COMPACT DISCS
CD Longboxes


When CDs were first sold in stores, the paperboard longbox packaging
was created to allow shops to place new CDs (and now tapes)
in the same bins originally used for vinyl records.

Longboxes were 12" tall with the artwork taken from the
original square album cover art, reworked for the new shape and size.

For the Monkees, five CDs and one cassette were released in these paperboard boxes.
Their two greatest hits and four album reissues were packaged
in the less expensive, clear plastic versions.

In collecting these today the original longboxes are desirable
since most people threw these away, and therefore they are harder to find.
The plastic cases were generic and add no value to the CD, unless it is still sealed!


1986

A2CD-8432
Then & Now...
The Best Of The Monkees


CD

 

ACG-8432


Cassette

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1987

ARCD-8313
The Monkees


Included the 1987 Arista Catalog of
"Low Priced Compact Disc Series"


ARCD-8334
More Of The Monkees



RNCD 70139
Live 1967



RNCD 70706
Pool It!


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1988

ARCD-8524
The Monkees Greatest Hits


ARCD-8525
More Greatest Hits
Of The Monkees


 

R2 70150
Missing Links


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1989

ARCD-8602
The Monkees' Headquarters


ARCD-8603
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn
& Jones Ltd.


 

1990

R2 70903
Missing Links Vol. 2


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CD3 (CD Singles)

1988

CD3-3007


CD3-3008


CD3-3009

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