In the United States (and elsewhere) in the 1970s, tracking down Monkees albums was often a challenge. Long out of print, fans from this era often resorted to auctions or garage sales for their Monkees vinyl fix. Japanese fans, however, experienced better luck as Bell Records released the original Monkees albums in Japan throughout 1973 and 1974.
The spread below displays the Japanese Bell issues, highlighting the alternate covers chosen for the debut album, Headquarters, and Head.
Be sure to check out JD's page on these LPs at Monkee45s.net to peruse the unique artwork that accompanied these releases!
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