Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Upload: The Monkees "More of the Monkees" (stereo album)

Here is this month's upload, the stereo LP version of their multi-million selling "More of the Monkees" album, the second of their four number one LPs.
Again, this version that I have posted came directly from the LP that was released in 1967 and not from any updated CD source.

Although pretty much the same as its mono counterpart, I found many of the mixes here to be a little punchier than what was found in mono, including "Your Auntie Grizelda" and "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)."

However, I personally prefer the mono mix of "I'm a Believer" and '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone," and since those tunes were definitely mixed with radio airplay in mind, it doesn't surprise me one bit that the mono mix is, at least in my mind, far superior than the stereo mix, even if the 45 mix is the one that got the airplay.

Again, the Monkees were at their height of popularity when this came out, but troubled waters loomed ahead. The Monkees wanted more control of their music, and wanted it at all costs, no matter who was put out to dry by their insistence on their own creativity.

This insistence was soon to lead to a bit of chaos, but what came forth was one of their better--if not their best work--during their relatively brief existence.

You can access the "More of the Monkees" stereo album at

More next month.


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