The votes are in, and fans have chosen Michael's 1970 solo album, Magnetic South, as their favorite. Sessions for the album began on February 10, 1970 at RCA Hollywood. Felton Jarvis (Elvis Presley, etc.) was credited as producer, but in reality he rarely attended the sessions, which lasted through late March. Jarvis, however, did sign Michael to RCA Records, and Magnetic South became a showcase for Michael's unique blending of country and rock.
The First National Band was Michael's initial post-Monkees outfit and consisted of Red Rhodes (pedal steel), John London (bass), and John Ware (drums). Magnetic South was the first in a trilogy of albums by the First National Band as Michael proceeded to clear the vaults of many songs that were ultimately not considered for Monkees albums. Loose Salute (1970) and Nevada Fighter (1971) would follow.
Be sure to vote in the new poll in the blog sidebar to the right: "Choose your two favorite songs from the 1987 Monkees album, Pool It!"