- Audio CD (Jan 17 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Rhino / Wea
- ASIN: B0000033MS
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,537 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. (Theme From) The Monkees (TV Version)|
|2. Kellogg's Jingle|
|3. We'll Be Back In A Minute|
|4. Through The Looking Glass|
|5. Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care)|
|6. Penny Music|
|7. Tear The Top Right Off My Head|
|8. Little Red Rider|
|9. You're So Good|
|10. Look Down|
|12. Midnight Train (Demo Version)|
|13. She Hangs Out (Single Version)|
|14. Shake 'Em Up|
|15. Circle Sky (Alternate Mix)|
|16. Steam Engine (Prev. Unissued Alternate Mix)|
|17. Love To Love (Prev. Unissued Alternate Mix)|
|18. She'll Be There|
|19. How Insensitive|
|20. Merry Go Round|
See all 24 tracks on this disc
Look Down shows that Davey can sing heavier rock stuff than just his bubblegum pop and Broadway show music. He can rock if he really wants to, but that's his problem, he doesn't want to all the time. Mike's stuff is always overlooked and his love and good ear for quality bluegrass is evident in the songs he sings that he didn't compose. It's funny that I saw the movie O' Brother Where Art Thou by the Coen brothers and they had the song Angel Band in it (although not done by him), but that's just an example of his good ear for quality music. I think Mike was really into bluegrass more than country-pop which is more of what you hear on the radio these days with country stars. That is why I don't dig country music, but do dig Mike's stuff.
Tear the Top Right of My Head is Peter at his self-deprecating best. It totally capured the loser he portrayed in the Monkees TV series and would have fit in nicely on an episode if they were continuing to make them at that point. Love to Love is very similiar to I'm A Believer musically with the organ part and I wonder why it was never considered pop enough to release since I'm a Believer was such a huge hit. Hopefully it was because they felt they didn't want to repeat themselves.
Adding filler stuff like We'll be Back and Kelloggs stuff wasn't really neccessary which leads to why I think they were scraping the barrel with this. Penny Music just from the title made me think of Penny Lane and musically it's somewhat similiar being schmalzy, but it's more bubblegummish than Penny Lane (hell Penny Lane refers to women as finger pie). Through the Looking Glass and Zor and Zam are pretty much demos of those songs which is why they stayed in the can.
All in all it was interesting just to see what else Rhino could dig up from the attic, some of it still being good, but other stuff could have stayed up there.