During the mid-2000s Rhino Records decided to release 2-CD deluxe editions of the first four Monkees albums to mark the 40th Anniversary of the group. By the time The Birds, The Bees and The Monkees came around for treatment, the series was turned over to Rhino Handmade. The Handmade division produced the well received over-sized (and now 3-disc) box sets for the Birds album, along with Head, Instant Replay, and The Monkees Present. Combined, all of these releases have opened up the Monkees tape vault more than fans could have ever imagined, and arguably more so than other groups and artists.
And now, the group's 1966 debut album will get another treatment, this time in the form of a Super Deluxe Edition. Monkees.com has promised details for The Monkees super box will be made available next week. Pre-orders for this November 2014 release will also be accepted. (UPDATE September 21, 2014: Rhino has yet to release a confirmed track listing for this set, but it's apparently still slated for a November release.)
A dream find would be the recording sessions that The Monkees undertook with Snuff Garrett, the first producer chosen for the Monkees project. Stay tuned to the blog for further updates.
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