USA Arista Albums
Then & Now...
The Best Of The Monkees

This was originally planned to be a double album
and be released in May 1986
(Billboard 5-17-86)


Preview Flyer & Billboard

Arista instead shortened the release to one LP
and added 3 new songs. However they did allow
Silver Eagle Records to release this as a mail order only set.


Released in July 1986
Highest Chart Position: 21

RIAA Certification:
Gold: August 1986
Platinum: January 1987


1986 Tour Program
LP Record Divider




Type 1 Label


Type 2 Label


Type 3 Label
Revised Credit Label & Hype Sticker


Revised Credit Insert found in some LPs
as Arista transitioned the credits.


Promo Stamp


At the end of the print run of these records and cassettes, Arista
replaced the original version of Daydream Believer
with the updated '80s version (AS1-9532).


DB Remix

Side 2 Label: AL9-8432 SB-RE1


Run-out groove with etched RE-1.

I personally own a copy that has the updated label but not the updated song,
so nothing is guaranteed on these Arista pressings.


The below club editions are the
same excepted where noted.

RCA Music Club

No gatefold jacket; the liner notes were instead
printed on the inner paper sleeve.

Original Daydream Believer Mix


Type 1 Label

RCA Music Club later became BMG


Columbia Record Club


Original Daydream Believer Mix


Type 1 Label


Type 2 Label