Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Monkees Greatest Hits including the original obi.
This 1974 LP contains more tracks than the 19762 U.S. LP with the same title.
About this copy: This copy of The Monkees Greatest Hits is an original 1974 Japanese pressing on the Bell label, featuring a gatefold cover with lyrics and color photos of the band inside.
The cover is M-, as is the obi.
This LP was issued without an insert.
The disc is VG++ on side one, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs. Side two is M-.
A nice copy of a surprisingly hard to find Monkees LP and the only copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: The Monkees were quite popular in Japan from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s, and in 1974, Bell Records reissued the band’s entire catalog in Japan and included a number of compilation LPs that were unique to that country.
We’re rather amused to see “Peter Percival Patterson’s Pet Pig Porky” included on any Monkees album as a “hit.”
Tracks on The Monkees Greatest Hits are:
- (Theme From) The Monkees
- Last Train to Clarksville
- I Wanna Be Free
- I’m A Believer
- (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone
- Shades Of Gray
- Peter Percival Patterson’s Pet Pig Porky
- Pleasant Valley Sunday
- Star Collector
- A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
- Daydream Believer
- Listen To The Band
- D.W. Washburn
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