Greatest Hits (1995 The Monkees album)

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Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by The Monkees
Released October 24, 1995
Recorded 1966–1987
Genre Rock
Length 59:12
Label Rhino 72190
Producer Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Jack Keller, Jeff Barry, Michael Nesmith, Chip Douglas, The Monkees, Gerry Goffin, Michael Lloyd, Roger Bechirian
The Monkees chronology
25th Anniversary Collection
(1992)
Greatest Hits
(1995)
Barrelful of Monkees: Monkees Songs for Kids!
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 5/5 stars[2]

The Monkees' 1995 Greatest Hits album was the third so titled to date. It was issued when Rhino Records took over the Monkees' catalog, and was intended to replace the existing Arista compilations. It has since been superseded by The Monkees Anthology and The Best of the Monkees.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "(Theme From) The Monkees" Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart Micky Dolenz 2:21
2. "Last Train to Clarksville" Boyce, Hart Dolenz 2:46
3. "I Wanna Be Free" Boyce, Hart Davy Jones 2:27
4. "I'm a Believer" Neil Diamond Dolenz 2:47
5. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Single version) Boyce, Hart Dolenz 2:23
6. "Mary, Mary" Michael Nesmith Dolenz 2:17
7. "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" Diamond Jones 2:51
8. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" Nesmith Dolenz 2:35
9. "Randy Scouse Git" Micky Dolenz Dolenz 2:36
10. "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (Single version) Gerry Goffin, Carole King Dolenz 3:11
11. "Words" (Single version) Boyce, Hart Dolenz, Peter Tork 2:52
12. "Daydream Believer" John Stewart Jones 3:01
13. "Goin' Down" Diane Hildebrand, Peter Tork, Nesmith, Dolenz, Jones Dolenz 4:25
14. "Valleri" Boyce, Hart Jones 2:21
15. "D. W. Washburn" Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller Dolenz 2:51
16. "It's Nice to Be with You" Jerry Goldstein Jones 2:54
17. "Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)" (Single version) Goffin, King Dolenz 4:13
18. "Listen to the Band" (Single version) Nesmith Michael Nesmith 2:34
19. "That Was Then, This Is Now" (Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork of The Monkees) Vance Brescia Dolenz 4:04
20. "Heart and Soul" Simon Byrne, Andrew Howell Dolenz 3:44

Notes[edit]

  • All songs are in stereo except "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," and "Words" which are in mono.
  • "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" and "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" are not original mixes but the 1987 remixes as first released on the CD version of The Monkees Greatest Hits (Arista) in 1987.
  • "Valleri" does not fade out but has the "cold ending" as first released on Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees in 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "The Monkees Greatest Hits (Rhino)". AllMusic. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide (2nd ed.). Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 774. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.