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7a Records announces the release of new solo recording by late Monkee Davy Jones on February 24. Live 1981 recording of Daydream Believer / I Wanna Be Free live in Japan is the first official release since the singer’s death in 2012

7A Records has announced the release of the first official Davy Jones solo recording since his passing in 2012. Available for the first time ever in this format, this limited-edition yellow 7” vinyl single features two classic Monkees tracks recorded during his now-legendary 1981 tour of Japan.

Davy Jones is an absolute legend, and was the heart of The Monkees. He conquered everything he put his mind to: Broadway, TV, the rock charts, movies, and even horseracing. An all-around entertainer that was comfortable performing in front of 5 people or 50,000, Davy passed way before his time. This live single featuring two of his most famous tracks is 7a Records’ first Davy Jones release, a limited pressing of only 500 singles, with no plans to press or release any more once those are sold out.

Amazing live performance
These recordings are great performances in front of a very enthusiastic Japanese audience. Davy shines, and his amazing skills as a live performer and entertainer are clearly illustrated. The original recordings are mixed from the soundboard and 7a Records spent considerable time and effort in remastering them. What’s amazing about these 2 tracks is just how crazy the Japanese audience is for Davy.

Working with the Estate of David T. Jones
The Estate of David T. Jones has been very supportive of this project, sharing with 7A Records the common goal of ensuring that Davy is honored in a respectful way. This single is made by fans for fans, a strictly limited edition that is destined to become a collector’s item.

Availability
7a Records is based in the UK but this is a worldwide release, available through online retailers and many local record stores! The UK release date is February 24th, and the US release is scheduled for the first week of March.

Making the Manchester Cowboy proud
According to Iain Lee of 7a Records, this project has been a labor of love. “We have been working on this single for a long time,” he says. “7a Records is for the moment all about The Monkees, so to finally be able to release something with Davy’s name on is just a huge thrill for us. We are such huge fans, that to be allowed to release a new Davy Jones single is a dream come true. Our only regret is that Davy isn’t here to see it himself. We at 7a really hope we can do the Manchester Cowboy proud.”

Davy Jones – Daydream Believer / I Wanna Be Free Live in Japan, 1981
7” Single (Ltd. Ed. of 500, Yellow Vinyl)
7” Cat No: 7A011
EAN: 5060209950112
Release Date: 24th February 2017

Side A: Daydream Believer (3:08)
Side B: I Wanna Be Free (3:12)

• Available for the first time in 36 years
• Limited Edition of 500
• Completely remastered
• Pressed on yellow vinyl

If you want to contact us for any reason – maybe you have some rare Monkees related tracks we could release, or you have an idea for a future project, then please do email either of us at the addresses below.

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