Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Monkees, the first album by the Monkees.
This album features an alternate cover from the U.S. release.
About this copy: This copy of The Monkees is a 1980 Japanese pressing on the Arista label of an album that was originally released in 1966.
The cover is VG, with quite a bit of edge and corner wear. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific album.
Background: The Monkees, released in 1966, was the first of several best-selling albums by the made-for-TV band. Backed by the Wrecking Crew, the band took the album to #1 on the U.S. charts, helped by the hit single “Last Train to Clarksville” as well as the theme song from the TV show.
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.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1980|