The Surprise Package - Columbia Singles (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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The Surprise Package - Columbia Singles (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Surprise Package - Columbia Singles (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 14:19 minutes | 272 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Surprise Package was a 1960s rock band, recording on Columbia Records. They consisted of Fred Zeufeldt (drums, backing vocals), Michael Rogers (piano, organ, bass, backing vocals), Greg Beck (guitar, backing vocals) and Rob Lowery (lead vocals). They had several hits, including The Other Me, written by Jimmy Griffin and Michael Z. Gordon (1967).

The Surprise Package was one of the top 60's Northwest psychedelic rock bands from the greater Seattle area. They were originally called the Viceroys, and had a Northwest instrumental hit called Granny's Pad. The band consisted of Greg Beck (guitar, vocals), Kim Eggers (lead vocals & Sax), Michael Rogers (piano, organ, bass, vocals) and Fred Zeufeldt (drums, vocals). In 1966 after doing some Dick Clark Where the Action Is tours and shows with their friends Paul Revere and the Raiders, they recorded some songs on Columbia Records, produced by Jerry Fuller. During a mixdown session, Lou Adler (the Mamas and Papas producer) suggested the name 'The Surprise Package' to replace the dated 'Viceroys' handle. They recorded four songs under Fuller's production: Eastside, Westside, Going Out of My Mind, The Merry Go Round, and The Other Me, written by Jimmy Griffin and Michael Z. Gordon in 1967. Unfortunately, Columbia apparently had too many artists to market, so The Surprise Package got very little promotion. In late 1967, Kim Eggers left the band and singer Rob Lowrey was hired to replace him. In 1968 they recorded an album called Free Up for Lee Hazlewood's LHI-label, which spun off two singles as well: the title track and their version of MacArthur Park in 1969. In 1970, Mike Rogers left the band, they then added Gene Hubbard on keys and became American Eagle.

Tracklist:

01. Out of My Mind
02. Everything Fine
03. Other Me
04. Merry-Go-Round Is Slowin' You Down
05. East Side, West Side
06. I'll Run

foobar2000 1.3.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-05-16 05:19:57

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Analyzed: The Surprise Package / Columbia Singles
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -0.02 dB -11.77 dB 2:01 01-Out of My Mind
DR10 -0.02 dB -10.56 dB 2:54 02-Everything Fine
DR10 -0.02 dB -10.74 dB 2:12 03-Other Me
DR9 -0.43 dB -11.22 dB 2:22 04-Merry-Go-Round Is Slowin' You Down
DR9 -0.53 dB -12.03 dB 2:51 05-East Side, West Side
DR10 -0.02 dB -12.67 dB 2:02 06-I'll Run
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 192000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2486 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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