Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees

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Then and Now... The Best of The Monkees
Compilation album by The Monkees
Released July 1986
Recorded 1966-1969; 1986
Genre Pop rock
Label Arista
Producer Various
The Monkees chronology
Hit Factory
(1985)
Then and Now... the Best of The Monkees
(1986)
Live 1967
(1987)

Then and Now... the Best of The Monkees was a 1986 compilation album of songs by the 1960s American pop group The Monkees, released by Arista Records.

With the 1986 revival of "Monkeemania," Arista Records issued a new Monkees "best of" collection, including three new recordings featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork: "That Was Then, This is Now," "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere," and a remake of the Paul Revere and the Raiders hit, "Kicks." Neither Michael Nesmith nor Davy Jones participated in the new recordings. Nesmith also did not join the 1986 tour with the reassembled Monkees, while Jones did. However, Jones would leave the stage when the new songs were performed.

"That Was Then, This is Now" was issued as a single and charted at #20 in the US during that year. Its followup, a remix of "Daydream Believer" (featuring a more modern drum sound), hit #79.

While the album is out of print, music store J&R continues to sell the vinyl version in memory of Davy Jones, and the three new songs have been made available on the iTunes Store.

CD track listing[edit]

  1. "(Theme From) The Monkees"
  2. "Last Train to Clarksville"
  3. "Take a Giant Step"
  4. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"
  5. "She"
  6. "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"
  7. "I'm a Believer"
  8. "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)"
  9. "Sometime in the Morning"
  10. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
  11. "Randy Scouse Git"
  12. "You Just May Be the One"
  13. "For Pete's Sake"
  14. "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
  15. "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round"
  16. "Words"
  17. "Goin' Down"
  18. "Daydream Believer"
  19. "Valleri" (first appearance of the 'cold ending' version)
  20. "D.W. Washburn"
  21. "Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)"
  22. "Listen to the Band"
  23. "That Was Then, This is Now"
  24. "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere"
  25. "Kicks"
  • "Take a Giant Step" runs at a different speed than the original version on the album The Monkees.
  • "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" is the original stereo version, missing handclaps.
  • "Porpoise Song" is the extended single version.
  • "Listen to the Band" is the full-length mono album version.

Vinyl track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "(Theme From) The Monkees"
  2. "Last Train to Clarksville"
  3. "Take a Giant Step"
  4. "I'm a Believer"
  5. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"
  6. "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"
  7. "Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere"

Side 2[edit]

  1. "That Was Then, This is Now"
  2. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere"
  3. "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
  4. "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round"
  5. "Daydream Believer"
  6. "Valleri"
  7. "Kicks"