After forming The New Monks in late 1980, Peter Tork recorded several demos in 1981 for Sire Records (a venture that was ultimately unsuccessful in landing the group a recording deal). "Since You Went Away" was written by a friend of Peter's, Michael Levine, and was one of the tracks demoed. Check out the New Monks' take on it below, courtesy of the Live Almanac's YouTube channel.
Peter tackled the song again later in the 1980s, this time for release on the 1987 Monkees album, Pool It!
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