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The Monkees - The Monkees (Deluxe Edition) (Disc 1)

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Scan submitted/created by [Rob G.]
HQ Scans:
Publisher: Unknown
Reference :
Date :2004
Made In :
Quality :
Booklet & packaging :
Total duration: 60:46

Comments
Part of a 28 disc set that covers the original first 9 Monkees albums plus 33 & 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee TV special.

Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   
1.
(Theme From) The Monkees(Boyce/Hart)
2:18
Song
Version validated
Lyrics available
Version details available
Regular
Version One - 1966 Stereo Album Master
5 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller

Lead Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Backing Vocal - Tommy Boyce
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Etes

Vocals added July 9, 1966, and July 19, 1966, although officially, no tape of work done to "(Theme From) The Monkees" have survived, it is believed that Mickey's vocals were dubbed on July 9, 1966.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
GOLDEN HITS · US LP / Colgems PRS-329 / 1969
BARREL FULL OF MONKEES · US 2LP / Colgems SCOS-1001 / January 1971
REFOCUS · US LP / Bell 6801 / September 1972
THE MONKEES · US 2LP / Laurie House 8009/RCA Special Products 2-0188 / June 1976
GREATEST HITS · US LP / Arista 4089 / July 1976
MONKEEMANIA · AUS 2LP / Arista MONK-1 / 1979
MONKEEMANIA · NZ 2LP / Arista VPL2-7545 / 1979
GOLDEN STORY · JPN 2LP / Arista 175R-129-130 / 1980
THE MONKEES · UK 2LP / Arista DARTY 12 / 1981
20 SMASH HITS · GER LP / Platinum Music PLAT 005 / 1984
20 SMASH HITS · GER CD / Platinum Music PLAT CD 005 / 1984
HIT FACTORY · US LP / Pair ARPDL2-1109 / December 1985
THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US 2LP / Silver Eagle/Arista 1048 / June 1986
THEN AND NOW... THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US LP / Arista 8432 / June 1986
THEN AND NOW... THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista AL9-8432 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US LP / Rhino 70140 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista ARCD-8524 / 1987
GREATEST HITS · US CD / Arista ARCD-8313 / 1987
BY REQUEST · JPN 3CD / Arista B18D-51001-03 / 1989
THE COLLECTION - 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION · UK CD / Arista 262 507 / 1991
LISTEN TO THE BAND · US 4CD / Rhino R 70566 / October 1991
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
GREATEST HITS · US CD / Rhino R2 72190 / October 1995
BARRELFUL OF MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 72406 / March 1996
HERE THEY COME...THE GREATEST HITS OF THE MONKEES · EU CD / Telestar 9548-35218-2 / 1997
ANTHOLOGY · US 2CD / Rhino R2-75269 / April 1998
THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · EU 2CD / Bellaphon / 1998
20 GREATEST HITS · BEL CD / Audiophile Legends APH 102.811 / 1999
MUSIC BOX · US 4CD / Rhino R2 76706 / February 2001
THE DEFINITIVE MONKEES · UK 2CD / WSM 8573-86692-2 / 2001
36 ALL-TIME FAVORITES · US 3CD / Timeless Music / 2002
THE ESSENTIALS · US CD / Rhino 76057 / June 2002
THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 73875 / April 2003
DAYDREAM BELIEVER - THE COLLECTION · UK CD / WSM 5101-10415-2 / 2005
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
I'M A BELIEVER - THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Music Club Deluxe MCDLX074 / 2007
THE WORKS - A 3 CD RETROSPECTIVE · UK 3CD / Rhino 8122-79949-1 / September 2007
HERE WE COME...THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY · US 3CD / Readers Digest Music OPCD-8314 / 2008
FLASHBACK WITH THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 528089 / 2011
MONKEEMANIA - THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Rhino 8122-79768-8 / 2011
THE MONKEES · 192kHz/24bit download / HDTracks / December 2013
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
2.
Saturday's Child(Gates)
2:41
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Stereo Album Master
9 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Engineered by Hank Cicalo

Lead Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Backing Vocal - Tommy Boyce
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

Saturday July 9, 1966, music tracking and background vocals completed for this song.
Mickey's lead vocal believed to be added on July 27, 1966.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
LISTEN TO THE BAND · US 4CD / Rhino R 70566 / October 1991
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
BARRELFUL OF MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 72406 / March 1996
ANTHOLOGY · US 2CD / Rhino R2-75269 / April 1998
MUSIC BOX · US 4CD / Rhino R2 76706 / February 2001
THE DEFINITIVE MONKEES · UK 2CD / WSM 8573-86692-2 / 2001
36 ALL-TIME FAVORITES · US 3CD / Timeless Music / 2002
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE WORKS - A 3 CD RETROSPECTIVE · UK 3CD / Rhino 8122-79949-1 / September 2007
LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE AND OTHER HITS · US CD / Flashback R2-176444 / September 2007
HERE WE COME...THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY · US 3CD / Readers Digest Music OPCD-8314 / 2008
MONKEEMANIA - THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Rhino 8122-79768-8 / 2011
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
3.
I Wanna Be Free(Boyce/Hart)
2:23
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
Version One - 1966 Stereo Album Master
19 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Engineered by Henry Lewy

Vocal - Davy Jones
Guitar - Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton
Harpsichord - Michael Rubini
Violin - Bonnie Douglas, Paul Shure
Viola - Myra Kestenbaum
Cello - Fred Seykora

Apparently, two different versions of this song were produced at the same session. The first version was a slow version, the second was a fast version. While both versions of the song were featured in the pilot episode of the TV show, the slow version made the album.
The right channel is completely dead until just before Davy's vocal, when you can hear the guitar start to bleed in.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
GREATEST HITS · US LP / Colgems COS-115 / June 1969
GOLDEN HITS · US LP / Colgems PRS-329 / 1969
BARREL FULL OF MONKEES · US 2LP / Colgems SCOS-1001 / January 1971
REFOCUS · US LP / Bell 6801 / September 1972
GREATEST HITS · US LP / Arista 4089 / July 1976
GOLDEN STORY · JPN 2LP / Arista 175R-129-130 / 1980
THE MONKEES · UK 2LP / Arista DARTY 12 / 1981
20 SMASH HITS · GER LP / Platinum Music PLAT 005 / 1984
20 SMASH HITS · GER CD / Platinum Music PLAT CD 005 / 1984
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
GREATEST HITS · US CD / Rhino R2 72190 / October 1995
HERE THEY COME...THE GREATEST HITS OF THE MONKEES · EU CD / Telestar 9548-35218-2 / 1997
ANTHOLOGY · US 2CD / Rhino R2-75269 / April 1998
THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · EU 2CD / Bellaphon / 1998
MUSIC BOX · US 4CD / Rhino R2 76706 / February 2001
THE DEFINITIVE MONKEES · UK 2CD / WSM 8573-86692-2 / 2001
36 ALL-TIME FAVORITES · US 3CD / Timeless Music / 2002
THE ESSENTIALS · US CD / Rhino 76057 / June 2002
THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 73875 / April 2003
DAYDREAM BELIEVER - THE COLLECTION · UK CD / WSM 5101-10415-2 / 2005
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
I'M A BELIEVER - THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Music Club Deluxe MCDLX074 / 2007
THE WORKS - A 3 CD RETROSPECTIVE · UK 3CD / Rhino 8122-79949-1 / September 2007
HERE WE COME...THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY · US 3CD / Readers Digest Music OPCD-8314 / 2008
MONKEEMANIA - THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Rhino 8122-79768-8 / 2011
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
4.
Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day(Boyce/Venet)
2:35
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
Stereo Mix (The Monkees 1966 Lp Version)
23 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Boyce & Hart
Engineered by Dave Hassinger and Richie Schmitt

Micky Dolenz - lead vocal
Tommy Boyce - acoustic guitar
Wayne Erwin - guitar
Louie Shelton - guitar
Keith Allison - harmonica

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Gerry McGee - guitar
Larry Taylor - bass
Bobby Hart - organ
Billy Lewis - drums
Gene Estes - percussion
5.
Papa Gene's Blues(Nesmith)
1:57
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Stereo Album Master
7 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Michael Nesmith
Engineered by J.L.(assumed to be John London)

Lead Vocal - Mike Nesmith
Backing Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Guitar - Don Peake, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, James Helms, Peter Tork
Bass - William Pitman
Drums - Hal Blaine, Frank DeVito, Jim Gordon
Percussion - Gary Coleman

Completed in 13 takes, take 5 is selected as the final backing track. Vocals added July 30, 1966. Take 1a being dubbed over take 5 of backing track.
An interesting note is that the only Monkee to play an instrument on this historic first album is Peter Tork- who is brought into Mike Nesmith's productions as a "session" musician. It was Mike's intention to bring the band together as a unit as soon as possible, and initially hoped to see things gel.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
GOLDEN HITS · US LP / Colgems PRS-329 / 1969
THE MONKEES · UK 2LP / Arista DARTY 12 / 1981
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
BARRELFUL OF MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 72406 / March 1996
ANTHOLOGY · US 2CD / Rhino R2-75269 / April 1998
MUSIC BOX · US 4CD / Rhino R2 76706 / February 2001
36 ALL-TIME FAVORITES · US 3CD / Timeless Music / 2002
THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 73875 / April 2003
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE WORKS - A 3 CD RETROSPECTIVE · UK 3CD / Rhino 8122-79949-1 / September 2007
HERE WE COME...THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY · US 3CD / Readers Digest Music OPCD-8314 / 2008
MONKEEMANIA - THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Rhino 8122-79768-8 / 2011
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
6.
Take A Giant Step(Goffin/King)
2:25
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Stereo Album Master
9 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Boyce & Hart
Engineered by Hank Cicalo

Lead Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Acoustic Guitar - Tommy Boyce
Piano - Jack Keller
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton
Oboe - Bob Cooper

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Glockenspiel - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

The length differs amongst these releases. For example, the continuous 16th note drumming that starts about 2:27 last about 3 beats in the 90's Rhino release, 5 beats in the Listen to the Band one, 6 for Music Box, and 8 beats in the 2006 reissue.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
MONKEEMANIA · AUS 2LP / Arista MONK-1 / 1979
MONKEEMANIA · NZ 2LP / Arista VPL2-7545 / 1979
THE MONKEES · UK 2LP / Arista DARTY 12 / 1981
MORE GREATEST HITS OF THE MONKEES · US LP / Arista 2007 / October 1982
LISTEN TO THE BAND · US 4CD / Rhino R 70566 / October 1991
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
ANTHOLOGY · US 2CD / Rhino R2-75269 / April 1998
20 GREATEST HITS · BEL CD / Audiophile Legends APH 102.811 / 1999
MUSIC BOX · US 4CD / Rhino R2 76706 / February 2001
THE DEFINITIVE MONKEES · UK 2CD / WSM 8573-86692-2 / 2001
36 ALL-TIME FAVORITES · US 3CD / Timeless Music / 2002
DAYDREAM BELIEVER - THE COLLECTION · UK CD / WSM 5101-10415-2 / 2005
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
I'M A BELIEVER - THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Music Club Deluxe MCDLX074 / 2007
THE WORKS - A 3 CD RETROSPECTIVE · UK 3CD / Rhino 8122-79949-1 / September 2007
HERE WE COME...THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY · US 3CD / Readers Digest Music OPCD-8314 / 2008
MONKEEMANIA - THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Rhino 8122-79768-8 / 2011
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
7.
Last Train To Clarksville(Boyce/Hart)
2:43
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Stereo Album Master
25 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Boyce & Hart
Engineered by Dave Hassinger

Although all four Monkees were given tries at singing lead on "Clarksville", Micky Dolenz sang the lead on the released version with The Candy Store Prophets, Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton, Tommy Boyce (acoustic guitar) and David Walters (percussion) doing the backing track. Unfortunately, the vocal takes from the other three were erased. The tune of course went on to become the group's first release, single, gold record, and #1

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
GREATEST HITS · US LP / Colgems COS-115 / June 1969
GOLDEN HITS · US LP / Colgems PRS-329 / 1969
I MONKEES IN TV · IT LP / RCA FIPS 34056 / May 1970
BARREL FULL OF MONKEES · US 2LP / Colgems SCOS-1001 / January 1971
REFOCUS · US LP / Bell 6801 / September 1972
THE MONKEES · US 2LP / Laurie House 8009/RCA Special Products 2-0188 / June 1976
GREATEST HITS · US LP / Arista 4089 / July 1976
MONKEEMANIA · AUS 2LP / Arista MONK-1 / 1979
MONKEEMANIA · NZ 2LP / Arista VPL2-7545 / 1979
GOLDEN STORY · JPN 2LP / Arista 175R-129-130 / 1980
THE MONKEES · UK 2LP / Arista DARTY 12 / 1981
20 SMASH HITS · GER LP / Platinum Music PLAT 005 / 1984
20 SMASH HITS · GER CD / Platinum Music PLAT CD 005 / 1984
THE MONKEES · US LP / Rhino 70140 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista ARCD-8524 / 1987
GREATEST HITS · US CD / Arista ARCD-8313 / 1987
BY REQUEST · JPN 3CD / Arista B18D-51001-03 / 1989
LISTEN TO THE BAND · US 4CD / Rhino R 70566 / October 1991
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
GREATEST HITS · US CD / Rhino R2 72190 / October 1995
HERE THEY COME...THE GREATEST HITS OF THE MONKEES · EU CD / Telestar 9548-35218-2 / 1997
ANTHOLOGY · US 2CD / Rhino R2-75269 / April 1998
THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · EU 2CD / Bellaphon / 1998
20 GREATEST HITS · BEL CD / Audiophile Legends APH 102.811 / 1999
MUSIC BOX · US 4CD / Rhino R2 76706 / February 2001
THE DEFINITIVE MONKEES · UK 2CD / WSM 8573-86692-2 / 2001
36 ALL-TIME FAVORITES · US 3CD / Timeless Music / 2002
THE ESSENTIALS · US CD / Rhino 76057 / June 2002
THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 73875 / April 2003
THE PLATINUM COLLECTION VOL. 2 · UK CD / Warner 8122-73338-2 / 2005
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
I'M A BELIEVER - THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Music Club Deluxe MCDLX074 / 2007
THE WORKS - A 3 CD RETROSPECTIVE · UK 3CD / Rhino 8122-79949-1 / September 2007
LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE AND OTHER HITS · US CD / Flashback R2-176444 / September 2007
HERE WE COME...THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY · US 3CD / Readers Digest Music OPCD-8314 / 2008
FLASHBACK WITH THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 528089 / 2011
MONKEEMANIA - THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · UK 2CD / Rhino 8122-79768-8 / 2011
THE MONKEES · 192kHz/24bit download / HDTracks / December 2013
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
8.
This Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day(Boyce/Hart)
2:05
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Stereo Album Master
5 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller

Vocal - Davy Jones
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton
Cello - Joseph Ditullio

Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
9.
Let’s Dance On(Boyce/Hart)
2:29
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Stereo Album Master
5 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller
Engineered by Jack Keller (July 5), Dave Hessinger(July 9) and Hank Cicalo(July 16)

Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart & Jack Keller

Lead Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Backing Vocal - Tommy Boyce
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Backing Vocal & Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

Basic Tracking on July 5
Group Backing vocals July 9
Micky's Lead Vocal added July 16, as well as backing vocals by Boyce, Hart and Ron Hicklin
Production completed July 16

Larry Taylor, who plays bass, didn't make the session in time for "Let's Dance On" which explains the absence of bass

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US LP / Rhino 70140 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista ARCD-8524 / 1987
BY REQUEST · JPN 3CD / Arista B18D-51001-03 / 1989
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · EU 2CD / Bellaphon / 1998
MUSIC BOX · US 4CD / Rhino R2 76706 / February 2001
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE PLATINUM COLLECTION VOL. 2 · UK CD / Warner 8122-73338-2 / 2005
THE MONKEES · 192kHz/24bit download / HDTracks / December 2013
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
10.
I'll Be True To You(Goffin/Titleman)
2:46
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
Stereo Mix (The Monkees 1966 Lp Version)
9 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Engineered by Hank Cicalo

The mono and stereo mixes of the song differ slightly.

Vocal - Davy Jones
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Glockenspiel - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes
11.
Sweet Young Thing(Nesmith/Goffin/King)
1:55
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Stereo Album Master
18 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Michael Nesmith
Engineered by Hank Cicalo (July 18, 1966) and Henry Lewy (July 27, 1966)

Lead Vocal - Mike Nesmith
Backing Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Backing Vocal & Guitar - Peter Tork
Guitar - Michael Deasy, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey - guitar
Fiddle - Jimmy Bryant
Bass - Bob West
Drums - Hal Blaine, Frank DeVito, Jim Gordon
Percussion - Gary Coleman

On July 27, Michael doubles the lead vocal by himself, and adds Peter and Micky's background vocals for the chorus. The song is completed this session.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COS-101 / October 1966
MONKEEMANIA · AUS 2LP / Arista MONK-1 / 1979
MONKEEMANIA · NZ 2LP / Arista VPL2-7545 / 1979
THE MONKEES · US CD / Rhino R2 71790 / September 1994
ANTHOLOGY · US 2CD / Rhino R2-75269 / April 1998
THE VERY BEST OF THE MONKEES · EU 2CD / Bellaphon / 1998
MUSIC BOX · US 4CD / Rhino R2 76706 / February 2001
36 ALL-TIME FAVORITES · US 3CD / Timeless Music / 2002
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE WORKS - A 3 CD RETROSPECTIVE · UK 3CD / Rhino 8122-79949-1 / September 2007
HERE WE COME...THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY · US 3CD / Readers Digest Music OPCD-8314 / 2008
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
12.
Gonna Buy Me A Dog(Boyce/Hart)
2:38
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
Version Two - 1966 Mono Album Master
23 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Engineered by Dave Hassinger and Richie Schmitt (July 23, 1966) and Henry Lewy (July 24, 1966)

July 23, 1966 - music tracking
July 24,1966 - vocal overdubs

A straight version of "Gonna Buy Me A Dog" was recorded but never released (Version One). Both Micky and Davy sang and joked on this new version of "Gonna Buy Me A Dog".

Vocal - Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
13.
(Theme From) The Monkees(Boyce/Hart)
2:21
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
Version One - 1966 Mono Album Master
5 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller

Lead Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Backing Vocal - Tommy Boyce
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Etes

Vocals added July 9, 1966, and July 19, 1966, although officially, no tape of work done to "(Theme From) The Monkees" have survived, it is believed that Mickey's vocals were dubbed on July 9, 1966.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
14.
Saturday's Child(Gates)
2:46
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album Master
9 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Engineered by Hank Cicalo

Micky Dolenz - lead vocal
Tommy Boyce - backing vocal
Wayne Erwin - guitar
Louie Shelton - guitar

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Gerry McGee - guitar
Larry Taylor - bass
Bobby Hart - organ
Billy Lewis - drums
Gene Estes - percussion

Saturday July 9, 1966, music tracking and background vocals completed for this song.
Mickey's lead vocal believed to be added on July 27, 1966.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
MONKEEMANIA · AUS 2LP / Arista MONK-1 / 1979
MONKEEMANIA · NZ 2LP / Arista VPL2-7545 / 1979
MORE GREATEST HITS OF THE MONKEES · US LP / Arista 2007 / October 1982
THE MONKEES · US LP / Rhino 70140 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista ARCD-8524 / 1987
BY REQUEST · JPN 3CD / Arista B18D-51001-03 / 1989
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · 192kHz/24bit download / HDTracks / December 2013
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
15.
I Wanna Be Free(Boyce/Hart)
2:25
Song
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Regular
Version One - 1966 Mono Album Master
19 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Engineered by Henry Lewy

Vocal - Davy Jones
Guitar - Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton
Harpsichord - Michael Rubini
Violin - Bonnie Douglas, Paul Shure
Viola - Myra Kestenbaum
Cello - Fred Seykora

Apparently, two different versions of this song were produced at the same session. The first version was a slow version, the second was a fast version. While both versions of the song were featured in the pilot episode of the TV show, the slow version made the album.
The right channel is completely dead until just before Davy's vocal, when you can hear the guitar start to bleed in.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
16.
Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day(Boyce/Venet)
2:35
Song
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Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album Master
23 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Boyce & Hart
Engineered by Dave Hassinger and Richie Schmitt

Micky Dolenz - lead vocal
Tommy Boyce - acoustic guitar
Wayne Erwin - guitar
Louie Shelton - guitar
Keith Allison - harmonica

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Gerry McGee - guitar
Larry Taylor - bass
Bobby Hart - organ
Billy Lewis - drums
Gene Estes - percussion

The mono and stereo mixes of the song differ slightly.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
HIT FACTORY · US LP / Pair ARPDL2-1109 / December 1985
THE MONKEES · US LP / Rhino 70140 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista ARCD-8524 / 1987
BY REQUEST · JPN 3CD / Arista B18D-51001-03 / 1989
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · 192kHz/24bit download / HDTracks / December 2013
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
17.
Papa Gene's Blues(Nesmith)
1:58
Song
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Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album Master
7 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Michael Nesmith
Engineered by J.L.(assumed to be John London)

Lead Vocal - Mike Nesmith
Backing Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Guitar - Don Peake, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, James Helms, Peter Tork
Bass - William Pitman
Drums - Hal Blaine, Frank DeVito, Jim Gordon
Percussion - Gary Coleman

Completed in 13 takes, take 5 is selected as the final backing track. Vocals added July 30, 1966. Take 1a being dubbed over take 5 of backing track.
An interesting note is that the only Monkee to play an instrument on this historic first album is Peter Tork- who is brought into Mike Nesmith's productions as a "session" musician. It was Mike's intention to bring the band together as a unit as soon as possible, and initially hoped to see things gel.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US LP / Rhino 70140 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · 192kHz/24bit download / HDTracks / December 2013
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
18.
Take A Giant Step(Goffin/King)
2:34
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album / Single Master
9 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Boyce & Hart
Engineered by Hank Cicalo

Lead Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Acoustic Guitar - Tommy Boyce
Piano - Jack Keller
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton
Oboe - Bob Cooper

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Glockenspiel - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

US ORIGINAL VINYL SINGLES · Colgems 1001 / August 1966
THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US 2LP / Silver Eagle/Arista 1048 / June 1986
THEN AND NOW... THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US LP / Arista 8432, June 1986
THEN AND NOW... THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista AL9-8432 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US LP / Rhino 70140 / June 1986
THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista ARCD-8524 / 1987
MORE GREATEST HITS OF THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista ARCD-8334 / 1987
BY REQUEST · JPN 3CD / Arista B18D-51001-03 / 1989
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · 192kHz/24bit download / HDTracks / December 2013
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
19.
Last Train To Clarksville(Boyce/Hart)
2:41
Song
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Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album / Single Master
25 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Boyce & Hart
Engineered by Dave Hassinger

Although all four Monkees were given tries at singing lead on "Clarksville", Micky Dolenz sang the lead on the released version with The Candy Store Prophets, Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton, Tommy Boyce (acoustic guitar) and David Walters (percussion) doing the backing track. Unfortunately, the vocal takes from the other three were erased. The tune of course went on to become the group's first release, single, gold record, and #1

US ORIGINAL VINYL SINGLES · Colgems 1001 / August 1966
THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
HIT FACTORY · US LP / Pair ARPDL2-1109 / December 1985
THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US 2LP / Silver Eagle/Arista 1048 / June 1986
THEN AND NOW... THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US LP / Arista 8432, June 1986
THEN AND NOW... THE BEST OF THE MONKEES · US CD / Arista AL9-8432 / June 1986
THE COLLECTION - 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION · UK CD / Arista 262 507 / 1991
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
20.
This Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day(Boyce/Hart)
2:07
Song
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Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album Master
6 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller

Vocal - Davy Jones
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton
Cello - Joseph Ditullio

Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
21.
Let’s Dance On(Boyce/Hart)
2:31
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album Master
5 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller
Engineered by Jack Keller (July 5), Dave Hessinger(July 9) and Hank Cicalo(July 16)

Produced by Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart & Jack Keller

Lead Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Backing Vocal - Tommy Boyce
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Backing Vocal & Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

Basic Tracking on July 5
Group Backing vocals July 9
Micky's Lead Vocal added July 16, as well as backing vocals by Boyce, Hart and Ron Hicklin
Production completed July 16

Larry Taylor, who plays bass, didn't make the session in time for "Let's Dance On" which explains the absence of bass.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
22.
I'll Be True To You(Goffin/Titleman)
2:49
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album Master
9 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Engineered by Hank Cicalo

Vocal - Davy Jones
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Glockenspiel - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

The mono and stereo mixes of the song differ slightly.

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
HIT FACTORY · US LP / Pair ARPDL2-1109 / December 1985
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
23.
Sweet Young Thing(Nesmith/Goffin/King)
1:54
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
1966 Mono Album Master
18 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Michael Nesmith
Engineered by Hank Cicalo (July 18, 1966) and Henry Lewy (July 27, 1966)

On July 27, Michael doubles the lead vocal by himself, and adds Peter and Micky's background vocals for the chorus. The song is completed this session.

Lead Vocal - Mike Nesmith
Backing Vocal - Micky Dolenz
Backing Vocal & Guitar - Peter Tork
Guitar - Michael Deasy, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey - guitar
Fiddle - Jimmy Bryant
Bass - Bob West
Drums - Hal Blaine, Frank DeVito, Jim Gordon
Percussion - Gary Coleman

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
HIT FACTORY · US LP / Pair ARPDL2-1109 / December 1985
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
24.
Gonna Buy Me A Dog(Boyce/Hart)
2:40
Song
Version validated
Version details available
Regular
Version Two - 1966 Mono Album Master
23 Jul 1966
The Monkees
Produced by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Engineered by Dave Hassinger and Richie Schmitt (July 23, 1966) and Henry Lewy (July 24, 1966)

July 23, 1966 - music tracking
July 24,1966 - vocal overdubs

A straight version of "Gonna Buy Me A Dog" was recorded but never released (Version One). Both Micky and Davy sang and joked on this new version of "Gonna Buy Me A Dog".

Vocal - Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones
Guitar - Wayne Erwin, Louie Shelton

Musicians included Bobby Hart's band The Candy Store Prophets:
Guitar - Gerry McGee
Bass - Larry Taylor
Organ - Bobby Hart
Drums - Billy Lewis
Percussion - Gene Estes

THE MONKEES · US LP / Colgems COM-101 / October 1966
THE MONKEES · US 2CD / Rhino R2 77678 / August 2006
THE MONKEES · US 3CD / Rhino Handmade R2-543027 / November 2014
25.
TV Promo(The Monkees Section)
:20
Advertising
Version validated
TV
NBC Promo (Short Version)
1966
The Monkees
26.
TV Promo(The Monkees Section)
1:02
Advertising
Version validated
TV
NBC Promo (Long Version)
(date unknown)
The Monkees
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