Music Box (The Monkees album)

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Music Box
Monkeees Music Box.JPG
Box set by The Monkees
Released February 20, 2001
Recorded 1966-1996
Genre Rock
Label Rhino
Producer Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Jack Keller, Michael Nesmith, Jeff Barry, Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Sedaka, Chip Douglas, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Bones Howe, Felton Jarvis, Michael Lloyd, Roger Bechirian
The Monkees chronology
The Monkees Anthology
(1998)
Music Box
(2001)
The Definitive Monkees
(2001)

Music Box is a four CD set by the Monkees. It replaced the previous Monkees box set, entitled Listen to the Band. In addition to music recorded in the 1960s, it also includes music from the Monkees reunions in 1986 and 1996 as well as previously unreleased versions.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1: 1966
No. Title Writer(s) Original release Length
1. "(Theme From) The Monkees" Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart From the album The Monkees (10/66) 2:19
2. "I Wanna Be Free" (Fast Version) Boyce, Hart Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 2:47
3. "Let's Dance On" Boyce, Hart From the album The Monkees (10/66) 2:30
4. "Last Train to Clarksville" Boyce, Hart Originally issued as Colgems single #1001 (8/16/66) • Also included on the album The Monkees (10/66) 2:46
5. "Take a Giant Step" Gerry Goffin, Carole King Originally issued as Colgems single #1001 (8/16/66) • Also included on the album The Monkees (10/66) 2:33
6. "All the King's Horses" Michael Nesmith Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 2:16
7. "Saturday's Child" David Gates From the album The Monkees (10/66) 2:43
8. "Papa Gene's Blues" Nesmith From the album The Monkees (10/66) 1:59
9. "I Wanna Be Free" (Album Version) Boyce, Hart From the album The Monkees (10/66) 2:24
10. "Sweet Young Thing" Goffin, King, Nesmith From the album The Monkees (10/66) 1:56
11. "Gonna Buy Me a Dog" Boyce, Hart From the album The Monkees (10/66) 2:41
12. "I Don't Think You Know Me" (First Recorded Version) Goffin, King Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87) 2:16
13. "I'm a Believer" Neil Diamond Originally issued as Colgems single #1002 (11/12/66) • Also included on the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 2:46
14. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" Boyce, Hart Originally issued as Colgems single #1002 (11/12/66) • Also included on the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 2:19
15. "She" Boyce, Hart From the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 2:39
16. "Mary, Mary" Nesmith From the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 2:17
17. "Your Auntie Grizelda" Diane Hilderbrand, Jack Keller From the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 2:28
18. "Of You" (Previously Unissued Mix) Bill Chadwick, John Chadwick Previously unissued • An alternate mix was first collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87) 1:59
19. "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Previously Unissued Extended Version) Diamond Previously unissued • An edited version was included on the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 2:48
20. "The Kind of Girl I Could Love" Roger Atkins, Nesmith From the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 1:53
21. "Sometime in the Morning" Goffin, King From the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 2:28
22. "When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)" Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Sedaka From the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67) 1:48
23. "Do Not Ask for Love" (First Recorded Version) Michael Martin Murphey Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 3:00
24. "Valleri" (First Recorded Version) Boyce, Hart Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 2:32
25. "I'll Be Back Up on My Feet" (First Recorded Version) Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 2:35
Disc 2: 1967
No. Title Writer(s) Original release Length
1. "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" Diamond Originally issued as Colgems single #1004 (3/8/67) • First collected on the album The Monkees Greatest Hits (6/69) 2:50
2. "She Hangs Out" (Single Version) Jeff Barry Originally issued as Colgems (Canada) single #1003 (2/67) (withdrawn) • First collected on the albums Monkeemania: 40 Timeless Hits from the Monkees (10/79) & Monkee Business (11/82) 2:34
3. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" Nesmith Originally issued as Colgems single #1004 (3/8/67) • First collected on the album The Monkees (7/76) 2:35
4. "All of Your Toys" Bill Martin Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87) 3:08
5. "Love to Love" Diamond Originally unissued • First collected on the albums Monkeemania: 40 Timeless Hits from the Monkees (10/79) & Monkee Business (11/82) 2:28
6. "You Told Me" Nesmith From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 2:26
7. "I'll Spend My Life with You" Boyce, Hart From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 2:24
8. "Forget That Girl" Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 2:25
9. "You Just May Be the One" Nesmith From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 2:03
10. "Shades of Gray" Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 3:22
11. "For Pete's Sake" Peter Tork, Joey Richards From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 2:11
12. "Sunny Girlfriend" Nesmith From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 2:33
13. "No Time" Hank Cicalo From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 2:07
14. "Randy Scouse Git" Micky Dolenz From the album Headquarters (5/22/67) 2:33
15. "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (Single Version) Goffin, King Originally issued as Colgems single #1007 (7/10/67) • First collected on the album Monkee Business (11/82) • An alternate mix was included on the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 3:07
16. "Words" Boyce, Hart Originally issued as Colgems single #1007 (7/10/67) • Also included on the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 2:51
17. "Daydream Believer" John Stewart Originally issued as Colgems single #1012 (10/25/67) • Also included on the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68) 3:00
18. "Goin' Down" Dolenz, Hilderbrand, Davy Jones, Nesmith, Tork Originally issued as Colgems single #1012 (10/25/67) • First collected on the albums Monkeemania: 40 Timeless Hits from the Monkees (10/79) & Monkee Business (11/82) 4:23
19. "Salesman" Craig Vincent Smith From the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 2:36
20. "The Door Into Summer" Douglas, Martin From the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 2:49
21. "Love Is Only Sleeping" Mann, Weil From the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 2:31
22. "Cuddly Toy" Harry Nilsson From the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 2:40
23. "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" Murphey, Owen Castleman From the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 3:08
24. "Daily Nightly" Nesmith From the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 2:32
25. "Star Collector" Goffin, King From the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67) 4:24
Disc 3: 1968
No. Title Writer(s) Original release Length
1. "Valleri" Boyce, Hart Originally issued as Colgems single #1019 (3/2/68) • Also included on the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68) 2:20
2. "Tapioca Tundra" Nesmith Originally issued as Colgems single #1019 (3/2/68) • Also included on the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68) 3:06
3. "Dream World" Jones, Steve Pitts From the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68) 3:20
4. "Auntie's Municipal Court" Keith Allison, Nesmith From the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68) 4:04
5. "P.O. Box 9847" Boyce, Hart From the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68) 3:13
6. "Zor and Zam" Chadwick, Chadwick From the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68) 2:07
7. "Carlisle Wheeling" (First Recorded Version) Nesmith Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87) 3:33
8. "Tear the Top Right Off My Head" Tork Originally unissued • First collected on the album Listen to the Band (9/24/91) [1] 2:06
9. "The Girl I Left Behind Me" (First Recorded Version) Sedaka, Bayer Originally unissued • First collected on the deluxe reissue of the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (9/20/94) 2:41
10. "Nine Times Blue" Nesmith Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87) 2:09
11. "Come On In" Jo Mapes Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 3:09
12. "D.W. Washburn" Leiber & Stoller Originally issued as Colgems single #1023 (6/8/68) • First collected on the albums Monkeemania: 40 Timeless Hits from the Monkees (10/79) & Monkee Business (11/82) 2:49
13. "It's Nice to Be with You" Jerry Goldstein Originally issued as Colgems single #1023 (6/8/68) • First collected on the album The Monkees (7/76) 2:52
14. "St. Matthew" Nesmith Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 2:43
15. "Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)" (Single Version) Goffin, King Originally issued as Colgems single #1031 (10/5/68) • First collected on the albums Monkeemania: 40 Timeless Hits from the Monkees (10/79) & Monkee Business (11/82) • An edited version was included on the album Head (12/1/68) 4:10
16. "As We Go Along" King, Toni Stern Originally issued as Colgems single #1031 (10/5/68) • Also included on the album Head (12/1/68) 3:52
17. "Ditty Diego – War Chant" Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson From the album Head (12/1/68) 0:49
18. "Circle Sky" (Live) Nesmith Originally unissued • First collected on the albums Monkeemania: 40 Timeless Hits from the Monkees (10/79) & Monkee Business (11/82) 2:44
19. "Can You Dig It" Tork From the album Head (12/1/68) 3:22
20. "Daddy's Song" (Previously Unissued Long Version) Nilsson Originally unissued • An edited version was included on the album Head (12/1/68) 3:27
21. "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again" Tork From the album Head (12/1/68) 2:38


Disc 4: 1969–96
No. Title Writer(s) Original release Length
1. "Tear Drop City" Boyce, Hart Originally issued as Colgems single #5000 (2/8/69) • Also included on the album Instant Replay (2/15/69) 2:01
2. "A Man Without a Dream" Goffin, King Originally issued as Colgems single #5000 (2/8/69) • Also included on the album Instant Replay (2/15/69) 3:04
3. "Through the Looking Glass" Red Baldwin, Boyce, Hart From the album Instant Replay (2/15/69) 2:41
4. "I Won't Be the Same Without Her" Goffin, King From the album Instant Replay (2/15/69) 2:40
5. "You and I" Chadwick, Jones From the album Instant Replay (2/15/69) 2:13
6. "While I Cry" Nesmith From the album Instant Replay (2/15/69) 2:59
7. "Shorty Blackwell" Dolenz From the album Instant Replay (2/15/69) 5:39
8. "If I Ever Get to Saginaw Again" Keller, Bob Russell Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 2:44
9. "Smile" Jones Originally unissued • First collected on the deluxe reissue of the album Instant Replay (1/24/95) 2:18
10. "Listen to the Band" (Single Version) Nesmith Originally issued as Colgems single #5004 (4/26/69) • First collected on the album Listen to the Band (9/24/91) • An extended version was included on the album The Monkees Present (10/69) 2:29
11. "Someday Man" Roger Nichols, Paul Williams Originally issued as Colgems single #5004 (4/26/69) • First collected on the album The Monkees (7/76) 2:40
12. "Some of Shelly's Blues" Nesmith Originally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90) 2:30
13. "Mommy and Daddy" Dolenz Originally issued as Colgems single #5005 (9/6/69) • Also included on the album The Monkees Present (10/69) 2:13
14. "Good Clean Fun" Nesmith Originally issued as Colgems single #5005 (9/6/69) • Also included on the album The Monkees Present (10/69) 2:18
15. "Looking for the Good Times" Boyce, Hart From the album The Monkees Present (10/69) 2:03
16. "Steam Engine" Douglas Originally unissued • First collected on the albums Monkeemania: 40 Timeless Hits from the Monkees (10/79) & Monkee Business (11/82) 2:23
17. "I Never Thought It Peculiar" Boyce, Hart From the album Changes (6/70) 2:27
18. "Midnight Train" Dolenz From the album Changes (6/70) 2:07
19. "Oh My My" Barry, Andy Kim Originally issued as Colgems single #5011 (4/70) • Also included on the album Changes (6/70) 3:02
20. "I Love You Better" Barry, Kim Originally issued as Colgems single #5011 (4/70) • Also included on the album Changes (6/70) 2:28
21. "Do You Feel It Too?" Barry, Kim From the album Changes (6/70) 2:35
22. "Do It in the Name of Love" Bobby Bloom, Neil Goldberg Originally issued as Bell single #986 (4/71) • First collected on the deluxe reissue of the album Changes (9/20/94) 2:07
23. "That Was Then, This Is Now" Vance Brescia Originally issued as Arista single #ASI-9505 (6/27/86) • Also included on the album Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees (8/86) 4:02
24. "Heart and Soul" Simon Byrne, Andrew Howell Originally issued as Rhino single #RNOR-74408 (7/87) • Also included on the album Pool It! (8/1/87) 3:56
25. "MGBGT" (Live) Tork From the album 20th Anniversary Tour 1986 (7/87) • Also issued as Rhino single #RNOR-74408 (7/87) 2:35
26. "Every Step of the Way" (Single Version) Ian Hunter, Mark Clarke Originally issued as Rhino single #RNOR-74410 (11/87) • First collected on the album Listen to the Band (9/24/91) • An alternate mix was included on the album Pool It! (8/1/87) 3:18
27. "Oh, What a Night" Jones From the album Justus (10/15/96) 3:12
28. "You and I" Dolenz, Jones From the album Justus (10/15/96) 2:55