Remember

Remember

by Micky Dolenz
     
 

Remember features 12 songs that mark milestones in the life of Mickey Dolenz. A few of the tracks in this audio scrapbook are surprising, yet structured in this context actually make sense. A few of these titles Dolenz either passed on when they were first being shopped around, or didn't respond to quickly enough, before being grabbed by other performers. TheSee more details below

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Remember features 12 songs that mark milestones in the life of Mickey Dolenz. A few of the tracks in this audio scrapbook are surprising, yet structured in this context actually make sense. A few of these titles Dolenz either passed on when they were first being shopped around, or didn't respond to quickly enough, before being grabbed by other performers. The former category includes "Diary" by David Gates and the latter "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song," by Paul Williams. Dolenz's decision to cover "Sugar, Sugar" has a strange musical history attached to it. In 1967, Monkees musical director Don Kirshner told the band the song was to be their next single. The Monkees felt differently, leading Mike Nesmith, followed by the other three members, to demand creative control over the music from that point forward. "Sugar, Sugar" went to the Archies instead and became a number one single. Here Dolenz approaches the track with a cool jazz arrangement and sly scat vocals. The songs associated with the Monkees have new arrangements, such as "Sometime in the Morning," which is slowed down and features classical guitar, while "I'm a Believer" and "Quiet Desperation" have been given country-rock arrangements that are similar to what Nesmith was doing in the Monkees' years. A very different take on the track from Headquarters, "Randy Scouse Git," has been slowed down considerably. This version fluctuates between hazy and dreamlike to erupting power chords during the chorus. An obscure track from the Monkees days, "Do Not Ask for Love," strips the tune of any instruments and is done a cappella. The most curious song on this set is the Nilsson penned "Remember." Harry Nilsson had undoubtedly one of the most beautiful voices in recent pop history, making this song almost impossible to re-create. It's a gutsy cover by Dolenz; his vocals aren't the focus of the track, but depends on dynamics as a whole while the eight-minute song builds throughout. Dolenz doesn't try to re-create the original, he adds his own spin to it, which is what makes this entire disc so enjoyable.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2012
Label:
Waterfront Records
UPC:
0277645814525
catalogNumber:
0001
Rank:
67620

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Micky Dolenz   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Phil Keaggy   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Classical Guitar,E-bow,Soloist
Phil Madeira   Hammond B3
Alex Acuña   Percussion,Bongos,Tambourine,Cajon
Bob Birch   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
John Cowsill   Drums
Nick Lane   Euphonium
Don Markese   Clarinet
Vicki Peterson   Rhythm Guitar
Chris Pinnick   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Mike Pachelli   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nick D'Virgilio   Drums,Tambourine,Wind Chimes
Tommy Detamore   Steel Guitar
Ryan Harris   Finger Snapping
John Carroll   Electric Guitar
Will Champlin   Piano
Bill West   Percussion,Finger Snapping
Gayleen Marmarelis   Bass Clarinet,B-Flat Clarinet
David Harris   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Roxann Harris   Finger Snapping
Liliana West   Finger Snapping

Technical Credits

Phil Keaggy   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Chuck Berry   Composer
Neil Diamond   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
David Gates   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Andy Kim   Composer
Micky Dolenz   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Chris Eaton   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Bob Birch   Arranger
Joseph Williams   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Howard Willing   Drum Engineering
Mike Pachelli   Arranger
Gavin Lurssen   Mastering
Dale Voelker   Art Direction
Jair Neciosup   Percussion Engineer
David Harris   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Engineer,Rhythm Programming
Michael James Murphey   Composer

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