This Month's Colgems Upload: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees (mono)
In my quest to release every single record that was released on the
Colgems label, I have decided to go against what I said when I began
this crusade: "I will never upload a Monkees record," simply because
all of their records are so readily available ...
That is, all but this one. Although Rhino Records will soon re-
release this album in both stereo and mono formats, I decided to
jump the gun a bit, giving everyone a chance to listen to the album
first, and then buy it later from a legitimate record source.
The Birds, the Bees, and the Monkees is kind of a schizoid type
affair, and that might be why, unlike its four predecessors, it
failed to hit the top of the chart. You've got material that made it
onto the show, like "I'll Be Back Up On My Feet," you've got Don
Kirshner-era material, like "Valleri," you've got hits,
like "Daydream Believer," and you've got material that never made it
to the show, like "Magnolia Sims."
Yes, it is a hodgepodge, lots of great stuff mixed with lots of
filler, whether you listen to this in stereo or mono.
Personally, I kind of like the mono mix of "I'll Be Back Up On My
Feet," but all in all, if you liked the stereo version of this
album, there's no reason why you won't like the mono version.
This album will remain available until May 15, and you can find it