SURPRISE-Assault On Merryland Prog CD OOP RARE

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 24, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House
SURPRISE - Assault On Merryland. CD, Zarathustra Progressive Recordings, 1995. Originally released 1977. Long lost prog gem from this unsung St. Louis area band. Taken from the band's original master tapes. Sounds fantastic. Great lyric booklet. Now OOP and very rare. CD, booklet, and traycard in excellent condition.
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LINEUP: Mark Biehl - lead vocals, flute, trumpet, piccolo * Rick Bess - electric guitars, acoustic 12 string guitar, bass * Blair Blake - hammond organ, grand piano, mini moog, moog taurus bass pedals, arp string ensemble, celeste * Dave Kelly - drums, tympani, orchestra bells, gongs, triangles, gyro
TRACK LISTING: 01 Eve Of The Assault/Merryland * 02 The Acrobat Between The Stars * 03 Palace Of King Ferris * 04 Tyrangatang * 05 Dance The Tarantella * 06 Tournament Of Love * 07 March Of The Squatamauders * 08 A Day Without Light * 09 The Wonderful Sunshiner/Grand Finale
Background
Another in a long list of independent American progressive rock albums released in the mid-70's that now fetches in its original form at least four figures or more. Thank the gods for the sake of my wallet, the band reissued the album to CD
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