The Best of the Monkees [Rhino]

The Best of the Monkees [Rhino]

by The Monkees
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The Best of the Monkees [Rhino] 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is pretty much what one would expect from a Monkees greatest hits album: the standard versions of these songs, and a complete enough collection to cover the best singles that never appeared on the regular albums, without unnecessary clutter. The only oddity is the extra karaoke disk, which is fun but seems a little misplaced for most buyers. (The CD back cover misspells the Japanese word as "karaokee.") The CD booklet has some nice photos I haven't seen before. Some comments on the versions of the songs used: "The Monkees" & "I Wanna Be Free" are the standard album versions, "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" is the softer (non-single) version, "Steppin' Stone" is the usual stereo version with the vocals on the break, "Goin' Down" is the standard single version, "Pleasant Valley Sunday" & "Words" are the standard album versions, "Valleri" is the standard album version except that it has a clear-cut ending instead of the usual fadeout, "Porpoise Song" is the complete version from the single that has all the ending music. The first 5 Monkees albums are all good, but this compilation culls the highlights from them all, plus is a convenient source for the singles that were never on those albums.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, Monkees music is genuinely pretty good, despite the fact they were basically singers. However, in case you were wondering, Mike Nesmith's mother invented white out and Mike wore the hat. Buy this if you have never bought any Monkees music. All the hits are on it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hello, fans. I thought it might be nice if I reviewed this album for you to tell you a little bit about it, hoping you might buy it. I must say all of us in the band are very proud of this compilation. We wanted to pick some of our favorite tracks to share with you, the listener, in a collection that we can all love and appreciate. Did you know that my mom invented White-Out? It's true. Did you also know that I have horns growing out of my head and that's why I always wore that cap? Well, I'm kidding about that, but not about the white-out thing. Please buy this cd. The songs really aren't that bad and if you don't like it, you can always give it to a loved one. Please, don't make me beg you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're gonna pretend you're one of the Monkees and tell stories... get them right. It was *me* who wore the wool cap and *my* mother that invented white-out. You're supposedly Peter Tork, n'est-ce pas?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't believe the good to excellent quality of the sound on this actually single CD (with 25 great songs). Just listen with quality headphones (not the ones that came with your portable, friends) and you will hear the real-live finger-snaps (not digital back then boss) on the very first (THEME) cut and go like I did, "Wow!" The stereo from the era is stark at best (bass in one speaker the whole song, and single channel vocals), but it does show you how the boys got around the lack of the digit-able; they used hired guns in the studio. You can REALLY appreciate the backing vocals, too, and like me hear them for the very first time. I wore out my vinyl copies of the groups first LPs (and still have them!)...it is a wonderful trip back home to the 60s, and the first "boy band" long before cable and sat-tv-land took over America. Note: the bonus instrumental CD does play in a CD player too, and is at best a curiosity, but way cool too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I give the monkees 2 thumbs up. Cause i love them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed listening to the Monkees since I was a little girl and now I am 15 years old,and I don't listen to the music now days.I have all but 1 of their cd's.Great job monkees!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this on a whim, having heard the usual 2 or 3 songs on the radio, and having enjoyed the band on TV when I was a kid. It was a very pleasant surprise when I played this. These guys are actually pretty good; and probably more deserving of respect from the music industry than what they received. Many of the songs I had forgotten almost completely, it was a pleasure to hear them again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago