Surprise Surprise

Surprise Surprise 1982

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– Previous Album –

Released in Great Britain in early 1983 this album was the bands first international release. It contains the hit “Garden Party” which crossed over into pop charts around the world. The album was first released in Iceland in late 1982 as MEZZOFORTE4, 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 “Thvilikt og annad eins” which was only released in Iceland.

Track listing

Surprise surprise   (Eythor Gunnarsson)
Garden party   (Eythor Gunnarsson)
Gazing at the clouds   (Kristinn Svavarsson)
Early autumn   (Fridrik Karlsson)
Action man   (Eythor Gunnarsson)
Funk suite no.1   (Gunnarsson, Karlsson, Asmundsson, Briem, Svavarsson)
Easy Jack   (Fridrik Karlsson)
Fusion blues   (Fridrik Karlsson)
The old neighbourhood   (Fridrik Karlsson)
Surprise reprise   (Eythor Gunnarsson)

Fridrik Karlsson – Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson – Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson – Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem – Drums, Percussion
Kristinn Svavarsson, Saxophones

Recorded in:
PRT Studios, London UK July- August 1982
Produced by:
Geoff Calver
Horns and vocals arranged by:
Chris Cameron

Additional Musicians:
Luis Jardim – Percussion
Shady Owens – Voice
Chris Cameron – Voice
Steve Dawson – Flugelhorn
Winston Sela – OBX programming

Horn section:
Bill Eldridge – Trumpet
Martin Dobson – Saxophone
Stuart Brooks – Trumpet
Chris Hunter – Saxophone