WELCOME

Hello friends, you've found MONKEESMIXOGRAPHY 2.0. This site is meant to be a digital point of entry to the forthcoming book MIXING LINKS: THE MONKEES ON DISC, compiled by Craig Smith and Derek Miner.

Craig here. Most of you might know that the site was down for a spell while Derek and I have been compiling all of this goodness into a book, which is what this type of research and volume deserves. In the meantime I've rebuilt the site from the ground up based on our file metadata, and it's about ready. Please drop a line if you find any weirdness or broken links, but we should be at least 95% of the way there.

The book! We are still working on it and there's still a lot of work to be done (so we hope that this will hold you over). You can check out the website for the book here.

For those unfamiliar, this site (and the book) covers every instance of every mix of every Monkees song released in the US. There are some non-US releases noted, specifically if there is exclusive content or if the first release of a certain track or album was released outside of the US first.

The SONGS (alphabetical) page is just that, all songs included on the site from A to Z (currently 292).

The RELEASES pages cover vinyl 45s and LPs, compact discs and lossless digital downloads.

Under VISUAL MEDIA, you will find a list of all of the episodes including reruns and syndicated runs, with the songs that were substituted in. Also, new to this version of the site, some background on the release of the episodes on home video.


Some credit where credit is due:

The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation [2005] by Andrew Sandoval is the work that this project was built upon. Every work that is dedicated to The Monkees’ musical output will forever be colored by the work that Mr. Sandoval has done.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Monkees-The-day-by-day-story-of-the-60s-TV-pop-sensation-180665117792/

Also of note is Aaron Handy’s website The Monkees Film & TV Vault, which was essential for its in-depth analysis and trivia regarding the television series and HEAD, and we used this site to compile our lists of the tracks used in the series when alternate songs were used in syndication.
http://monkeesfilmtv.tripod.com/

When starting this project, we needed a solid list of releases to use as a skeleton. John McCutcheon’s website Monkee45s.net provided that as well as release dates where we needed them.
http://monkee45s.net/

Another invaluable resource for past tour and release information is The Monkees Live Almanac.
https://www.monkeeslivealmanac.com/

Maggie McManus deserves a huge mention for the largest trove of Monkees information in Monkee Business Fanzine, which ran from 1977 until 2002. This collection is a literal goldmine; of note specifically is Ed Reilly’s Star Collector column (as well as each issue’s news pages) for providing us with more detail about eighties releases which have helped us narrow down trickier release dates as much as possible.

Many people have helped us along the way with the site and with the book, and that list will be here soon as well.


SONGS (alphabetical)

RELEASES: VINYL SINGLES (chronological) / VINYL ALBUMS (chronological) / COMPACT DISCS (chronological) / DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

VISUAL MEDIA

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