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NOVEMBER 6:

More of the Monkees (Super Deluxe Edition) now available for pre-order.

Also check out the Monkees Almanac for an inside look at this set.

 

The Rhino email:

Who's ready for even more of MORE? In honor of 50th anniversary this year, we've super-sized MORE OF THE MONKEES with a staggering 91 tracks including 55 previously-unreleased alternate takes, remixes, and newly discovered concert recordings from 1967, the band's earliest-known live tracks, as well as a bonus 7" of "I'm A Believer" (Remix)/"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Vocals Only).

 "This is the most exciting archival dig through The Monkees' vault since 2009's THE BIRDS, THE BEES AND THE MONKEES DELUXE EDITION. Every track is newly mastered for this set; the live material is the most historically significant of their career," says Andrew Sandoval, who produced the set and wrote a new essay for its expansive booklet.

 MORE OF THE MONKEES: SUPER DELUXE EDITION significantly expands the special edition of MORE OF THE MONKEES released in 2006. Along with mono and stereo mixes of the original album, the SUPER DELUXE EDITION takes listeners into the studio for the making of the album through extensive studio outtakes. Many make their debut here, including the first recorded versions of: "Words," "Valleri," "Hold On Girl" and more. Backing tracks for early version of "Sometime In The Morning," "I'm A Believer" and "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" offer a behind-the-scenes perspective on the creative process.

 However, the set's most historic aspect is the inclusion of newly discovered unreleased live music. Recorded in Arizona in 1967, these 10 tracks are The Monkees' earliest-known live recordings. The performance highlights songs from the band's 1966 self-titled debut ("I Wanna Be Free" and "Papa Gene's Blues"), along with covers of Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman" and Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover."

 Limited to just 4,500 numbered copies and housed in a hardbound 7"x7" box, the collection is available exclusively from monkees.com and rhino.com. MORE OF THE MONKEES: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on December 15, but you can pre-order now.

 

NOVEMBER 5:

Thanks to Ben Belmares for sharing his pictures
of the latest Friday Records release: Headquarters Stack O' Tracks.

 

OCTOBER 21:

RCA Promo Only Sleeve from Chile

Bought a few of these sleeves from a dealer who found them in an old stock sale
from a Chilean radio station. These same picture sleeve was also used in Peru,
but these have no catalog number or song titles.

I'm always a bit leery of picture sleeves I've never seen before showing up for sale
because there are a few crooked dealers selling modern fakes on ebay already;
however these all appear to be geniune, with age spots, wrinkles, some small tears and ring wear.

 

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.

 

 

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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