Missing Links Volume Three

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Missing Links Volume Three
Compilation album by The Monkees
Released March 26, 1996
Recorded 1966 - 1969
Genre Rock
Length 51:58
Label Rhino
Producer Various
The Monkees chronology
Barrelful of Monkees: Monkees Songs for Kids!
(1996)
Missing Links Volume Three
(1996)
Justus
(1996)

Missing Links, Volume Three is the third and final volume in a series of Missing Links compilations by The Monkees. Like the other two Missing Links collections (Missing Links and Missing Links Volume 2), the album is made up of unreleased material. The album marks the first time that the television edit of the series' famous theme song had been available as part of a Monkees release (it was released on the TeeVee Tunes "Television Themes Vol 2" in 1986 and as part of a Rhino "Monkees Sampler" in 1994. All previous releases had featured the album version, which is more than twice as long but lacks the TV theme's final verse.)

The tracks "Little Red Rider" and "Hollywood" were re-recorded by Michael Nesmith for his solo album Magnetic South.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(Theme from) The Monkees" (TV Version) (Boyce & Hart)
  2. "Kellogg's Jingle"
  3. "We'll Be Back In A Minute" (Micky Dolenz)
  4. "Through The Looking Glass" (First Recorded Version) (Boyce, Hart, Red Baldwin)
  5. "Propinquity (I've Just Begun To Care)" (Michael Nesmith)
  6. "Penny Music" (Leonard, Boby Weinstein, Jon Stroll)
  7. "Tear The Top Right Off My Head" (Peter Tork)
  8. "Little Red Rider" (Nesmith)
  9. "You're So Good" (Robert Stone)
  10. "Look Down" (Carole King, Toni Stern)
  11. "Hollywood" (Nesmith)
  12. "Midnight Train" (Demo Version) (Dolenz)
  13. "She Hangs Out" (Original Single Version) (Jeff Barry)
  14. "Shake 'Em Up" (and Let 'Em Roll) (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
  15. "Circle Sky" (Alternate Mix) (Nesmith)
  16. "Steam Engine" (Alternate Mix) (Chip Douglas)
  17. "Love To Love" (Alternate Mix) (Neil Diamond)
  18. "She'll Be There" (Acoustic Duet)
  19. "How Insensitive" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicus DeMoraes, Norman Gimbel)
  20. "Merry Go Round" (Tork, Diane Hilderbrand)
  21. "Angel Band" (William Bradbury, Jefferson Hascall)
  22. "Zor And Zam" (TV Version) (Bill & John Chadwick)
  23. "We'll Be Back In A Minute #2" (Dolenz)
  24. "Tema Dei Monkees" (Nistri, Boyce & Hart)

Session Information[edit]

"(Theme From) The Monkees" (TV Version)

  • Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA, August 6, 1966
  • The TV version of the song was recorded during the sessions for More of the Monkees

"Kellogg’s Jingle"

  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Recorded in Hollywood, 1966
  • A commercial jingle sung by Micky with the instrumental backing track borrowing riffs from the theme song. It was recorded during the sessions for The Monkees' debut album

"We’ll Be Back in a Minute"

  • Written by Micky Dolenz
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocal: Micky Dolenz
  • Acoustic Guitar: Micky Dolenz
  • Banjo: Henry Diltz
  • Bass: Chip Douglas
  • Kazoo: Unknown
  • Produced by Brendan Cahill and Micky Dolenz
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Monkees Present
  • Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, July 1, 1969

"Through the Looking Glass" (First Recorded Version)

  • Written by Red Baldwin, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, and Ron Hicklin
  • Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton
  • Acoustic Guitar: Tommy Boyce
  • Bass: Larry Taylor
  • Drums: Billy Lewis
  • Piano: Michel Rubini
  • Percussion: Alan Estes
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, September 10, 1966
  • This version of the song was recorded during the sessions for More of the Monkees. It was later re-cut for The Birds, The Bees & the Monkees, and released on Instant Replay.

"Propinquity (I’ve Just Begun to Care)"

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Acoustic Guitar: Wayne Moss
  • Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
  • Banjo: Sonny Osborne
  • Bass: Norbert Putnam
  • Drums: Kenny Buttrey
  • Organ: David Briggs
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith and Felton Jarvis
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Head. It is also one of the songs that Michael Nesmith had written before he became a member of The Monkees.
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, May 28, 1968

"Penny Music"

  • Written by Michael Leonard, Jon Stroll, and Bobby Weinstein
  • Lead vocal by Davy Jones
  • Backing vocals: Bill Chadwick and Davy Jones
  • Guitar: Unknown
  • Bass: Unknown
  • Drums: Unknown
  • Piano: Unknown
  • Harpsichord: Unknown
  • Brass: Unknown
  • Produced by Bill Chadwick and Davy Jones
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Monkees Present
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, May 1 and July 11, 1969

"Tear the Top Right off My Head"

  • Written by Peter Tork
  • Lead vocal by Peter Tork
  • Guitar: Peter Tork and Lance Wakely
  • Drums: Dewey Martin
  • Harmonica: Lance Wakely
  • Unknown: Ron Brown
  • Produced by The Monkees
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.
  • Recorded at Western Recorders, February 5, 6, and 8, and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, February 12, 1968

"Little Red Rider"

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Backing vocal: Michael Nesmith
  • Guitar: Al Casey and Louie Shelton
  • Bass: Max Bennett
  • Drums: Hal Blaine
  • Piano: Larry Knechtel
  • Tenor Saxophone: Clifford Solomon
  • Trumpet: Mack Johnson
  • Trombone: Lester Robertson
  • Cowbell: Unknown
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Monkees Present
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, May 28 and June 17 and 26, 1969

"You’re So Good"

  • Written by Robert Stone
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Guitar: James Burton and Louie Shelton
  • Electric Guitar: Unknown
  • Bass: Bob West
  • Drums: Earl Palmer
  • Cowbell: Earl Palmer
  • Piano: Michel Rubini
  • Tenor Saxophone: Clifford Solomon
  • Trumpet: Mack Johnson
  • Trombone: Lester Robertson
  • Unknown: John Williams
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith
  • "You’re So Good" was recorded during the sessions for The Monkees Present. It is very unique as it was produced by Michael Nesmith, sung by Micky Dolenz and written by an outsider, Robert Stone. It features Sam & The Goodtimers on the backing track.
  • This song is similar to another Monkees' song "You're So Good to Me" which was recorded the following year and released on Changes. It is possible that You're So Good to Me was adapted from You're So Good. Although only Jeff Barry and Bobby Bloom received writer's credit for writing You're So Good to Me, several sources claim Robert Stone to be a third composer of the song.
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, May 27 and June 26, 1969

"Look Down"

  • Written by Carole King and Toni Stern
  • Lead vocal by Davy Jones
  • Guitar: Dennis Budimir, Al Casey, and Tommy Tedesco
  • Bass: Larry Knechtel
  • Drums: Hal Blaine
  • Percussion: Ken Watson
  • Piano: Michel Rubini
  • Saxophone: Jim Horn and Jay Migliori
  • Trumpet: Jules Chaikin and Tony Terran
  • Trombone: Lew McCreary
  • Produced by The Monkees
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Head. It was considered for, but rejected from Changes.
  • Recorded at T.T.G Studios, Hollywood, April 6, 1968

"Hollywood"

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Guitar: Michael Nesmith, Harold Bradley, and Felton Jarvis
  • Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
  • Banjo: Bobby Thompson
  • Bass: Norbert Putnam
  • Drums: Kenny Buttrey
  • Piano: David Briggs
  • Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
  • Violin: Buddy Spicher
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith and Felton Jarvis
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Head
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, May 29 and 31, 1968

"Midnight Train" (Demo Version)

  • Written by Micky Dolenz
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Harmony vocal: Coco Dolenz (Micky's sister)
  • Acoustic Guitar: Micky Dolenz
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Headquarters
  • Later re-cut during the sessions for The Monkees Present and released on Changes
  • (available on "Headquarters Sessions")
  • The song was written by Micky Dolenz, Chris McCarty, Kenny Lee Lewis and Steve Miller. However only Dolenz, the primary composer received writer's credit.
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, February, 1967

"She Hangs Out" (Original Single Version)

  • Written by Jeff Barry
  • Lead vocal by Davy Jones
  • Backing vocal: Unknown
  • Guitars: Al Gorgoni, Don Thomas, and Hugh McCracken
  • Bass: Louis Mauro and James Tyrell
  • Drums: Herb Lovelle
  • Piano: Stan Free
  • Organ: Arthur Butler
  • Tambourine: Thomas Cerone
  • Produced and Arranged By: Jeff Barry
  • Engineered By: Ray Hall
  • The song was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. However only Barry received writer's credit
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Headquarters. It was later re-cut for Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
  • Recorded at RCA Studio B, New York City, January 21 (11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.) and 24, and February 4 and 5, 1967

"Shake ‘Em Up" (and Let ‘Em Roll)

  • Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz and Unknown
  • Electric Guitar: Keith Allison
  • Acoustic Guitar: Bill Chadwick
  • Bass: Chip Douglas
  • Drums: Eddie Hoh
  • Clarinet: Henry Diltz
  • Produced by The Monkees
  • Micky’s "Mister Henry Diltz on Clarinet" lyric is a reference that Henry Diltz plays clarinet in the song.
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees. It was considered for, but rejected from Changes.
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, February 24, 1968

"Circle Sky" (Alternate Mix)

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Guitar: Michael Nesmith, Keith Allison, and Bill Chadwick
  • Drums: Eddie Hoh
  • Organ: Michael Nesmith
  • Percussion: Michael Nesmith, and Eddie Hoh
  • Produced by The Monkees
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees.
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, December 9 and 17, 1967 and January 6 and 8, 1968

"Steam Engine" (Alternate Mix)

  • Written by Chip Douglas
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, Chip Douglas, Clydie King, Jerry Yester, and Unknown
  • Guitar: Clarence White
  • Steel Guitar: Orville "Red" Rhodes
  • Bass: Lyle Ritz
  • Drums: Jim Gordon
  • Tambourine: Eddie Hoh
  • Organ: Bill Martin
  • Reed: Bill Green and Bob Hardaway
  • Trumpet: Bill Peterson, Sanford Skinner, and Tony Terran
  • Trombone: Bobby Knight and Lew McCreary
  • Produced by Chip Douglas
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Monkees Present. It was originally considered for but rejected from Changes. It was first released on Australia’s Monkeemania in 1979, then Monkee Business, Listen to the Band and the Music Box.
  • Recorded at Western Recorders, May 12, and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, July 8, 1969

"Love to Love" (Alternate Mix)

  • Written by Neil Diamond
  • Lead vocal by Davy Jones
  • Guitars: Al Gorgoni, Don Thomas, and Hugh McCracken
  • Bass: Louis Mauro and James Tyrell
  • Drums: Herb Lovelle
  • Piano: Stan Free
  • Organ: Arthur Butler
  • Tambourine: Thomas Cerone
  • Produced and Arranged By: Jeff Barry
  • Engineered By: Ray Hall
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Headquarters, except the vocal which was re-recorded during the sessions for The Monkees Present.
  • "Love to Love" is considered to be in an alternate mix, even though as of 2001 it is by far the most commonly used mix to date. The reason the mix is considered as such could be because it is a 1967 song featuring a Davy Jones vocal that was re-recorded in 1969. Or maybe because it had been remixed prior to release.
  • Recorded at RCA Studio B, New York City, January 21 (11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.) and 24, and February 4 and 5, 1967, and August 5, 1969

"She’ll Be There" (Acoustic Duet)

  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Harmony vocal: Coco Dolenz
  • Acoustic Guitar: Micky Dolenz
  • Produced by Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Micky and his sister Coco were responsible for the arrangement of the song "She'll Be There". However it is unknown exactly who wrote it, and as a result no official writer's credit was given.
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Headquarters
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, February, 1967

"How Insensitive"

  • Written by Vinicus DeMaraes, Norman Gimbel and Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Guitar: Michael Nesmith, and Harold Bradley
  • Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
  • Banjo: Bobby Thompson
  • Bass: Norbert Putnam
  • Drums: Kenny Buttrey
  • Piano: David Briggs
  • Violin: Buddy Spicher
  • Produced by The Monkees
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Head
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, May 31, 1968

"Merry Go Round"

  • Written by Diane Hilderbrand and Peter Tork
  • Lead vocal by Peter Tork
  • Bass: Peter Tork
  • Organ: Peter Tork
  • Piano: Peter Tork
  • Unknown: Lance Wakely
  • Produced by The Monkees
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees
  • Recorded at Western Recorders, January 20, and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, January 22 and 31, 1968

"Angel Band"

  • Traditional, arr. William Bradbury, Jefferson Hascall, and Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Backing vocal: Michael Nesmith
  • Acoustic Guitar: Al Casey and Louie Shelton
  • Drums: Hal Blaine
  • Double Bass: Max Bennett
  • Harmonium: Michel Rubini
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith
  • "Angel Band" is in the public domain. The writing credit shown for Michael Nesmith is for the song's arrangement.
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Monkees Present
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, June 9, 1969

"Zor and Zam" (First Recorded Version)

  • Written by Bill Chadwick and John Chadwick
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by The Monkees
  • The TV version of the song was recorded during the sessions for The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees. The album version was completed later that month.
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, January 7, 13 and 18, and February 14, 1968

"We’ll Be Back in a Minute" #2

  • Written by Micky Dolenz
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by Brendan Cahill and Micky Dolenz
  • Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, July 1, 1969

"Tema Dei Monkees"

  • Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, with Nistri
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Harmony vocals by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • In another key than the English version
  • Recording info unknown
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for The Monkees