Reel To Reel

In April 1967 RCA first introduced the pre-recorded reel-to-reel
for sale in the 3 3/4 IPS format.

In the trade papers (Billboard, Cash Box & Record World)
these were sometimes referred to as Open Reels.

In July 1969 RCA first introduced pre-recorded cassettes for sale.

So for the Monkees, RCA shifted their releases away from these open reels
and Present and Changes were subsequently released on cassette. But for some reason
The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees was not released on either open reel or cassette.

Shortly after the first two releases RCA updated the reels & labels.
At some point RCA updated The Monkees/More Of The Monkees
& Casino Royale with this new style label.


June 1970 RCA Tape Catalog


The Monkees
More Of The Monkees

Released in November 1967



Revised in 1968
Updated Label & Reel


Casino Royale

Released in November 1967



Revised in 1968
Updated Label & Reel

(no pictures)


November 1967
High Fidelity Magazine


Pisces, Aquarius,
Capricorn & Jones Ltd.

Released in December 1967?



1968 RCA Open Reel Catalog



Released in November 1968?


The release month is not mentioned in the trade papers,
but the LP & Stereo 8 were released in November.


Revised Cover 1969
Hype Sticker Added

"Winner Of 6 Academy Awards"
Ceremony held on April 14, 1969


Instant Replay

Released in April 1969
(Cash Box 4-19-69)




Released in May 1969
(Cash Box 5-10-69)



The Monkees Greatest Hits

Released in 1969
No mention in the trade papers when this was released.
(LP was released in June, Stereo 8 in July
and Cassette in December)