A test pressing of the Birds LP from Sundazed recently came up for sale on ebay -

It's dated August 22, 1996 which helps confirm the release date (9.11.1996)


Ed Reilly found a real nice copy of this early promo for the first LP

Regular promo version (which is still really hard to find)



A rare Arista tape from Japan, Rock'n Roll Best 20
(Courtesy of Ed Reilly)


The LP is more commonly found


Added to the Germany Arista page - Then & Now...The Best Of The Monkees:
(Courtesy of Rikizo Komori)

First pressings were analog mastered and has Girl I Knew Somewhere in mono

Later pressings were digitally mastered and Girl is now in stereo.



Acquired some unused Colgems labels & production samples


Found another flexi for A Little Bit Me/Girl I Knew Somewhere from Poland


and a sealed blister pack of the '96 Tutti Greatest Hits


Noticed that the second version of the Colgems inner sleeve corrected
the logo found on the Birds LP.

For a very brief period of time after Colgems created their new logo there was a gap
in the outer "C" but for the Monkees it only appeared on their PVS sleeve.
Odd it would be used on the Birds album artwork but not the Pisces LP.



Davy's What Are We Going To Do? from the Indianapolis pressing plant
(Courtesy of Rikizo Komori)

I've never really tried to figure out the pressing plants for Davy's pre-Monkees singles
but this seems to be from the Indianapolis plant based on the kind of font they used
and a possible "I" in the dead wax, which is always tough to decipher if it is not clearly stamped.