USA Colgems Albums
The Monkees' Headquarters


COM/COS-103

Released In May 1967
Highest Chart Position:
Billboard: 1
Cash Box: 1
Record World: 1

RIAA Certification:
Gold: May 1967
2x Platinum: August 1994

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Billboard Ad

 


Cash Box

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


Two versions of the LP jacket were released.


"Producers Cover"

COM-103


Mono


COS-103


Stereo



This photo on the reverse was mislabeled:
sitting to the left of Producer Chip Douglas is engineer Dick Bogert,
not Hank Cicalo.

 


"Beards Cover"

COM-103 RE


Mono


COS-103 RE


Stereo



When RCA/Colgems revised or corrected any one side of an LP jacket,
an "RE" was added to that side.


Updated photo

This second pressing was mostly likely done in late 1967 or early 1968,
because by late '68 mono was being phased out.

There were less copies made with this second cover; that being said,
it would seem many were pressed as you can usually find a copy on ebay.

for further discussion go here

 

Labels

Matrix Codes:

UZRM - 8395/ 8396
UZRS - 8397/ 8398


Early copies misspelled Micky's name as "Mickey" on
the "Randy Scouse Git" credits.


Hollywood Pressing Plant

Mono

Type 2 Label
"Mickey"

 

Stereo

(no pictures)

 

Rockaway Pressing Plant

Mono

Type 2 Label
"Mickey"

 

Stereo

Type 2 Label

 

Indianapolis Pressing Plant

Mono

Type 2 Label

 

Stereo

Type 2 Label
"Mickey"

 

Due to the extremely high demand for the Monkees
records RCA contracted out pressings to other plants.

 

MGM Pressing Plant

Stereo

Type 2 Label
"Mickey"

MGM has an "R" in the dead wax so they pressed this
using stampers from Rockaway.

 

The Four Label Types

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Promo Stamp

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Error Label