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The Monkees Good Times

The Monkees Good Times

Monkees Good Times Powered By Noel Gallagher Paul Weller Neil Diamond Nilsson

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on April 21, 2016

in Live,New Music,News

The Monkees will release their first new album in twenty years on May 27 (vinyl on July 1) with the Adam Schlesinger produced Good Times.

Bits and pieces about the album have leaked out over the last couple of months but we now have a firm track list and information. All three surviving members of the group, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith, have written music for the set and sing. The late-Davy Jones also makes an appearance on the archive cut Love to Love.

Much of the album is newly recorded but, like Love to Love, there are other cuts that were previously unfinished in the archives. The opening cut, Good Times, was written by Harry Nilsson and originally recorded in January 1968 with Nilsson’s own voice on guide vocals. The track has now been completed for the album with Dolenz joining Nilsson for a duet from over time.

There are also a number of newly recorded tracks with songs specifically written for this project by such current artists as Rivers Cuomo of Weezer (She Makes Me Laugh), Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie (Me & Magdalena), Andy Partridge of XTC (You Bring The Summer), as well as a song co-written by Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller (Birth Of An Accidental Hipster).

The track list with songwriting credits:
Good Times (Harry Nilsson)
You Bring The Summer (Andy Partridge)
She Makes Me Laugh (Rivers Cuomo)
Our Own World (Adam Schlesinger)
Gotta Give It Time (Jeff Barry/Joey Levine)
Me & Magdalena (Ben Gibbard)
Whatever’s Right (Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart)
Love To Love (Neil Diamond)
Little Girl (Peter Tork)
Birth Of An Accidental Hipster (Noel Gallagher/Paul Weller)
I Wasn’t Born To Follow (Carole King/Gerry Goffin)
I Know What I Know (Michael Nesmith)
I Was There (And I’m Told I Had A Good Time) (Micky Dolenz/Adam Schlesinger)

Look for Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork on the road this summer for the group’s 50th anniversary with a show highlighting their greatest hits and the new album. Michael Nesmith will not be participating in the tour.

05/18 – Fort Myers, Florida – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
05/19 – Melbourne, Florida – King Center for the Performing Arts
05/20 – Tampa, Florida – Ruth Eckerd Hall
05/21 – Atlanta, Georgia – Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
05/24 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Blumenthal PAC – Belk Theater
05/26 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
05/27 – Boston, Massachusetts – The Wilbur Theatre
05/28 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Keswick Theatre
05/29 – Red Bank, New Jersey – Count Basie Theatre
06/01 – New York, New York – The Town Hall
06/03 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Casino Rama – Entertainment Centre
06/04 – Windsor, Ontario, Canada – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
06/05 – Cleveland, Ohio – Hard Rock Live Northfield Park
06/07 – Fort Wayne, Indiana – Foellinger Theatre
06/08 – Grand Rapids, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
06/10 – Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville Palace Theatre
06/11 – Hammond, Indiana – The Venue At Horseshoe Casino
06/12 – Indianapolis, Indiana – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
06/14 – Dayton, Ohio – Rose Music Center at The Heights
06/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
06/28 – Dallas, Texas – AT&T PAC – Winspear Opera House
06/30 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – The Joint
07/01 – Mayetta, Kansas – Prairie Band Casino & Resort – Grand Lakes Ballroom
07/14 – Ottawa, ON – Lebreton Flats Park (RBC Bluesfest)
07/16 – Hampton Beach, New Hampshire – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
07/22 – Hot Springs, Arkansas – Oaklawn Racing and Gaming – Finish Line Theater
09/14 – Tucson, Arizona – Fox Tucson Theatre
09/15 – Phoenix, Arizona – Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater
09/16 – Los Angeles, California – Pantages Theatre
09/17 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Primm Valley Casino Resorts – Star of the Desert Arena
09/20 – San Francisco, California – The Warfield
09/21 – Modesto, California – Gallo Center For The Arts
09/23 – Lincoln City, Oregon – Chinook Winds Casino Resort
09/24 – Lincoln City, Oregon – Chinook Winds Casino Resort
09/25 – Seattle, Washington – The Moore Theatre
10/01 – Biloxi, Mississippi – Hard Rock Live Biloxi
10/21 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim
10/22 – Paso Robles, California – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
10/29 – Shippensburg, Pennsylvania – Shippensburg University – H. Ric Luhrs PAC


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