Missing Persons have reformed and are back on tour with the original line up in 2001, capitalizing on the 80's revival. Originally released in 1984, this digitally remastered release has 6 bonus tracks (2 unreleased!), in... more »cluding a live version on Walking In L.A. New liner notes and rare photos also included in this updated release.16 tracks.« less
Missing Persons have reformed and are back on tour with the original line up in 2001, capitalizing on the 80's revival. Originally released in 1984, this digitally remastered release has 6 bonus tracks (2 unreleased!), including a live version on Walking In L.A. New liner notes and rare photos also included in this updated release.16 tracks.
"I was brought to tears thinking of the lovely song "Surrender Your Heart" from this classic release. A few years ago, I underwent an intense letter writting campaing, asking people to put this on CD. Imagine my surprise when (after giving up) I found it. This was Missing Persons finest hour, and the best full length in the all too brief history of new wave. This genre is so disrespected now, but for those of us who grew up in it, we recognize that new wave held in it's grasp the infinite beauty of life and youth. It was music to celebrate and feel life. Nothing since has come close. Techno has been good, but nobody has harnessed the pure bliss of young emotion like new wave artists. This release is a synth and guitarist's dream. It's evident that great thought was put into production, programming and developing an overall sound. I'm so happy that I finally got to see Missing Persons, just 2 years ago in my own hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dale is as cute as ever! Now I'll own a timeless CD! I invite all fans to email me!"
Missing in action until now
Michael Paulsen | Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USA | 11/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Missing Persons' 2nd album, RHYME & REASON, showed the band maturing, demonstrating that their talent was genuine and not all about image. The singles "Give" and "Right Now" have been available on the previously released BEST OF, but RHYME got poor coverage on this compilation. 3 of their greatest songs, the gentle "Surrender Your Heart", the longing "Waiting for a Million Years" and the joyous "If Only For a Moment", are now finally available on CD! Songs like "Clandestine People" and "Racing Against Time" are a bit dispensable, but the rest is solid. 6 bonus tracks are included, featuring earlier unreleased live and studio recordings, including the rare "Action Reaction"."
Missing Persons' finest moment finally on CD
Bruce Nickerson | Denver, CO USA | 02/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Missing Persons' second album, Rhyme & Reason, is a more complex and futuristic-sounding departure from its best-selling first album, Spring Session M. There is much to capture the new listener's attention. The original 10 tracks (supplemented by bonus tracks on the CD) hold together as a unit, and the lyrics as a whole make an impression of hope triumphing over despair. The maturing of the band is most evident in Dale Bozzio's strong vocals. Fast, fun tracks, such as "Clandestine People" and "Racing Against Time" balance tender moments in "Surrender Your Heart" and the last two tracks, "Waiting for a Million Years" and "If Only for the Moment," which still give me goosebumps! When Rhyme & Reason went out of print, I had only my well-worn cassette to enjoy and to make believers out of my friends (which I did!) Now I have the CD, which has bonus tracks and better sound quality. I recommend getting Rhyme & Reason on CD while it's available!"
Bart Cabezas | Sydney, AUSTRALIA | 11/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...what do you know? In my review re SPRING SESSION M, I made mention of how i find it sad that Capitol Records did not release this album on CD Format. I WANT TO TAKE IT BACK AND THANK CAPITOL RECORDS...this time ;-)...on re-releasing this album on disc format via One-Way Records. This and Color in Your Life...has been out accordingly since 21 November 2000...and i have yet to grab my copies of them. NOW...while a lot of Missing Persons' fans would blabber about Spring Session M...I personally think that Rhyme & Reason is their artistic masterpiece. You have to think that music-wise, this will never be a let-down since we are talking here of Zappa blokes. If ur after vocals, then Dale's unique hiccup-y deliveries would definitely distinguish them from the rest. This is an album which needs intent listening as the tracks here don't kick you the first time but in my case...THEY DID. Standout cuts are THE CLOSER THAT YOU GET, GIVE, RIGHT NOW, SURRENDER YOUR HEART, CLANDESTINE PEOPLE and one big surprise is the last track, IF ONLY FOR THE MOMENT. I can still vividly recall the MTVs that go with the songs in this album, quite ahead of their time during the 80s and i should say were quite "classy" for the genre. But when members of a band decide on different musical directions, that will definitely spell the end of a good band and a new life for the members, which is what happened to Missing Persons. Finally, I can just hold on to my evidence of good music (their albums) from a band i was once so fond of and and will forever be a part of my "personal discography". Forgive me for being a bit mellow dramatic (corny?) on this but they just happen to be a part of my growing 80s life...the musically colourful decade. It won't hurt to step back in time once in a while and enjoy MISSING PERSONS at their best."