Town Cryers - Surprise Surprise (1989)
CD and Casette formats
Town Cryers "Surprise Surprise" (1989) FBR-002
© Flat and Black Records 1989 (SOCAN)
at "Parliament Studios", Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1989
by Steve Tevlin & The Town Cryers, Engineered by Steve Tevlin
Songs - © Cryersong
Publications 1989 Except "The Train Song", by Carpenter
So Pleased to Meet Me - Tanguay
(She Don't Know) Where She's Going To - Allaire
Up in the Air - Tanguay
Miles Around Me - Tanguay
The Train Song - Carpenter
Answering the Questioning - Tanguay
Mount St. Helens - Allaire
Satisfied - Allaire
Never Bin Hurt B-4 - Allaire
for this recording:
John Allaire - guitar and vocals
Jeff Tanguay - guitar, harmonica, vocals
Mike Carpenter - guitar, bass, vocals
Ian Cook - drums, vocals
Otis L. Avateur - Keyboards
Cover Photos - Dave Grant
Surprise" was recorded in 1989 at Parliament Studios in Ottawa.
Just before its release, Ian Cook left the band, and shortly thereafter,
so did Mike Carpenter. Thus, the cover photo was changed to include
the new, and final, rhythm section of Kevin "Breeze" Smith
and Rick Dixon (although neither actually recorded on the disc).
Pleased to Meet Me was chosen for the Sharechez '89 compilation
CD, and their video for "Never Bin Hurt B-4" won top independent
video in Canada for 1989. It received heavy rotation on the relatively
new MuchMusic at the time, and was also featured on network shows
such as "Video Hits" and "Video Wave".
CD charted heavily across North America, but never actually made
it to a number one spot like its predecessor "All's Well"
copies of "Surprise Surprise" can still be purchased through
and Black Records web site on CD-R format.