ALBUMS
Japan Bell

The Monkees LPs were only released in stereo.

These were released in conjunction with these EPs.

The Bell record obi just folded over the top of the jacket and was not secured
in any way to the LP, subsequently most copies for sale today are missing it.

The Head soundtrack on Bell records was mail order only;
you needed mail in 5 proof of purchases from the obis.

The artwork on the inner sleeves depicting the Monkees,
could be best described as 'psychedelic'.

Early copies of the first 2 LPs sold at 2100 Yen, some copies can be found with
a sticker for 2300 Yen, others with a printed updated price.

Chart positions from Oricon.

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Magazine Ad

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Refocus

Released in April 1973
Highest Chart Position: 37

BLPM 14



 

BLPM 14
Promo

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Bell News
"The Monkees' Back"


This promotional packet describes the upcoming 8 retail Bell releases
scheduled between October 21, 1973 and June 21, 1974.

I believe it also mentions the mail-away " Head" LP at the bottom of page one.

From the collection of Derek Miner.


The Monkees

Released on October 21, 1973

BLPM 20




2300 Yen sticker on Obi

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More Of The Monkees

Released on November 21, 1973

BLPM 21




2100 Yen printed on Obi

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Headquarters

Released on January 21, 1974

BLPM 22



 

BLPM 22
White Label Promo

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Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn
& Jones Ltd.

Released on February 21, 1974

BLPM 23




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The Birds, The Bees
& The Monkees

Released on March 21, 1974

BLPM 24



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Instant Replay

Released on April 21, 1974

BLPM 25



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The Monkees Present

Released on May 21, 1974

BLPM 26



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Changes

Released on June 21, 1974

BLPM 27



 

BLPM 27
Promo

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Head

Offer expired December 31, 1974
Mail Order Only

YBPC 3




If you mailed in 5 proof of purchases (cut out from the OBIs),
you could send away for this LP. This LP was not issued with an OBI
and they just reused the sleeve from the first LP.