Tuesday, April 15, 2008

This Month's Colgems Upload: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees (mono)

In my quest to release every single record that was released on the
Colgems label, I have decided to go against what I said when I began
this crusade: "I will never upload a Monkees record," simply because
all of their records are so readily available ...

That is, all but this one. Although Rhino Records will soon re-
release this album in both stereo and mono formats, I decided to
jump the gun a bit, giving everyone a chance to listen to the album
first, and then buy it later from a legitimate record source.

The Birds, the Bees, and the Monkees is kind of a schizoid type
affair, and that might be why, unlike its four predecessors, it
failed to hit the top of the chart. You've got material that made it
onto the show, like "I'll Be Back Up On My Feet," you've got Don
Kirshner-era material, like "Valleri," you've got hits,
like "Daydream Believer," and you've got material that never made it
to the show, like "Magnolia Sims."

Yes, it is a hodgepodge, lots of great stuff mixed with lots of
filler, whether you listen to this in stereo or mono.

Personally, I kind of like the mono mix of "I'll Be Back Up On My
Feet," but all in all, if you liked the stereo version of this
album, there's no reason why you won't like the mono version.

This album will remain available until May 15, and you can find it
at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/albumania/.


Blogger janus2810 said...

Here's Otley:


And The Southern Star:




11:17 AM

Blogger Larry said...

I believe those addresses are incomplete for each of the albums you listed, as I get "No files found" when I put them into my browser.

I would appreciate it if you could re-input the addresses.

Thanks for your efforts.

8:51 PM

Blogger Larry said...

On second thought, I just added ".rar" onto each file, and Voila!, there they were.

I can't thank you enough for these two rare recordings.

9:05 PM

Blogger janus2810 said...

Hi larry

When a link isn't completely there, just highlight it as well as the next line below it, copy then paste into the address bar and it will work fine! Cheers! JP

5:00 PM

Blogger janus2810 said...

I don't know what else you're looking for, I also have Casino Rolyale and many many other Colgems LP's


5:02 PM

Blogger Larry said...

Dear JP:
Thanks for the two albums.

I have been away from the blog during my hospital stay (read my most recent blog entry) but I am back at nearly full strength now.

I have all the Colgems albums in one form or another now, and have made them available to readers of this blog.

The only Colgems album that I haven't made available is Film Festival, which a kind person sent to me on tape but on which I haven't had a chance to duplicate to a digital format.

Once I get back on my feet fully, I want to do this--would you already have it digitally so I can save some time?

Again, thanks for the upload of those two rare LPs. I really can't thank you enough.

7:52 AM

Blogger Mister Charlie said...

Larry, would it be possible to repost the mono BB&the Monkees? I just discovered your site and I have been wanting to hear this set for a long long time...and there is no guarantee it will ever be released in the deluxe edition...THANKS!

3:28 PM


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