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JULY 19: "Daydream Believer" promo from El Salvador:

Actually they considered "Goin' Down" to be the A-side.



JULY 9: New this week-

Promotional "I'm A Believer" from Peru



A new comp "An Introduction to the Monkees" Vol. 1"

Nothing new here; strictly for the casual fan. It's always good to have
new product coming out each year and the $5 prices point is perfect.

Unfortunately Rhino is still using the "single version" description tag; in this case for
"Pleasant Valley Sunday". This CD mix is in stereo and tracks at 3:15,
whereas the single was in mono and it's length was at 3:10.


And from Ed Reilly finally the sheet music for "Good Clean Fun"
which is just impossible to find:

With the insert it is 8 pages and includes the lyrics,
the only one I know for the Monkees like that.

Thanks Ed!



Changes in a clear cassette from 1986:

Clear cassettes became all the rage in the late 80's and officially 
Rhino first issued them for the Monkees in July 1987 
with "Missing Links" and "Live 1967".

However, this cassette exists, so maybe this was this just a running change
in the production cycle. If so, hopefully other cassettes from the 80s can
also be found this way. 


JULY 2 Its Axis Power Tuesday here at Monkee45s:

A promo sticker on "Hey, Hey With the Monkees" from Germany.

I've never been able to find a promo label for this record
so this might be all there is.

This same sticker was used on a sleeve for "Girl I Knew Somewhere".
which was the first Monkee record issued without a promo sleeve in Germany.


And from Japan, the 400 Yen price sticker on "Pleasant Valley Sunday".

in 1968 Japan raised the price on their singles from 370 to 400 Yen
and went back and put updated stickers on any unsold picture sleeves.
Everything through "Valleri" can be found with the updated price.

Thanks to Ed Reilly for trading me these above two records!



JUNE 29 New this week:

Promo stamped "Words" from Italy:

Italy only made 6 singles and finding promotional copies has been tough.


While visiting Ed Reilly last weekend I found this MOTM error label
at the Princeton Record Exchange:

Some people love these mis-pressings and others are completely uninterested.
I think when you collect a certain artist for years and years finding anything you
haven't seen before... that can be really exciting, and these labels are one of a kind.


Australian copy of "Greatest Hits" from Derek Miner:

I would love to own more copies of the Australian and for that matter Japan pressings
but with shipping it can get very expensive.
Very thankful for fans like Derek sharing their photos!


JUNE 20:

From 7A records, Davy Jones "Rainbows" with a B-side song title that is too long to write...

Thanks to Scott Erickson for sharing these photos!



JUNE 19:

A promo copy of the 2 CD deluxe "More of the Monkees":

In addition, I updated all 4 of these deluxe sets and scanned the CDs
again and added the hype stickers. My original scanner was pretty bad
and just didn't like the color red for some reason.

I'm slowly going back and redoing all those CD pages....



JUNE 16 New this week:

A really nice copy of "Compilation" from 1978. I found the cassette version
last February, though not as rare, the 8-track is hard to find.

8-Track & Cassette



JUNE 12: 'Pisces' from Colombia, courtesy Ed Reilly:


And I found my seventh Japanese promo; this one for "D. W. Washburn":



JUNE 5: Papa Nez on Sundazed vinyl:


Thanks to Ben Belmares for sharing his pictures!



In The Beginning...

When I started collecting Monkee 45s and EPs back in 2006 I spent quite alot of time searching the net to see what was out there. Typically, fan sites will show what records they've found locally, plus a few odds and ends. There was a handful of good sites like this (see links) but thats it.  

Then there are online forums where old collectors will occasionally post photos of what they have found. Hoffman music forums is the best I've seen of this.

The bane of collecting is that once you buy it, it just sits in a closet and you never look at it again. So I made this site so I can look at my collection and share it and the knowledge of what is out there worldwide.

Credit where Credit is due:

Hey most of these photos are mine, but some are from:

Ben Belmares
Ed Reilly
Andrew Sandoval
Lisa Manekofsky
Akira Suzuki
Kevin Schmid
Takao Murakoshi
Peter Cooke

and many others I've met along the way. If I know it's yours, I'll give you credit.

I'm not profiting from this site (free of ads), so if you have any photos of items I'm missing, please share them with me and I'll give you credit.

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