Offered for sale is an original UK mono pressing of The Birds, the Bees, & the Monkees by the Monkees.
About this copy: This copy of The Birds, the Bees, & the Monkees is a 1968 UK pressing on the RCA Victor label.
The cover is VG+ with a couple of corner dents and a few creases in the lamination, but no wear.
The mono disc is VG on side one with a few light marks and a couple of heavy scuffs. Side two is VG+, with a couple of light marks. It’s a fairly clean disc overall.
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find in mono.
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.”
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.
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Record Label:||RCA Victor|
|Year of Release:||1968|