Notes/Release News:: The Monkees – "Making The Monkees" & Deluxe Reissues

The Monkees are a group that seems to surface with much interest every several years. We’ve always been huge fans so with news of a new Documentary for BBC television – it’s brought new interest in the group once again. Doubleband films recently interviewed Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Micky Dolenz. The resulting BBC4 TV special recently aired “Making The Monkees” promises to be one of the better bios – see also 1996’s “Hey Hey We’re The Monkees” (Which used some new interviews but relied mainly on footage from the TV show – it aired I believe on the Disney Channel) and MTV’s 1986 classic doc “They Made A Monkee Out Of Me”. Here’s more info on the special which hopefully will be released on DVD in the future.

From The Monkees mailing list:
Making The Monkees Documentary“MAKING THE MONKEES,” a documentary Peter Tork, David Jones and Micky Dolenz filmed in the fall of 2006 and early 2007 for BBC4 has been completed. The official premiere air date is:Sunday, June 3, 2007 10pmBBC4 United Kingdom
Michael Nesmith makes an appearance via footage shot in 1997.Also appearing in the film are: Bobby Hart, Don Kirshner, Bob Rafelson, Jeff Barry, Eric Lefkowitz and Andrew Sandoval.
Archival footage from The Monkees TV series and film, Head is also featured.Watch closely for very brief appearances by: Aviva Maloney, Donna Dolenz and Marilyn Ingram.The film will continue to air during the summer on BBC4. “Making the Monkees,” is a production of DoubleBand Films of Northern Ireland for BBC4.
In even more Monkees news, Rhino appears to have a release date for the next batch of Monkees reissues – their third LP “Headquarters Deluxe Edition” and “Pisces, Aquarius, and Jones, LTD. Deluxe Edition” will be released on July 10th. No track listing has been released at this time. We’re guessing the “Headquarters” deluxe will probably feature much of the material that was available via Rhino Handmades limited 3xCD edition release in 2000.
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