Monkees – Monkees 1974 Japan LP with alternate cover and cap obi


A 1974 Japanese pressing of The Monkees by the Monkees, including an alternate cover and the original cap obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese pressing of The Monkees by the Monkees, including a cover that was unique to Japan and the rare “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Monkees is a 1974 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1966.

The cover is M-.

The cap obi is M-; the “hojyuyho,” or reorder tag, has been removed.  The custom inner sleeve and insert are M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a scarce Monkees LP.

Background: Released in 1966, The Monkees was the band’s first LP and it immediately reached #1 on the U.S. charts, as did the album’s lead single, “Last Train to Clarkesville.” gave The Monkees a 4 star review:

The Monkees’ first album was a huge success, following on the number one single “Last Train to Clarksville.” The Monkees spent 78 weeks on the Billboard chart including an astounding 13 weeks at number one. The record wasn’t only a commercial juggernaut, it also stands as one of the great debuts of all time, and while the record and the group have faced criticism from rock purists through the ages, it stands the test of time perfectly well, sounding as alive and as much fun 40 years later.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Bell
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in