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The Monkees - Greatest Hits
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The Monkees - Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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All Artists: Monkees
Title: The Monkees - Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Arista
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078221831321, 078221831345

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Lisa W. from TALLAHASSEE, FL
Reviewed on 8/5/2016...
Love the music! Great selection! Wonderful for Monkees fans!
Ronald S. (Tony) from TULSA, OK
Reviewed on 12/18/2010...
Great cd with lots of the songs made famous by the Monkees, including the theme song from their tv show.

CD Reviews

Small Monkees retrospective
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"THE MONKEES * GREATEST HITS is a modest collection that's missing more than a few legitimate hits from this 60s TV show band. The 11 songs presented though are solid, and as budget packages go, this one's pretty good. Ideal for fans of 60s Top 40 music."
Since Surpassed By Several Monkees Compilations
Annie Van Auken | 09/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This 1990 CD release of their 1976 vinyl album was gobbled up back when the new format was a novelty, but since then it has been surpassed by several great compilations from the likes of Rhino, etc., which not only provide upwards of 20 tracks (and more in some cases), but also some informative liner notes. This has nothing in that regard, nor a discography of the contents.

Even some of the contents belie the title "greatest hits" as none among She, I Wanna Be Free, and Shades Of Gray were ever hits for the group or even, for that matter, the B-sides of hits. And while track 1, The Monkees Theme, was certainly heard with each episode of their hit TV series, it too was never a hit (whether it's the same version that appeared as the flip of That Was Then, This Is Now, a # 20 Billboard Pop Hot 100 billed to Mickey Dolenz and Peter Tork Of The Monkees in 1986 is not clear).

Still, that's four out of a flimsy 11 tracks that were not among their "greatest hits" by any stretch of the imagination. Had the original album and the subsequent CD release included The Girl I Knew Somewhere (# 39 as the flip of the # 2 A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You in spring 1967), Words (# 11 as the flip of the # 3 Pleasant Valley Sunday in later summer 1967), Valeri (# 3 in spring 1968) and its flip, Tapioca Tundra (# 34), it would have rated 4 stars without the liner notes. But of course, if my uncle had different equipment he'd be my aunt.

It just isn't a viable option anymore when, for a few dollars more, you can get more than double the contents and some fascination background details, along with a discography."