Thanks to JD at Monkee45s, we have an update on the status of Monkees products at Rhino Records and Rhino Handmade. I've received a few emails asking whether or not the Head and Instant Replay Handmade deluxe boxes can be ordered directly from Rhino by phone. I recently contacted Rhino inquiring about the availability of their Handmade products but was unable to get a response. However, JD had more success.
JD was told that all Monkees music is officially available at Amazon or iTunes, but nothing can be ordered directly from Rhino for the time being, and that includes the Handmade deluxe boxes. Apparently all Handmade projects are on hold until sometime next year while Rhino's website and inventory is revamped.
We can keep our fingers crossed that once Rhino and Rhino Handmade are ready to go we'll see a Monkees Present deluxe box. Keep checking here for more information as it becomes available.
While the deluxe box for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees has long been sold out (and is not even available used on Amazon), the Head and Instant Replay deluxes are on Amazon. However, private retailers are selling them and some of the asking prices are fairly high.
Thanks, JD, for this update.
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