Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Month of Monkees: An Alternate Reality Part 2

Continuing with my collaboration with Michelle 66, I present to you the second "Alternate Reality" LP from the Monkees. In this alternate reality, "More Of The Monkees" features only tracks produced by Boyce & Hart / Nesmith (ala the first LP). But, what to do with all of the quality tracks produced by Jeff Barry at the same time? After all, Don Kirshner would never let the boys not release "I'm A Believer"! Well, in the alternate reality timeline, Colgems released a *third* Monkees' album in March 1967. It was a "quickie" to cash in again. Whereas in the real world, the Monkees were angry at the release of their second album without their knowledge, in this alternate reality they wouldn't care about the release of a "third album" as they were working on Headquarters at the time of it's release. It all makes perfect alternate reality sense!

1. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
2. Mary, Mary
3. When Love Comes Knockin’ (At Your Door)
4. Do Not Ask For Love
5. Your Auntie Grizelda
6. I’ll Be Back Up On My Feet
7. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
8. The Kind Of Girl I Could Love
9. She Hangs Out
10. Sometime In The Morning
11. Laugh
12. I’m A Believer

As with the last alternate reality LP, Michelle 66's original art contained "Bonus Tracks" on the mini-LP. Once again I chose to keep it "bonus track free" to make it feel more like a legitimate release from the 60s. And as with the alternate reality More of The Monkees, many of the tracks used are alternate takes and recordings. Enjoy!

The Monkees' Third Album Alternate Reality LP

To see the original artwork that was put together by Michelle 66, head over to her Flicker page. Drop her a line and tell her the Dartman sent you!


Paul Allen said...

I love this idea!

If you get a chance, check out my blog, 3 Minutes, 49 Seconds. I've spent the first 8 months of this year reviewing every Monkees album, even Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart.

I'm going to link to your blog in my wrap-up post.

Michael Boyce said...

Another great Lp "Fantasy Monkees" Album,Dartman! Keep up the great work! I can't wait to see you do their "Alternate" "Changes" Lp! Many kudos,too for Michelle as well! Michael Boyce

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