Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Instant Replay by the Monkees, including the original obi and a gatefold cover.
About this copy: This copy of Instant Replay is a 1969 pressing on the orange RCA label.
The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear. There’s moderate foxing on the inside of the gatefold cover.
The obi is VG with a lot of foxing and some fading, but no tears.
This album was issued without an insert.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare Monkees LP and the first copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Released in 1969, Instant Replay was the seventh studio album by the Monkees and the first to be recorded without Peter Tork, who left the band prior to the recording of the album.
The album reached #32 on the U.S. charts and did not chart in the UK.
Instant Replay, the album they released in February of 1969, is actually quite good. Made up of a couple older songs they dug out of the vaults and newly recorded tracks done separately by each member, there are moments of pop brilliance sprinkled throughout and each of the remaining Monkees truly shines (some more brightly or oddly than the others). … When you add up the catchy pop tunes, the weirdness, the heartfelt emotion, and the overall sound of the record, it stands with the group’s best work. Too bad it was ignored at the time and the band quickly splintered afterwards.
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