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Tuesday
Nov072017

A lot "More" Monkees: The Monkees' second album gets super-deluxe reissue treatment

RhinoA super deluxe version of The Monkees' hugely successful second album, More of The Monkees will be released on December 15. The three-CD collection features mono and stereo versions of the original album, as well as 55 previously unreleased tracks, including studio outtakes, alternate versions and mixes, and live performances.

Released in January 1967, More of The Monkees went on to replace the band's self-titled debut album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, where it spent 18 consecutive weeks. The record included the classic chart-topping single "I'm a Believer," the #20 hit "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" and gems like "Mary, Mary" and "She." The album has sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S.

The super deluxe edition will be available exclusively at Monkees.com and Rhino.com. Only 4,500 copies of the box set will be pressed, each individually numbered. An expansive booklet with a new essay and a seven-inch vinyl single featuring a remix of "I'm a Believer" and a vocals-only recording of "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" come packaged with the collection.

The unreleased tracks featured in the box set include the first recorded versions of "Words," "Valleri" and "Hold On Girl," and 10 recently discovered performances from one of The Monkees' first concerts -- a 1967 show in Arizona. Among the live tunes are renditions of "You Just May Be the One," "I Wanna Be Free," "Papa Gene's Blues," Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" and Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman."

Here's the full track list of More of The Monkees: Super Deluxe Edtion:

Disc One

The Original Mono Album
"She"
"When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)"
"Mary, Mary"
"Hold On Girl"
"Your Auntie Grizelda"
"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"
"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)"
"The Kind of Girl I Could Love"
"The Day We Fall In Love"
"Sometime in the Morning"
"Laugh"
"I'm a Believer"

The Original Stereo Album
"She"
"When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)"
"Mary, Mary"
"Hold On Girl"
"Your Auntie Grizelda"
"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"
"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)"
"The Kind of Girl I Could Love"
"The Day We Fall In Love"
"Sometime in the Morning"
"Laugh"
"I'm a Believer"

Bonus Material
"I'll Be Back Up on My Feet" (First Recorded Version)
"Of You" (Mono Mix)
"I Don't Think You Know Me" (Second Recorded Version -- Mono Mix)
"Words" (First Recorded Version -- Mono Mix)*
"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Mono TV Mix)*
"Tear Drop City" (1966 Mono Mix)
"Sometime in the Morning" (Alternate Mono Mix)*
"Valleri" (First Recorded Version -- Mono TV Mix)

Disc Two

"Whatever's Right" (Backing Track)*
"Valleri" (First Recorded Version -- Backing Track, Takes 1 & 2)*
"(Theme from) The Monkees" (Second Version -- Backing Track, Take 1)*
"Words" (First Recorded Version -- Mono TV Mix)
"She" (Mono TV Mix)*
"I Love You Really" (Version One)*
"I Love You Really" (Version Three)*
"I Love You Really" (Version Two)*
"Ladies Aid Society" (Backing Track -- Part One, Take 22)*
"Ladies Aid Society" (Backing Track -- Part Two, Take 1)*
"Ladies Aid Society" (Original Mono Mix)
"Kicking Stones" (Backing Track -- Take 11)*
"Kicking Stones" (Original Mono Mix)*
"I Don't Think You Know Me" (First Recorded Version -- Mike's Vocal -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Mr. Webster" (First Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Hold On Girl" (First Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Through the Looking Glass" (First Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Different Drum" (TV Version)*
"Undecided"*
"Sometime in the Morning" (Backing Track -- Take 1)*
"Sometime in the Morning" (2017 Stereo Remix)*
"I Don't Think You Know Me" (Second Recorded Version -- Backing Track -- Take 4)*
"I Don't Think You Know Me" (Second Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Your Auntie Grizelda" (Session Excerpt)*
"Your Auntie Grizelda" (Mono TV Mix)
"Hold On Girl" (Second Recorded Version -- Alternate Backing Track)*
"Hold On Girl" (Second Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"I'm a Believer" (Backing Track -- Take 4)*
"I'm a Believer" (Alternate Vocal Take -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Backing Track -- Take 3)*
"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Unedited Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Mary, Mary" (Vocal Overdub Session)*

Disc Three

"(I Prithee) Do Not Ask for Love" (First Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Tear Drop City" (Original Speed -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Looking for the Good Times" (Backing Track with Backing Vocals)*
"I'll Spend My Life with You" (First Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Apples, Peaches, Bananas and Pears" (2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Don't Listen to Linda" (First Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"I Never Thought It Peculiar" (Mono TV Mix)
"Laugh" (Mono TV Mix)*
"The Day We Fall In Love" (2017 Stereo Remix)*
"The Girl I Left Behind Me" (First Recorded Version -- Backing Track)
"Mary, Mary" (2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Valleri" (First Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Words" (First Recorded Version -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Your Auntie Grizelda" (2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (With Peter's Narration -- 2017 Stereo Remix)*
"I Never Thought It Peculiar" (2017 Stereo Remix)*
"Laugh" (2017 Stereo Remix)*
"She's So Far Out, She's In" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"You Just May Be the One" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"I Wanna Be Free" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"Sweet Young Thing" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"Papa Gene's Blues" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"I Can't Get Her Off of My Mind" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"Cripple Creek" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"Gonna Build a Mountain" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*
"I Got a Woman" (Live in Arizona, 1967)*

* = previously unreleased.

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