ALBUMS
Japan Bell


The Obi just folded over the top of the jacket making it very easy to lose;
subsequently most copies today are missing it.

The Head soundtrack was mail order only;
you mailed in 5 proof of purchases from the Obis.

The first 2 LPs originally sold at ¥2,100. As they transitioned to a higher
price point Bell went back and added a sticker for ¥2,300.
Eventually they just printed the new price on the Obi.

Chart positions from Oricon.

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Magazine Ad

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Bell News
"The Monkees' (Are) Back"


This promotional packet describes the upcoming 8 retail Bell releases
scheduled between October 21, 1973 and June 21, 1974.

I believe it also mentions the mail-away
"Head" LP at the bottom of page one.

From the collection of Derek Miner.


The Monkees

Released on October 21, 1973

BLPM 20
¥2,300 Sticker




 

BLPM 20
Promo

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More Of The Monkees

Released on November 21, 1973

BLPM 21
¥2,100




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Headquarters

Released on January 21, 1974

BLPM 22
¥2,300



 

BLPM 22
White Label Promo

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Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn
& Jones Ltd.

Released on February 21, 1974

BLPM 23
¥2,300



 

BLPM 23
Promo


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The Birds, The Bees
& The Monkees

Released on March 21, 1974

BLPM 24
¥2,300



 

BLPM 24
Promo

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Head

Offer expired December 31, 1974
Mail Order Only

YBPC 3




Not issued with an OBI and the sleeve was
reused from the first LP.

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Instant Replay

Released on April 21, 1974

BLPM 25
¥2,300



 

BLPM 25
Promo

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The Monkees Present

Released on May 21, 1974

BLPM 26
¥2,300



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Changes

Released on June 21, 1974

BLPM 27
¥2,300



 

BLPM 27
Promo