USA Colgems Albums
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn
& Jones Ltd.


COM/COS-104

Released In November 1967
Highest Chart Position:
Billboard: 1
Cash Box: 1
Record World: 1
$4.79

RIAA Certification:
Gold: November 1967
2x Platinum: August 1994

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Billboard Ad


TV Guide Ad


Go Magazine
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Mono turntables could now play stereo LPs, so mono as an LP format
began to be phased out. Consequently, mono copies of 'Pisces',
while not rare, are harder to find.


COM-104


Mono

 

COS-104


Stereo

 

The copyright changed from "Radio Corporation America"
to "Colgems Records, Inc." About these changes.

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Hype Sticker

I've only seen this sticker on 3-4 copies,
as most people would obviously not keep the record in the shrink wrap.
But still, I have several sealed copies of this record that don't have this,
so this may have been added by a regional distributer.

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Labels

Matrix Codes:

UZRM - 9727/ 9728
UZRS - 9729/ 9730

RCA Pressing Plant
Hollywood, CA

Mono

Type 2 Label

 

Mono

Type 3 Label

 

Stereo

Type 2 Label

 

Stereo

Type 3 Label

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RCA Pressing Plant
Indianapolis, IN

Mono

Type 2 Label

 

Mono

Type 3 Label


Stereo

Type 2 Label

 

Stereo

Type 3 Label

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Due to the extremely high demand for the Monkees records
RCA subcontracted with MGM & Presswell for additional pressings.

MGM PRESSING PLANT
BLOOMFIELD, NJ

Stereo

Type 2 Label

This has the block "S" in the dead wax; the symbol for this plant,
though some copies are missing this but have instead the "R" for Rockaway.

MGM used the metal stampers from the Rockaway plant,
which was also in NJ.


PRESSWELL PRESSING PLANT
ANCORA, NJ

Stereo

Type 2 Label

The "TV" etched in the runout groove signifies that stampers were from
the Tracy-Val Corporation. The 32/70mm pressing rings are what
Presswell was using at that time.

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RCA Pressing Plant
Rockaway, NJ

Mono

Type 2 Label

 

Stereo

Type 2 Label

 

Stereo

Type 3 Label

 

The Four Label Types

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Promo Stamp


 

"Star Collector" Demo


10" Acetate
sung by Gerry Goffin

From the collection of Takao Murakoshi

 

Error Label