Reel To Reel


In April 1967 RCA first introduced the pre-recorded reel-to-reel
for sale in the 3 3/4 IPS format.

In the trade papers (Billboard, Cash Box & Record World)
these were sometimes referred to as "Open Reels".

In July 1969 RCA first introduced pre-recorded cassettes for sale.
So for the Monkees, RCA shifted their releases away from these open reels
and "Present" and Changes" were subsequently released on cassette.


"The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees"
was never released on an open reel.

 

The Monkees
&
More Of The Monkees

Released in November 1967

CGP3-5001
$9.95

 


Second version
of the label & reel.

 


Ad from the November 1967 issue
of High Fidelity magazine

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Pisces, Aquarius,
Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
&
Headquarters

Released in 1967?

CGP3-5002
$9.95

 


1968 RCA Catalog

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Instant Replay

Released in April 1969
(Cash Box 4-19-69)

CGP3-1001
$8.95

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Head

Released in May 1969
(Cash Box 5-10-69)

CGO3-1003
$8.95

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The Monkees Greatest Hits

Released in 1969
No mention in the trade papers when this was released.
(LP was released in June, Stereo 8 in July
and Cassette in December)

CGP3-1002
$8.95