Offered for sale is a still sealed stereo copy of The Monkees, the self-titled 1966 debut album by the Monkees.
Note: This copy has been signed by Davy Jones on the back cover in permanent marker.
About this copy: This copy of The Monkees is a U.S. stereo pressing on the original Colgems label, catalog number COS-101 RE. This is the second version of the cover, with the corrected spelling for the song “Papa Gene’s Blues.”
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably mint and unplayed.
The wrap is 100% intact with no rips, tears, or holes. There are no corner bends.
Davy Jones has signed the back cover (on the shrink wrap) in permanent marker. It’s a nice, full, legible signature.
A nearly perfect copy of a record that’s quite hard to find sealed and likely your final upgrade.
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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