Lonely Weekends – This sounds very much like a Mike Nesmith influenced song with it mariachi flavor. Fun tune and of course sung well by Dolenz. Too bad there’s not much solo work from Dolenz from this time period as I would love to hear a fully-produced version of this song.
Never Enough– I love this version of the song and I think it’s even better than the Monkee’s version from their 1996 “Justus” reunion album. I like the more laid-back approach and this sounds more fluid than the Monkee’s version.
Dyin’ of a Broken Heart– Another track that was re-recorded for 1996’s “Justus”album. Unlike the previous “Never Enough” I prefer The Monkee’s version of this track but this version is okay. A little bit too synthesized for my tastes but not bad.
We Were Not That Bad – I really like this song. This would have been a solid song on any solo album from Micky and one of Dolenz’s better songwriting attempts. Interesting that he mentions in the liner notes that it was inspired by The Beatles “Blackbird” and is basically that chord structure backwards. Too bad a full album of Dolenz’s compositions never came out because he’s actually a decent writer.
Piston Power – Another strong Dolenz composition with a little boogie woogie/rock feel. Nice vocals and vibe to this track. Just a fun song that I would have loved to hear in a fully produced version.
Put a Hold on Your Heart – Another Albert Hammond song. This song is very reminiscent of Human League’s song “(Keep Feeling) Fascination” which has the same lick. Not a bad song but not as strong as the first Hammond song on the album.
Regional Girl– Another “Justus” song that takes a lighter approach than The Monkee’s version. Overall I prefer The Monkee’s approach but this version is fun and well-sung.
Torch for Hire – The last of the none-Dolenz compositions. A very nice track. Sounds a bit ’80s but a really solid song that Dolenz sings well. Again a fully produced version would have sounded amazing.
It’s the Season – Nice tune. It’s the oldest written self-composed track on the album as it comes from the late 1970s. To me this song sounds very Monkee-like especially Dolenz’s vocal. More a riff then a song but still very nice
Since I Fell for You – A terrific live version of this classic song. Dolenz sings the song extremely well and it’s a great tune. A little odd to have it amongst all the other demos written by Dolenz but certainly a lovely track to listen to any time.
Beverly Hills– Another nice Dolenz composition that was released on a single by Dolenz in Japan in 1982 when he toured there during their Monkees resurgence. Even though the song has been released previously by 7a this is a terrific tune and one of Dolenz better self-composed songs.