Originally released in 1969, The Monkees Present was the eighth hit album from The Monkees on Colgems Records. As a more introspective session from the band, each Monkee gets a solid opportunity to present their own aura in the band format, which made this a highly memorable effort. The Monkees Present featured two amazing hit singles from Mike Nesmith with Listen To The Band and Good Clean Fun. Always the innovator, Nesmith’s compositions here truly predate the southern California country-rock sound by several years, featuring some of Nashville’s finest studio musicians. Davy Jones outdoes himself with the hip café adult leaning sounds of French Song. A look to past Monkees success with hit makers Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart’s Looking For The Good Times is also featured and originally recorded during their More Of The Monkees sessions. Micky Dolenz resonates his much emulated talents with incredible performances on the album opener Little Girl. This tune features the stunning guitar work of Louie Shelton, who did the amazing speed guitar licks on their hit Valeri. Dolenz also hit the pop music charts with his protest single Mommy and Daddy which is also included in this masterwork. Friday Music is honored and proud to offer The Monkees classic Colgems Records releases once again with this first amazing installment The Monkees Present. This highly collectable album has been unavailable on compact disc for many years. It is now impeccably mastered from the original Colgems Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Journey, Boston, Deep Purple, Styx) and features five huge bonus tracks not on the original album release. To help celebrate the 2011 Monkees Reunion, we have also included new liner notes from Monkees historian Joe Reagoso, original artwork elements and highly collectable picture sleeves and label graphics not seen in years. PEACE, LOVE AND THE MONKEES!