Worldwide Monkee discography for picture sleeves and record 45s
and all CDs, LPs, and Tapes from the USA.

 

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APRIL 19:

Reader Jude Macartney reports that it appears the Instant Replay box set
is now sold out. It first went on sale in November 2011 and it is just amazing
it took 7+ years to sell all those copies (I estimate 6000 made).

That only leaves the "More of the Monkees" as the final box set still available.
I'm hoping Rhino continues the series with the Super Deluxe
version of Headquarters, perhaps this year or next.

 

New one this week:

"Tear Drop City" from El Salvador

 

APRIL 11:

Finally found the white cover version of "Greatest Hits" from Canada

There are a surprisingly few of these out there (I only know of 6 copies).
This was the second version after the commonly found brown cover
and may have had a relatively few copies pressed before the group
was dropped by Colgems/RCA in January 1971.

 

APRIL 5:

Davy's second solo LP on Bell Records/Sony from Japan with the obi on top:

This album shows up for sale every so often,
but I've never seen one with the obi before.

 

"Joanne" promo from Australia:

 

"A Little Bit Me..." from Japan with the 400 Yen price sticker:

 

APRIL 2:

Another off center promo label for "Someday Man/Listen To the Band";
this time on both sides:

 

 

MARCH 25:

Found this sealed 80s cassette with this sticker on the back.
It has the catalog number Rhino used for the 1994-95 reissues.

I'm going to assume they did this for all 9 studio releases and
adjusted the Rhino tape section to reflect that these exist.

I'm wondering now if perhaps they had so many unsold copies of the
80s 'Pisces' and "Changes" cassettes that they never got around
to making updated artwork for these.

 

MARCH 23:

Found another radio program featuring the Monkees,
this time sponsored by the US Marine Corps:

"Sounds of Solid Gold"



 

MARCH 22:

A new one from Malaysia on the Golden Statue label;
another label I've never heard of...



This is the second pirated EP I've found from Malaysia
based off this French EP.

 

MARCH 20:

Added test pressings for most of the Rhino LPs & this rare
7" acetate for the Arista single that never was "Kicks".

Thanks again to Ed Reilly for all these!

 

MARCH 16:

Updated Mr. Tork's page with every release that I know of.
He only had one record & only a few CDs (of which I only had one)
so that page didn't have much on it.

Thanks to Ben Belmares and Peter Cooke for most of these pictures!

 

MARCH 14:

Added the test pressing labels from Ed Reilly for the Classic Album Collection:

According to the jackets and labels these were 
pressed November 25 & December 3-5, 2015.

Just like the stock copy, "The Girl I Left Behind Me" 
is missing from "Instant Replay".

 

 

MARCH 6:

Reader Tommy reports that Rhino has taken all their unsold stock
for the Classic Album Collection box set and replaced the Instant Replay disc
that was missing "The Girl I Left Behind Me" with the correct record.

Recent online sales indicate Rhino is blowing these unsold sets
out of their inventory at steep discounts from the stock price of $134.98.

The replacement disc is only for the colored vinyl USA version.
Look for an "RE1" in the deadwax.

For those completists out there who want the original record
that is missing that song, the hunt is on!

 

Recent finds include this Tear Drop City from Rhodesia;


and these albums from South Africa

The 'Birds' LP is in mono with the same mix as found in the USA
(as was confirmed back in 2016 by my friend Derek Miner).
Nice to finally get my hands on a copy.

The "Instant Replay" LP cover is unique for the individual pictures of the guys
which was also used as the Puerto Rico LP jacket, the 90's Rhino CD (and cassette)
and the original Colgems cassette. However South Africa reversed Michael's photo
which make this LP a one-of-a-kind!


The original USA Colgems jacket:

The white background made them stand out more
but the disembodied heads is kinda spooky.

 

MARCH 4:

Finally found a promo copy of "Christmas Party"

Looking forward to a vinyl copy later this year.

 

MARCH 1:

Updated the Collectables box set page; I never realized that there were two pressings.
The original version used only gold vinyl, had no UPC on the box and had no liner notes.

 

 

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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