Monday, July 10, 2006

Monkees Albums Rereleased

The Monkees release expanded albums
NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- An expanded edition of the Monkees' first two albums is slated for an Aug. 15 release by Rhino Records.

The new version of the band's first album, "The Monkees," which spent 13 weeks as the No. 1 album on the Billboard chart, has unreleased mixes of "Papa Gene's Blues" and "The Kind of Girl I Could Love," a version of "I Don't Think You Know Me" with Micky Dolenz on vocals, a jingle for Kellogg's and a demo for "Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care)," reported Monday.

Their second album, "More of the Monkees," spent 18 weeks at No. 1, some of the bonus tracks on the new expanded edition are "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" with narration by Peter Tork, the first recorded version of "Valleri," an alternate "Tear Drop City" and a mix of "I'm a Believer."

The Monkees haven't toured with all four band members since 1997 due to of inter-band hostility, said.

Personally, I would hope for all of their albums to be rereleased (especially through "Head"). Maybe this will be the beginning of something big!

And while we're at it--won't somebody do a legitimate "Best of Colgems" compilation? With the 40th anniversary of the label just a few weeks away, wouldn't this be a great time for it?


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