Here's Andy Partridge's demo for "You Bring the Summer," the second single taken from The Monkees' latest album, Good Times! Thanks to David Marcone for alerting the Live Almanac.
And here's the finished product as performed by The Monkees and produced by Adam Schlesinger (complete with an animated video created by Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway):
In Michael's latest Facebook post, he takes a moment to highlight the music video for "You Bring the Summer," the second single from The Monkees' new album, Good Times! It was directed by Michael's son, Jonathan, and Susan Holloway.
Here's a scene from the recently released animated video for "You Bring the Summer," which was directed by Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway. You'll note, of course, The Monkees as depicted on the cover of Headquarters, while standing in flowers that are like those found on the front of the Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. album.
Check out the video below!
Here's another screenshot from the new video for "You Bring the Summer," and Ken Mills added the Monkees logo to it! Don't forget to check out Ken and the gang over at Zilch: A Monkees Podcast.
Jonathan Nesmith and Susan Holloway are to be commended for their attention to detail in the creation of the video for "You Bring the Summer." Here are some instrument-themed screenshots from it.
Here's one part of many from the brand new video for "You Bring the Summer" that has Monkees fans talking. Watch as the animated Monkees transform into each of the first five album covers!
Be sure to take a moment to watch the excellent new video for "You Bring the Summer," which was directed by Michael Nesmith's son, Jonathan, and Susan Holloway. Jonathan and Susan also produced the video packages seen on the big screen during the 2014 Monkees Tour.
Click on the link below to view the excellent new video, which was directed by Michael Nesmith's son, Jonathan, and Susan Holloway! Jonathan and Susan also produced the video packages seen on the big screen during the 2014 Monkees Tour.
The second single from Good Times! made its live concert debut at tonight's show in Louisville, Kentucky at the Louisville Palace Theatre. Fast forward to 1:35 to hear "You Bring the Summer."
A big thanks to Dave Marcone for finding the session credits for "You Bring the Summer" as listed on the official YouTube video:
Vocals: Micky Dolenz
Guitar, Vocals: Michael Nesmith
Organ, Vocals: Peter Tork
Guitar: Mike Viola
Guitar: Pete Min
Guitar: Jody Porter
Bass, Keyboards: Adam Schlesinger
Drums, Percussion: Brian Young
Last Updated May 6, 2016 @ 4PM
Entertainment Weekly: The Monkees release new song 'You Bring The Summer' written by XTC's
After appearing tonight on iTunes in the United Kingdom, The Monkees have released "You Bring the Summer," written by Andy Partridge, as another preview of their forthcoming album, Good Times!
And Nez provided some session credits!
7:30PM EST: Earlier this evening on his radio show, British broadcaster and 7a Records producer Iain Lee played "You Bring the Summer" from The Monkees' new album, Good Times! Iain is going to air the track once more before the end of his show. Tune in by clicking the "talkRadio" link below!
UPDATE 7:55PM EST: Iain has now replayed the song - thanks, Iain! It features Micky Dolenz on lead vocals.
UPDATE 8PM EST: A big thanks to Walter Herwig who submitted a sample of "You Bring the Summer" to The Monkees Live Almanac's Twitter feed: