USA
Flashback Records

 

Bell 1973

After 1971s "Barrel Full Of Monkees" sold poorly, the Colgems label closed
and was folded into Bell Records.

Flashback Records was started in 1964, a subsidiary of Bell Records.
The label was used for reissues of material from Bell, Mala and Amy.

These were primarily issued for jukeboxes to help promote the 1972 Bell "Refocus" LP.

These pairings were later released in 1991 as cassette singles in the Arista Flashback Series.

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Monarch Pressing Plant

These are easy to spot with the BOLD song titles and band name.
For some reason they didn't use the Flashback catalog letters "FLB".

These were also pressed on styrene.

# 70
Δ90498


Last Train To Clarksville/
(Theme From) The Monkees

 

# 71
Δ90499


I'm A Believer/
Pleasant Valley Sunday

 

# 72
Δ90500


Daydream Believer/
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

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FLB 70


Last Train To Clarksville/
(Theme From) The Monkees

 

FLB 71


I'm A Believer/
Pleasant Valley Sunday

 

FLB 72

(no pics)

Daydream Believer/
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

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These labels were the very last ones pressed before they merged with Arista.
The credits around the rim say:

"Exclusively Distributed by Arista Records Inc.
1776 Broadway, New York, New York 10019".

FLB 70


Last Train To Clarksville/
(Theme From) The Monkees

 

FLB 71


I'm A Believer/
Pleasant Valley Sunday

 

FLB 72


Daydream Believer/
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

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Bell/Arista Transition 1976

When Bell merged into Arista Records in 1974, Flashback went with it.

These records have the Bell catalog number (FLB=Flashback Bell)
but the Arista address of "6 West 57th Street" around the rim.

 

FLB 70


Last Train To Clarksville/
(Theme From) The Monkees

 

FLB 71


I'm A Believer/
Pleasant Valley Sunday

 

FLB 72


Daydream Believer/
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

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Arista 1982

The big "ARISTA" logo was added in 1982 on the left hand side of the label,
making it is easy to tell these records apart from the earlier Bell versions.

This time around a 4th single was issued (Valleri)
to help promote "More Greatest Hits Of The Monkees".

AFS-9118


Last Train To Clarksville/
(Theme From) The Monkees

 

AFS-9119


I'm A Believer/
Pleasant Valley Sunday

 

AFS-9120


Daydream Believer/
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

 

AFS-9234


Valleri/
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You