Japan experienced the first rebirth of The Monkees in the 1980s even before Micky, Davy, and Peter reunited for the mega-successful 20th Anniversary Tour of North America in 1986. When "Daydream Believer" was used in a Kodak commercial in Japan in 1980, Monkeemania was rekindled as the television show returned to the airwaves and Monkees albums were reissued, causing them to chart in that country once again.
Here's the first version of the picture sleeve used for "Daydream Believer" in Japan that year. Totally '80s! (A second version was later issued which featured The Monkees in their directors chairs below the photo of the girl with the mobile phone.)
"Mike & Micky Show" in 2019
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