Spring Session M

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Spring Session M
Missing Persons - Spring Session M.jpg
Studio album by Missing Persons
Released October 8, 1982 (1982-10-08)
Recorded 1980–82
Studio Chateau Recorders
(Los Angeles, California)
Length 42:38
Label Capitol
Producer Ken Scott
Missing Persons chronology
Spring Session M
Rhyme & Reason
(1984)Rhyme & Reason1984
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
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(C+)[2]

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.

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.

Track listings[edit]

1."Noticeable One"3:22
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
3."It Ain't None of Your Business"
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
4."Destination Unknown"
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
5."Walking in L.A."
  • T. Bozzio
6."U.S. Drag"
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
8."Here and Now"
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
10."Bad Streets"
  • T. Bozzio
11."Rock and Roll Suspension"
  • D. Bozzio
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
12."No Way Out"
  • T. Bozzio
  • Cuccurullo
Total length:42:38



  • 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


Weekly charts[edit]

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

Certifications and sales[edit]

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 history[edit]

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


  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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