The Monkees Unveil Two New Compilations For 50th Anniversary

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Three-CD Collection The Monkees 50 Spotlights The Band’s Biggest Hits,
And Forever Features The Group’s Essential Recordings On Single CD And LP;
Both Will Be Available On August 26

Micky Dolenz And Peter Tork Continue The Monkees’ 50th Anniversary Tour

LOS ANGELES – The Monkees’ golden anniversary celebration continues to gain momentum, fueled by the critical and commercial success of Good Times! — the band’s first new studio release in 20 years — as well as the glowing reviews for the group’s ongoing 50th Anniversary Tour. Fans will have two more reasons to cheer this summer when Rhino introduces a pair of career-spanning music collections on August 26.

The first is THE MONKEES 50, a three-CD set packed with 50 unforgettable songs from the band’s historic career, including “She Makes Me Laugh” and “You Bring The Summer” from Good Times! The extensive set will be available for a list price of $34.98. The second collection is FOREVER, a 14-track compilation that spotlights the group’s biggest hits, as well as “She Makes Me Laugh” from the new album. FOREVER will be available on CD ($13.98) and LP ($19.98).

During the band’s time together, The Monkees scored three #1 hits — “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer” and “Daydream Believer”— which are featured on both collections, in addition to the Top 40 hits “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “Words,” and “Valleri.” THE MONKEES 50 delves even deeper into the band’s rich catalog to include classic fan favorites “She,” “Mary, Mary,” “Goin’ Down,” “Tapioca Tundra,” and “Papa Gene’s Blues.”

The Monkees returned to the charts this spring when Good Times! debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top Albums chart, #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, and #2 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. This marked the highest chart position the group had achieved since 1968.

All three surviving band members — Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork — wrote new songs for the album, which also features the voice of Davy Jones, a founding member of the group who passed away in 2012. Good Times! was produced by Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy).

Currently, Dolenz and Tork are touring together for an ambitious North American trek that features nearly 50 dates, including a homecoming gig at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles on September 16. Tickets for the Monkees 50th Anniversary Tour are available now.

The band will also release the entire series of “The Monkees” television show on Blu-ray for the very first time. All 58 episodes have been painstakingly restored in high-definition from the original film negatives. The 10-disc Blu-ray collection also includes the 1968 cult-classic Head, along with many never-before-seen outtakes from the film. The collection, limited to 10,000 individually numbered pieces, will be available on July 8 and can be purchased exclusively at for $199.98.

The Monkees have amassed a dozen Top 40 hits, including a trio of tunes that soared to #1. Between September 1966 and December 1967, “Last Train To Clarksville,” “I’m A Believer,” and “Daydream Believer” collectively occupied the top position for 12 weeks. Sales of their LPs were more phenomenal still: The Monkees occupied the #1 position for 13 consecutive weeks, and More Of The Monkees for 18 weeks. Both Headquarters and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. went to the top as well, for a four-in-a-row feat in the incomprehensible space of 13 months. The final tally: 16 million albums and 7.5 million singles sold in a mere 2 1/2 years.

Track Listing

Disc One
1. “(Theme From) The Monkees”
2. “Last Train To Clarksville”
3. “Take A Giant Step”
4. “Papa Gene’s Blues”
5. “I’m A Believer”
6. “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”
7. “She”
8. “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”
9. “The Girl I Knew Somewhere”
10. “Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)”
11. “Mary, Mary”
12. “Sometime In The Morning”
13. “Randy Scouse Git”
14. “You Told Me”
15. “Shades Of Gray”
16. “For Pete’s Sake”

Disc Two
1. “Pleasant Valley Sunday”
2. “Cuddly Toy”
3. “Words”
4. “Love Is Only Sleeping”
5. “Daydream Believer”
6. “Goin’ Down”
7. “Valleri”
8. “Tapioca Tundra”
9. “P.O. Box 9847”
10. “Auntie’s Municipal Court”
11. “D.W. Washburn”
12. “It’s Nice To Be With You”
13. “Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)”
14. “As We Go Along”
15. “Circle Sky” (Live)

Disc Three
1. “Tear Drop City”
2. “A Man Without A Dream”
3. “You And I”
4. “Listen To The Band”
5. “Someday Man”
6. “Good Clean Fun”
7. “Mommy And Daddy”
8. “French Song”
9. “Oh My My”
10. “I Love You Better”
11. “That Was Then, This Is Now” - Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork
12. “Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere” - Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork
13. “Heart And Soul”
14. “MGBGT” (Live)
15. “Every Step Of The Way”
16. “You And I”
17. “Regional Girl”
18. “You Bring The Summer”
19. “She Makes Me Laugh”

Track Listing
1. “I’m A Believer”
2. “Valleri”
3. “You Just May Be The One”
4. “That Was Then, This Is Now” - Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork
5. “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”
6. “Pleasant Valley Sunday”
7. “Daydream Believer”
8. “Last Train To Clarksville”
9. “She Makes Me Laugh”
10. “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”
11. “Porpoise Song (Theme From Head)” (Single Version)
12. “Heart And Soul”
13. “Words”
14. “Goin’ Down” (Single Version)

Tour Dates

14 Ottawa, ON - Lebreton Flats Park
16 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
22 Hot Springs, AR - Oaklawn Racing and Gaming – Finish Line Theater
24 Augusta, GA - Bell Auditorium

5 Monterey, CA - Golden State Theatre
6 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort

4 Vancouver, BC - PNE Amphitheatre
14 Tucson, AZ - Fox Tucson Theatre
15 Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater
16 Los Angeles, CA - Pantages Theatre
17 Las Vegas, NV - Primm Valley Casino Resorts – Star of the Desert Arena
20 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
21 Modesto, CA - Gallo Center For The Arts
23 Lincoln City, OR - Chinook Winds Casino Resort
24 Lincoln City, OR - Chinook Winds Casino Resort
25 Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre
29 Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre

1 Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live Biloxi
3 Branson, MO - Welk Resort Theatre
19 Boise, ID - Belma V Morrison Center For The Performing Arts
21 Anaheim, CA - City National Grove Of Anaheim
22 Paso Robles, CA - Vina Robles Amphitheatre
26 New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
28 Atlantic City, NJ - Harrah’s Resort
29 Shippensburg, PA - Shippensburg University – H. Ric Luhrs PAC

4 Waukegan, IL - Genesee Theatre
5 St. Charles, MO - The Family Arena
19 Lincoln, RI - Twin River Event Center
20 Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center

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