Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of The Birds, the Bees, & the Monkees by the Monkees, including the original obi.
This album has a gatefold cover with an 8 page lyric/photo booklet and a different back cover from the U.S. release.
About this copy: This copy of The Birds, the Bees, & the Monkees is a 1968 Japanese pressing on the Victor label.
The cover is M-. The obi is VG++, with a couple of wrinkles on the back, but no tears. This LP was issued without an insert.
The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once. Clean disc!
A nearly perfect copy of a pretty good Monkees LP and the only complete original copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: The Birds, The Bees, & The Monkees is the fifth studio album from the Monkees, and it was certified platinum by the RIAA after reaching #3 on the American charts and selling more than one million copies.
The album yielded three Top 40 singles, with two on the same record. “Valleri” reached #3 on the charts and its B-side, “Tapioca Tundra”, reached #34. In addition to those two, the album also produced a #1 single with “Daydream Believer.”
Allmusic.com gave The Birds, the Bees & the Monkees a 3 star review:
Not one of their better efforts, dominated almost wholly by session musicians (with the occasional songwriting and instrumental contribution by Mike Nesmith) and containing too many sickly sweet Davy Jones-sung numbers. It does have the hits “Daydream Believer” and “Valleri,” as well as Nesmith’s “Tapioca Tundra,” which just inched into the Top 40, but overall the material is pretty weak.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1968|