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Spring Session M is the debut studio album by American new wave band Missing Persons. It was released on October 8, 1982 by Capitol Records. The title of the album is an anagram of the band's name. Produced by Ken Scott with the songs written by Terry Bozzio, Dale Bozzio and Warren Cuccurullo, Spring Session M is a new wave rock album with elements of synthpop.

Spring Session M
Missing Persons - Spring Session M.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 1982 (1982-10-08)
Recorded1980–82
StudioChateau Recorders
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length42:38
LabelCapitol
ProducerKen Scott
Missing Persons chronology
Spring Session M
(1982)
Rhyme & Reason
(1984)
Singles from Spring Session M
  1. "Words"
    Released: May 1982
  2. "Destination Unknown"
    Released: September 1982
  3. "Windows"
    Released: January 1983
  4. "Walking in L.A."
    Released: February 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(C+)[2]

Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics and also noted commercial success, peaking at number 17 on the Billboard 200. Spring Session M was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Four singles were released from the album: "Words", "Windows", "Destination Unknown", and "Walking in L.A." All singles charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the music videos received regular airplay on MTV.

Contents

Track listingsEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Noticeable One"3:22
2."Windows"
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
4:59
3."It Ain't None of Your Business"
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
2:55
4."Destination Unknown"
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
3:34
5."Walking in L.A."
  • T. Bozzio
3:59
6."U.S. Drag"
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
3:36
7."Tears"
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
4:22
8."Here and Now"
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
3:26
9."Words"
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
4:25
10."Bad Streets"
  • T. Bozzio
3:41
11."Rock and Roll Suspension"
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
2:34
12."No Way Out"
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
2:45
Total length:42:38

PersonnelEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Ken Scott – producer, engineer
  • Brian Leshon, Phil Jost, Ralph Sutton – assistant engineers[3]
  • Glen Wexler – photography, art direction, design
  • Recorded at Chateau Recorders
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1983) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 17[4]

Certifications and salesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[5] 1× Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Worldwide October 8, 1982 Vinyl, cassette Capitol
Japan 1990 CD
Japan June 28, 1995
United States July 18, 1995 [6]
Japan July 28, 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Spring Session M at AllMusic
  2. ^ CG: Missing Persons. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on 2014-05-12.
  3. ^ Assistant Engineer Brian Leshon https://www.discogs.com/Missing-Persons-Spring-Session-M/release/219691
  4. ^ "Billboard 200: February 26, 1983". Billboard.com. Billboard. 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Missing Persons – Spring Session M". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ "Missing Persons - Spring Session M". Amazon.com (US). Retrieved December 19, 2015.

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