USA Colgems Albums


Released In November 1968
Highest Chart Position:
Billboard: 45
Cash Box: 24
Record World: 22


Billboard Ad


Head Pressbook

More photos here


Colgems updated their company
sleeves with the Head LP.




Michael Sievers has found a variation on the
rear sleeve: a matte cover.


Comparison of the rear sleeves

If there were only a few it might be a printing/production error
however Derek Miner reports that he has seen this as well.

More research will need to be done on this one.


This was the first Monkees LP with the "Colgems Stereo Records may..."
found in a box on the rear jacket. The first Colgems LP was the
soundtrack to "Hammerhead" COS-110.


Production credits with "Jerry Goffin" named misspelled.
This mistake is later corrected as...


COSO-5008 RE


Corrected "Gerry Goffin"

With the corrected name an "RE" is added to the catalog number.

There are significantly less copies of the corrected version.

Side By Side Comparison


Rhino's Head LP also misspelled Gerry's name.

The Handmade Box Set finally got it right.



Matrix Codes: WZRS - 5389/ 5390

Beginning with HEAD, RCA changed their manufacturing process
and see we the transition to smaller pressing rings.

In the below examples only the Rockway plant is still using
the 'deep groove' larger pressing ring.




RCA Pressing Plant
Indianapolis, IN


RCA Pressing Plant
Rockaway, NJ


All the LPs have the "Type 3" Labels

The Four Label Types


Promo Stamps