To see the full, updated track listing, click here.
The track listing for disc three of the upcoming Monkees Present deluxe edition has changed slightly. "How Insensitive," which appeared on the expanded Instant Replay, has been removed and replaced with a 1969 rough stereo mix of "Steam Engine."
To see the full, updated track listing, click here.
Monkees historian Andrew Sandoval posted this on his Facebook page yesterday:
"I would have to say this is a pretty big deal. The final box set in a series of Deluxe Editions I started in 2006 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Monkees. Now we are a few years shy of their 50th and my restoration work is just about done. Rhino could have, of course, issued all of these things many years back, but its a "process" as they say. Looking forward to writing about the final full year of The Monkees, 1969, and discussing some truly top drawer recordings on this set: "Little Girl," "If I Knew" and "Listen To The Band." It was a thrill to hear some of these tunes again - I had forgotten how strong the "new" recordings were on this set. Good Clean Fun."
Monkees.com is now taking pre-orders for the Monkees Present deluxe edition. The tentative release date is July 30, 2013. Only 5,000 box sets will be manufactured, so don't wait too long to place your order. Accompanying the package is a special vinyl 45 with picture sleeve.
Here is the long awaited track listing for the 3 CD set:
1 Little Girl
2 Good Clean Fun
3 If I Knew
4 Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye
5 Never Tell A Woman Yes
6 Looking For The Good Times
7 Ladies Aid Society
8 Listen To The Band (fake stereo mix)
9 French Song
10 Mommy And Daddy
11 Oklahoma Backroom Dancer
12 Pillow Time
13 Time And Time Again (November 1969 stereo mix)
14 Down The Highway (November 1969 stereo mix)
15 Steam Engine (November 1969 stereo mix)
16 If You Have The Time (November 1969 stereo mix)
17 Angel Band (November 1969 stereo mix)
18 Rose Marie (November 1969 stereo mix)
19 I Never Thought It Peculiar (No strings & backing vocals - August 1969)
20 Of You (November 1969 stereo mix)
21 Kicking Stones (1969 mix)
22 If I Knew (Bill & Davy's stereo mix)
23 The Crippled Lion (November 1969 stereo mix)
24 My Storybook Of You (Tommy & Bobby's stereo mix)
25 Carlisle Wheeling (November 1969 stereo mix)
26 French Song (LP master with alternate ending - stereo)
27 Hollywood (stereo)
28 My Storybook Of You ("New" 1969 stereo mix)
29 Circle Sky ("New" 1969 stereo mix)
30 Kool Aid spot
1 The Monkees Present radio spot
2 If I Knew (TV Mix mono)
3 Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye (mono)
4 Looking For The Good Times (mono)
5 Ladies Aid Society (1969 mono mix)
6 Listen To The Band (single mix)
7 French Song (TV mix mono)
8 Mommy & Daddy (1969 mono mix)
9 Circle Sky (1969 "New" mono mix)
10 Penny Music (TV mix mono)
11 Apples, Peaches, Bananas And Pears (1969 mono mix)
12 Of You (1969 mono mix)
13 I Never Thought It Peculiar (1969 mono mix without overdubs)
14 Kicking Stones (1969 mono mix)
15 Listen To The Band (LP version true mono mix)
16 If You Have The Time (1969 mono mix without Moog)
17 Midnight Train (TV mix mono)
18 My Storybook Of You (mono)
19 Steam Engine (1969 rough stereo mix)
20 Time And Time Again (November 1969 mono mix)
21 Mommy & Daddy (7/1/69) stereo mix 3
22 I Never Thought It Peculiar (September 1969 mono mix with overdubs)
23 Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye (July 1969 stereo mix)
24 If You Have The Time (1969 mono mix with Moog)
25 Mommy & Daddy (7/2/69) stereo mix
26 Time And Time Again (November 1969 alternate mono mix)
27 Monkees Greatest Hits radio spot
1 Little Girl (take 7)
2 Calico Girlfriend
3 If I Knew (take 11)
4 You're So Good (alternate mix)
5 Little Red Rider (alternate mix)
6 If You Have The Time (take 4)
7 Music Bridge "We'll Be Back In A Minute" (take 12)
8 Listen To The Band (alternate stereo mix)
9 French Song (take 3)
10 Mommy And Daddy (May 13, 1969 stereo mix 9)
11 How Insensitive
12 Pillow Time (Takes 8 & 9)
13 How Can I Tell You
14 Thank You My Friend (backing track - take 4)
15 Time And Time Again (take 1)
16 Good Afternoon (take 14)
17 Opening Night
18 Lynn Harper (backing track - take 8)
19 Music Bridge "We'll Be Back In A Minute" (take 18)
20 The Good Earth (alternate take)
21 London Bridge (backing track - take 4)
22 Music Bridge "We'll Be Back In A Minute" (version three)
23 A Bus That Never Comes (backing track - take 9)
24 Omega (backing track - take 8)
25 13 Is Not Our Lucky Number (backing track)
26 Michigan Blackhawk (backing track - take 4)
27 Little Tommy Blues (backing track - take 5)
28 Till Then (backing track - take 2)
A Good Clean Fun (alternate mix with extra percussion)
B Mommy & Daddy (7/10/69) mono mix
The Monkees' Facebook page is ready...
Hoping for a track listing tomorrow, too!
UPDATE 5/9 @ 12pm ET: Per Rhino on Twitter, it looks like we can expect pre-orders to begin at 3pm ET. Keep checking the blog for updates!
The Monkees Present (DELUXE EDITION) will be available for pre-order at Monkees.com beginning May 9th.
The 3 CD set will feature a remastered version of the original album, plus unissued songs, alternate takes, mono mixes, backing tracks and radio spots.
Stay tuned for an official track listing.
Many thanks for everyone's emails! My inbox has been flooded with questions about how and when to get tickets, what's included in the VIP packages and more. However, I have no other information at this time to relay to everyone. Please stay tuned to the following sites throughout the day on Wednesday to insure that you receive the most up-to-date information about tickets sales:
The Monkees Tour Facebook page
What do we know so far?
1.The Monkees Tour Facebook page left a comment that they will be posting all information regarding ticket sales as well as pre-sales within the next day. It is most likely safe to assume that this information will be made available on Wednesday, April 30. The Live Almanac will also share these details here on the blog once it becomes available. However, check the tour's Facebook page and Monkees.com throughout the day on Wednesday for the most immediate news regarding ticket sales.
2. Monkees.com has reported that Pre-sale and VIP ticket packages for all shows will go on sale exclusively at Monkees.com on Wednesday, May 1 at 10AM local time. What is local time? That wasn't made clear and hopefully this will be clarified shortly.
3. VIP ticket packages are said to include a copy of the upcoming Rhino deluxe edition of The Monkees Present. (The Monkees Present deluxe will also be sold separately.) No other details were given about VIP packages, including whether or not they will include meet and greet options. UPDATED 4/30: There will be no options for meet and greet in the VIP packages.
4. No release date has been given for The Monkees Present deluxe edition, nor is a track listing available at this time.
5. General on-sales for all dates, according to Monkees.com, will begin on Friday, May 3.
Thanks for your support of the Live Almanac!
Presale and VIP ticket packages for all shows will go on sale exclusively right here at www.monkees.com on May 1 at 10AM local time. VIP ticket packages will also include a copy of the upcoming deluxe edition of THE MONKEES PRESENT, the next in the acclaimed series of Monkees reissues from Rhino Handmade. General on sales for all dates begin May 3. THE MONKEES PRESENT will also be sold separately.
(Please be sure to check the blog for the most recent updates.)
The Monkees Present is now available for high resolution download here. I have not purchased this yet, so if anyone has, please feel free to submit a review of the sound quality.
Still no word from Rhino about a deluxe edition for this album...
Thanks to JD at Monkee45s, we have an update on the status of Monkees products at Rhino Records and Rhino Handmade. I've received a few emails asking whether or not the Head and Instant Replay Handmade deluxe boxes can be ordered directly from Rhino by phone. I recently contacted Rhino inquiring about the availability of their Handmade products but was unable to get a response. However, JD had more success.
JD was told that all Monkees music is officially available at Amazon or iTunes, but nothing can be ordered directly from Rhino for the time being, and that includes the Handmade deluxe boxes. Apparently all Handmade projects are on hold until sometime next year while Rhino's website and inventory is revamped.
We can keep our fingers crossed that once Rhino and Rhino Handmade are ready to go we'll see a Monkees Present deluxe box. Keep checking here for more information as it becomes available.
While the deluxe box for The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees has long been sold out (and is not even available used on Amazon), the Head and Instant Replay deluxes are on Amazon. However, private retailers are selling them and some of the asking prices are fairly high.
Thanks, JD, for this update.