightmare vaudeville, using the full limit of studio gimmickry to make its courageous point..."
NME (Magazine) - 2/18/95, p.51
6 - Good - "...display[s]...[Michael] Nesmith's burgeoning West Coast country-rock sound..."
Uncut (magazine) - p.953 stars out of 5
-- "[With] a wealth of two-dozen plus previously unreleased songs and alternative mixes..."
The Monkees: Peter Tork (vocals, guitar, piano); Michael Nesmith (vocals, guitar); Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz (vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Michael Deasy, Al Hendrickson, Gerry McGee, Keith Allison, Bill Chadwick, Dennis Budimir, James Burton, Al Casey, Howard Roberts, Louie Shelton, Lance Wakely, Stephen Stills (guitar); Michael Melvoin (piano, harpsichord); Don Randi, Paul T. Smith, Keith "Red" Mitchell (piano); Harry Nilsson (keyboards); Max Bennett, Richard Dey, Chip Douglas, Lyle Ritz, Joe Osborne, Red Callender (bass); Earl Palmer, Eddie Hoh, Billy Lewis, Milt Holland, Hal Blaine, Buddy Miles (drums).
Producers: The Monkees, Chip Douglas.
Reissue producers: Andrew Sandoval, Bill Inglot.
Recorded at Western Recorders, RCA Victor Studios and United Recorders, Hollywood, California between June 1967 and March 1968. Tracks 1-12 originally released on Colgems (109). Includes liner notes by Andrew Sandoval.