Canada Albums
RCA

The Monkees LPs were issued in mono & stereo.

Many of the albums had revised jackets. RCA Canada usually added
the RE or RE2 to denote when a revision was done to any one side of an LP sleeve.

On the first 4 albums there is a box on the reverse with information about
joining the Monkees fan club. This started out with a USA address to write to,
then later changed to Canadian address, and then ultimately removed altogether.

Chart positions from RPM Weekly.

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The Monkees

Released in October 1966
Highest Chart Position: 1

 

The misspelled song title "Papa Jean's Blues" was never corrected
on the reverse, so there is only an "RE" on the revised front covers.

Type 1 "Papa Jean's Blues" (Misspelled)
"Colgems" in red

COM-101
USA Fan Club Box
Mono

 

COS-101
USA Fan Club Box
Stereo

(no pics)

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Type 2 "Papa Gene's Blues" (Corrected)
"Colgems" in red

COM-101 RE
USA Fan Club Box
Mono

 

COS-101 RE
USA Fan Club Box
Stereo

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Type 3 "Papa Gene's Blues" (Corrected)
"RCA Victor" in red
On reverse:
"A Colgems Record Production"

COM-101 RE
USA Fan Club Box
Mono

 

COS-101 RE
USA Fan Club Box
Stereo

 

COM-101 RE
Canadian Fan Club Box
Mono

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More Of The Monkees

Released in January 1967
Highest Chart Position: 1

 

COM-102
Mono
USA Fan Club Box

 

COS-102
Stereo
USA Fan Club Box

 

COS-102
Stereo
Canada Fan Club Box

 

COS-102 RE
Stereo
No Fan Club Box

Fan club info box changes from USA, to Canada
then the "RE" version removed it altogether.

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The Monkees' Headquarters

Released in May 1967
Highest Chart Position: 1

 

COM-103
Producers Cover
Canadian Fan Club Box
Mono

 

COS-103
Producers Cover
Canadian Fan Club Box
Stereo

(no pics)

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COM-103 RE2
Beards Cover
Canadian Fan Club Box
Mono

 

COS-103 RE2
Beards Cover
Canadian Fan Club Box
Stereo

 

COS-103 RE2
Beards Cover
No Fan Club Box
Stereo

 

Two versions of the LP jacket were released.
Check out the Colgems USA HQ page for more info.

There may be yet another jacket variation with only the "RE" designation,
however I've never seen one.

Micky's name is misspelled "Mickey" on all the label versions.

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Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn
& Jones Ltd.

Released in November 1967
Highest Chart Position: 2

 

COM-104
Mono

 

COS-104
Stereo

 

Hype Sticker

 

Canadian Fan Club Box

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The Birds, The Bees
& The Monkees

Released in April 1968
Highest Chart Position: 6

 

COM-109
Mono

Although this is in mono, it does not have the unique mixes
found in the USA version. Instead, they created a mono sound
by condensing the stereo mix into one channel.

More on this issue here.

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April 1968 RPM Weekly ad
promoting the mono version.

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COS-109
Stereo

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Head

Released in December 1968
Highest Chart Position: 24

 

COSO-5008
Stereo

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Instant Replay

Released in February 1969
Highest Chart Position: 45

 

COS-113
Stereo

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The Monkees Greatest Hits

Released in June 1969
Highest Chart Position: --

 

COS-115
Stereo
Brown Cover

 

Repressed in 1970?

COS-115
Stereo
White Cover


Notice the "RE" on the lower left jacket corners


This LP jacket is unique to Canada and it would seem that
very few were sold/manufactured before the group was dropped
by Colgems/RCA in early 1971.

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The Monkees Present

Released in October 1969
Highest Chart Position: --

 

COS-117
Stereo

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Changes

Released in June 1970
Highest Chart Position: --

 

COS-119
Stereo