UPDATE 8/5/2015: The blog post below was originally published on October 11, 2013. Of the many Emails I receive from Monkees fans, one of the most popular questions is whether or not Monkees archivist Andrew Sandoval's definitive book on the group will ever be updated. I recently asked Andrew if he could provide any fresh information regarding a potential new version of his 2005 book, The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the '60s TV Pop Sensation. Andrew was kind enough to respond, saying "It is still something I am planning, but I have no definitive dates in place."
Stay tuned to the Live Almanac for further updates!
The Live Almanac is happy to be the first to report that Monkees archivist Andrew Sandoval is currently working on a revised edition of his 2005 book on The Monkees.
Fans first got a sample of Andrew's work with the Monkees catalog when he acted as co-producer (along with Bill Inglot) for 1990's Missing Links Volume 2 collection, which also featured liner notes penned by Sandoval. Since then, he has produced numerous Monkees projects for Rhino Records, including CD reissues, multiple box set treatments of Monkees music, and DVD collections of the group's 1960s television series.
Years of research and dedication resulted in 2005's The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the '60s TV Pop Sensation. In it, the band's recording sessions, filming dates and public appearances from 1965-1970 were all richly documented. Considered to be the primary resource for anything and everything Monkees, Mojo magazine said Day-by-Day was "...The only Monkees book you need...Essential reading and a poignant primer in how the template was set for today's shooting stars...as close as you'll get to the official word...an engaging document of one of the '60s most important phenomena.” As of now, there is no firm release date for the revised edition.
Most recently, Andrew produced the critically and commercially successful 2011, 2012 and 2013 Monkees tours, and even found time to publish a book on The Bee Gees. He also supervised the deluxe box set for the 1969 album, The Monkees Present, which was released this past August by Rhino Handmade.
You can listen to Andrew every Monday at 3pm (PT) on his internet radio show, Come to the Sunshine.