Last Train To Clarksville (Boyce - Hart) / Take A Giant Step (Goffin - King)
|Catalogue Number: RCA 66-1001 A / B|
|Matrix Number: TPKM-4622 / TPKM-4520*|
|Released: August 1966|
|Highest Australian Chart Position: 10|
This is the first Australian Monkees single release. Both songs appeared on the Monkees television series as well as featuring on the Monkees' first album. "Last Train To Clarksville" reached number one in America, and also made the Australian top ten, despite any TV exposure.
I don't think it was released in a picture sleeve in Australia (I've never seen one), unlike the USA and other markets. It would have been issued in a standard plain RCA sleeve of the time. See some slighty later RCA sleeves sleeves here.
Note that "Clarksville" has been misspelled with an extra "E".
The first two Australian Monkees singles had the "punch out" centre seen here, but all future RCA 45s from "A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You" onwards were manufactured with a solid centre.