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Music Box is a four-CD set by the Monkees. It replaced the previous Monkees box set, entitled Listen to the Band. In addition to music recorded in the 1960s, it also includes music from the Monkees reunions in 1986 and 1996, as well as previously unreleased versions.

Music Box
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ReleasedFebruary 20, 2001
Recorded1966-1996
GenreRock
LabelRhino
ProducerTommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, Jack Keller, Michael Nesmith, Jeff Barry, Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Sedaka, Chip Douglas, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Bones Howe, Felton Jarvis, Michael Lloyd, Roger Bechirian
the Monkees chronology
The Monkees Anthology
(1998)
Music Box
(2001)
The Definitive Monkees
(2001)

Track listingEdit

Disc 1: 1966
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."(Theme From) The Monkees"Tommy Boyce, Bobby HartFrom the album The Monkees (10/66)2:19
2."I Wanna Be Free" (fast version)Boyce, HartOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links Volume Two (1/23/90)2:47
3."Let's Dance On"Boyce, HartFrom the album The Monkees (10/66)2:30
4."Last Train to Clarksville"Boyce, HartOriginally issued as Colgems single #1001 (8/16/66) • Also included on the album The Monkees (10/66)2:46
5."Take a Giant Step"Gerry Goffin, Carole KingOriginally issued as Colgems single #1001 (8/16/66) • Also included on the album The Monkees (10/66)2:33
6."All the King's Horses"Michael NesmithOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90)2:16
7."Saturday's Child"David GatesFrom the album The Monkees (10/66)2:43
8."Papa Gene's Blues"NesmithFrom the album The Monkees (10/66)1:59
9."I Wanna Be Free" (album version)Boyce, HartFrom the album The Monkees (10/66)2:24
10."Sweet Young Thing"Goffin, King, NesmithFrom the album The Monkees (10/66)1:56
11."Gonna Buy Me a Dog"Boyce, HartFrom the album The Monkees (10/66)2:41
12."I Don't Think You Know Me" (first recorded version)Goffin, KingOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87)2:16
13."I'm a Believer"Neil DiamondOriginally issued as Colgems single #1002 (11/12/66) • Also included on the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)2:46
14."(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"Boyce, HartOriginally issued as Colgems single #1002 (11/12/66) • Also included on the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)2:19
15."She"Boyce, HartFrom the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)2:39
16."Mary, Mary"NesmithFrom the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)2:17
17."Your Auntie Grizelda"Diane Hildebrand, Jack KellerFrom the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)2:28
18."Of You" (previously unissued mix)Bill Chadwick, John ChadwickPreviously unissued • An alternate mix was first collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87)1:59
19."Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (previously unissued extended version)DiamondPreviously unissued • An edited version was included on the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)2:48
20."The Kind of Girl I Could Love"Roger Atkins, NesmithFrom the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)1:53
21."Sometime in the Morning"Goffin, KingFrom the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)2:28
22."When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)"Carole Bayer Sager, Neil SedakaFrom the album More of the Monkees (1/10/67)1:48
23."Do Not Ask for Love" (first recorded version)Michael Martin MurpheyOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links Volume Two (1/23/90)3:00
24."Valleri" (first recorded version)Boyce, HartOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links Volume Two (1/23/90)2:32
25."I'll Be Back Up on My Feet" (first recorded version)Sandy Linzer, Denny RandellOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links Volume Two (1/23/90)2:35
Disc 2: 1967
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"DiamondOriginally issued as Colgems single #1004 (3/8/67) • First collected on the album The Monkees Greatest Hits (6/69)2:50
2."She Hangs Out" (single version)Jeff BarryOriginally issued as Colgems (Canada) single #1003 (2/67) (withdrawn) • First collected on the albums Monkeemania (40 Timeless Hits) (10/79) and Monkee Business (11/82)2:34
3."The Girl I Knew Somewhere"NesmithOriginally issued as Colgems single #1004 (3/8/67) • First collected on the album The Monkees (7/76)2:35
4."All of Your Toys"Bill MartinOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87)3:08
5."Love to Love"DiamondOriginally unissued • First collected on the albums Monkeemania (40 Timeless Hits) (10/79) and Monkee Business (11/82)2:28
6."You Told Me"NesmithFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)2:26
7."I'll Spend My Life with You"Boyce, HartFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)2:24
8."Forget That Girl"Douglas Farthing-HatlelidFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)2:25
9."You Just May Be the One"NesmithFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)2:03
10."Shades of Gray"Barry Mann, Cynthia WeilFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)3:22
11."For Pete's Sake"Peter Tork, Joey RichardsFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)2:11
12."Sunny Girlfriend"NesmithFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)2:33
13."No Time"Hank CicaloFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)2:07
14."Randy Scouse Git"Micky DolenzFrom the album Headquarters (5/22/67)2:33
15."Pleasant Valley Sunday" (single version)Goffin, KingOriginally issued as Colgems single #1007 (7/10/67) • First collected on the album Monkee Business (11/82) • An alternate mix was included on the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)3:07
16."Words"Boyce, HartOriginally issued as Colgems single #1007 (7/10/67) • Also included on the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)2:51
17."Daydream Believer"John StewartOriginally issued as Colgems single #1012 (10/25/67) • Also included on the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68)3:00
18."Goin’ Down"Dolenz, Hildebrand, Davy Jones, Nesmith, TorkOriginally issued as Colgems single #1012 (10/25/67) • First collected on the albums Monkeemania (40 Timeless Hits) (10/79) and Monkee Business (11/82)4:23
19."Salesman"Craig Vincent SmithFrom the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)2:36
20."The Door Into Summer"Douglas, MartinFrom the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)2:49
21."Love Is Only Sleeping"Mann, WeilFrom the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)2:31
22."Cuddly Toy"Harry NilssonFrom the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)2:40
23."What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?"Murphey, Owen CastlemanFrom the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)3:08
24."Daily Nightly"NesmithFrom the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)2:32
25."Star Collector"Goffin, KingFrom the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (11/14/67)4:24
Disc 3: 1968
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."Valleri"Boyce, HartOriginally issued as Colgems single #1019 (3/2/68) • Also included on the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68)2:20
2."Tapioca Tundra"NesmithOriginally issued as Colgems single #1019 (3/2/68) • Also included on the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68)3:06
3."Dream World"Jones, Steve PittsFrom the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68)3:20
4."Auntie's Municipal Court"Keith Allison, NesmithFrom the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68)4:04
5."P.O. Box 9847"Boyce, HartFrom the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68)3:13
6."Zor and Zam"Chadwick, ChadwickFrom the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (4/22/68)2:07
7."Carlisle Wheeling" (first recorded version)NesmithOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87)3:33
8."Tear the Top Right Off My Head"TorkOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Listen to the Band (9/24/91) [1]2:06
9."The Girl I Left Behind Me" (first recorded version)Sedaka, BayerOriginally unissued • First collected on the deluxe reissue of the album The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (9/20/94)2:41
10."Nine Times Blue"NesmithOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links (7/6/87)2:09
11."Come On In"Jo MapesOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90)3:09
12."D.W. Washburn"Leiber & StollerOriginally issued as Colgems single #1023 (6/8/68) • First collected on the albums Monkeemania (40 Timeless Hits) (10/79) and Monkee Business (11/82)2:49
13."It's Nice to Be with You"Jerry GoldsteinOriginally issued as Colgems single #1023 (6/8/68) • First collected on the album The Monkees (7/76)2:52
14."St. Matthew"NesmithOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90)2:43
15."Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)" (single version)Goffin, KingOriginally issued as Colgems single #1031 (10/5/68) • First collected on the albums Monkeemania (40 Timeless Hits) (10/79) & Monkee Business (11/82) • An edited version was included on the album Head (12/1/68)4:10
16."As We Go Along"King, Toni SternOriginally issued as Colgems single #1031 (10/5/68) • Also included on the album Head (12/1/68)3:52
17."Ditty Diego – War Chant"Jack Nicholson, Bob RafelsonFrom the album Head (12/1/68)0:49
18."Circle Sky" (live version)NesmithOriginally unissued • First collected on the albums Monkeemania (40 Timeless Hits) (10/79) and Monkee Business (11/82)2:44
19."Can You Dig It"TorkFrom the album Head (12/1/68)3:22
20."Daddy's Song" (previously unissued long version)NilssonOriginally unissued • An edited version was included on the album Head (12/1/68)3:27
21."Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again"TorkFrom the album Head (12/1/68)2:38


Disc 4: 1969–96
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."Tear Drop City"Boyce, HartOriginally issued as Colgems single #5000 (2/8/69) • Also included on the album Instant Replay (2/15/69)2:01
2."A Man Without a Dream"Goffin, KingOriginally issued as Colgems single #5000 (2/8/69) • Also included on the album Instant Replay (2/15/69)3:04
3."Through the Looking Glass"Red Baldwin, Boyce, HartFrom the album Instant Replay (2/15/69)2:41
4."I Won't Be the Same Without Her"Goffin, KingFrom the album Instant Replay (2/15/69)2:40
5."You and I"Chadwick, JonesFrom the album Instant Replay (2/15/69)2:13
6."While I Cry"NesmithFrom the album Instant Replay (2/15/69)2:59
7."Shorty Blackwell"DolenzFrom the album Instant Replay (2/15/69)5:39
8."If I Ever Get to Saginaw Again"Keller, Bob RussellOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links Volume Two (1/23/90)2:44
9."Smile"JonesOriginally unissued • First collected on the Deluxe Reissue of the album Instant Replay (1/24/95)2:18
10."Listen to the Band" (single version)NesmithOriginally issued as Colgems single #5004 (4/26/69) • First collected on the album Listen to the Band (9/24/91) • An extended version was included on the album The Monkees Present (10/69)2:29
11."Someday Man"Roger Nichols, Paul WilliamsOriginally issued as Colgems single #5004 (4/26/69) • First collected on the album The Monkees (7/76)2:40
12."Some of Shelly's Blues"NesmithOriginally unissued • First collected on the album Missing Links, Volume Two (1/23/90)2:30
13."Mommy and Daddy"DolenzOriginally issued as Colgems single #5005 (9/6/69) • Also included on the album The Monkees Present (10/69)2:13
14."Good Clean Fun"NesmithOriginally issued as Colgems single #5005 (9/6/69) • Also included on the album The Monkees Present (10/69)2:18
15."Looking for the Good Times"Boyce, HartFrom the album The Monkees Present (10/69)2:03
16."Steam Engine"DouglasOriginally unissued • First collected on the albums Monkeemania (40 Timeless Hits) (10/79) and Monkee Business (11/82)2:23
17."I Never Thought It Peculiar"Boyce, HartFrom the album Changes (6/70)2:27
18."Midnight Train"DolenzFrom the album Changes (6/70)2:07
19."Oh My My"Barry, Andy KimOriginally issued as Colgems single #5011 (4/70) • Also included on the album Changes (6/70)3:02
20."I Love You Better"Barry, KimOriginally issued as Colgems single #5011 (4/70) • Also included on the album Changes (6/70)2:28
21."Do You Feel It Too?"Barry, KimFrom the album Changes (6/70)2:35
22."Do It in the Name of Love"Bobby Bloom, Neil GoldbergOriginally issued as Bell single #986 (4/71) • First collected on the Deluxe Reissue of the album Changes (9/20/94)2:07
23."That Was Then, This Is Now"Vance BresciaOriginally issued as Arista single #ASI-9505 (6/27/86) • Also included on the album Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees (8/86)4:02
24."Heart and Soul"Simon Byrne, Andrew HowellOriginally issued as Rhino single #RNOR-74408 (7/87) • Also included on the album Pool It! (8/1/87)3:56
25."MGBGT" (live version)TorkFrom the album 20th Anniversary Tour 1986 (7/87) • Also issued as Rhino single #RNOR-74408 (7/87)2:35
26."Every Step of the Way" (single version)Ian Hunter, Mark ClarkeOriginally issued as Rhino single #RNOR-74410 (11/87) • First collected on the album Listen to the Band (9/24/91) • An alternate mix was included on the album Pool It! (8/1/87)3:18
27."Oh, What a Night"JonesFrom the album Justus (10/15/96)3:12
28."You and I"Dolenz, JonesFrom the album Justus (10/15/96)2:55