More photos by Takao:
Instant Replay from Puerto Rico:
This was the LP cover used by Rhino for the '95 CD release
which featured slightly different photos of Michael, Micky and Davy on the front.
Reader Takao Murakoshi sent me some great new photos:
"Girl" from Australia and the USA promo with the
Alternate labels that have the times reversed.
"Dream World" & "I'll Be Back Upon My Feet"
Thank you Takao!
On the way: Another Davy Jones record from Australia
and the Canadian LP of "Head".
A Nez single from France, "Joanne/One Rose"
In yet another bizarre mix up (like in Australia) The song "Joanne" has been
replaced with "The Crippled Lion" as the A-side. An interesting connection is that
in the UK 'Lion' was the B-side of 'Joanne'.
The song number on the label (ZPKS 8137) matches the dead wax,
so someone at RCA sent the wrong tape to the pressing plant and no one caught it.
The Monkees in Mono box set:
No liner notes of any kind, but the LPs sound great!
All I've been finding lately are promos, so I created a page listing all the original
songs found on the the USA 45s.
and a good sampling of the kinds found around the world.
Coming soon: a Nez record from France and the Monkees in Mono box set from Friday Records.
Found the UK advance promo for "Alternate Title"
I've also gone back and added all the RCA company sleeves for each country
and also their solo releases, such as Colpix, Bell & MGM.
Here are some of them:
For anyone wanting to confirm which sleeve goes with which record I highly recommend:
Some of the South American
countries had their records pressed and distributed by a local label
and they make for some interesting sleeves.
This box set gets released tomorrow from Friday Records. "The Monkees In Mono"
features all 5 mono LPs in one package. A great set for those who don't own the
Colgems versions, especially the impossible to find 'Birds' LP.
A newly found single from El Salvador, this one is unique because it has "Goin' Down"
etched in the dead wax as the A-side.
Also picked up the mono 'Birds & Bees' from the UK. I know its condensed from the stereo tapes,
but I'm still trying to collect all the mono pressings of this LP from around the world.
Found the second version of the "More Of The Monkees" songbook with the blue cover:
This was published in between the 'Pisces' and 'Birds' songbooks and like those
is much thinner with less photos.