Monkeemania 2 LP Set
1979


This greatest hits package was originally created in Australia
and later issued in New Zealand and Italy in 1980.

This was the first Monkee LP I ever bought (even though I got the cassette version).
The double LP, gatefold cover, sleeves with extensive liner notes, discography & photos,
make this truly unique for its time.

"I was heavily involved with this project way back then, it was important to get on the market as there was no Monkees material available on the market at the time....we used to scour second hand shops and make do with compilation cassettes recorded from TV. The sound quality, or lack thereof, was that there were no masters of the Monkee recordings available in Australia and we used needle drop recordings from the best quality copies of the records that could be found among my friends and acquaintances."

-Tom Czarnota on facebook March 26, 2017 and co-auther of
Monkeemania: The True Story of the Monkees

 

All the countries jackets are the same, except for the differences noted below.

 

Australia

Arista

Monk 1
1979



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Arista/Festival Records

L-70157/8
1982


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Arista/RCA

VPL2-7545
1986





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New Zealand

Monk 1
1980


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Italy

2RB 255
1980