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Missing Links 2
The Monkees
Missing Links 2
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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More unreleased classics along with numerous alternate TV-only versions of their classic hits.

      
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All Artists: The Monkees
Title: Missing Links 2
Members Wishing: 10
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 10/26/1989
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227090326, 081227090340

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More unreleased classics along with numerous alternate TV-only versions of their classic hits.

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A must buy CD for Monkeemaniacs and casual listeners alike.
Henry R. Kujawa | 05/15/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This Monkees missing links CD, the second instalment, is easily the best one. This collection features outtakes from The Monkees TV series and album outtakes that fans had waited all too patciently for, All The Kings Horses was a sigh of relief to hear on disc years after seeing it on TV. Mike's Michigan Blackhawk is a blueprint for the 70's country-rock scene. This CD is a very strong release considering the outtakes on this disc from "Birds,Bees", "Instant Replay", and "Present" fare much greater than the songs that made the final pressing of the 3 mentioned albums, mainly Mike's songs, almost as if he was holding out on his better tunes for a future solo career. I fully recomend this CD to any music lover and think only The Monkees Anthology 2cd set and The Monkees first four albums (The Monkees, More Of The Monkees, Headquarters, and Pisces) I would recomend before purchasing this disc. Missing Links Vol. 3 is also great for the casual listener too, but Missing Links Vol. 1 is really only for truly devoted Monkeemaniacs, others beware."
The BEST Monkees album ever?
Henry R. Kujawa | "The Forbidden Zone" (Camden, NJ) | 12/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Barring some "Greatest Hits" packages, there's never been a "perfect" Monkees album-- but this one came CLOSE! How did stuff this good ever languish so long in the vaults? 8 tremendous Nesmith songs nearly dominate the disc. "St Matthew" blew me away the first time I heard it (try playing it back-to-back with "Listen To The Band", for which it would have made a great b-side); "Saginaw" reminds me of Glen Campbell's style (whose guitar work appeared on some of their early tracks); and while "Some Of Shelly's Blues" and "The Crippled Lion" wre redone better on Nesmith's solo albums, it's interesting to hear these earlier versions. Meanwhile, "Words", "I'll Be Back Up On My Feet" and "You Just May Be The One" here ARE the "definitive" versions by a wide margin. In other gems, the original "Mr. Webster" could have come off a Simon & Garfunkel album, while the eerie (and unusually downbeat) "Do Not Ask For Love" could have been done by The Rolling Stones during THEIR brief "psychedelic" period. Even Peter Tork gets to shine: "Come On In" is a far cry better than "Lady's Baby" (on MISSING LINKS 1) and "Seeger's Theme" makes me think he should someday do an entire album of bluegrass music. No apologies here-- I LOVE this stuff!"
Worth More Stars For The TV Versions Alone
Henry R. Kujawa | 02/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is the best of the "Missing Links" series IMO because along with some great rarities "left in the can", there are many tracks that appeared in the Monkees TV series that wernen't available on any albums until now."All The Kings Horses", "Words"(early version), "Valleri" (early version), "I Wanna Be Free" (fast version), "I'll Be Back Upon My Feet"(early version), "You Just May Be The One"(early version) all appeared in various Monkee episodes."Riu Chiu" was also featured in the Monkees' Xmas Episode with the boys singing it live a capella. On this version, it was recorded in a studio and not the version heard on that episode.Great unreleased stuff add to this wonderful collection. Nesmith's tunes as well as Peter's "Come On In" in particular really shine. A nice change of pace from the "older-sounding" Monkees Material.Recommended if you are a Monkees fan."