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I'm A Believer (and other hits) : Flashback Vol. 49
I'm A Believer (and other hits) : Flashback Vol. 49
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Monkees
Title: I'm A Believer (and other hits) : Flashback Vol. 49
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Rhino Flashback
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 7/29/1997
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227288327, 081227288341

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Here They Come......
penguin1875 | 06/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Well, even if that song isn't included, this is still a pretty good album. My favorites are Daydream Believer (of course!) and Ceiling in My Room. Who cares if they don't play their own instruments? They still make great music."
Decent sampler, but substitutes some oddities for hits
J. K. Baxter | Near Philadelphia, PA | 08/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an odd hits collection, made stranger by the fact that you probably won't find it in a record store, but in a cut-out bin at a supermarket or drugstore. Still, it's certainly worth the few bucks it costs, and just might get you interested enough to seek out some of The Monkees' other work.

Monkees staples like "I'm A Believer" and "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone" are to be found, but it lacks other well-known tracks such as "Theme From The Monkees", "Last Train To Clarksville", "Pleasant Valley Sunday" or "Daydream Believer".

However, it does include "Listen To The Band", one of the finest songs the Monkees ever recorded, as well as "Ceiling In My Room", which is still available only on this very cd to this day, unless I am mistaken. "Shades Of Gray" is another underappreciated gem included here, featuring some of Jones and Tork's greatest vocal work with the band. Also included is the Nesmith-penned and Dolenz-sung "The Girl I Knew Somewhere", which I have always liked.

I don't understand why "Heart And Soul" was included, though, from the Monkees 1986 "Pool It!" album, and I could have done without "Cuddly Toy", considering that "Pleasant Valley Sunday" would have been a much better inclusion from the original album "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, Ltd.". Overall, it's a good bargain disc if you manage to find it somewhere. I guess it's not such a big deal that the theme song wasn't included, but dropping some of the weaker entries for hits would have been nice. Of course, that probably would have elevated it beyond cut-out bin status and upped the price."
A Good Collection with 1 Exclusive Song
Robert Ferin | New York | 08/23/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There are better definitive collections for the Monkees. The thing that is special about this release is that, after all the "Missing Links" CDs, new complications with bonus tracks, etc., "Ceiling In My Room" can only be found on this disc."