Album of the Day
Fifty years after their TV show premiered, The Monkees returned with GOOD TIMES! The release brought the three surviving members - Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork – into the studio with Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy) behind the boards. As with The Monkees' early albums, the set features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world's most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Andy Partridge (XTC), along with contributions by Nesmith and Tork as well as producer Schlesinger. And to bring things full circle on GOOD TIMES!, The Monkees put the finishing touches on a pair of unreleased 1960s recordings so that “Love To Love” and the title track feature vocals by the late Davy Jones and Harry Nilsson, respectively.