The deluxe edition of Justus will be released by Friday Music on May 28 and is available for pre-order at Amazon. This review of the album appeared in the October 1996 issue of Goldmine. Click to enlarge!
Friday Music's website is now displaying a promotional piece for their Justus CD/DVD deluxe edition.
"Friday Music is once again very honored to announce the continuation of The Monkees Friday Music Deluxe Edition Series with the first time CD & DVD release of their 1996 masterwork Justus. Mastered by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/Elvis Presley/Brian Wilson) from the original analog Rhino Records tapes at Friday Music Studios, this legendary release is also for a very short time being offered with a limited edition first time ever DVD of the super rare Rhino Home Video."
There is no firm date listed for its release, but the site allows you to add it to your shopping cart and purchase it. Nothing alerts you that it isn't ready for shipping right now, so either it is available or one can assume it will be shipping shortly. (I did not complete the order so I'm not sure of any steps beyond the process of adding it to your cart. Please contact me if you purchased it and have more details.) For what it's worth, Amazon.com shows no listing for the deluxe edition as of this blog post.
According to their website, the Justus package will include "a colorful CD folder, Monkees memorabilia, interesting liner notes and new interview commentary from Micky Dolenz."
I'll post more details, including a firm release date, once they are available.
UPDATE 4/3/13: Friday Music's Facebook page lists a May 28, 2013 release date for their Justus deluxe CD/DVD package.
How can this album be approaching its 20th anniversary? Time flies. This poster was sent to record stores for display during the fall of 1996, right before the album was issued on October 15.
Courtesy of our friends at Monkees Bootlegs comes this incredible footage from the 1996 Justus recording sessions.
A song written by Davy and Micky from the Justus album, the last to feature all four Monkees...
The last song on Justus, the final album from all four Monkees.
Still no word on the Justus CD/DVD deluxe edition (though Friday Music still advertises it on their website), but they do have a few other Monkees products that are hitting the market.
Justus has been released on 180 Gram audiophile clear vinyl by Friday Music. The 1996 Monkees album has never previously been available on vinyl. The LP is being advertised as a limited edition release and includes a gatefold album cover featuring photos from the recording sessions and lyrics. The album is also available for purchase on Amazon.
I've had a few emails and/or blog comments about Friday Music and the status of the vinyl releases for Instant Replay and Justus, as well as the Justus CD/DVD deluxe edition. Their website advertises all of these products, but gives little other information. A while back, it was announced that these products would be available this summer. I'll update the blog as needed on these items.
Micky will soon be on the road with the Happy Together tour. Check out the dates here. Tickets are now available for the shows Mike is performing in the UK. No word on any U.S. appearances.
Here are the latest updates to the site. You'll also notice that I've rearranged some of the tops of the tour pages.
1. 1968 Far East Tour (new pictures in the gallery from the Sydney press conference...first time I have ever seen these! Thanks, Tom.)
2. Salt Lake City '68 (new photos in the gallery)
3. 1989 European Tour (the summary was revamped and pictures were added to the photo gallery)
4. 1989 North American/Japanese Tour (new pictures in the gallery plus new information in the tour summary)
5. 1989 Universal Amphtitheatre (photos added to the gallery)
Any suggestions or comments? Please contact me here.
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 release what they are calling a deluxe 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.