More of The Monkees - Colgems 1967

Tracks: 1. She / 2. When Loves Comes Knocking / 3. Mary, Mary / 4. Hold On Girl / 5. Your Auntie Grizelda / 6. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone / 7. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) / 8. The Kind of Girl I Could Love / 9. The Day We Fall In Love / 10. Sometime In The Morning / 11. Laugh / 12. I'm A Believer / 13. Don't Listen To Linda / 14. I'll Spend My Life With You / 15. I Don't Think You Know Me / 16. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) / 17. I'm A Believer


The Monkees' second album was rushed out in early 1967 in wake of the success of their TV series and their chart singles. The group had been frustrated by not being allowed to play on the first album, and they had expected that the second album would be different with the members playing a bigger role in the recordings. This was not to be; the album was released without the band's knowledge, and their frustration grew. The group hated the album.

None the less; it's just as good an album as their first. The concept was more or less the same again. Fine pop-tunes written by some of the most prolific songwriters of the time. Neil Diamond wrote their big international hit "I'm a Believer" and the fine "Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow". Goffin/King wrote the fine "Sometime in the Morning" and the great bonus-track "I Don't Think You Know Me". Producers and songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart wrote "She" and the now classic "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone". Neil Sedaka's "When Love Comes Knocking" is another highlight on the album.

Once again the Monkees' own fine songwriter Mike Nesmith was allowed to produce his own songs "Mary Mary" and "The Kind of Girl I Could Love".

A few misses is there too. "The Day We Fall in Love" and "Auntie Grizelda" are tracks that may have had some justification in 1967; today they are close to impossible to listen to. Skip those tracks and enjoy the rest of the album. Good bonus-tracks!!

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