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Spring Session M [Extra tracks]

Missing PersonsAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 18, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: One Way Records Inc
  • ASIN: B000002R0V
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #150,276 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Noticeable One
2. Windows
3. It Ain't None Of Your Business
4. Destination Unknown
5. Walking In L.A.
6. U.S. Drag
7. Tears
8. Here And Now
9. Words
10. Bad Streets
11. Rock And Roll Suspension
12. No Way Out
13. Hello, I Love You (Bonus Track)
14. Mental Hopscotch (Bonus Track)

Editorial Reviews

1995 reissue on One Way of the new wave act's top 20 debutalbum, originally released on Capitol in 1982 & now with twobonus tracks added: 'Mental Hopscotch' & their memorablecover of The Doors' 'Hello, I Love You'. Also features theoriginal cover art & a

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I remember seeing "Words" on MTV so many years ago when I was very young and thought it was pretty weird.
I saw "Words" on MTV recently and thought it was pretty weird.
But the music on Spring Session M is so well crafted and performed such that I think it's one of the most influential albums of the period. So much music in the following years emulated Missing Persons.
I wouldn't describe this album completely as pop... I call this progressive rock. Drummer Terry Bozzio, bassist Patrick O'Hearn and guitarist Warren Cucurullo are all Frank Zappa band alumni focusing their ridiculous amount of musical talent on solid songwriting and performance.
My favorite band, Rush, must have listened to Spring Session M nonstop because they basically changed their sound so similar to what's on this record with their 1982 "Signals" effort. The drum beat on Rush's song "Chemistry" is lifted from "Mental Hopscotch" to the note. Neil Peart plays Terry Bozzio's fills. Alex Lifeson plays Warren Cucurullo's guitar lines.
And they're not without a sense of humor... "Walking in L.A." is especially tongue-in-cheek, as is "Words". I recommend this record to anyone who wants to listen to really solid song-oriented rock and while the sounds may be dated, performances and songs of this quality won't go out of style. But blue hair will. Oh well.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rhyme & Reason....too July 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I'm supposed to say something about Spring Session M., which is definitely a "must have" MP cd since it practically showcases Dale Bozzio's unique phasing of words but forgive me, for I cannot help but react and agree with one reviewer regarding another work by this fabulous 80s rock band. Missing Persons was also very well known for their flambouyance, courtesy of Ms. Bozzio, of course and some really rockin' music, a distinguishing charateristic of most 80s stuff.For the cut "Words" alone, you simply have had ur money's worth. I happen to own the Spring Session M. cd, their Best of cd and of course...The Rhyme & Reason album (vynil format)which for me is FARRRR SUPERIOR than their Spring Session stuff. Songs like The Closer That You Get, Surrender Your Heart, Right Now & Clandestine People...WOW! I also am a proud owner of the 12 inch lp format of the single GIVE which i think is one song that marked the emergence of confident female rockers in the 80's...the likes of Martha Davis (The Motels) and Terri Nunn (Berlin). But really, it's a PITY AND SHAME that Capitol Records (big HELLO Capitol!)overlooked the re-release of Rhyme & Reason album on cd format but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that it'll be re-released probably by Cema budget records or some unknown record company in Japan. Meantime, all my Missing Persons stuff (specially Rhyme & Reason lp) are kept under lock and key. If your into guitar riffs, a little bit of synths and some out of this world vocals...try listening to MISSING PERSONS...their previous materials are almost as rare as a panda...grab em when u chance upon them and enjoy!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The "Must Have" Missing Persons Album January 4, 2001
Format:Audio CD
While not their best effort (that came later, with Rhyme & Reason), this album is still the "must have" disc. Everyone who remembers the early 80's should have a copy of this one - Missing Persons were one of the truly interesting and innovative new wave bands, and their music is worth listening to. In particular, "Windows," "Destination Unknown" and "Words" are exceptional.
I still remember the first time I heard "Destination Unknown" on MTV. It was an absolutely mesmerizing song, and now, after all these years, it still has an effect on me.
One final note: I'm glad they decided to re-release all three Missing Persons albums on CD, but I do wish they would have left them as they were originally. Tacking on extra material is silly, as none of it was good enough to make the cut the first time around, so why bother? Also, the live material at the end of "Rhyme and Reason" is really poorly recorded . . . I could have done without hearing it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT WAY TO START THE '80S March 1, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely LOVE this album! I bought it when I was a senior in high school. This was one of the few new wave bands that my hard rocking friends could like, and, in concert, this band was amazing. All of the hits ("Walking in L.A.," "Words", etc.) still sound fresh today. I'm glad the reissue included "Mental Hopskotch," which is my favorite Missing Persons song. There is not a weak track on this album. A stellar debut, indeed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rhyme & Reason January 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Ask a diehard Zappa-band fan and you'll quickly recognize that four of the five members of Missing Persons are Zappa alums. So yes - the band is super-tight, disciplined, and bent. However, as another reviewer points out, there is an unavailable MP disk named Rhyme & Reason that, for my money, is the high point of Missing Persons' creative trajectory. Unfortunately, while the songs were pop (per the MP 'mission statement'), they had become a bit too sophisticated for general consumption and the album tanked. Now, you can't even buy the best album MP ever produced! Rhyme & Reason: The Closer That You Get - Give - Now Is The Time - Surrender Your Heart - Clandestine People - Right Now - All Fall Down - Racing Against Time - Waiting For A Million Years - If Only For The Moment. Snap it up if you can find it; it's a 5-Star platter of choice cuts.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars For me this album has only gotten better with age!!
The 80's was filled with many musical groups. So, to stand out you had to be something special. Missing Persons have what it takes to stand through the tests of music time. Read more
Published 10 months ago by James Timothy Goss
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
I have wanted this album for years and finally purchased it. a bit on the expensive side but well worth it. It has all the hits i remembered and a few i forgot. Read more
Published 14 months ago by robzimus
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album she made
I had this album many years ago and decided to add this to my cd collection as well...of course this cd ROCKS! Like going back to the 80's
Published on September 12, 2011 by kcbauman
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Crafted Absenteeism!
From the crunchy hard rock of "Noticeable One" to the hit singles, "Words," "Destination Unknown" and "Windows," there isn't a single throw away here. Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by Starr
5.0 out of 5 stars Still holds together after so many years
This is one record I come back to every few months and always appreciate it like the first time I listened to it. Read more
Published on May 25, 2011 by Richard Smekal
5.0 out of 5 stars A1
This is the lp/cd to have , the best from the group , must say this is much better than r and r release. sorry rr fans . Read more
Published on May 12, 2011 by mijup
4.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous example of the quirkiness of the 1980's
This Missing Persons album charted higher than any of the four singles did. And why is that? I guess radio was struggling to compete against MTV. Read more
Published on April 14, 2011 by Rykre
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun! the best word to describe this album. Even though there are a couple songs with darker lyrics, the sound is almost completely upbeat. Read more
Published on February 24, 2011 by 14JRNY
1.0 out of 5 stars The death knell of New Wave.
The best thing about New Wave after this album is that there wasn't any. This fortunately was officially the tail end of the scene. Read more
Published on April 27, 2010 by Corky
4.0 out of 5 stars Sign of the Times
Mixing pop with a new wave edginess and solid live performances before inking a major recording deal in 1982, Missing Persons found a home on the fragmenting FM radio with its... Read more
Published on August 19, 2008 by Best Of All
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