The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (1967/2013) [24/96]

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The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (1967/2013) [24/96]

The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (1967/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:50 minutes | 847 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd. came out in November '67 and debuted the all-time Monkees classics "Pleasant Valley Sunday" - a #3 pop single written by Goffin & King - and "Words," a Boyce & Hart number, which hit #11. It also features their inspired version of Harry Nilsson's "Cuddly Toy," making the Monkees one of the major acts to cover his work. It has been certified platinum.

After wresting control of the Monkees from Don Kirschner and recording the very good Headquarters album as a mostly self-contained unit, the bandmembers returned to using studio musicians to augment their sound as well as looking outside the group for the majority of the songs on their fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Whatever the reason for the decision, the resulting album is one of their best. Filled with hooky pop like "She Hangs Out" and the Harry Nilsson-penned "Cuddly Toy," psychedelic ravers "Daily Nightly" and "Star Collector" (both of which feature the newly invented Moog synthesizer), Mike Nesmith-produced rockers ("Love Is Only Sleeping"), and ballads (the lovely "Don't Call on Me"), the album is filler-free and fun-filled. That it contains three of their finest songs ("Words," "Pleasant Valley Sunday," and the song that "invented" country-rock for better or for worse, "What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?") means that not only is it one of the Monkees' best, it is one of 1967's best. To think that both this album and Headquarters came out the same year! Most bands would be lucky to have two albums this good come out their entire career. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. is a must-have for any fan of smart, fun, and exciting '60s pop. It doesn't get much better than this.


01 - Salesman
02 - She Hangs Out
03 - The Door Into Summer
04 - Love Is Only Sleeping
05 - Cuddly Toy
06 - Words
07 - Hard To Believe
08 - What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round
09 - Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky
10 - Pleasant Valley Sunday
11 - Daily Nightly
12 - Don't Call On Me
13 - Star Collector

Analyzed: The Monkees / Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR13 -0.61 dB -15.78 dB 2:41 01-Salesman
DR12 -1.77 dB -16.76 dB 2:56 02-She Hangs Out
DR13 -0.84 dB -15.85 dB 2:48 03-The Door Into Summer
DR10 -2.13 dB -15.13 dB 2:31 04-Love Is Only Sleeping
DR12 -0.06 dB -16.00 dB 2:39 05-Cuddly Toy
DR12 -1.76 dB -16.53 dB 2:57 06-Words
DR12 -1.80 dB -16.32 dB 2:35 07-Hard To Believe
DR12 -1.25 dB -15.57 dB 3:08 08-What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round
DR12 -6.11 dB -21.13 dB 0:27 09-Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky
DR12 -1.89 dB -15.94 dB 3:16 10-Pleasant Valley Sunday
DR11 -3.50 dB -17.31 dB 2:32 11-Daily Nightly
DR13 -4.97 dB -20.64 dB 2:53 12-Don't Call On Me
DR12 -1.90 dB -16.56 dB 4:26 13-Star Collector

Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2960 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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