In 1966, the United States saw the first episode in a soon-to-be-classic series, the Monkees, which followed the wacky psychedelic adventures of a rock-and-roll band. The show became a phenomenon, fondly remembered by just about everyone who was alive then (or saw it in reruns). To accompany the show, this album was cut, with the Monkees providing the vocals and a completely different set of musicians providing the music. (That changed with later albums, but the band was still pretty new at this point.)
Released in 1966, this album contains a lot of great memories, with two versions of the Monkees theme, and Gonna Buy Me A Dog, which features Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz humorously bouncing off one another! The liner notes have a lot of great information on the band, plus a group of great pictures - a nice bonus! Oh, by the way, as apposed to the 1966 album, this CD has three bonus tracks: I Can't Get Her Off My Mind, I Don't Think You Know Me, and the early, unreleased Monkees theme. This is a great album, one I highly recommend!