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.

"The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees"
was never released on an open reel.


June 1970 RCA Tape Catalog


The Monkees
More Of The Monkees

Released in November 1967



Second version
of the label & reel.


Ad from the November 1967 issue
of High Fidelity magazine


Pisces, Aquarius,
Capricorn & Jones Ltd.

Released in December 1967
(Billboards December 30 issue indicated
this was now available in their LP charts)



1968 RCA Open Reel Catalog


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)