Found this sealed 80s cassette with this sticker on the back.
It has the catalog number Rhino used for the 1994-95 reissues.

I'm going to assume they did this for all 9 studio releases and
adjusted the Rhino tape section to reflect that these exist.

I'm wondering now if perhaps they had so many unsold copies of the
80s 'Pisces' and "Changes" cassettes that they never got around
to making updated artwork for these.



Found another radio program featuring the Monkees,
this time sponsored by the US Marine Corps:

"Sounds of Solid Gold"



A new one from Malaysia on the Golden Statue label;
another label I've never heard of...

This is the second pirated EP I've found from Malaysia
based off this French EP.



Added test pressings for most of the Rhino LPs & this rare
7" acetate for the Arista single that never was "Kicks".

Thanks again to Ed Reilly for all these!



Updated Mr. Tork's page with every release that I know of.
He only had one record & only a few CDs (of which I only had one)
so that page didn't have much on it.

Thanks to Ben Belmares and Peter Cooke for most of these pictures!



Added the test pressing labels from Ed Reilly for the Classic Album Collection:

According to the jackets and labels these were 
pressed November 25 & December 3-5, 2015.

Just like the stock copy, "The Girl I Left Behind Me" 
is missing from "Instant Replay".




Reader Tommy reports that Rhino has taken all their unsold stock
for the Classic Album Collection box set and replaced the Instant Replay disc
that was missing "The Girl I Left Behind Me" with the correct record.

Recent online sales indicate Rhino is blowing these unsold sets
out of their inventory at steep discounts from the stock price of $134.98.

The replacement disc is only for the colored vinyl USA version.
Look for an "RE1" in the deadwax.

For those completists out there who want the original record
that is missing that song, the hunt is on!


Recent finds include this Tear Drop City from Rhodesia;

and these albums from South Africa

The 'Birds' LP is in mono with the same mix as found in the USA
(as was confirmed back in 2016 by my friend Derek Miner).
Nice to finally get my hands on a copy.

The "Instant Replay" LP cover is unique for the individual pictures of the guys
which was also used as the Puerto Rico LP jacket, the 90's Rhino CD (and cassette)
and the original Colgems cassette. However South Africa reversed Michael's photo
which make this LP a one-of-a-kind!

The original USA Colgems jacket:

The white background made them stand out more
but the disembodied heads is kinda spooky.



Finally found a promo copy of "Christmas Party"

Looking forward to a vinyl copy later this year.



Updated the Collectables box set page; I never realized that there were two pressings.
The original version used only gold vinyl, had no UPC on the box and had no liner notes.