Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Newer Stuff
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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Revenge of the Monkee
William Cross | Florida | 07/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I had to buy only one Michael Nesmith CD - this would be the one. After the breakup of the Monkees, Michael formed the First National Band, which was more or less a Country & Western outfit that scored a few crossover hits (like "Joanne" and "Silver Moon"). And country is certainly a huge influence on Nesmith's music. But this CD shows all of Nesmith's influences - rock, pop, country, etc. - covering all the bases for this multitalented, yet underappreciated artist.
At the dawn of the M-TV era, Michael was at the forefront of the music video movement. Videos for several of the tunes here were early M-TV staples. A very solid CD - among the standouts: "Cruisin'," "Tanya," "Light," and "Eldorado to the Moon." Enjoy!"
Jens | Montréal | 06/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This collection is almost perfect. It includes several of my favorites, including the evocative, mellow "Rio" and "Casablanca Moonlight," but missing the poetic imagery of "Navajo Trail." In fact, I'm sure there would have been room on the CD for a few more songs from the album I consider Nesmith's best, "From a Radio Engine to the Photon Wing" (which, incidentally, is finally available again in a couple of versions after far too long). As with many artists who've been around for awhile, I suppose there are bound to be the two typical camps--those who favor the earlier works and those who prefer the later stuff (or perhaps three camps, since many of us enjoy it all). For those familiar only with his earlier music, including his songs for the Monkees, this will be a great introduction to Nesmith's later and best work."