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Monkee Business

Release Date 1982
Released38 years (approx) ago

About Monkee Business

Monkee Business is a 1982 singles and rarities compilation album of songs by the Monkees, issued by Rhino Records. It was a picture disc reissue of an earlier limited-issue collection, and Monkee Business was available in both LP and cassette formats. Several of the tracks were taken from Monkeemania!, an Australian compilation that featured previously-unreleased recordings. The album is the first American Monkees rarities collection. It was also the LP debut of several tracks which had only been released as singles, including "Goin' Down," "D.W. Washburn", "It's Nice to Be with You," and "Someday Man." As a picture disc, the playback quality of the record was inferior to what was available in the early 1980s. The album was reissued in 1986, with this second pressing containing "Someday Man" with studio chatter at the beginning which wasn't heard on the 1982 edition. Additionally, the entire album was remastered, so the overall fidelity was improved. Copies from 1986 can be identified by "RE-1" in the runoff groove. The album went out of print as Rhino shifted from vinyl releases to compact discs. Each of the tracks have since been reissued (carefully digitally remastered) on CD, as part of the Missing Links set of collections, or as bonus tracks on concurrent Monkees albums.

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