Thanks to ED Reilly for sharing his pictures of these Arista Japan cassettes:


And here's a RCA promo for the 8-Track version of Headquarters:

Usually they used the single from the LP for these promotional only tapes,
but HQ didn't have one, so I though it was interesting they chose "Forget That Girl".

A bunch of these came up for sale and I've added them all to the Colgems 8-track page.



Rhino announced today that it will be releasing The Monkees'
Christmas Album "Christmas Party". It’ll be available in stores
and for downloading/streaming on October 12.

Track List:

“Unwrap You At Christmas”
“What Would Santa Do”
“Mele Kalikimaka”
“House Of Broken Gingerbread”
“The Christmas Song”
“Christmas Party”
“Jesus Christ”
“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day”
“Silver Bells”
“Wonderful Christmastime”
“Angels We Have Heard On High”
“Merry Christmas, Baby”

Bonus Tracks:

"Riu Chiu"
"Christmas Is My Time Of Year"
(Target exclusive)


The first single will be “Unwrap You At Christmas”. Let's see if Rhino makes
some promo CD singles for the UK market as they did for "Good Times".

No vinyl for the LP until 2019, maybe not until next Christmas.


Great interview with Andrew Sandoval and John Hughes.
They are promoting this LP just like "Good Times" with high expectations.

Monkees Live Almanac Coverage

MeTV article

Rolling Stone Announcement

Cover artist Mike Allred



Using Oricon, Cash Box and Billboard I updated all the charts & release dates
for the Japanese singles and LPs on RCA and Arista records.

What got me started was the Wikipedia LP chart positions from Japan.
They list the positions as the RCA releases, but in fact they are from the
1980s reissues on Arista, which I didn't realize had charted.


Found a different label for the "More Of The Monkees" EP from Thailand on MTR:



Found a third variation on Australia's "Daydream Believer" picture sleeve.
The RCA logo in black:


Added Jamaica to the LP section after a recent find from Takao Murakoshi:

Jamaica used a Canadian sleeve with an RCA sticker 
covering the "His Master's Voice" logo.




Heading out to Austin to see Nez and the First National Band and I hope many
of you are able to see him on this tour. Andrew on FB today said he didn't think
they would do any more dates, so this may be it!




A later Japanese "Daydream Believer" pressing with the Shorty Rogers credit:

I've also found this updated label used in Germany & the USA and I suspect
this might be found on later copies in the UK and Australia but I haven't found any yet.