Good Times! Plus! was made available as part of a special Record Store Day release by Rhino Records for Black Friday on November 25, 2016. The four song EP, pressed on 10" red opaque vinyl and limited to 2,500 copies, included the four non-album songs that were previously only available via iTunes and exclusive retail CDs in both the US and Japan. Ben Belmares scanned his copy, and you can see the front and back covers, labels, and more below. Thanks, Ben!
Here's one more item from yesterday's release day parties: a promo poster for the new album. Thanks again to Ben Belmares!
A big thank you to Ben Belmares who scanned the entire Good Times! coloring book that was distributed at the listening parties around the US yesterday. Check it out:
Everyone, I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of Good Times!, The Monkees' first studio album since 1996's Justus. In summation, you are in for a treat! Downloads should be available at Midnight EST, so keep an eye on your iTunes, Amazon, etc. accounts. Be sure to check out the blog tomorrow here at the Live Almanac for constant coverage of the album's release and more.
The Monkees' official Facebook page has confirmed that the group's brand new single, "She Makes Me Laugh," will be released as a digital download on Friday, April 29!
There are two versions of the cover art for the upcoming Monkees album, Good Times!, floating around online. Here's version #1:
And here's version #2:
UPDATE 2/8/2016: Monkees.com and The Monkees' official Facebook page are both now strictly displaying version #2 as shown above, which will be the official album cover art. Amazon.com's pre-order for the album continues to utilize the first version (for now).
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