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Golden Butter: The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
The First Time Audiophile Vinyl 40th Anniversary Presentation Of Their Legendary Elektra Recordings
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Elektra Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios & At Capitol Records With Ron McMaster
Features The Original Gatefold Cover Album Art & Essay by Tony Glover
Along with fellow superstars Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band and The Grateful Dead, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was one of the first powerhouse rock acts of the sixties. With their phenomenal brand of Chicago blues music unlike any band before or after them, they helped to usher in the progressive underground rock movement.
With its core line-up of Paul Butterfield (harmonica/lead vocalist), Mike Bloomfield (guitar), Elvin Bishop (guitar), Sam Lay(drums), Mark Nataflin (keyboards) and Jerome Arnold (bass), this amazing band truly delivered many legendary blues and rock recordings during their successful reign at Elektra Records.
Blues masterpieces of the era still resonate today as Paul Butterfield and Co. foretold with their classic signature tunes like Born In Chicago, Look Over Yonders Wall, Mellow Down Easy and the mammoth blues prog-rocker East West. With the superstar talents that made up this band over the years, it was not uncommon to hear radio stations play entire sides of their revolutionary albums during the dawn of FM and underground radio.
Later albums would reveal even further extensions of the blues rock genre with classic renditions like Marvin Gaye's One More Heartache, Michael Nesmith's Mary Mary, plus more of their own prolific standards like Last Hope's Gone, Morning Blues and of course their Woodstock 1969 anthem Love March.
Elektra awarded The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and their huge fan base with a very extensive and amazing "Greatest Hits" package called Golden Butter back in 1972. Right from the start you get a healthy serving from their first monster release The Paul Butterfield Blues along with more solid tunes from other fine albums like East West, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw, In My Own Dream, Live and Keep On Movin'.
Out of print on vinyl for many years, it is with great pride and honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band classic Golden Butter - The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on Friday Music.
As a first installment in the Paul Butterfield/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this amazing album features 18 of their most important songs from their legendary albums from1965 through 1973. From the early blues rock sounds of Shake Your Money-Maker and the lengthy live epic Driftin' and Driftin' to later day album radio favorites like Blind Leading the Blind, One More Mile and the pivotal Willie Dixon favorite Spoonful, this album truly shows the relevance and importance of this sorely missed iconic band.
Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records with Ron McMaster, this super limited edition album also boasts the original gatefold cover album art and wonderful essay by Tony Glover, not seen in years!
The two HQ vinyl LP's are also protected by polylined sleeves as well as a polybag to help keep the album cover and albums in great condition for your blues collection.
The Paul Butterfield Band Golden Butter First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Sounding blusier than ever Nothin' But Some Of The Finest Blues Ever From Chicago exclusively from your friends at Friday Music! In My Own DreamLP 1
1. Born In Chicago
2. Shake Your Money-Maker
3. Mellow Down Easy
4. Our Love Is Drifting
5. Mystery Train
6. Look Over Yonders Wall
8. Walkin' Blues
9. Get Out of My Life, Woman
10. Mary, Mary
2. One More Mile
3. One More Heartache
4. Last Hope's Gone
5. In My Own Dream
6. Love March
7. Driftin' and Driftin'
8. Blind Leading the Blind$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Nevada Fighter (Pre-Order)
White Colored Vinyl
The final installment in Michael Nesmith's American Trilogy, Nevada Fighter chronicles not only our great nation, but the fragmentation of his First National Band. Recorded from August 1970 through January of 1971, the album augments the original band's line-up (Red Rhodes, John London & John Ware who had disbanded before release) with guest musicians such as James Burton, Ron Tutt, Joe Osborn & Glen D. Hardin. The album revisits one of Nesmith's earliest compositions Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care), which was penned back in 1965 prior to Nesmith becoming a Monkee, ultimately producing Nesmith's fourth and final post-Monkees chart hit. The album's title track, Nevada Fighter€ was also a charting single in April 1971, reaching #70.
The album's first side is all Nesmith originals, while side two features covers of Harry Nilsson, Bob Wills, and others. Issued in May 1971, Nevada Fighter became another collectable that was never reissued in its original form. It is available again on gold vinyl from Sundazed for the first time since the 1970's.1. Grand Ennui
2. Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care)
3. Here I Am
4. Only Bound
5. Nevada Fighter
6. Texas Morning
7. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
10. I Looked Away
12. RenÉ$28.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Head AlternateCelebrate The Monkees 1968 Counter Culture Classic! Alternatively!!!
First Time Vinyl Rare Mixes, Rare Stereo Versions & Alternate Tracks
Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Translucent Gold Vinyl
Presented In A First Time Stunning Gold Foil Cover (Front & Back) & Full Color Back Cover With Alternate Photo Of Band
Mastered Impeccably From The Colgems Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
1968 was an interesting year for The Monkees. Aside from releasing more hit singles & another smash Lp with The Birds The Bees & The Monkees, future superstar and upcoming filmmaker Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson & The Monkees were developing the concept for a psychedelic film about this successful rock band who were trying to escape from their manufactured image. Albeit an underlying glimpse of reality, the movie wound up being a swan song for the original line-up of the band until 1996's Justus. As the Head movie was underrated at the time, it has since gone on to become ranked as one of the finest films in the rock genre.
The original soundtrack of Head by The Monkees has a history itself as being one of their strongest albums with stellar material ranging from The Monkees' Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork, plus more great tracks from Harry Nilsson and Carole King with musical help from friends like Carole King, Stephen Stills and Dewey Martin from Buffalo Springfield.
A hit single emerged with Porpoise Song featuring the powerful lead vocal of Micky Dolenz, as the rest of the album is interwoven with keen Monkees dialog and skits that were in the original film, plus the stellar score by Ken Thorne.
In honor of The Monkees, Friday Music is once again pleased to continue the celebration of the Monkees Golden Anniversary with The Monkees Head Alternate. This first-time vinyl album features first-time vinyl versions of Porpoise Song, rarities like Can You Dig It with Peter Tork's vocal, Daddy's Song remixed with the long sought after Davy Jones' slow verse, and the rare stereo mix of Circle Sky.
Produced by The Monkees in 1968, this stunning new version is now impeccably mastered by Monkees fan and friend Joe Reagoso and pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl.
For the very limited Golden Anniversary edition, the LP cover will be manufactured with a stunning gold foil front and back, featuring a rare alternate color photo of the band on the back cover.
Simply one of the finest rock soundtracks of all time!1. Head Promo "Coming Soon"
2. Porpoise Song (Alternate Stereo Mix) (Theme From "Head")
3. Ditty Diego - War Chant (Alternate Stereo Mix)
4. Circle Sky (Alternate Stereo Mix)
6. Can You Dig It (Peter's Vocal-Stereo Rough Mix)
9. As We Go Along (Alternate Stereo Mix)
11. Daddy's Song (Remix With Slow Verse)
13. Long Title: Do I Have To Do This All Over Again (Rough Mix Acetate)
14. Swami - Plus Strings (Alternate Stereo Mix)$33.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Magnetic South (Pre-Order)
Blue Colored Vinyl
In his solo debut as a recording artist, Michael Nesmith breaks ground with his First National Band on Magnetic South, waxing eleven country-rock classics. Taped at RCA's Hollywood Studios in February 1970 directly after his departure from The Monkees, the album thematically opens Nesmith's First National American trilogy of blue, red and white albums (with a trademark needle point sleeve designed by none other than Dean Torrence). Magnetic South is brimming with songs Nesmith stockpiled during The Monkees heyday and also includes the Top 40 hit single Joanne, with covers of One Rose and Beyond The Blue Horizon topping off this spirited and infectious long player. Issued in July 1970, Magnetic South was the first of two albums issued by The First National Band that year to critical accolades. Available again on blue vinyl from Sundazed, for the first time since the 1970's.1. Calico Girlfriend
2. Nine Times Blue
3. Little Red Rider
4. The Crippled Lion
6. First National Rag
7. Mama Nantucket
8. The Keys To The Car
10. One Rose
11. Beyond The Blue Horizon$28.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Loose Salute (Pre-Order)
Red Colored Vinyl
Michael Nesmith's sophomore solo release, Loose Salute, continues on the country-rock road of Magnetic South, rocking even harder in places, while adding a tinge of Latin rhythm. Taped from April through July of 1970, the album catches Nesmith in his transition from honky-tonk hitmaker to studio born perfectionist. Featuring ten songs, Nesmith revisits songs from his days in The Monkees, explores proto-outlaw attitude, and the album opens with his second hit single, Silver Moon a winning and upbeat follow-up to Joanne. Loose Salute is notably the first fully-produced album by Michael Nesmith since his 1968 experimental instrumental project on Dot, The Wichita Train Whistle Sings.
Released in October 1970, hot on the heels of their debut, Loose Salute earned a rave review from Rolling Stone (who called it, one of the hippest country rock albums in some time, certainly the most listenable). Never reissued in its original form, it is available again on red vinyl from Sundazed for the first time since the 1970's.1. Silver Moon
2. I Fall To Pieces
3. Thanx For The Ride
4. Dedicated Friend
6. Tengo Amore
7. Listen To The Band
8. Bye, Bye, Bye
9. Lady Of The Valley
10. Hello Lady$28.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Instant ReplayThe Monkees have been one of the world's most enduring rock and pop acts of all time. Since their beginnings in 1966, their television show, multiplatinum albums, hit singles and concert tours truly made The Monkees one of the most colossal stories in the music business. In 1969, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz went back to the studio as a trio this time and recorded the classic Instant Replay album. Noted for their hit single Tear Drop City, this masterwork also found The Monkees reuniting with the production team of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart for several of the tracks as well as previous team Monkees writers like Carole King and Neil Sedaka, and highly touted producers like Bones Howe (The Association/Tom Waits) and Shorty Rogers and resulted in some of the finest collaborations ever with this superstar act. Instant Replay also offered the first look at Michael Nesmith's experimental and groundbreaking recording sessions in Nashville as well as solid compositions from all three Monkees.
Opening up with the pop rocker Through The Looking Glass, Micky Dolenz is on top of his game vocally with a brilliant background of horns, Bobby Hart on piano and guitar work by legends Keith Allison (Paul Revere & The Raiders) and Gerry McGee (The Ventures/John Mayall). A major fan favorite, this classic was performed at many of the reunion concerts over the years. The late great Davy Jones belts out another Boyce and Hart classic with the haunting ballad Don't Listen To Linda. The tune truly resonated with the fans back then and continues to be one of the more appreciated classics in his long list of time tested Monkees favorites. Carole King and Gerry Goffin's I Won't Be The Same Without Her features a strong vocal performance by Michael Nesmith and the stunning guitar work of both Monkees' Peter Tork and Glen Campbell. A real summer time feeling song, this track would be a nice bridge to Micky Dolenz's orchestral masterpiece Just A Game.
It is no secret that Nesmith was a fan of country music, but also lauded as one of the first pioneers of the country rock genre, not only with his contributions to the earlier Monkees' recordings as far back as Papa Gene's Blues, even for other noted artists like Linda Ronstadt for whom he penned her first smash single Different Drum. For the Instant Replay album, Nesmith ventured to Nashville's RCA Studios and cut Don't Wait For Me, the first released tune from his now famous Nashville sessions. With the fusion of country studio players and the voice and guitar of Michael Nesmith, The Monkees again were on the forefront of this new genre and would continue with this groundbreaking sound ever more so into future classics like The Monkees Present.
As the '60s would come to a close, Davy Jones would also contribute his major impact on the generation with his truly hip and psychedelic masterpiece You And I. Noted for its hard rock opening to side two, the track also features the stunning lead guitar textures of Neil Young who recently departed with The Buffalo Springfield. More favorites like Nesmith's While I Cry is one of the artist's finest compositions of the era. With Mike's beautiful acoustic guitar work and help from friends like Harry Nilsson, this ballad would truly become one of the more enduring songs from this 1969 classic Monkees album.
Neil Sedaka and Carol Bayer Sager contribute one of the classiest Monkees ballads ever with The Girl I Left Behind Me. Once again, the late great Davy Jones provides a superstar vocal second to none, with a soulful orchestra fill and band setting featuring the production and skillful piano work of Neil Sedaka, while Micky Dolenz would close out the album with his classic Shorty Blackwell. The whimsical tale of Micky's cat and a nod to his friends The Beatles' A Day In The Life, Shorty Blackwell would take almost a year to record and feature a bevy of the original wrecking crew of Hollywood musicians like drummer Jim Gordon (Eric Clapton/Traffic), Tommy Tedesco on guitar and even his sister Coco Dolenz on vocals. This track along with the other eleven tunes make this one of the more enduring and loved albums in the superior catalog of Monkees classics.
Friday Music is once again very honored to announce the continuation of The Monkees Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series with the re-release of their 1969 masterwork Instant Replay. Mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Elvis Presley/Brian Wilson) from the original Colgems Records tapes at Friday Music Studios, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in limited edition red vinyl as well as a first time gatefold cover presentation.1. Through The Looking Glass
2. Don't Listen To Linda
3. I Won't Be The Same Without Her
4. Just A Game
5. Me Without You
6. Don't Wait For Me
7. You And I
8. While I Cry
9. Tear Drop City
10. The Girl I Left Behind Me
11. A Man Without A Dream
12. Shorty Blackwell$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Good Times!Who's ready to have some fun with The Monkees as they celebrate their 50th anniversary? With a tour kicking off in May and the group's first new album in 20 years, GOOD TIMES!, releasing, Monkee-mania will be taking 2016 by storm!
GOOD TIMES! features all three surviving band members - Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal featured on one song. To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy).
Much like The Monkees' early albums, GOOD TIMES! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world's most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Andy Partridge (XTC), and Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave) as well as a song co-written by Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller. The album also includes songwriting contributions by Nesmith ("I Know What I Know") and Tork as well as producer Schlesinger.
To help bring the anniversary full circle, The Monkees completed songs for GOOD TIMES! that were originally recorded and written for the group during the 60s, including "Love To Love" by Neil Diamond, which features a vintage vocal by Jones. Harry Nilsson wrote the title track "Good Times," which he recorded at a session with Nesmith in January 1968. The production was never completed, so the band returned to the original session tape (featuring Nilsson's guide vocal) and have created a duet with his close friend Dolenz. "Good Times" will mark the first time Dolenz and Nilsson have sung together since Dolenz' May 1973 single "Daybreak." Other vintage 1960's tracks included on GOOD TIMES! feature L.A.'s famed "Wrecking Crew" of session musicians.
"This is one of the most exciting Monkee projects I've been involved in for decades!" says Dolenz. "Working with Adam Schlesinger has been a pure delight and the opportunity to sing a duet with my old buddy, Harry Nilsson, is just beyond cool!"1. Good Times
2. You Bring the Summer
3. She Makes Me Laugh
4. Our Own World
5. Gotta Give It Time
6. Me & Magdalena
7. Whatever's Right
8. Love to Love
9. Little Gil
10. Birth of an Accidental Hipster
11. Wasn't Born to Follow
12. I Know What I Know
13. I Was There (And I'm Told I Had a Good Time)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Headquarters Stack-O-TracksFirst Time 180 Gram Audiophile Clear Vinyl Release
Mastered Impeccably By Monkees Fan & Friend Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering, Hollywood, CA From The Colgems Record Tapes
The Summer Of Love's First Album .... Re-Visited.... Re-Imagined...
The Monkees Headquarters/ Stack-O-Tracks
The Original Instrumental Backing Tracks To Their Most Celebrated Album
First Time Authorized Alternate Artwork
Yes... The Monkees Could Play Guitars, Bass, Drums, Piano, Steel Guitar, Organ, Banjo, Tambourine, Percussion..... and Play Them Well!!!
In 1967 after two number one albums, a plethora of hit singles and a smash television show, The Monkees were on top and knew they each had true musical talents not championed by their label executives. Michael Nesmith spearheaded a change in direction before sessions began on their legendary Headquarters album. This action resulted in the much-covered dissolution with music mogul Don Kirshner, as Chip Douglas (The Turtles) was now recruited by Nesmith to work with the band.
In rapid succession, things began to fall into place in February 1967. With initial tracks like country rocker Sunny Girlfriend, the band set the stage for what would become one of the most loved works in their catalog and one of the finest rock albums of a generation. A definite album opener, You Told Me begins Headquarters. The track features a brilliant 12 string guitar of Nesmith, as Tork's incredible banjo fills the track alongside Dolenz's driving drum work. With Jones' percussion, it became the very first song that many of us remember as we opened up our new copies back in the summer of '67. Not straying too far from previous success, the band scored a few more of Boyce and Hart compositions like Micky Dolenz's folk rock ballad I'll Spend My Life With You. The solid steel guitar work of Mike Nesmith became somewhat of a precursor to his groundbreaking Nashville sessions in the late sixties. Davy Jones has several watershed moments here with both Forget That Girl and Early Morning Blues and Greens Forget That Girl employs a unique English northern soul vibe, while the latter shares a wonderful rhythm presentation making it one of the more psychedelic infused and standout tracks on the LP. Michael Nesmith's handiwork is radiant on the entire album. You May Just Be The One rocks the album into full gear and makes it one of his and the bands' definitive landmark tracks. Headquarters also brought rightful acclaim to Peter Tork, as his first recorded Monkees' song For Pete's Sake soon became a prolific standard. The song transcended with the times and became one of the more insightful tunes from the quartet. It also replaced the familiar Monkees Theme at the end of season two, giving the song more TV exposure over the years. And as always, you can count on Micky Dolenz to deliver - whether it's his hard rock driving drum work on rockers like Randy Scouse Git & No Time, or his prog-rock feel on Mr. Webster, the album was definitely a great showcase for the artist.
The Monkees' Headquarters was one of 4 albums of The Monkees that topped the charts in 1967. This fact alone is enough to warrant the importance of this album in musical history. But there are other amazing feats that Headquarters managed to deliver to millions of fans on its eventful release back in May of 1967. The album hit the stores before Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Friendly rivals as they were, Headquarters rose to number one and also opened the door to The Summer of Love. It remained in the upper rung of the retail charts until their fourth platter Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. became a number one album to close out the year. Wow! Most notably, Headquarters showed the real world the transition of four talented guys on a hit TV show evolving into a self-produced, self-reliant, and one of the most loved bands in musical history, and yes, they could actually play their instruments .and they did it well!
As another installment in our extensive Monkees catalog, Friday Music is pleased to announce a unique revisit to their third masterwork as we've now gone back to the original backing tracks and have assembled a fun and exciting instrumental Lp with The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O-Tracks. For this limited edition Friday Music release, we are pleased to offer for the first time on vinyl, the rare backing instrumental backing tracks, newly and impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Brian Wilson) from the original Colgems Records masterwork.
Joe Reagoso notes You've never heard 'Shades Of Gray' until you hear the strings up front like you will on this new vinyl release. Michael Nesmith's work on 'You May Just Be The One' is beyond thrilling, you feel like you are in the studio with the band as they knock out this and other Monkees classics. From beginning to end, song after song, we always knew how special Headquarter was, and now this further showcases the artistry and musical acumen each man brought to the sessions. Truly a crowning achievement. To further enhance your Monkees listening enjoyment, we are also pressing the limited edition album on clear 180 Gram audiophile vinyl, as well as including a revisit to the original album cover artwork, now with the rare Monkees beard photo not issued on vinyl in many years, and first time authorized colorization effects to the original artwork to celebrate fifty years of this classic rock album for the fans. 1967 ..The Summer Of Love A very hip time in our American culture you can now relive with these newly impeccably mastered recordings from the much-loved band that broke a lot of ground in a very short time and made the world a much better place for it The Monkees Headquarters Stack-O- Tracks Only From Your Friends At Friday Music!1. You Told Me (Instrumental Backing Track)
2. I'll Spend My Life With You (Instrumental Backing Track)
3. Forget That Girl (Instrumental Backing Track)
4. Band 6
5. You Just May Be The One (Instrumental Backing Track)
6. Shades Of Gray (Instrumental Backing Track)
7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind (Instrumental Backing Track)
8. For Pete's Sake (Instrumental Backing Track)
9. Mr. Webster (Instrumental Backing Track)
10. Sunny Girlfriend (Instrumental Backing Track)
11. Zilch- Peter
12. Zilch -Davy
13. Zilch- Micky
14. Zilch- Michael
15. No Time (Instrumental Backing Track)
16. Early Morning Blues And Green (Instrumental Backing Track)
17. Randy Scouse Git (Instrumental Backing Track)$33.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
JustusFirst time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release... Their final work together... captured in the audiophile domain... only from your friends at Friday Music... It Looks Like We've Made It Once Again!
The Monkees have been one of the world's most enduring rock and pop acts of all time. Since their beginnings in 1966, their television show, multiplatinum albums, hit singles and concert tours truly made The Monkees one of the most colossal stories ever in the music business.
In 1996, after a thirty year hiatus as a quartet, the original Monkees Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork went back to the studio and recorded what would ultimately be their final studio project, the Justus album. Noted for their return to the studio and touring around the legendary release, this final work also found The Monkees as the sole musicians, vocalists, writers and production team for all of the tracks assembled for the recording. The results truly showed one of the more organically produced albums ever from their superstar catalog of fine recordings.Originally an idea spearheaded by Michael Nesmith, the Justus album was conceptual in nature almost mirroring the original idea behind their classic Headquarters album, which like Justus, showcased these four musical talents as a team and offered no single track to radio but instead a full musical album listening experience.
Opening up with a new take on Circle Sky, Michael Nesmith is on top of his game with this metal-like rocker originally from Head. Featuring a wall of loud guitars, retro lyrics and chorus, this classic track was performed at the reunion concerts around this album, and once again reemphasized the importance of the original quartet setting, making this a great intro track.
Davy Jones belts out one of his finest compositions with the uptempo groove of Oh, What A Night. The tune truly resonated with the fans back then and continues to be one of the more appreciated classics in his long list of time tested Monkees favorites.
Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones repeat the magic with their revisit of You And I from their Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart era. Featuring a strong vocal performance by the duo and the stunning guitar work of both Monkees' Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith, this track truly captures the innocence and the feel of their sixties sound, as it became a time tested track well into their final tour of 2011.
Much like their Instant Replay (FRM 113) album, Micky Dolenz contributes a good helping of original compositions to the Justus project. Either rockers like Dyin' Of A Broken Heart, the blues balladry of It's My Life, or the Rolling Stones vibe of Regional Girl, the Justus album was a watershed for Dolenz's writings and vocal prowess which truly makes this 1996 session a true winner.
Peter Tork was always one of the more intriguing writers and musicians of the band, and it is fitting that the more progressive sounds would derive from his pen with the classic I Believe You as well as his fine prog-rock track Run Away From Life featuring the powerful vocals of Davy Jones.
The late great Davy Jones gets the honor of closing out this wonderful album with his classic ballad It's Not Too Late. With his stunning vocal and heartfelt lyrics, and the brilliant chorus from the his Monkees brethren, the song in itself is a fitting tribute to these four geniuses, as the legacy of this superstar band will forever stand the test of time.
Friday Music is once again very honored to announce the continuation of The Monkees Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series with the first time vinyl album release of their 1996 masterwork Justus. Mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Elvis Presley/Brian Wilson) from the original Rhino Records tapes at Friday Music Studios, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in limited edition clear vinyl as well as a first time gatefold cover presentation.1.Circle Sky
3.Oh, What A Night
4.You And I
7.Dyin' Of A Broken Heart
9.Run Away From Life
10.I Believe You
11.It's My Life
12.It's Not Too Late$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Greatest HitsThe legendary pop/rock superstars The Monkees (Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork) set the music world on fire back in the '60s. With a very successful television show, massive concert tours, and of course an amazing string of number one albums and hit singles, The Monkees to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.
In 1969, Colgems Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their first hits album simply titled The Monkees Greatest Hits. Filled with a treasure trove of number one singles and hit album tracks from their first five smash albums, this incredible LP also provided the soundtrack to their successful syndicated television run of The Monkees on Saturday mornings.
No stone is left unturned, as this 14-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like Daydream Believer, Last Train To Clarksville, Im A Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Valleri, (Im Not Your) Steppin Stone, plus the appearance of a rare stereo mix of A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You that was only available on this original vinyl album.
As one of the most rare albums in their Colgems Records catalog, The Monkees Greatest Hits was only in print for a very short time, making it an instant collectors item, which hasnt seen the light of day for over four decades, that is until now!
Friday Music presents for the first time on audiophile vinyl, The Monkees Greatest Hits. Mastered impeccably from the original Colgems Records tapes by Joe Reagoso, this amazing pop classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like She, Shades Of Gray and I Wanna Be Free truly resonate as you remember them from years ago.1. Daydream Believer
2. Pleasant Valley Sunday
3. Cuddly Toy
4. Shades Of Gray
5. Zor and Zam
6. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
8. Randy Scouse Git
9. I Wanna Be Free
10. Im A Believer
12. Mary, Mary
13. (Im Not Your) Steppin Stone
14. Last Train To Clarksville$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Gold Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation
4 Big Bonus Tracks Not Found On Original LP Release
Features: Last Train To Clarksville, I'm A Believer, Steppin' Stone, I Wanna Be Free & The Girl I Knew Somewhere
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Colgems Records Tapes
In September 1966, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork debuted as The Monkees on NBC's new Fall season lineup of shows. Overnight success would happen in the form of a smash TV show, a #1 debut album The Monkees and a #1 hit single Last Train To Clarksville. The Monkees were now the face of young people everywhere and they were here to stay .for 50 years going strong!
Friday Music is no stranger to the amazing recording career of The Monkees. As a celebration of their 5 decades of great music and memories, we are very honored to announce the first time audiophile vinyl release of The Monkees -Live 1967/ 50th Anniversary Edition. Mastered impeccably for the first time for audiophile vinyl from the original Colgems Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees), this super limited edition recording now features four tracks only released for a short time on the 1986 cd release.
The LP will also be presented in honor of their 50th Anniversary on stunning translucent gold vinyl, as well as featuring a first time gatefold LP cover, further enhancing your listening enjoyment.
Featuring songs from their first 3 multi-platinum albums The Monkees, More Of The Monkees and Headquarters , Live 1967 was recorded from several shows throughout Washington and Oregon, during the amazing tour which was fortunately captured for this rare live album.
With stunning live renditions of Last Train To Clarksville, I Wanna Be Free and other #1 smashes like I'm A Believer and Steppin' Stone, Live 1967 also features a good overview of later works from Headquarters like Forget That Girl and You Just May Be The One, plus the rare B side hit The Girl I Knew Somewhere. This great live album is also enhanced with 4 big bonus tracks only found on the long out of print CD version, including Peter Tork's classic Cripple Creek.
On a major tour now, The Monkees are back and in a big way with several new releases from the Friday Music label as Live 1967-The 50th Anniversary Edition truly makes this an even more cause for celebration.
I'm A Believer!!!1. Last Train To Clarksville
2. You Just May Be The One
3. The Girl I Knew Somewhere
4. I Wanna Be Free
5. Sunny Girlfriend
6. Your Auntie Grizelda
7. Forget That Girl
8. Sweet Young Thing
9. Mary, Mary
10. Cripple Creek*
11. You Can't Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover*
12. Gonna Build A Mountain*
13. I Got A Woman*
14. I'm A Believer
15. Randy Scouse Git
16. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
*Bonus Tracks$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Monkees In Mono
Their First Five #1 LP Masterworks In Stunning Monophonic Sound
Full Color Box LP Set & 5 Individual LP Covers With Original Art Restored
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Colgems Records Mono Tapes
61 Smash Hits Including: Last Train To Clarksville, I'm A Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Daydream Believer, Valleri & (i'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
In September 1966, Micky Dolenz, Davy
Jones, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork debuted
as The Monkees on NBC's new Fall season lineup of shows. Overnight success would happen in
the form of a smash TV show, a #1 debut album
The Monkees and a #1 hit single Last Train To
Clarksville. The Monkees were now the face of
young people everywhere and they were here to
Friday Music is no stranger to the amazing
recording career of The Monkees. As a tribute
to the band, the music and the memories, we are
very honored to announce the colossal audiophile
vinyl box set The Monkees In Mono. Mastered for
the first time for audiophile vinyl from the original
Colgems Records monophonic tapes by Joe
Reagoso (The Monkees), this super limited edition
deluxe box set features their first five
mono albums: The Monkees, More
Of The Monkees, Headquarters,
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones
Ltd., and The Birds, The Bees & The
Monkees, all in their restored individual stunning
LP covers, housed in a beautiful full color sturdy
All your favorite hits are included like Last
Train To Clarksville, I'm A Believer, Daydream
Believer, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Valleri, I Wanna
Be Free, (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone, Randy
Scouse Git and 53 more, 61 tracks total.
The Monkees & More of The Monkees were
two of the most successful albums ever released in
classic rock history. The mono mixes are terrific
here as you will hear nuances and slightly different
mixes than their stereo counterparts.
Headquarters will always be one of those
"must haves in mono" and now you have it .
This album started the Summer Of Love in 1967
and was the last album before Sgt Pepper by the
Beatles to be on the top of the charts, later The
Monkees replaced the Beatles again in the top
spot with Pieces, Aquarius .
Both Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
& The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees are two of
the rarest mono albums from the band, as stereo
was the format of choice by 1968 and mono
albums were soon discontinued. We have now
gone back to the Colgems mono tapes and have
put these back in circulation on vinyl for the first
time in 46 years!
A great way to celebrate the holidays this year
for your favorite Monkees fans, The Monkees In
Mono is in strictly limited edition and will become
one of the most important overviews of this band
Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music!
Hey Hey We're The Monkees!LP 1 - The Monkees
1. (Theme From) The Monkees
2. Saturday's Child
3. I Wanna Be Free
4. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
5. Papa Gene's Blues
6. Take A Giant Step
7. Last Train to Clarksville
8. This Just Doesn't Seem To Be My Day
9. Let's Dance On
10. I'll Be True To You
11. Sweet Young Thing
12. Gonna Buy Me A Dog
LP 2 - More of The Monkees
2. When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)
3. Mary, Mary
4. Hold On Girl
5. Your Auntie Grizelda
6. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
7. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
8. The Kind of Girl I Could Love
9. The Day We Fall In Love
10. Sometime In the Morning
12. I'm A Believer
LP 3 - Headquarters
1. You Told Me
2. I'll Spend My Life With You
3. Forget That Girl
4. Band 6
5. You Just May Be the One
6. Shades of Gray
7. I Can't Get Her Off My Mind
8. For Pete's Sake
9. Mr. Webster
10. Sunny Girlfriend
12. No Time
13. Early Morning Blues and Greens
14. Randy Scouse Git
LP 4 - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
2. She Hangs Out
3. The Door Into Summer
4. Love Is Only Sleeping
5. Cuddly Toy
7. Hard To Believe
8. What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?
9. Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky - Pleasant Valley Sunday
10. Daily Nightly
11. Don't Call On Me
12. Star Collector
LP 5 - The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
1. Dream World
2. Auntie's Municipal Court
3. We Were Made For Each Other
4. Tapioca Tundra
5. Daydream Believer
6. Writing Wrongs
7. I'll Be Back Up On My Feet
8. The Poster
9. P.O. Box 9847
10. Magnolia Simms
12. Zor and Zam$149.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono Box Set - 5 LPs Buy Now
The Monkees PresentPackaged in a Stunning Gatefold Cover!
Mastered Impeccably from the Colgems Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso
To celebrate The Monkees 2012 reunion, Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time The Monkees Present on 180 Gram vinyl. Released in 1969, Present included two Top 40 hit singles Listen To The Band and Good Clean Fun both written by Michael Nesmith. Micky Dolenz also resonates with incredible performances on the album opener Little Girl & Mommy and Daddy. Davy Jones vocals excel on the rocker Looking For The Good Times & the superlative French Song.Side 1
1. Little Girl
2. Good Clean Fun
3. If I Knew
4. Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye
5. Never Tell A Woman Yes
6. Looking For The Good Times
1. Ladies Aid Society
2. Listen To The Band
3. French Song
4. Mommy and Daddy
5. Oklahoma Backroom Dancer
6. Pillow Time$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now