Justus was released in late 1996 and was recorded and produced by all four members of The Monkees. Via their Facebook page, Friday Music will this summer issue what they are calling a deluxe edition Justus CD/DVD package. No further details as of right now as to what bonus tracks will be included or what the content of the DVD will include.
Friday Music had previously announced a vinyl release of Justus for this summer.
I just found this video on YouTube that was recently uploaded (I believe by former Monkees backing band keyboard player Dave Alexander) that shows The Monkees rehearsing "You and I" at Wembley Arena in 1997 during the Justus tour. The audio appears out of sync, but it's definitely interesting footage and something I haven't seen previously.
The deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks. Peter's own "MGBGT" was recorded live on the '86 tour and was the b-side to "Heart and Soul." The single remix of "Every Step of the Way" is the second bonus track. (Where's the live version of "I'll Love You Forever," which was the b-side to "Every Step of the Way"?)
Also included in the deluxe edition for the first time on DVD is Rhino's Heart and Soul videography from 1988.
The Monkees' Justus (1996) is coming soon to vinyl
As announced recently by Friday Music (and don't forget to see my earlier blog post from this morning below):
COMING THIS SUMMER: This is what is slated for the near term, but there are more surprises we are working on right now too…..stay tuned.
THE MONKEES-Instant Replay 180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold Cover (FIRST TIME GATEFOLD COVER AND AUDIOPHILE VINYL RELEASE) THE MONKEES-Justus 180 Gram Vinyl/Gatefold Cover (FIRST TIME ON VINYL! FIRST TIME AUDIOPHILE VINYL RELEASE)
A deluxe edition of The Monkees' 1987 album Pool It! was thought be released by Friday Music on March 27 but is now going to be released on April 24 as well. Their original announcement read like this:
Friday Music will be issuing the original compact disc with bonus tracks, plus a separate DVD of the super rare Monkees Rhino Video HEART & SOUL- The Official Monkees Videography. The liner notes also feature a recent conversation with Micky Dolenz, as well as the usual cool rare picture sleeves, 45 rpm labels, and other cool photos and elements from the original 1987 release.
Check out a new video posted of The Monkees arriving in London in 1967 for the British portion of their tour that year here. The 1968 Far East Tour section has a new picture of the band arriving in Tokyo for the Japanese shows that year, and the DJBH section has a new photograph of the quartet.
Here's a video I recently uploaded to YouTube of Davy on the Today show in 1984:
Another excellent Monkees piece in Rolling Stone by Rob Sheffield, who examines his favorite Davy Jones musical moments, can be found here.
Check out this video I found on YouTube (and posted in the 1986 20th Anniversary Tour section) of The Monkees performing at Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado on August 27, 1986. Lots of performance footage and a ton of crowd shots. It's an enjoyable watch and a stroll down memory lane.
Speaking of the '86 tour, there are some new items in that section, including new videos, a review from a show in Minnesota that year and a few new pictures in the gallery. Check it all out here.