Barrel Full of Monkees

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Barrel Full of Monkees
Barrel Full of Monkees - The Monkees.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedMarch 1971
GenrePop rock
LabelColgems
ProducerVarious
The Monkees chronology
Changes
(1970)
Barrel Full of Monkees
(1971)
Re-Focus
(1972)

Barrel Full of Monkees is a compilation album of songs by the Monkees, released by Colgems Records in 1971. The double album was produced and marketed for children, after the success of the Monkees' television show being rebroadcast on Saturday mornings by CBS, and was the last LP ever issued by Colgems.

Despite being issued by Colgems, the album was part of a mid-priced RCA 2-LP series called the "This Is..." series. Popular RCA artists such as Chet Atkins, Harry Belafonte and Perry Como had discs in the series and the RCA LP releases carried a VPS prefix and listed for $5.98, which was the list price for "full line" single LP records at the time. The Monkees' double set also listed for $5.98 and carried a then-new "SCOS" prefix and new numbering series, "1001," making it unrelated to any other previous Colgems issue or pricing series.[citation needed]

The 20-song collection included 13 of the 14 tracks found on The Monkees' first Greatest Hits compilation, the missing exception being "Zor and Zam."

After the closing of Colgems in 1971, Barrel Full of Monkees was deleted, with the next Monkees compilation, Re-Focus, being issued by Colgems' successor, Bell Records.

Track listing[edit]

[1]

Side 1
No.TitleSourceLength
1."I'm a Believer" (Neil Diamond)Single a-side; from More of the Monkees2:41
2."Cuddly Toy" (Harry Nilsson)From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.2:45
3."Star Collector" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King)From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.3:30
4."What Am I Doing Hangin' Round" (Michael Martin Murphy / Owens Castleman)From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.3:02
5."Pleasant Valley Sunday" (Gerry Goffin / Carole King)Single a-side; from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.3:10
Side 2
No.TitleSourceLength
1."Last Train to Clarksville" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart)Single a-side; from The Monkees2:40
2."Valleri" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart)Single a-side; from The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees2:16
3."Randy Scouse Git" (Micky Dolenz)Single a-side; from Headquarters2:35
4."I Wanna Be Free" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart)From The Monkees2:24
5."Listen to the Band" (Michael Nesmith)Single a-side; from The Monkees Present2:45
Side 3
No.TitleSourceLength
1."(Theme from) The Monkees" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart)From The Monkees2:20
2."She Hangs Out" (Jeff Barry)From Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.2:33
3."Gonna Buy Me a Dog" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart)From The Monkees2:38
4."She" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart)From More of the Monkees2:27
5."(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Tommy Boyce / Bobby Hart)B-side of "I'm a Believer"; from More of the Monkees2:25
Side 4
No.TitleSourceLength
1."Daydream Believer" (John Stewart)Single a-side; from The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees2:58
2."Your Auntie Grizelda" (Jack Keller / Diane Hildebrand)From More of the Monkees2:28
3."A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" (Neil Diamond)Single a-side2:35
4."Mary, Mary" (Michael Nesmith)From More of the Monkees2:12
5."Shades of Gray" (Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil)From Headquarters3:20

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