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More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
is the second full-length album by the Monkees. It was recorded in late 1966 and released on Colgems label #102 on January 9, 1967. It displaced the band's debut album from the top of the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart and remained at No.1 for 18 weeks—the longest of any Monkees album. Combined, the first two Monkees albums were at the top of the Billboard chart for 31 consecutive weeks. More of the Monkees also went to No.1 in the UK. In the U.S. it has been certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA with sales of more than five million copies. More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
is also notable for being the first pop/rock album to be the best-selling album of the year in the U.S.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Artwork

2 Track listing

2.1 Original 1967 Colgems vinyl issue 2.2 1994 Rhino CD reissue 2.3 1996 Sundazed vinyl reissue 2.4 2006 Rhino deluxe CD reissue

3 Personnel

3.1 1994 Bonus tracks 3.2 2006 Bonus tracks 3.3 Other personnel

4 Charts

4.1 Album 4.2 Singles

5 Certifications 6 References

History[edit] Monkeemania had reached full swing by the time the album was released. The Monkees' second single, "I'm a Believer"—included on this album—held the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and they were about to embark on a highly successful concert tour. The release of More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
was rushed to capitalize on the band's popularity, catching even its members by surprise. The band learned of the album's existence while on tour in Cleveland, Ohio, discovering it had already been released. They were dismayed by the cover image of them and offended by production overseer Don Kirshner's liner notes, which praised his team of songwriters before mentioning, almost as an afterthought, the names of the Monkees. The band, particularly Nesmith, was also furious about the songs—selected for the record from 34 that had been recorded—leading Nesmith to later tell Melody Maker magazine that More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
was "probably the worst album in the history of the world".[4] The group began to grow concerned over their musical output, since this album and their debut, The Monkees, featured them limited to just vocals with scattered instrumental contributions. Kirshner had a strict rule that the Monkees were to provide only vocals on his productions, though separate sessions produced by Michael Nesmith himself usually featured Peter Tork
Peter Tork
on guitar. More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
has Nesmith limited to one song as lead vocalist. Within weeks of the release of More of the Monkees, Nesmith lobbied successfully with the group's creators, Bob Rafelson
Bob Rafelson
and Bert Schneider, for the Monkees to be allowed to play their instruments on future records, effectively giving the quartet artistic control. To make his point clear to Kirshner, who was balking at the idea, Nesmith proceeded to punch a hole in the wall of a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel during a group meeting with Kirshner and Colgems lawyer Herb Moelis, declaring to the latter: "That could have been your face!". This outburst came after Moelis snapped to Nesmith, "You'd better read your contract", when Nesmith threatened to quit. Kirshner was later dropped from the project altogether.[4] Artwork[edit] The original pressing catalog number is COM/COS 102. When the album was reissued in 1969 the Colgems symbol replaced the word "Colgems" on the bottom right-hand corner of the reverse side (Catalog number COS 102 RE). It was standard practice for RCA to add an "RE" when any one side of a record sleeve had a revision. There were no mono copies issued in 1969 as they were phased out altogether in 1968.[5] Track listing[edit] Original 1967 Colgems vinyl issue[edit]

Side 1

No. Title Lead vocals Length

1. "She" (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) Micky Dolenz 2:40

2. "When Love Comes Knockin' (at Your Door)" (Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Sedaka) Davy Jones 1:49

3. "Mary, Mary" (Michael Nesmith) Micky Dolenz 2:16

4. "Hold on Girl" (Billy Carr, Jack Keller, Ben Raleigh) Davy Jones 2:29

5. "Your Auntie Grizelda" (Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller) Peter Tork 2:30

6. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) Micky Dolenz 2:25

Side 2

No. Title Lead vocals Length

1. "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Neil Diamond) Davy Jones 2:16

2. "The Kind of Girl I Could Love" (Michael Nesmith, Roger Atkins) Michael Nesmith 1:53

3. "The Day We Fall in Love" (Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell) Davy Jones 2:26

4. "Sometime in the Morning" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) Micky Dolenz 2:30

5. "Laugh" (Phil Margo, Mitch Margo, Hank Medress, Jay Siegel) Davy Jones 2:30

6. "I'm a Believer" (Neil Diamond) Micky Dolenz 2:50

1994 Rhino CD reissue[edit] Tracks 1-12: Original album in stereo

"Don't Listen to Linda" (Boyce, Hart) (First Recorded Version) - 2:28 "I'll Spend My Life with You" (Boyce, Hart) (First Recorded Version) - 2:30 "I Don't Think You Know Me" (Goffin, King) (Second Recorded Version) - 2:19 "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Diamond) (Extended Mix) - 2:53 "I'm a Believer" (Diamond) (Early Version) - 2:53

1996 Sundazed vinyl reissue[edit] Bonus track at the end of Side 1: "I Don't Think You Know Me" (Prev. unissued mix) - 2:19 Bonus track at the end of Side 2: "Don't Listen to Linda" (Prev. unissued version) - 2:28, "I'll Spend My Life with You" (Alt. version) - 2:30[6] 2006 Rhino deluxe CD reissue[edit] The following tracks were included on the 2006 deluxe edition of the album. Some were previously unreleased, while others were on the 1994 Rhino reissue or the Missing Links series. Studio chatter is included between some bonus tracks.

Disc One

Tracks 1-12: Original album in stereo

"Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears" (Boyce, Hart) - 02:18 "Ladies Aid Society" (Original Mono Mix) (Boyce, Hart) - 3:27 "I'll Spend My Life with You" (First Recorded Version) (Boyce, Hart) - 2:28 "I Don't Think You Know Me" (Second Recorded Version) (Goffin, King) - 2:20 "Through the Looking Glass" (First Recorded Version) (Boyce, Hart, Red Baldwin) - 2:31 "Don't Listen to Linda" (First Recorded Version) (Boyce, Hart) - 2:28 "Kicking Stones (Teeny Tiny Gnome)" (Lynn Castle, Wayne Erwin) - 2:32 "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (With Peter's Narration) (Diamond) - 3:08 "I'm a Believer" (Early Version - Alternate Mix) (Diamond) - 2:51 "Mr. Webster" (First Recorded Version) (Boyce, Hart) - 2:47

Disc Two

Tracks 1-12: Original album in mono

"Valleri" (First Recorded Version) (Boyce, Hart) - 2:30 "Words" (First Recorded Version) (Boyce, Hart) - 2:58 "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (TV Version) (Diamond) - 2:50 "I'll Be Back Up on My Feet" (First Recorded Version) (Linzer, Randell) - 2:37 "Tear Drop City" (Early Mix) (Boyce, Hart) - 2:18 "Of You" (Mono Mix) (Bill Chadwick, John Chadwick) - 2:01 "Hold on Girl ( Help is on Its Way)" (First Recorded Version) (Keller, Raleigh, Carr) - 2:44 "(I Prithee) Do Not Ask for Love" (Michael Martin Murphey) - 02:59

Personnel[edit]

"She"

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Tommy Boyce, Wayne Erwin, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Organ: Bobby Hart Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Norm Jefferies, Unknown Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studio A, Hollywood, August 15, 1966 Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Covered by The Dickies
The Dickies
in 1978 on their debut LP The Incredible Shrinking Dickies. While Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart are the writers of the song, some sites and sources claim Jeff Barry, Angelo Badalamenti and Marianne Faithfull to have co-written the track.[7] These hints are incorrect. Badalamenti and Faithfull did not begin collaborating until the mid 1990s,[8] when they wrote a completely different song called "She". Jeff Barry's work with the band on this and later albums is well-documented (including writing the song "She Hangs Out") and there is no reliable evidence or reason to believe he contributed to this track.

"When Love Comes Knockin' (at Your Door)"

Written by Neil Sedaka
Neil Sedaka
and Carole Bayer Sager Lead vocal (double tracked): Davy Jones Guitar: Al Gafa, Willard Suyker, Donald Thomas Piano: Neil Sedaka Bass: Russell Savakus Drums: Herbert Lovell Percussion: Unknown Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, November 23, 1966 Produced by Neil Sedaka
Neil Sedaka
and Carole Bayer Sager Engineered by Ernie Olerich

"Mary, Mary"

Written by Michael Nesmith Lead/backing vocals: Micky Dolenz Guitar: Peter Tork, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Michael Deasy Piano: Michael Cohen, Larry Knechtel Bass: Bob West Drums: Hal Blaine Percussion: Gary Coleman, Jim Gordon Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood, July 25, 1966 Arrangement: Don Peake Produced by Michael Nesmith The 1990 Arista CD Version features the Extended Stereo Mix, the same that appears in the More Greatest Hits CD Version. "Mary Mary" appeared on the Paul Butterfield Band's East-West release a year before the Monkees' version was released. "Mary, Mary" became a rap hit for Run-DMC
Run-DMC
in 1988. Despite being the songwriter and producer of the track, as well as being a member of the group, Michael Nesmith
Michael Nesmith
did not contribute vocally or musically to this track.

"Hold on Girl"

Written by Jack Keller, Ben Raleigh and Billy Carr Lead vocal: Davy Jones Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz Other personnel unknown Produced by Jeff Barry and Jack Keller Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, September 10, 1966 and American Studios, Studio City, October 23, 1966 Slower version can be found on Missing Links Vol. 2

"Your Auntie Grizelda"

Written by Jack Keller and Diane Hildebrand Lead vocal: Peter Tork Other personnel unknown Produced by Jeff Barry and Jack Keller Engineered by Richard Podolor Recorded at American Studios, Studio City, October 23, 1966

"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Organ: Bobby Hart Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Henry Levy Produced and Arranged by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded at Western Recorders, Studio #1, Hollywood, July 26, 1966 Appeared on the flip side of "I'm a Believer" Reached number 20 on the pop charts, making it the first Monkees b-side to chart The original mono and stereo mixes differ slightly in two spots. On the stereo mix, Micky's vocal is dubbed in at the end of the instrumental bridge just before the second verse; this vocal bridge does not appear on the mono mix. During the fade, Micky's repeated, "Not your steppin' stone" begins sooner on the stereo mix than on the mono mix. The mono single fades out earlier than the track from the mono album, despite that both mixes are shown with a playing time of 2:25.

"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)"

Written by Neil Diamond Lead vocal: Davy Jones Backing vocals: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork Acoustic guitar: Neil Diamond Drums: Buddy Salzman Organ: Maurgan Cheff Percussion: Kauren Seguer Other personnel unknown Produced by Jeff Barry Recorded in New York City, October 15 and 23, 1966 (studio unknown) First of the two Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
songs performed by the Monkees on this album

"The Kind of Girl I Could Love"

Written by Michael Nesmith
Michael Nesmith
and Roger Atkins Lead vocal: Michael Nesmith Backing vocals: Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork Guitar: James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Michael Deasy Bass: Larry Knetchtel, Bob West Drums: Hal Blaine Percussion: Gary Coleman, Jim Gordon Steel Guitar: Michael Nesmith
Michael Nesmith
[9] Arrangement: Don Peake Produced by Michael Nesmith Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, June 25, 1966 (7:30 PM – 12:15 AM) Last Nesmith collaboration with another composer

"The Day We Fall in Love"

Written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell Lead vocal: Davy Jones Guitar: Al Casey Harpsichord and Organ: Don Randi, Michel Rubini Bass: Carol Kaye, Ray Pohlman Drums: Hal Blaine Percussion: Frank Capp, Julius Wechter Violin: Louis Haber, Irving Spice, Lousi Stone Viola: David Sackson, Murray Sandry Cello: Seymour Barab Conductor: Arthur Butler Arranged and Produced by Jeff Barry Engineered by Ray Hall Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios Hollywood, October 28, 1966 and RCA Victor Studio B, New York, November 23, 1966

"Sometime in the Morning"

Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz
and Carole King Other personnel unknown Produced by Gerry Goffin, Carole King
Carole King
and Jeff Barry Recorded at New York City, October 13 and 25, 1966 (studio unknown)

"Laugh"

Written by Hank Medress, Phil Margo, Mitchell Margo and Jay Siegal Lead vocal: Davy Jones Backing vocals: Davy Jones, Jeff Barry and Unknown Guitar: Al Casey and Carol Kaye Harpsichord and Organ: Don Randi, Michel Rubini Bass: Ray Pohlman Drums: Hal Blaine Percussion: Frank Capp, Julius Wechter Produced and Arranged by Jeff Barry Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, October 28, 1966

"I'm a Believer"

Written by Neil Diamond Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork Guitar: Al Gorgoni, Sal Ditroia Acoustic Guitar: Neil Diamond Organ: Artie Butler Piano and Tambourine: Jeff Barry Bass: Dick Romoff Drums: Buddy Salzman Produced by Jeff Barry Recorded in New York City, October 15 and 23, 1966 Reached number 1 on the pop charts

1994 Bonus tracks[edit] "Don't Listen to Linda" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Davy Jones Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Acoustic Guitar: Tommy Boyce Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Gene Estes Saxophone: Jim Seals Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, October 28, 1966 Intended for More of the Monkees, then put aside and re-cut for The Birds, The Bees, & The Monkees, but then again put aside later for the Instant Replay album. Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart

"I'll Spend My Life with You" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Harmony vocal by Ron Hicklin Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Acoustic Guitar: Tommy Boyce Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Gene Estes, David Walters Recorded at RCA Studios, Hollywood, October 26, 1966 Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Unused until Headquarters, when it was re-recorded by the Monkees

"I Don't Think You Know Me" (Second Recorded Version)

Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King Lead vocal: Peter Tork Backing vocals: Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones Other personnel unknown Intended for use for the television series, but never broadcast Produced by Jeff Barry, Gerry Goffin and Carole King Recorded at New York City, October 13, 1966 (studio unknown)

"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Extended Mix)

Includes an organ solo Used in the episode "Monkees in Manhattan" Produced by Jeff Barry

"I'm a Believer" (Early Version)

Take 4A, which is slightly slower and features raw vocals from Micky Produced by Jeff Barry

2006 Bonus tracks[edit] "Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears"

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Gene Estes Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, October 28, 1966 Featured on Missing Links Volume 1

"Ladies Aid Society" (Original Mono Mix)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Davy Jones Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Wayne Erwin, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Emil Richards Piano: Bobby Hart Trumpet: Steve Huffsteter Trombone: Gilbert Falco, Dick Hyde Horn: Bob Jung and Don McGinnis Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studio B, Hollywood, August 23, 1966 Previously Unissued

"I'll Spend My Life with You" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Unused until Headquarters, when it was re-recorded by the Monkees/On the 1994 reissue

"I Don't Think You Know Me" (Second Recorded Version)

Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King Intended for use for the television series, but never broadcast/On the 1994 reissue Produced by Jeff Barry, Gerry Goffin and Carole King

"Through the Looking Glass" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Red Baldwin, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Acoustic Guitar: Tommy Boyce Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Piano: Michel Rubini Percussion: Alan Estes Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, September 10, 1966 Originally featured on Missing Links Volume 3

"Don't Listen to Linda" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Originally on 1994 reissue Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart

"Kicking Stones"

Written by Lynn Castle and Wayne Erwin Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, Wayne Erwin, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Piano: Bobby Hart Organ: Paul Suter Trumpet: Steve Huffsteter Trombone: Gilbert Falco, Dick Hyde Horn: Bob Jung, Don McGinnis Flute: Paul Suter Vibes: Emil Richards Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studio B, Hollywood, August 23, 1966 Originally featured on Missing Links Volume 1, titled "Teeny Tiny Gnome."

"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) (Extended Mix - Alternate)"

Features a narration by Peter Tork. This was intended to give Peter a bigger role in the album. Later included on The Monkees: Original Album
Album
Series Produced by Jeff Barry

"I'm a Believer" (Early Version - Alternate Mix)

Same track from 1994 reissue, but in stereo and different studio chatter. Produced by Jeff Barry

"Mr. Webster" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocal: Micky Dolenz Acoustic Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Bass: Larry Taylor Harpsichord: Michel Rubini Percussion: Alan Estes Oboe: Norman Benno Cello: Maggie Aue Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, September 10, 1966 Originally featured on Missing Links Volume 2.

"Valleri" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Davy Jones Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Tommy Boyce, Wayne Erwin, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Gene Estes Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studio A, Hollywood, August 6, 1966 Originally featured on Missing Links Volume 2

"Words" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocals: Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz
and Peter Tork Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Tommy Boyce, Wayne Erwin, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Norm Jeffries Flute: Ethmer Roten Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded in October, 1966 Originally featured on Missing Links Volume 2

"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (TV Mix)

Written by Neil Diamond Originally featured on the Music Box set, remixed in stereo. Same mix on 1994 release Produced by Jeff Barry

"I'll Be Back Up on My Feet" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocal: Unknown Guitar: Al Casey, Carol Kaye Bass: Ray Pohlman Drums: Hal Blaine Percussion: Frank Capp, Julius Wechter Piano: Don Randi, Michel Rubini Produced by Jeff Barry Recorded on October 26, 1966 Originally featured on Missing Links Volume 2.

"Tear Drop City" (Early Mix)

Written by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Gene Estes Produced by Tommy Boyce
Tommy Boyce
and Bobby Hart Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, October 26, 1966 Later sped up (and mixed in stereo) for Instant Replay in 1969. Previously unissued.

"Of You" (Mono Mix)

Written by Bill and John Chadwick Lead vocal: Michael Nesmith Guitar: Peter Tork, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Mike Deasey Bass: Bob West Drums: Hal Blaine Percussion: Gary Coleman and Jim Gordon Piano: Michael Cohen and Larry Knechtel Produced by Michael Nesmith Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood, July 25, 1966 Originally featured on the Music Box set. A stereo mix with harmony vocals from Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz
featured on Missing Links Volume 1.

"Hold on Girl" (First Recorded Version)

Written by Jack Keller, Ben Raleigh and Billy Carr Lead vocal: Davy Jones Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Ron Hicklin Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, Louie Shelton Bass: Larry Taylor Drums: Billy Lewis Percussion: Alan Estes Oboe: Norman Benno Harpsichord: Michel Rubini Produced by Jeff Barry and Jack Keller Recorded at RCA Victor
RCA Victor
Studios, Hollywood, September 10, 1966 Later re-recorded for More of the Monkees Originally featured on Missing Links Volume 2

"(I Prithee) Do Not Ask for Love (First Recorded Version)"

Written by Michael Martin Murphey Lead vocal: Micky Dolenz Guitar: Peter Tork, James Burton, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Mike Deasey Bass: Bob West Drums: Hal Blaine Percussion: Gary Coleman, Jim Gordon Piano: Michael Cohen, Larry Knechtel Produced by Michael Nesmith Recorded on November 17, 1966 Originally featured on Missing Links Volume 2. Two sessions for Micky's vocals were made. The second (which Micky believed was "terribly out of sync") came in October 1966 and was the basis for the song's 1990 release. A different vocal by Micky was recorded earlier that summer.

Other personnel[edit]

Music supervisor: Don Kirshner Music coordinators: Lester Sill and Emil LaViola

Charts[edit] Album[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak position

Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[10] 4

Canadian Albums (RPM)[11] 1

Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[12] 1

French Albums (SNEP)[13] 25

German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 16

Japanese Albums (Oricon)[15] 57

Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[16] 1

UK Albums (OCC)[17] 1

US Billboard 200[18] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak position

1966 "I'm a Believer" Billboard Hot 100 1[19]

1966 "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" Billboard Hot 100 20[19]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

United States (RIAA)[20] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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Works cited

More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
CD liner notes The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation by Andrew Sandoval

Preceded by The Monkees
The Monkees
by the Monkees Billboard 200
Billboard 200
number-one album February 11 - June 16, 1967 Succeeded by Sounds Like...
Sounds Like...
by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass

Preceded by The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
(soundtrack) The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
(soundtrack) UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
number-one album 13 May 1967 - 20 May 1967 27 May 1967 - 3 June 1967 Succeeded by The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
(soundtrack) The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
(soundtrack)

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1956: Calypso – Harry Belafonte 1957: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1958: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1959: The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
– Henry Mancini 1960: Music from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
– Original Cast 1961: Camelot – Original Cast 1962: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1963: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1964: Music from Hello, Dolly! – Original Cast 1965: Music from Mary Poppins – Soundtrack 1966: Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana Brass 1967: More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
– The Monkees 1968: Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
– The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly 1970: Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar – Soundtrack 1972: Harvest – Neil Young 1973: The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
– War 1974: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Elton John 1975: Greatest Hits – Elton John

1976–2000

1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
Frampton Comes Alive!
– Peter Frampton 1977: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 1978: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack 1979: 52nd Street – Billy Joel 1980: The Wall
The Wall
– Pink Floyd 1981: Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
– REO Speedwagon 1982: Asia – Asia 1983: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1985: Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
– Bruce Springsteen 1986: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
– Whitney Houston 1987: Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
– Bon Jovi 1988: Faith – George Michael 1989: Don't Be Cruel – Bobby Brown 1990: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
– Janet Jackson 1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
– Mariah Carey 1992: Ropin' the Wind
Ropin' the Wind
– Garth Brooks 1993: The Bodyguard – Soundtrack 1994: The Sign – Ace of Base 1995: Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

2001–present

2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
– Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn – Kendrick Lamar

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The Monkees

Micky Dolenz Davy Jones Michael Nesmith Peter Tork

Production/ management

Don Kirshner Bob Rafelson Bert Schneider Ward Sylvester Lester Sill Raybert Productions Chip Douglas Hank Cicalo

Studio albums

The Monkees More of the Monkees Headquarters Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees Head Instant Replay The Monkees
The Monkees
Present Changes Pool It! Justus Good Times!

Box sets

Listen to the Band Music Box The Headquarters Sessions The Monkees: Original Album
Album
Series

Compilation albums

Greatest Hits (Colgems) Barrel Full of Monkees Re-Focus Greatest Hits (Arista) Monkeemania (40 Timeless Hits) More Greatest Hits of The Monkees Monkee Business Monkee Flips Hit Factory Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees Missing Links Missing Links Volume Two 25th Anniversary Collection Greatest Hits (Rhino) Barrelful of Monkees: Monkees Songs for Kids! Missing Links Volume Three I'm a Believer
I'm a Believer
and Other Hits Daydream Believer
Daydream Believer
and Other Hits The Monkees
The Monkees
Anthology The Definitive Monkees The Best of The Monkees Monkeemania (The Very Best of the Monkees)

Live albums

Live 1967 Summer 1967: The Complete U.S. Concert Recordings Live! 2001: Live in Las Vegas Extended Versions

Singles

"Last Train to Clarksville" "I'm a Believer" "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" "Pleasant Valley Sunday" "Daydream Believer" "Valleri" "D. W. Washburn" "Porpoise Song" "Tear Drop City" "Listen to the Band" "Good Clean Fun" "Oh My My" "That Was Then, This Is Now" "Heart and Soul" "Every Step of the Way" "She Makes Me Laugh" "You Bring the Summer" "Me & Magdalena"

Film/television

The Monkees
The Monkees
(episodes) Head 33⅓ Revolutions per Monkee Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees

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Discography Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart An Evening with The Monkees: The 45th Anniversary Tour The Monkees
The Monkees
(book) The Monkeemobile New Monkees Songs

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