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The Monkees Music Box (4-CD)

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Format:  CD  (4 Discs)
sku:  6CHD9
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: October 8, 2012
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Wea Int'l

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 6/01, pp.133-4
3 stars out of 5 - "...Anthologizes their entire career, retaining a striking potency....To recap: pop group is formed for TV show, briefly does what it's told, and then breaks free and makes some of the most evocative music of its era..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.(Theme From) The Monkees
  • 2.I Wanna Be Free (Fast Version)
  • 3.Let's Dance On
  • 4.Last Train To Clarksville
  • 5.Take A Giant Step
  • 6.All The King's Horses
  • 7.Saturday's Child
  • 8.Papa Gene's Blues
  • 9.I Wanna Be Free
  • 10.Sweet Young Thing
  • 11.Gonna Buy Me A Dog
  • 12.I Don't Think You Know Me (First Recorded Version)
  • 13.I'm A Believer
  • 14.(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
  • 15.She
  • 16.Mary, Mary
  • 17.Your Auntie Grizelda
  • 18.Of You (Previously Unissued Mix)
  • 19.Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
  • 20.The Kind of Girl I Could Love
  • 21.Sometime In The Morning
  • 22.When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)
  • 23.Do Not Ask For Love (First Recorded Version)
  • 24.Valleri (First Recorded Version)
  • 25.I'll Be Back Up On My Feet (First Recorded Version)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
  • 2.She Hangs Out
  • 3.The Girl I Knew Somewhere
  • 4.All of Your Toys
  • 5.Love To Love
  • 6.You Told Me
  • 7.I'll Spend My Life With You
  • 8.Forget That Girl
  • 9.You Just May Be The One
  • 10.Shades of Gray
  • 11.For Pete's Sake (Closing Theme)
  • 12.Sunny Girlfriend
  • 13.No Time
  • 14.Randy Scouse Git
  • 15.Pleasant Valley Sunday
  • 16.Words
  • 17.Daydream Believer
  • 18.Goin' Down
  • 19.Salesman
  • 20.The Door Into Summer
  • 21.Love Is Only Sleeping
  • 22.Cuddly Toy
  • 23.What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round
  • 24.Daily Nightly
  • 25.Star Collector

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Valleri (First Recorded Version)
  • 2.Tapioca Tundra
  • 3.Dream World
  • 4.Auntie's Municipal Court
  • 5.P.O. Box 9847
  • 6.Zor & Zam
  • 7.Carlisle Wheeling (First Recorded Version)
  • 8.Tear The Top Right Off My Head
  • 9.The Girl I Left Behind Me (First Recorded Version)
  • 10.Nine Times Blue
  • 11.Come On In
  • 12.D. W. Washburn
  • 13.It's Nice To Be With You
  • 14.St. Matthew
  • 15.Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)
  • 16.As We Go Along
  • 17.Ditty Diego - War Chant
  • 18.Circle Sky (Live Version)
  • 19.Can You Dig It
  • 20.Daddy's Song
  • 21.Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (A

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Tear Drop City
  • 2.A Man Without A Dream
  • 3.Through The Looking Glass
  • 4.I Won't Be The Same Without Her
  • 5.You & I (Instant Replay Album Version)
  • 6.While I Cry
  • 7.Shorty Blackwell
  • 8.If I Ever Get To Saginaw Again
  • 9.Smile
  • 10.Listen To The Band
  • 11.Someday Man
  • 12.Some of Shelly's Blues
  • 13.Mommy & Daddy
  • 14.Good Clean Fun
  • 15.Looking For The Good Times
  • 16.Steam Engine
  • 17.I Never Thought It Peculiar
  • 18.Midnight Train
  • 19.Oh My My
  • 20.I Love You Better
  • 21.Do You Feel It Too?
  • 22.Do It In The Name of Love (Single)
  • 23.That Was Then, This Is Now
  • 24.Heart & Soul
  • 25.Mgbgt (Live Single)
  • 26.Every Step of The Way
  • 27.Oh, What A Night
  • 28.You & I

Product Description:

The Monkees: David Jones, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz.
Producers include: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Jack Keller, Jeff Barry, Gerry Coffin.
Compilation producer: Andrew Sandoval, Bill Inglot.
Includes a 96 page booklet with liner notes by Andrew Sandoval.
Digitally remastered by Dan Hersch and Bill Inglot (Digiprep).
It's hard not to wonder why the four-disc Music Box even exists. After all, Rhino has not only released definitive reissues of all of the Monkees' studio albums, complete with bonus tracks, but the label has a series devoted to rarities (Missing Links), a single-disc greatest hits album, a double-disc anthology, and another four-disc box, Listen to the Band, which is excellent. So where does that leave Music Box? Well, it is "reconfigured" into a booklike box, which must appeal to somebody, but more importantly, it tries to pull off a nifty trick -- providing an exhaustive overview for the casual listener, while filling in the holes for those serious fans who only have the proper reissued albums. On both counts, this works well. Let's get the basics out of the way: This sounds great, and Andrew Sandoval's liner notes are terrific, particularly the song-by-song breakdown that not only includes the Monkees' reflections, but also those of various producers and songwriters. Then, there's the song selection, which is impeccable for the first three discs, which devote a year each to 1966, 1967, and 1968, blending hits with rarities, album versions, and alternate takes, never once seeming like a sop to collectors. The fourth disc is a little more problematic, just because it spans from 1969 to 1996, containing reunion tracks that some fans may rather not hear, but it still has more than enough minor gems that will please the dedicated. And, when it gets right down to it, Music Box succeeds on two counts: Everyone who needs to plug in gaps will be satisfied with this (plus they'll like the fine flow of the songs) and, more importantly, this is a wonderful choice for anyone looking for a good, thorough overview of the Monkees' best, delving far deeper than the hits. It doesn't really trump Listen to the Band, but it's nearly an equal. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Product Info

  • UPC: 081227973186
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 4 items

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