The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees

Artist Name
The Monkees
Release Date

LOS ANGELES – Rhino Handmade continues a busy 2010 with the long awaited release of the deluxe boxed set of THE BIRDS, THE BEES & THE MONKEES. The three-CD set includes mono and stereo mixes of the original album on individual discs, each expanded with rare and unreleased tracks. The third disc collects more than two-dozen unreleased tracks culled from the album’s sprawling sessions complemented by a number of rare recordings. This Rhino Handmade exclusive release is available for pre-order now at http://www.rhino.com for $59.98 and will ship in early February. The first 1000 orders will come accompanied by a bonus 45 that includes two unreleased tracks: acoustic versions of “St. Matthew” and “Lady’s Baby.” Additionally, the first 500 customers who pre-order can also receive a vintage tour poster (while supplies last) for an extra $5 to cover shipping costs.

Originally released in 1968, THE BIRDS, THE BEES & THE MONKEES features a trio of Top 40 hits, “Tapioca Tundra,” the group’s sixth million-selling single “Valleri” and the #1 “Daydream Believer.” The deluxe edition was produced by Monkees historian Andrew Sandoval, who also contributes comprehensive liner notes. The set comes in a deluxe box featuring a 3-D lenticular cover as well as a replica Monkees button from the era.

THE BIRDS, THE BEES & THE MONKEES

Track Listing

Disc 1: The Original Stereo Album
1. “Dream World”
2. “Auntie’s Municipal Court”
3. “We Were Made For Each Other”
4. “Tapioca Tundra”
5. “Daydream Believer”
6. “Writing Wrongs”
7. “I’ll Be Back Up On My Feet”
8. “The Poster”
9. “P.O. Box 9847”
10. “Magnolia Simms”
11. “Valleri”
12. “Zor And Zam”
Bonus Material
13. “Through The Looking Glass” – 1968 Stereo Mix
14. “Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again” – Alternate Mix*
15. “D.W. Washburn” – 1968 Stereo Mix
16. “It’s Nice To Be With You” – 1968 Stereo Mix
17. “Carlisle Wheeling” – 1967 Stereo Mix*
18. “Rosemarie” – 1968 Stereo Mix*
19. “My Share Of The Sidewalk” – 1968 Stereo Mix*
20. “Alvin” – Alternate Take
21. “We Were Made For Each Other” – Alternate Backing Track*
22. “The Girl I Left Behind Me” – 1967 Stereo Mix*
23. “Little Red Rider” – Acoustic Version*
24. “Lady’s Baby” – 1968 Stereo Mix*
25. “Ceiling In My Room” – 1967 Stereo Mix*
26. “I’m A Man” – Backing Track*
27. “Me Without You” – 1968 Stereo Mix*

Disc 2: The Original Mono Album
1. “Dream World”
2. “Auntie’s Municipal Court”
3. “We Were Made For Each Other”
4. “Tapioca Tundra”
5. “Daydream Believer”
6. “Writing Wrongs”
7. “I’ll Be Back Up On My Feet”
8. “The Poster”
9. “P.O. Box 9847”
10. “Magnolia Simms”
11. “Valleri”
12. “Zor And Zam”
Bonus Material
13. “Alvin” – 1968 Mono Mix*
14. “While I Cry” – 1968 Mono Mix*
15. “D.W. Washburn” – Mono Single Mix
16. “It’s Nice To Be With You” – Mono Single Mix
17. “Come On In” – 1968 Mono Mix*
18. “Carlisle Wheeling” – 1968 Mono Mix*
19. “Rosemarie” – 1968 Mono Mix*
20. “The Girl I Left Behind Me” – 1967 Mono Mix*
21. “Seeger’s Theme” – Alternate Version*
22. “Tear The Top Right Off My Head” – Micky’s Vocal*
23. “My Share Of The Sidewalk” – 1968 Mono Mix*
24. “Lady’s Baby” – 1968 Mono Mix
25. “Ceiling In My Room” – 1967 Mono Mix
26. “Merry Go Round” – 1968 Mono Mix
27. “Don’t Listen To Linda” – 1968 Mono Mix*
28. “Me Without You” – 1968 Mono Mix*
29. “Zor And Zam” – TV Version
30. The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees Teen Radio Spot*

Disc 3: The Birds, The Bees & The Raritees
1. Monkees Adult Stereo 8 Spot*
2. “Tear The Top Right Off My Head” – Peter’s Vocal
3. “Auntie’s Municipal Court” – Mike’s Vocal*
4. “P.O. Box 9847” – 1968 Alternate Stereo Mix
5. “War Games” – Version One*
6. “Lady’s Baby”
7. “Tapioca Tundra” – 1967 Alternate Stereo Mix*
8. “D.W. Washburn” – Alternate Mix With Bass Vocal*
9. “Nine Times Blue” – Version Two - Davy’s Vocal*
10. “Lady’s Baby” – Acoustic Version*
11. “While I Cry” – Alternate Mono Mix*
12. “Shorty Blackwell” – Rehearsal*
13. “Laurel And Hardy”*
14. “Seeger’s Theme” – Acoustic Version*
15. “Tapioca Tundra” – Acoustic Version*
16. “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)”*
17. “War Games” – Version Two
18. “(I Prithee) Do Not Ask For Love” – Second Recorded Version*
19. “My Share Of The Sidewalk” – Mike’s Vocal Version*
20. “Shake ‘Em Up And Let ‘Em Roll” – Alternate Vocal Version*
21. “Changes” – 2009 Mix*
22. “Merry Go Round” – Version One*
23. “Magnolia Simms” – Acoustic Version*
24. “I’m Gonna Try”
25. “Seeger’s Theme” – Electric Version
26. “Magnolia Simms” – Stereo Remix*
27. “The Girl I Left Behind Me” – Third Recorded Version*
28. “Merry Go Round” – Third Recorded Version*
29. “Nine Times Blue” – Version Two - Mike’s Vocal*
30. “The Party” – 2009 Mix*
31. “I Wasn’t Born To Follow” – Backing Track*

* Previously Unreleased