Missing Pieces is a 2001 compilation album by Talk Talk. The first six tracks are the A- and B-Sides of the three CD singles released in 1991 for their final album Laughing Stock. Four of these are versions of album tracks, with the addition of the otherwise uncollected B-Sides "Stump" and "5:09". The final track, "Piano", was recorded pseudonymously by Mark Hollis (as "John Cope", the title of the B-Side of their 1988 single "I Believe In You" from the album Spirit of Eden) for the 1998 album "AV 1" by Allinson / Brown, which was produced by former Talk Talk producer Phill Brown. According to Hollis, it was designed to cycle indefinitely for a Dave Allinson/Phill Brown art exhibition and is presented twice in a row on the CD.Missing Pieces was released in 2001 to a generally mixed to positive reception. It is now out of print.
Leonard's Lair gave 3/5 stars, with "5:09" listed as the album highlight. The mixed score was because "if many more tenuous releases see the light of day there's a danger of that impression being cheapened." Allmusic also gave it a 3/5 star review, despite the review being more positive.