That Was Then, This Is Now (song)

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"That Was Then, This Is Now"
Single by The Monkees
from the album
Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees
B-side "(Theme from) The Monkees"
(1966 album version)
Released June 27, 1986[1]
Recorded May 30, 1986[2]
Genre Pop, Rock, Synthpop
Label Arista
Writer(s) Vance Brescia
Producer(s) Michael Lloyd
Certification Paul Leim played drums on this Monkees album. Replacing the original drum recordings with discreet channel stereo drums. Also recording the additional tracks, including That Was Then This Is Now. Paul worked with producer Michael Lloyd on the project, at his studio, as with other hit records/projects, including, Time Of My Life (Movie soundtrack from Dirty Dancing), and Mad About You (Belinda Carlyle)
The Monkees singles chronology
"Steam Engine"
"That Was Then, This Is Now"
"Daydream Believer (remix)"

"That Was Then, This Is Now" is a song written by Vance Brescia for his band The Mosquitos and recorded as the title track of their 1985 EP.[3]

Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees recorded the song for Arista Records, who released the song as a single and on the compilation album Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees in June 1986.[4] The song was a surprise hit, capitalizing on Monkees' nostalgia at the time, reaching number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 24 on the adult contemporary chart. It has since been featured on several compilation albums by The Monkees.


  1. ^ Wang, Kenneth K. "1986–1989." The Monkees Sessionography. Last updated 2 May 1999. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  2. ^ Wang, Kenneth K. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  3. ^ Buscareno, Blair and Bill Jones. "The Mosquitoes." Yahoo! Groups. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  4. ^ Wang, Kenneth K. Retrieved 27 July 2009.