The Monkees - GOOD TIMES!
- Release Date: 5/27/2016
- The Legendary Group To Release First New Album In Nearly 20 Years, Including Tracks Written By Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, And Andy Partridge
- The Album Also Features Previously Unreleased 1960s Recordings Of Songs Written By Neil Diamond, Harry Nilsson, And Others That Have Been Revisited And Completed In New Monkees Sessions
- 1-CD Released
- Street date 6/10
Much like The Monkees’ early albums, GOOD TIMES! 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), Andy Partridge (XTC), and Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave). The album also includes songwriting contributions by Nesmith (“I Know What I Know”) and Tork as well as well as producer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne/Ivy), plus more surprises to come.
To help bring the 50th anniversary full circle, The Monkees completed songs that were originally recorded and written for the group during the 60s, including “Love To Love” by Neil Diamond and Harry Nilsson’s “Good Times.” Other vintage tracks feature L.A.’s famed “Wrecking Crew” of session musicians.
Partial Track Listing (with songwriters noted)
Final Version To Be Announced Soon
“Good Times!” (Harry Nilsson)
“You Bring The Summer” (Andy Partridge)
“Terrifying” (Zach Rogue)
“Me & Magdalena” (Ben Gibbard)
“She Makes Me Laugh” (Rivers Cuomo)
“Love To Love” (Neil Diamond)
“I Know What I Know” (Michael Nesmith)