Arriving in the winter of 1996, Missing Links Volume Three is the third and final volume (to date) in a series of Missing Links compilations by Rhino Records. Like the previous two collections (Missing Links and Missing Links Volume Two), the album is made up of unreleased material, alternate mixes, and in the case of "Zor and Zam," versions of songs heard strictly on The Monkees television series.
Issued only on compact disc, this collection marks one of the first times that the television edit of The Monkees theme song had been available (it was, however, released on the TeeVee Tunes Television Themes Volume 2 in 1986 and as part of a Rhino Monkees sampler in 1994). All previous Monkees CD releases of the theme song had featured the album version, which is more than twice as long but lacks the TV theme's final verse.
Andrew Sandoval, who co-produced this set with Bill Inglot, also wrote the liner notes.