Surprise, Surprise

Released in 1992

The album was mentioned and played in a JazzrockTV episode. Check our this epiosde for the full coverage: JazzrockTV #104 MEZZOFORTE.
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Discogs Album Info:

A1: Surprise
Percussion: Geoff Calver
Written-By: Eythor Gunnarsson

A2: Garden Party
Soloist, Flugelhorn: Steve Dawson (4)
Written-By: Eythor Gunnarsson

A3: Gazing At The Clouds
Written-By: Kristinn Svavarsson

A4: Early Autumn
Soloist, Brass: Bill Eldridge, Kristinn Svavarsson
Written-By: Fridrik Karlsson

A5: Action Man
Written-By: Eythor Gunnarsson

B1: Funk Suite No.1
Written-By: Eythor Gunnarsson, Fridrik Karlsson, Gunnlaugur Briem, Jóhann Ásmundsson, Kristinn Svavarsson

B2: Easy Jack
Written-By: Fridrik Karlsson

B3: Fusion Blues
Written-By: Fridrik Karlsson

B4: The Old Neighborhood
Written-By: Fridrik Karlsson

B5: Surprise, Reprise
Written-By: Eythor Gunnarsson


Alto Saxophone: Chris Hunter
Arranged By: Mezzoforte
Arranged By [Brass, Vocals]: Chris Cameron
Bass: Jóhann Ásmundsson
Design [Sleeve]: Ernst J. Backman
Drums: Gunnlaugur Briem
Engineer: Geoff Calver
Engineer [Assistant]: Dai Reynolds
Guitar: Fridrik Karlsson
Keyboards: Eythor Gunnarsson
Percussion: Eirikur Ingolfsson, Gunnlaugur Briem, Jóhann Ásmundsson, Kristinn Svavarsson, Luis Jardim
Producer: Geoff Calver
Programmed By [O B X - A]: Winston Sela
Saxophone: Kristinn Svavarsson
Tenor Saxophone: Chris Hunter, Martin Dobson
Trumpet: Bill Eldridge, Stuart Brooks
Vocals: Chris Cameron, Shady Calver


Recorded at PRT Studios, London 1982
Mixed in Red Bus Studios, London 1982
℗ © 1982 Steinar Records (UK) Ltd.
Released in Great Britain in early 1982, this album was the bands first international release. It contains the hit "[r=1260508]" which crossed over into pop and dance charts around the world. The album was first released in Iceland in late 1982 as "MEZZOFORTE[r=3496341]" with a different cover. For the international release the title was changed to Surprise Surprise and the record company decided to use the cover from the bands previous album. “[r=3496272]” - which was only released in Iceland.

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