Missing Links Volume Two was released in January 1990 on both cassette and compact disc. This collection of Monkees rarities and more has never been issued on vinyl, and the track listings for the cassette and CD versions differed, with more songs made available on the compact disc. Like the first Missing Links collection in 1987, the album consists of songs that were left inside The Monkees' vault in the 1960s.
Volume Two contained noteworthy tracks like "All The King's Horses" and "I Wanna Be Free" (fast version), both of which were featured in the television series only and had been bootlegged for some time. Several songs that were also included on the TV show soundtrack in its earliest episodes but were later re-recorded by the group ("Valleri," "I'll Be Back Up On My Feet," "You Just May Be The One," "Words," "Mr. Webster") makeup a large portion of the track list.
"Michigan Blackhawk," a Michael Nesmith original, was mislabeled on this release and is actually titled "Down the Highway," written by Carole King and Toni Stern and produced by Nez. "Michigan Blackhawk" was a song attempted during sessions for The Monkees Present in 1969.
Monkees fans were also excited to see the live version of "Circle Sky" make its official release here, along with "Riu Chiu," the traditional Spanish carol performed by The Monkees on their 1967 Christmas episode.
Listen to the CD version of Missing Links Volume Two:
In Memoriam: Michael Nesmith
Recap: Monkees Farewell Tour
Dolenz sings Nesmith