Monkees - More of the Monkees (1967)

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More of The Monkees is the second full-length album by The Monkees. It was recorded in late 1966 and released on Colgems label #102 on January 10, 1967.

Monkeemania had reached full swing by the time the album was released. The Monkees' second single, "I'm a Believer", held the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 and they were about to embark on a highly successful concert tour, breaking records at nearly every stop.

As a collective unit, the group began to grow concerned over their musical output, since this album and their debut, The Monkees, featured them limited to just vocals with scattered instrumental contributions. Musical supervisor Don Kirshner had a strict rule that The Monkees were to provide only vocals on his productions, though separate sessions produced by Michael Nesmith himself usually featured Peter Tork on guitar.

Another factor added to the tension between the band and Kirshner. Unbeknownst to the four members, More of The Monkees was rushed to be released (to cash in on the band's popularity) while the group was out of town. Individual members of the band, particularly Nesmith and Tork, were upset with the songs selected for the record, leading Nesmith to later say that More of The Monkees was "the worst album in the history of the world." The public did not seem to mind, as the album later went on to sell more than five million copies, becoming their most successful album in sales.
Tracks
1. She
2. When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)
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. Kind of Girl I Could Love
9. Day We Fall in Love
10. Sometime in the Morning
11. Laugh
12. I'm a Believer
13. Don't Listen to Linda [prev unreleased version]
14. I'll Spend My Life With You [Alternate Version)
15. I Don't Think You Know Me [prev unreleased version]
16. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) [Alternate Version]
17. I'm a Believer [Alternate Version]
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