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Missing Links
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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A collection of rare and unreleased studio tracks from 1966-1968.


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All Artists: Monkees
Title: Missing Links
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227015022, 081227015015, 081227015046


Album Description
A collection of rare and unreleased studio tracks from 1966-1968.

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Unreleased GEMS!
Henry R. Kujawa | "The Forbidden Zone" (Camden, NJ) | 12/26/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What a JOY it was when Rhino put this out. After the relative disappointments of "NOW AND THEN" and 'POOL IT!" here was an entire album of terrific (more-or-less) "new" Monkees material! And so MUCH to love here: "Apples, Peaches, Bananas And Pears" (which I suspect was intended to open the shelved 2nd B&H-produced album); "If You Have The Time" (which had turned up on Saturday morning, but strangely went unreleased until here!); "I Don't Think You Know Me" (my favorite of the various versions that have shown up since), "Carlisle Wheeling" (also my fave of the 3 very different takes that have surfaced, including the one on Nesmith's LOOSE SALUTE); "Storybook Of You" (Davy at his romantic best!), "All Of Your Toys" (not really a fave, I can't picture this being a single-- and is it possible the song is really about Don Kirshner?); "Nine Times Blue" (the "definitive" version of this one! ); "So Goes Love" (great ballad from Davy; this makes a strong point that Mike Nesmith should have been the SOLE producer!); "Of You" (more Nesmith magic); and "War Games" (wouldn't this have made a great companion to Micky's "Mommy And Daddy"?). The 4 CD bonus tracks are less memorable (7, 8, 15, 16) but I'm all for a "complete" reissue project, so overall no complaints. The first MISSING LINKS wound up being BETTER than some of the original albums."
In a long and involved conversation with myself....
amethyst-72 | Taylor Mill, KY USA | 05/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a Monkees fan since the 20th anniversary revival in 1986 and first came across ML Vol. 1 in September 1987. I was so excited to add to my rapidly growing collection some tracks that had never been previously released, and I certainly was not disappointed. I rewound the old cassette so many times that eventually it wore out and I had to buy the CD. Not a problem when one of Michael Nesmith's greatest songs, "Carlisle Wheeling", a stunning tale of nostalgic recollection of young love and the acceptance of change in relationships, is part of the deal. I recently paid respectful tribute to an ex-boyfriend with this song; after everything he and I have been through during the past 12 years, it fits us perfectly. Consider the following: "It's amazing how time can so softly change your ways/ And make you look at things that can't be seen/ How the years that roll by can start you listening/ Not just to what they say, but what they mean/ So forgive me, my dear, if I seem preoccupied/ If the razor's edge of youthful love is gone/ But we're both a little older, our relationship has grown/ Not just in how it's shaped, but how it's shown..."A gem of an album that both casual and hardcore Monkees fans will enjoy greatly, especially the Nesmith tunes."
Wonderific Album!!! You will not regret buying it!!!
Daisy Hunt | **hugging Marik.** Just kidding. | 08/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have loved everything I have ever heard by the Monkees, and the songs on this album are no exception. Every single one is a gem! All four Monkees have some time to showcase their singing talents. Nez (Mike) has the beautiful "Nine Times Blue" and "Carlisle Wheeling." Davy's songs include the Broadway-flavored "My Share of the Sidewalk" and "If You Have the Time" (the tune to this one sounds like an early version of Head's "Daddy's Song"), the romantic "Storybook of You," and the thought-provoking war protest song, "War Games," among others. Micky's lineup includes the novelty, "Teeny Tiny Gnome," the interesting "All of Your Toys" (sounds like a song about a femme fatale character I created), the unusual (but kewl) "Rosemarie," and a duet (well, don't know if that's the right word, but you know what I mean) with Peter, "I Don't Think You Know Me." Peter even gets a chance to sing solo, on the cute "Lady's Baby." This is one of the best Monkees albums ever released! You will not regret buying this, I promise you."