The Birds, The Bees
& The Monkees

About the Mono Mix


In 1968 Colgems/RCA ended the production of mono LPs and over the years
collectors realized that the mono version was much harder to find. It seems as if only a few
hundred copies were pressed, as most collectors have never even seen one
(except occasional ebay sales).

Many foreign countries pressed this LP in mono, but not all have the unique
dedicated mix found in this USA pressing. The fake mono was created
by condensing the stereo mix into one channel.

I have owned all these records and can verify the mixes.


True dedicated mono mix:

Australia
India
Israel
Mexico
Philippines
Puerto Rico
South Africa
USA
Venezuela

 

Fake mono mix:

Argentina
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
UK

 

Only released in stereo:

France
Germany
Italy
Japan
Peru

 

Other countries, such as New Zealand, released the Monkees
in mono & stereo, but no mono copies of this LP have ever surfaced.