Offered for sale is a still sealed original pressing of The Monkees Present by the Monkees.
About this copy: This copy of The Monkees Present is a still sealed original 1969 pressing on the Colgems label.
As the album is still sealed, the disc is presumably new and unplayed.
The shrink wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears or holes. The album is not a cutout and has no punch holes, saw marks, or cut corners.
There is a small bend in the upper right hand corner of the cover.
A beautiful copy of a rare Monkees LP and one of their hardest LPs to find sealed.
Background: Released in October, 1969, The Monkees Present was the eighth album by the band, and their last one to feature Mike Nesmith, who left the band shortly after the album’s release.
The LP peaked at #100 on the Billboard album chart and the two singles, “Good Clean Fun,” and “Listen to the Band,” only reached #82 and #63 on the Billboard singles chart.
While it could have made for a scattered LP that made no sense musically, instead Nesmith’s intricate country-rock, Jones’ jazzy, showy ballads, and Dolenz’ alternately crazed and intimate songs managed to fit together quite well. It helped that each member was operating near the peak of their skills. … The level of commitment and craft the members invested in the album was impressive considering they had lost their TV show and really had no reason to exist anymore. Soon after the album’s release, Nesmith quit the group to make his own excellent solo albums, while Jones and Dolenz were left to carry on. As a last gasp though, The Monkees Present is better than it could have been, and a solid note for the band as a creative unit to go out on.
You can listen to “Good Clean Fun” here:
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