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Surprise was an American prog rock band from St. Louis, Missouri, featuring Mark Biehl (vocals, flute), Rick Bess (guitars, bass), Blair Blake (keyboards), and Dave Kelly (percussion).
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Surprise — Assault on Merryland Surprise — Assault on Merryland
(Zarathustra ZAR 001, 1977/1995, CD)

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