The Monkees Anthology

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The Monkees Anthology
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Compilation album by The Monkees
Released April 28, 1998
Recorded July 1966–August 1996
Genre Pop rock
Label Rhino
Producer Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Jack Keller, Jeff Barry, Michael Nesmith, Chip Douglas, The Monkees, Gerry Goffin, Michael Lloyd, Roger Bechirian
The Monkees chronology
Daydream Believer & Other Hits
The Monkees Anthology
Music Box
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
MusicHound 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]

The Monkees Anthology is a two-CD compilation set by the Monkees issued in 1998 and is the first collection to include material from their last studio album, Justus. It includes almost all the original singles and B-sides (excluding "Tapioca Tundra", "D.W. Washburn", "It's Nice to Be with You", "Tear Drop City", "A Man Without a Dream", "Someday Man", the single version of "Mommy and Daddy", and "I Love You Better"), as well as a TV rarity and one live track.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "(Theme From) The Monkees" (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart)
  2. "Last Train to Clarksville" (Boyce, Hart)
  3. "Take a Giant Step" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
  4. "I Wanna Be Free" (Boyce, Hart)
  5. "Papa Gene's Blues" (Michael Nesmith)
  6. "Saturday's Child" (David Gates)
  7. "Sweet Young Thing" (Goffin, King, Nesmith)
  8. "I'm a Believer" (Neil Diamond)
  9. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Boyce, Hart) (Single version)
  10. "She" (Boyce, Hart)
  11. "Mary, Mary" (Nesmith)
  12. "Your Auntie Grizelda" (Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller)
  13. "Sometime in the Morning" (Goffin, King)
  14. "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Diamond)
  15. "I'll Be Back Up on My Feet" (Sandy Linzer, Denny Randell) (TV version)
  16. "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" (Diamond)
  17. "All of Your Toys" (Bill Martin)
  18. "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" (Nesmith)
  19. "You Told Me" (Nesmith)
  20. "Forget That Girl" (Douglas Farthing Hatlelid)
  21. "You Just May Be the One" (Nesmith)
  22. "Shades of Gray" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
  23. "For Pete's Sake" (Peter Tork, Joey Richards)
  24. "Randy Scouse Git" (Micky Dolenz)
  25. "No Time" (Hank Cicalo)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Pleasant Valley Sunday" (Goffin, King) (Single version)
  2. "Words" (Boyce, Hart) (Single version)
  3. "Daydream Believer" (John Stewart)
  4. "Goin' Down" (Hildebrand, Tork, Nesmith, Dolenz, Davy Jones)
  5. "The Door into Summer" (Chip Douglas, Martin)
  6. "Cuddly Toy" (Harry Nilsson)
  7. "Love Is Only Sleeping" (Mann, Weil)
  8. "What am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?" (Michael Martin Murphey, Owen Castleman)
  9. "Star Collector" (Goffin, King)
  10. "Valleri" (Boyce, Hart)
  11. "Auntie's Municipal Court" (Nesmith, Keith Allison)
  12. "Zor and Zam" (Bill Chadwick, John Chadwick)
  13. "Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)" (Goffin, King) (Single version)
  14. "As We Go Along" (King, Toni Stern)
  15. "Circle Sky" (Nesmith) (Live Version)
  16. "Through the Looking Glass" (Red Baldwin, Boyce, Hart)
  17. "You and I" (Chadwick, Jones) (from Instant Replay)
  18. "While I Cry" (Nesmith)
  19. "Listen to the Band" (Nesmith) (Single version)
  20. "Good Clean Fun" (Nesmith)
  21. "Mommy and Daddy" (Dolenz) (Alternate version)
  22. "Oh My My" (Jeff Barry, Andy Kim)
  23. "That Was Then, This Is Now" (Vance Brescia)
  24. "Heart and Soul" (Simon Byrne, Andrew Howell)
  25. "You and I" (Dolenz, Jones) (from Justus)


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Monkees Anthology". 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. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; with Hoard, Christian (eds) (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). New York, NY: Fireside/Simon & Schuster. p. 554. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.