USA Colgems Albums
The Monkees


COS/COM-101

Released In September 1966
Highest Chart Position:
Billboard: 1
Cash Box: 1

RIAA Certification:
Gold: October 1966
5x Platinum: August 1994

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Billboard Ad


TV Guide Ad

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Promo Press Kit For 1st LP
This was widely mailed out to DJs and the press in
September 1966

 


Folder/Opened Folder/Bio Booklet

 


Promo Pic/Press Release/Advertising And Promotion

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Stereo copies of the first 3 Monkee LPs are harder to find
as mono was produced and sold in far greater quantities.

In addition, the STEREO LP with the mistake spelling of "Jean's" is harder to find.

 

the mistaken song title
"Papa Jean's Blues"



COS-101


Stereo

 

COM-101


Mono

 


The mistake shows up on both sides of the jacket, leading to...


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the corrected song title
"Papa Gene's Blues"

 

COS-101 RE


Stereo

 

COM-101 RE


Mono

 


Notice the small "RE" in the lower left-hand corner.

 


Again, with the corrected song title an "RE" is added to both catalog numbers

It was standard practice for RCA/Colgems to add an "RE" when any one side
of a record sleeve was revised or corrected.

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1969 Reissue

COS-101 RE2

 


With the change on the back cover the catalog number advances to RE2.
Since mono was phased out in 1968 only the stereo version was actually issued.

 

Original Back Cover:

Compared to.....

 

1969 Back Cover:

Notice the copyright is also worded slightly different

This version is easy to spot with the big Colgems circle in the bottom right-hand corner.

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Labels

Hollywood Pressing Plant


Stereo
"Jean"


Mono
"Jean"

 

Rockaway Pressing Plant


Stereo
"Gene"

 

Indianapolis Pressing Plant


Stereo
"Jean"


Mono
"Gene"

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Promo Stamps

 


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