Singles from The Monkees. Last Train to Clarksville", "Take a Giant Step" Released: August 16, 1966. Famously, the Monkees were not permitted by their management to function as a working band for this album, with the group's contributions limited almost entirely to vocal tracks. Eight of the original LP's twelve tracks feature one lone Monkee singing lead vocal over instrumentation and backing vocals recorded entirely by a group of session musicians which varies from song to song. Other tracks feature multiple Monkees singing over session players; only on the two tracks produced by Michael Nesmith does a Monkee (Peter Tork) get to play an instrument (guitar).
Take a Giant Step", written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, is The Monkees' first B-side, opposite "Last Train to Clarksville", released on 16 August 1966 by Colgems Records as 66-1001. The song was also featured on the band's debut album The Monkees. The single was the first record released by Colgems and featured a mono mix of the song; a stereo version first appeared on the stereo album.
Redirected from Take a Giant Step (The Monkees song)). Take a Giant Step" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and released by the American band The Monkees in 1966. It was also covered in 1969 by singer Taj Mahal. The song was released as the B-side to the band's single "Last Train to Clarksville" and also as the closing track on side 1 of their debut album The Monkees. Micky Dolenz sang the lead vocal.
Take the last train to Clarksville And I'll meet you at the station You can be there by four thirty 'Cause I made your reservation Don't be slow, oh, no, no, no! Oh, no, no, no! 'Cause I'm leavin' in the morning And I must see you again We'll have one more night together 'Til the morning brings my train And I must go, oh, no, no, no! Oh, no, no, no! And I don't know if I'm ever coming home Oh, . .
Take a Giant Step" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and released by the American band The Monkees in 1966. The song was released as the B-side to the band's single "Last Train to Clarksville" and also as the closing track on side 1 of their debut album The Monkees The song is presented as a plea to a heartbroken girl to move on from her past romantic disappointments, and to "learn to live again at last", by "taking a giant step outside your mind". Critic Eric Lefcowitz describes the song as "proto-psychedelic.
Second, and more importantly, Last Train To Clarksville was modeled on Paperback Writer - that fact being acknowledged by Hart. Someone mentioned it was also modeled on another Beatles song, Run For Your Life, though I don't hear any similarities between the two. It's slightly ironic that John Lennon himself dissed Run For Your Life as as hack job; that he had built his lyrics around a lyric in Elvis's song Baby Let's Play House (I'd rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man). Tina from Clarksville, TnI'm glad someone has finally gotten it right! home of the 101st airborne division fort campbell ky an army post located next to clarksville,tn. Miroslav from Belgrade, YugoslaviaThis song is excellent regardless the performer. When I was young (in the sixties)I saw on TV one group from UK (I think there were three of them)performing this song in some kind of jazz manner.
And take a giant step outside your mind G You stare at me in disbelief G And say for you there's no relief C G But I swear I'll prove you wrong G Don't stay here in your lonely room G Just looking back in silent gloom C G That's not where you belong G F G F Come. with me, I'll take you where the taste of life is green G F Em And ev'ry day holds wonders to be seen G Am7 G Am7 G Am7 G Come with me, leave yesterday be -hind Am7 G Am7 G Am7 G And take a giant step outside your mind. The Monkees - Take A Giant Step (Stereo). The Monkees - Take A Giant Step
The Monkees - Take a Giant Step (Stereo Album Master) Lyrics. The Monkees - The Door Into Summer (Stereo Album Master) Lyrics. I Think We& Alone Now - Tommy James & The Shondells.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A||Last Train To Clarksville
Written-By – Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart*
|B||Take A Giant Step
Written-By – Carole King, Gerry Goffin*
- Record Company – RCA
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Label side A): TPKM-4622
- Matrix / Runout (Label side B): TPKM-4520
|66-1001||The Monkees||Last Train To Clarksville / Take A Giant Step (7", Single)||Colgems||66-1001||US||1966|
|3-21004||The Monkees||Last Train To Clarksville (7", EP)||RCA Victor||3-21004||Spain||1966|
|45.950||The Monkees||Take A Giant Step (7", Single)||RCA Victor||45.950||France||1966|
|66-1001||The Monkees||Last Train To Clarksville (7", Single)||Colgems||66-1001||US||1966|
|66-1001||The Monkees||Last Train To Clarksville (7", Single, Mono)||Colgems||66-1001||US||1966|