"Words" was the B-side of "Pleasant Valley Sunday" in the summer of 1967 and later appeared on the group's fourth LP, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.
The song, written by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, was originally recorded in August 1966 under their supervision. It was this version that was aired during an episode of the first season, "Monkees in Manhattan," but it would remain unreleased until the Missing Links Volume 2 compilation arrived in 1990.
"Words" was re-recorded in June 1967 with Chip Douglas as producer and featuring The Monkees as the musicians on the track. It was this version that appeared on the "Pleasant Valley Sunday" single and the Pisces LP. On its own merits, "Words" peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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