Convention update - Sandoval announces new super deluxe edition box set and discovery of TV show outtakes
Both Michael Nesmith and Andrew Sandoval conducted Q & A sessions last night at the 2014 Monkees convention in New Jersey. Michael's session was hosted by the editors of The New Inquiry magazine.
According to reports, Sandoval announced that a super deluxe edition of The Monkees (the group's debut album) is in the works, and that the possibility existed for super deluxe editions for More of The Monkees, Headquarters, and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (though he noted that a lot of tapes from the Pisces sessions are still missing). Andrew also revealed that outtakes from the television series were discovered while he was working on the Criterion Collection Head DVD and Blu-ray, and that he has a superior copy of the original pilot episode that he hoped could be a supplement to The Monkees super deluxe box.
Finally, Andrew confirmed that three shows on the 2012 Monkees tour were professionally recorded. He told convention goers that to date he has been unable to strike a deal for a live album release for various reasons.
Tomorrow, a sneak preview of the upcoming Boyce & Hart documentary (co-produced by Sandoval and Rachel Lichtman) will be screened in Brooklyn at The Bell House.
Here's a look at the schedule for the rest of the weekend.