Justus was released in late 1996 and was recorded and produced by all four members of The Monkees. Via their Facebook page, Friday Music will this summer issue what they are calling a deluxe edition Justus CD/DVD package. No further details as of right now as to what bonus tracks will be included or what the content of the DVD will include.
Friday Music had previously announced a vinyl release of Justus for this summer.
Courtesy of this website, here's the recent Rolling Stone article on Davy Jones. Click on each image to enlarge it for easier reading, or check it out online.
I just found this video on YouTube that was recently uploaded (I believe by former Monkees backing band keyboard player Dave Alexander) that shows The Monkees rehearsing "You and I" at Wembley Arena in 1997 during the Justus tour. The audio appears out of sync, but it's definitely interesting footage and something I haven't seen previously.
The deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks. Peter's own "MGBGT" was recorded live on the '86 tour and was the b-side to "Heart and Soul." The single remix of "Every Step of the Way" is the second bonus track. (Where's the live version of "I'll Love You Forever," which was the b-side to "Every Step of the Way"?)
Also included in the deluxe edition for the first time on DVD is Rhino's Heart and Soul videography from 1988.
You can pre-order at Amazon here.
THE DAVY JONES MEMORIAL
An Evening of Music & Memories
At B.B. King Blues Club in New York, NY
Hosted by Cousin Brucie of Sirius XM
Featuring the Davy Jones Band past & present and many very special guests
April 3, 2012
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM
Tickets $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show
Tickets on sale NOW!
General Admission Seating
First come, first seated
I thought everyone might enjoy this blog post that highlights some of Peter's best moments with The Monkees. Check it out here.
The current issue of Rolling Stone (with Bruce Springsteen on the cover) includes a feature on Davy Jones.
As announced recently by Friday Music (and don't forget to see my earlier blog post from this morning below):
COMING THIS SUMMER:
This is what is slated for the near term, but there are more surprises we are working on right now too…..stay tuned.
THE MONKEES-Instant Replay 180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold Cover (FIRST TIME GATEFOLD COVER AND AUDIOPHILE VINYL RELEASE)
THE MONKEES-Justus 180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold Cover (FIRST TIME ON VINYL! FIRST TIME AUDIOPHILE VINYL RELEASE)
Joe Reagoso, Friday Music
Davy's 1971 Bell album (with bonus tracks) is now available for pre-order at Amazon. Friday Music has announced an April 24, 2012 release date for the CD. I'm guessing that it will be available via iTunes as well.
A deluxe edition of The Monkees' 1987 album Pool It! was thought be released by Friday Music on March 27 but is now going to be released on April 24 as well. Their original announcement read like this:
Friday Music will be issuing the original compact disc with bonus tracks, plus a separate DVD of the super rare Monkees Rhino Video HEART & SOUL- The Official Monkees Videography. The liner notes also feature a recent conversation with Micky Dolenz, as well as the usual cool rare picture sleeves, 45 rpm labels, and other cool photos and elements from the original 1987 release.
Check out a new video posted of The Monkees arriving in London in 1967 for the British portion of their tour that year here. The 1968 Far East Tour section has a new picture of the band arriving in Tokyo for the Japanese shows that year, and the DJBH section has a new photograph of the quartet.
Here's a video I recently uploaded to YouTube of Davy on the Today show in 1984:
Monkees co-creator Bob Rafelson looks back on his time with Davy Jones here.
Another excellent Monkees piece in Rolling Stone by Rob Sheffield, who examines his favorite Davy Jones musical moments, can be found here.
Here's the piece that aired on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on the day Davy passed away:
And ABC's report:
With the death of the legendary frontman, the band's former manager reveals the impact of the
Michael Nesmith recently spoke to Rolling Stone about Davy Jones and his legacy.
Exclusive: Michael Nesmith Remembers Davy Jones