Volcanic



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Track listing It's a funk thing Berlin Boogie High Life Sleeping Vulvano Stepping Out Jump Town Sea Breeze Bright and Early Hatton Down on Sunset So What's up? Wandering Soul

Johann Asmundsson - Bass
Gulli Briem - Drums
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Oskar Gudjonsson - Saxophones
Bruno Mueller - Guitars
Sebastian Studnitzky - Trumpet
Joo Kraus - Trumpet
Thomas Dyani - Percussion
Luis Conte - Percussion

Recorded in:
Hljodriti, Iceland, engineered by Addi800
Island Studios, Iceland, engineered by Johann Asmundsson
Doghausstudios, Cologne, Germany, engineered byJohann Asmundsson
AudioCue Tonlabor, Berlin, Germany, engineered by Johann Asmundsson
Pro Time Studios, Iceland,
FIH Studios, Iceland, engineered by Asi Johansson Produced by:
Mezzoforte
Mixed by: Johann Asmundsson at Paradise Studios, Iceland
Mastered by: Phil Magnotti

Mezzoforte - Live In Reykjavik



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Track listing Drive Expressway Action man Hard wired Icebreaker Nightfall Prime time High season Evolution Beyond the horizon Later on Cobra E.G.blues Joyride Early autumn Happy hour Four corners Surprise surprise Garden party Medley (Midnight sun, Spring fever, Rockall)

The DVD, Live in Reykjavik features 20 songs recorded by a special 10 piece version of the band during 3 concerts in Reykjavik, Iceland in march of 2007. Bonus material consists of footage from rehersals as well as a slideshow of photos spanning the band’s carreer. Live In Reykjavik is released in 4 versions: As a 2CD set, as a DVD, as a Deluxe Edition with special liner notes and bonus tracks and last but not least, as 2 Vinyl-LPs!
Only the regular DVD is available here.
Other versions are available in shops (first in Europe and later around the world) or through www.zyx.de.

Mezzoforte:
Fridrik Karlsson - Guitar
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass
Gulli Briem – Drums
Oskar Gudjonsson – Sax
Bruno Mueller - Guitar
Sebastian Studnitsky – Keys & Trumpet
Thomas Dyani – Percussion
Thorbjorn Sunde – Trombone
Jens Petter Antonsen – Trompet

The live DVD contains the following songs:
1. Drive
2. Expressway
3. Action man
4. Hard wired
5. Icebreaker
6. Nightfall
7. Prime time
8. High season
9. Evolution
10. Beyond the horizon
11. Later on
12. Cobra
13. EG blues
14. Joyride
15. Early autumn
16. Happy hour
17. Four corners
18. Surprise surprise
19. Garden party
20. Medley
Midnight sun
Spring fever
Rockall

Mixed by Johann Asmundsson
5.1 Mix assisted by Birgir Tryggvason
Bonus material includes footage from rehersals, old videos and photos covering the band's 30 year history.

Recorded and filmed in Borgarleikhus, March 26 & 27, 2007 - Iceland

Forward Motion



Track listing Tribute Nightfall Hardwired Forward Motion Beyond the horizon Four Corners Cruising Quartier Latin Funky Staircase Weather Ahead Sizzle Gratitude

Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem - Drums, Percussion

Recorded in:
Puk Studios, Denmark; MK Studio, Reykjavik; River of Light Studio, London; Scratch Studios, Surrey.
Produced by:
Mezzoforte and Wolfgang Haffner
Mixed by Oskar Paul at Sahara Sound Studios, London

Additional Musicians:
Thomas Dyani - Percussion
Andy Snitzer - Tenor saxophone
David Wilchewski - Tenor Saxophone
Wolfgang Haffner - Drums

Horn section:
Derek Watkins & Simon Gardener - trumpets
Jamie Talbot & Stan Sulzman - saxophones

Forward Motion is also available as a Hybrid SACD, Super Audio disk in 5.1. Check your local dealer or order online through ZYX

Monkey fields



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Track listing Monkey Fields 1812 Premature Make it Funky WeeAhh Drive Plan B Blow Step Right Back Funeral For A Mouse Tom Jam Blah The Squid Aurora Monkey Fields/jam

Eythor Gunnarsson, Keyboards
Fridrik Karlsson, Guitars
Johann Asmundsson, Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem, Drums, Percussion
Oskar Gudjonsson, Saxophones

Recorded in: Rock Mine Studio, Reykjavik, Iceland, July-December 1995
Produced by: Andrew Missingham except 3 and 8 produced and arranged by Mezzoforte
and 6 produced and arranged by Eythor Gunnarsson & Mezzoforte

Additional Musicians:
Andrew Missingham, MPC-3000 programming and sampling
Tracy Ackerman, Vocals
Rowland Sutherland, Flute
Veigar Margeirsson, Trumpet
Einar Jónsson, Trombone
Sigurdur Flosason, Bass clarinet, Bass flute, Alto flute

Arranged by: Mezzoforte & Andrew Missingham
Horn arrangement on 8 by Veigar Margeirsson
Woodwinds on 9 arranged by Eythor Gunnarsson
Vocal arrangement on 3 and 8 by Tracy Ackerman and Fridrik Karlsson
Engineered and mixed by: Oskar Pall Sveinsson except * mixed by Mike Nielsen
Monkey Fields/Jam recorded live at Monkey Fields - Apavellir in January 1995

Daybreak



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Track listing Little Rock Downtown Daybreak After hours Rollercoaster Cobra Jakarta dream Everything you want Journey's end Silently

Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem - Drums, Percussion
Kåre Kolve - Saxophones

Recorded in:
PUK Studios, Denmark, September 1993
Produced by:
Mezzoforte
Mixed by Peter Iversen

Additional Musicians:
Jens Petter Antonsen - Trumpet
Celio De Carvahlo - Percussion

Playing for time



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Track listing Playing for time Expressway Magic Take a breath Prime time Hitchhiker High season Quick step In a word

Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem - Drums, Percussion

Recorded in:
MF Studio 7 in Reykjavík 1987-88
Additional recordings at Red Zone and The Mad Hatter Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Produced by:
Mezzoforte(1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9) and
Rolf Graf/Svein Dag Hauge(1,2),
Eric Persing(4,6,8),
Eythor Gunnarsson(9),
Eric Persing and Eythor Gunnarsson(3)
Mixed by Eric Zobler at Mama Joe´s Recording Studios L.A.

Additional Musicians:
Ernie Watts - Saxophones
Steve Tavaglione - Saxophone
Efrain Toro - Percussion
Roby Duke - Vocal
Rolf Graf - Synthesizer Programming
Eric Persing - Keyboards and Synthesizer Programming
Jon Kjell Seljeseth - Syntesizer programming

Horn section:
Larry Williams - Saxophone (Horn arr. on 3,5)
Jerry Hey - Trumpet, Flugelhorn (Horn arr. on 6)
Gary Grant - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bill Reichenbach - Trombone

No limits



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Track listing Icebreaker No limit* Joyride Evolution Nothing lasts forever* E.G. blues Another day* Quick step Crystal rain

Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem - Drums, Percussion

Recorded in:
P.R.T. and Scratch Studios London, 1985
Produced by:
Mezzoforte and Nigel Wright
*produced by Nigel Wright
Mixed by Eric Zobler at Mama Joe´s Recording Studios L.A.

Additional Musicians:
Noel McCalla - Lead Vocals
David O´Higgins - Tenor Saxv Simon Morton - Percussion
Frank Ricotti - Percussion
Jeroen De Rijk - Percussion
Tracy Ackerman - Backing Vocals
Mel Wesson - Synthesizer Programming
Chris Cameron - Horn Arrangements
Phil Todd - Alto Sax
Nigel Wright - Kurzweil
Nick North - Kurzweil Strings Arr.

Horn section:
Stuart Brooks - Trumpet
Bill Eldridge - Trumpet
Phil Todd - Saxes
Martin Dobson - Saxes
Neil Sidwell - Trombone

Rising



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Track listing Check it in Takeoff Happy hour Waves Blizzard Solid Northern comfort Fiona Rising Check it out

Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem - Drums, Percussion

Recorded in:
Chipping Norton Studios, Movement Studio Taunton, Livingston Studio London, 1984
Produced by:
Geoff Calver

Additional Musicians:
Dale Barlow - Saxophones
Frank Ricotti - Percussion

Observations



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Track listing Midnight sun Spring feaver Summer dream The Venue Rockall Double orange juice We´re only here for the beer Observations Distance Metal Fusion *

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

Recorded in:
Maison Rouge and Power Plant, London August-September 1983
Produced by:
Geoff Calver

Additional Musicians:
Louis Jardim - Percussion
Shady Owens - Voice
Chris Cameron - Voice

Horn section:
Steve Sidwell - Trumpet
Chris White - Saxophone
Martin Dobson - Saxophone
Stuart Brooks - Trumpet

*The original Icelandic version did not contain Spring Feaver. In stead it contained a song called Metal Fusion. When the album was remastered in 1997 Metal Fusion was added as a bonus track.

Surprise Surprise



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Track listing Surprise surprise Garden party Gazing at the clouds Early autumn Action man Funk suite no.1 Easy Jack Fusion blues The old neighborhood Surprise reprise

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

Recorded in:
PRT Studios, London UK July- August 1982
Produced by:
Geoff Calver

Additional Musicians:
Louis 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

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.

Thvilikt og annad eins



Track listing

Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem - Drums, Percussion
Bjorn Thorarensen - Keyboards

This album was released in Iceland in 1981. The artwork was used again for the international version of the next album, Surprise-Surprise since the original cover for that album was concidered less interesting. It has never been released on CD but some tracks appeared on the compilation Catching up with Mezzoforte.

I Hakanum



Track listing Humoresque Midnight Express Danger High Voltage Octopus Shooting Star Northern Winds Rendez-Vouz Finale

Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem - Drums, Percussion
Bjorn Thorarensen, Keyboards

The second album, recorded while the members were still in their teens. Digitally remastered in 1996 and re-released under the name "Octopus".

Mezzoforte



Track listing

Fridrik Karlsson - Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson - Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson - Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem - Drums, Percussion