Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Dolenz Jones Boyce & Hart|
Concert in Japan
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Craig C. (cyberlemon) from MCALLEN, TX
Reviewed on 9/1/2009...
I have been a Monkees fan since my pre-teen years and saw them twice in the 1980s. This show stacks up well against anything the original band put together. And a rare collector's item CD as well.
The first Monkees reunion
rick | ERLANGER, Cayman Islands | 02/29/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Two of the Monkees join with their 2 former writers and producers to form a new and maybe better group. About 10 years after the show ended the public wanted the Monkees back. They toured, of all places, dinner theaters in America and stadiums in Japan. This CD was recorded in Japan. They sing many of the popular tunes they preformed and wrote in the 60's. This is a very good CD for being done live. If sales go up on this CD maybe it will convince Capitol to re-release the only album on CD this group ever did. A very fine album called...what else "Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart" So please buy this cd. If you work for Capitol then please re-release the above mentioned album."
Attempted Monkees revival a mild success
rick | 08/10/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The original DOLENZ, JONES, BOYCE AND HART album released on Capitol Records in 1976 is a vastly underrated pop album. Why it has never seen proper re-release is beyond me, especially when Rhino Records has released almost everything Monkees related. "I Remember the Feeling" is one of the best Monkees side-project songs...with vastly underrated pop singer Micky Dolenz belting out the lyrics like nobody else can.This is the live album from this very same era, recorded in 1976 in Japan. It's an enjoyable affair, and the quality of the songs are high, including Boyce and Hart's biggest hit, "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight?" and the Dolenz/Jones original, "Savin' My Love For You." Of course it's also hard to go wrong with Monkees pop classics "Pleasant Valley Sunday," "Last Train to Clarksville," "Cuddly Toy," and "Steppin' Stone." The backing band is tight (including ex-Paul Revere Raider Keith Allison on guitar), and the arrangments are pretty much true to form. Davy Jones doesn't sound quite up to snuff vocally, but it is not a major detraction. The medleys, however, were a mistake...they cheapen the memory of the original songs. "Daydream Believer" as part of a medley? What were they thinking? Overall, this disc is a good remembrance of this part of Monkees history, with liner notes (and some great DJBH-era photos) by Monkees historian Andrew Sandoval to boot. These performances do not best the actual Monkees revival concerts of the '80s and '90s, but is an enjoyable listen nonetheless. However, this live album would be easily trumped by the official release of the actual DOLENZ, JONES, BOYCE AND HART album."