Worldwide Monkee discography for picture sleeves and record 45s
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OCTOBER 14:

Yet another promo postcard from Germany, this time from January 1968:

This is the fourth one I've found and I updated the "Daydream Believer"
release date from December to January 1968, as I've found these postcards
accurately reflect when the record was released.

Promotional paperwork & advertising from most foreign countries is very, very difficult to find.
Ads from the UK are easy to find and the CHUM charts from Canada are too, but thats about it.

 

 

OCTOBER 13:

Two new ones from Peru:


"Tear Drop City/A Man Without A Dream" with all Spanish labels.

I've long suspected that this record existed, because
I had a copy of the next release "Someday Man", but with other
countries you never really know. Nice to finally find this one.

 

Another one I've never seen before...the '86 promo single
for "That Was Then, This Is Now".

 

Both my promo and stock copies of "That Was Then...."
came with this sleeve from IEMPSA:

I originally thought this was issued in the '60s when they didn't have a
regular picture sleeve handy, but I now believe this sleeve was created
for this Arista single because IEMPSA had no connection to the original RCA releases.

BTW these are probably the lowest quality Monkee sleeves ever made!
Some were printed backwards, like the above one, but in any case,
the thin, cheap paper tends to not survive very well.

I've got about 5 of them by now, because some dealers will add it to an
RCA pressing to increase sales; but I don't believe they were originally together.

Promo stamped on the reverse.

 

OCTOBER 12:

Another promo from Japan:


"I Wanna Be Free/Valleri"

 

This "Star Collector/No Time" from early 1968, has a printed 400 Yen price tag,
I've never seen a copy of this sleeve like this.

A little history:

Up through "Valleri" (April 1968) all the Monkees singles were sold at 370 Yen.
As they continued to sell them, they made a running change to go back and
add 400 Yen stickers to the older eight singles, which speaks to the continued
popularity of the band at that time.

As far as I can tell, "Star Collector" was not a top 20 hit record, but the powers
that be liked it enough to rearranged the 'Pisces' LP to make it the first track on side one.

D.W. Washburn (August 1968) and everything released after it was priced at 400 Yen.
So this sleeve for "Star Collector" must have been printed in late 1968.
I wonder how many of the other older sleeves were reissued this way?

Here is the original sleeve and one with a 400 Yen sticker:

 

 

OCTOBER 1:

Added Michael's "The Prison" LP/Box Set with thanks to Ben Belmares
for scanning in all those pages and Ed Reilly for the concert program.

 

SEPTEMBER 27: 7A Records newest release "At The BBC Paris Theatre"

and now the 12" picture disc:

Thanks to Ben Belmares for these pictures!

 

SEPTEMBER 25:

Davy's "Rainy Jane" from Bell Australia with a promo sticker:

 

"Nevada Fighter" from around the world:

 


UK with a push-out & solid center.
This stock copy is surprisingly hard to find.

 


A nice stock copy from Spain
I only had a promo copy.

 


Always tough to find promos from Germany & Japan.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 23:

Another early EP from El Salvador:

Sadly, no picture sleeve; but any records from here are really tough to find.

 

Two Nez singles from New Zealand on the Stetson label,
where they released a staggering six records of his from the Pacific Arts years.
This was more than any other country, including the USA.

 

An advance promo copy of the only UK release on the Bell label:

 

Coming soon: a cache of Nevada Fighters from around the world,
a Monkees EP from Thailand and a Davy Jones promo from Australia.

 

SEPTEMBER 17:

Thanks to Lisa Manekofsky I've updated the Pocket Rockers
with all new photos from her collection:

 

September 15:

Thanks to Ben Belmares I've updated more of Nez's LPs and CDs
from his Pacific Arts, Rhino & Rio labels:

I've also added a mail order catalog from 1980,
which covers all his Pacific Arts releases:

It's interesting that he sold his radio special LP here,
and that might account for why there are so many copies out there.

 

 

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:

StewMac
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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