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by The Monkees
Rhino's Listen to the Band box set was for the collectors, and their terrific 20-song Greatest Hits was for the casual fans. Their third attempt at a Monkees compilation, the double-disc Anthology falls somewhere in between. Over the course of an exhausting 56 tracks, all of the group's hits are hauled out again, with such


Rhino's Listen to the Band box set was for the collectors, and their terrific 20-song Greatest Hits was for the casual fans. Their third attempt at a Monkees compilation, the double-disc Anthology falls somewhere in between. Over the course of an exhausting 56 tracks, all of the group's hits are hauled out again, with such fine album tracks as "She," "Take a Giant Step," "Your Auntie Grizelda," "You Just May Be the One," and "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round" added for good measure. On the surface of things, this seems like a good thing, but the set is padded out with lesser album cuts and latter-day tracks from their three reunion albums that makes Anthology more of a chore than a pleasure. Since there are no genuine rarities here, it won't quite appeal to collectors, and since Greatest Hits suits the purposes of the average fans, it remains a mystery just who this set is for, even if it is loaded with good music.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Monkees   Primary Artist
Doug Dillard   Electric Banjo
Glen Campbell   Bass,Guitar
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Ry Cooder   Guitar
Carole King   Guitar
Michael Nesmith   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Harry Nilsson   Keyboards
Leon Russell   Keyboards
Neil Young   Guitar
Ken Bloom   Guitar
Frank Capp   Percussion
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Buddy Collette   Saxophone
Bob Cooper   Oboe
Matt Harris   Background Vocals
Plas Johnson   Saxophone
Ted Nash   Strings
Don Randi   Keyboards
Bud Shank   Strings
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Stan Levey   Percussion,Drums
Stan Free   Piano
Keith Allison   Guitar
Paul Beaver   Moog Synthesizer
James Burton   Guitar
Mike Deasy   Guitar
Lloyd Green   Steel Guitar
Davy Jones   Organ,Guitar,Percussion,Chimes,Maracas,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals
Louie Shelton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Laurence Juber   Electric Guitar
Micky Dolenz   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Zither,Timpani,Wood Block,Vocal Harmony
Jim Gordon   Drums
Michael Cohen   Piano
Jimmy Bryant   Fiddle
Larry Taylor   Bass
Porcino   Trumpet
Hal Blaine   Drums
Jeff Barry   Piano,Tambourine
Dennis Belfield   Bass
Max Bennett   Bass,String Bass
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
Tommy Boyce   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Bud Brisbois   Trumpet,Horn
Denny Bruce   Percussion
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Roy Caton   Trumpet
Bill Chadwick   Acoustic Guitar
Marion Childers   Horn
Mark Christian   Electric Guitar
Gary Coleman   Percussion
Jim Cox   Piano
Sal DeTroia   Guitar
Frank DeVito   Drums
Bonnie Douglas   Violin
Chip Douglas   Bass,Classical Guitar
Wayne Erwin   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Alan Estes   Percussion
Gene Estes   Percussion,Tambourine
Virgil Evans   Trumpet
Frederick Seykora   Cello
Gorgoni   Guitar
Bobby Hart   Organ,Glockenspiel,Background Vocals
George Hawkins   Bass
Milt Holland   Percussion,Drums
Bill Hood   Saxophone
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Jim Hughart   String Bass
Jules Jacob   Horn
Nathan Kaproff   Violin
Jack Keller   Piano
Myra Kestenbaum   Viola
John Kitzmiller   Horn
Larry Knechtel   Bass
Danny Kortchmar   Guitar
Paul Leim   Drums
Richard Leith   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Marvin Limonick   Violin
John London   Bass,12-string Guitar
Herb Lovelle   Drums
John Lowe   Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Edgar Lustgarten   Strings
Jacqueline Lustgarten   Cello
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Don McGinnis   Horn
Jay Migliori   Saxophone
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Wayne Moss   Electric Guitar
Dick Nash   Trombone,Horn
Erno Neufeld   Violin
Harvey Newmark   Bass
Dean Parks   Bass
Donald Peake   Guitar
Gene Pello   Percussion
William Pitman   Guitar
Ray Pohlman   Bass
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
Clyde Reasinger   Trumpet
Richard Romoff   Bass
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Michel Rubini   Organ,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Tack Piano
Buddy Salzman   Drums
Billy Sanford   Guitar
Jerry Scheff   String Bass
Paul Shure   Violin
Curly Smith   Drums
Don Thomas   Guitar
Russ Titelman   Conductor
Peter Tork   Organ,Banjo,Guitar,Harpsichord,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ray Triscari   Horn
Jerry Yester   Guitar
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
William Hinshaw   Horn
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
Gregory Bemko   Cello
David Filerman   Cello
Jan Kelly   Cello
Gerry McGee   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Richard L. Noel   Trombone
Brendan Cahill   Percussion,Drums
Bobby Helfer   Trumpet,Bass Clarinet,Piccolo Trumpet
Ambrose Russo   Violin
Manuel Stevens   Trumpet
Arthur Butler   Organ
Casey   Guitar
David Briggs   Piano
Bob West   Piano
Phillip Teele   Bass Trombone
Thomas Scott   Strings,Trumpet

Technical Credits

Michael Martin Murphey   Composer
John Stewart   Composer
Bill Martin   Composer,Contributor
Neil Diamond   Composer
Carole King   Composer,Producer
Monkees   Producer
Michael Nesmith   Composer,Producer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Julius Wechter   Contributor
Keith Allison   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer,Producer
Barry Mann   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Davy Jones   Composer,Producer
Andy Kim   Composer
Shorty Rogers   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Micky Dolenz   Composer,Producer
Simon Byrne   Composer
Jeff Barry   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Roger Bechirian   Producer
Tommy Boyce   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Harold Bronson   Executive Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Owen "Boomer" Castleman   Composer
Bill Chadwick   Composer
Hank Cicalo   Composer,Engineer
Henry Diltz   Contributor
Chip Douglas   Composer,Producer
Ray Hall   Engineer
Bobby Hart   Arranger,Composer,Producer
David Hassinger   Engineer
Diane Hildebrand   Composer
Andrew Howell   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer,Producer
Sandy Linzer   Composer
Don McGinnis   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Ted Myers   Editorial Coordinator
Denny Randell   Composer
Andrew Sandoval   Liner Notes
Peter Tork   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Douglas Farthing Hatlelid   Composer
Elizabeth Pavone   Editorial Coordinator
Vance Brescia   Composer
John Chadwick   Composer
Steve Pitts   Contributor
Pat Coughlan   Contributor
Toni Stern   Composer
Red Baldwin   Composer
Joey Richards   Composer

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Anthology 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I use to think they were the funniest comedy team on TV since the Marx Brothers. I knew that they were actors playing a band. But I loved the music. And since they learned to play there own instruments.....they were a band. It is a shame that success, or Mike's insistance that they do all the music destroyed the show. They could have easily gone on for a couple of more seasons, and even more songs....getting more control of the music (or at least laying tracs) as time went by. I highly recommend this CD ...