USA Colgems Albums
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



With the revised rear jacket an "RE" is added to the catalog number.
This is a repress (not a reissue) because the catalog & matrix numbers remain the same.


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.

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.


RCA Pressing Plant
Hollywood, CA

Mono

"Mickey"

 

Stereo

"Mickey"

(Side 1 & 2 used different fonts
for band name & LP title)

 

RCA Pressing Plant
Indianapolis, IN

Mono

 

Stereo

"Mickey"

 

MGM Pressing Plant
Bloomfield, NJ

Stereo

"Mickey"

This MGM pressing has an "R" in the dead wax because
they were using the stampers from Rockaway.

Due to the extremely high demand for the Monkees records
RCA subcontracted with MGM for additional pressings.

 

RCA Pressing Plant
Rockaway, NJ

Mono

"Mickey"

 

Stereo




All "Headquarters" LPs have
the Type 2 Labels

The Four Label Types

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Promo Stamp

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Error Label