The band released its first nationally distributed album Deluxe in on its own indie label Swell Records, which caught the attention of major record labels and radio. Better Than Ezra signed with Elektra Records in Success came quickly to Better Than Ezra. Tom Drummond commented later in CDU - Better Than Ezra - Surprise (CD interview with CNN"It took us seven years to get signed, and then seven weeks to get to No. After Deluxe' s major label release, original drummer Cary Bonnecaze left the band in Friction, Baby was not as commercially successful as Deluxebut has sold almostunits as of The album was recorded between mid-January and late-April at a studio in New Orleans.
We wanted it to be a record that didn't necessarily sound like what people expected. The single "At the Stars" debuted, and peaked, at number 78 on the Billboard Hot Artifakt was only sold online  and at concerts.
Tom Drummond, the band's bassist, noted in"It's basically an album full of rarities. Better Than Ezra, now no longer with Elektra Records, signed with the Beyond Records label and began CDU - Better Than Ezra - Surprise (CD on new material. We just wanted to be with a label who wanted success as much as we did. Producer Brad Wood's management company recommended DJ Swampwho had previously worked with Beckto mix several tracks. Closer was released on August 7, On September 28,the band simultaneously released their first live concert DVD, as well as an official live album, both entitled Live at the House of Blues, New Orleans through Sanctuary Records.
InDesperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry used the band's song " Juicy " as the background music for the second season of the show's promotional advertisements, which Griffin credited with bringing attention to the album.
The split was amicable, with bassist Tom Drummond saying, "It's bittersweet. He's fantastic. We're still good friends, and there are no hard feelings. We'll miss him. But this is an opportunity he needed to take. In addition, Better Than Ezra announced the May 12, release date for their seventh studio album, entitled Paper Empirewhich is produced by Warren Huart and singer Kevin Griffin. The first single, " Absolutely Still " was released for iTunes purchase on March On May 22,Griffin confirmed that the band plans to release their first new album since later in the year, Album).
On February 10,it was announced that the band had signed with The End Records for the release of their eighth studio album. The album, All Together Nowwas released on September 9, On August 29,the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Surprisewas released. According to original drummer Cary Bonnecaze, "The family of Joel Rundell our original guitarist who passed away in and I own the original recording, and we thought that with being the 25th anniversary of its original release, it would be a good time to release it.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Surprise Better Than Ezra album. American alternative rock group. Better Than Ezra performing live in Nashville, Tennessee in Alternative rock  southern rock post-grunge  roots rock early . Main article: Better Than Ezra discography. Retrieved July 30, Stylus Magazine. Album) End Records. February 10, Archived from the original on August 8, LSU Football Schedule.
Sign In Register. Music Board. Page 1 2. Page 1 of 2. Does anyone enjoy or used to listen to their Surprise album? Just want to know if anyone enjoys their music!! Replies 7. Options Top. My mom had a copy of Deluxe when I was growing up and I always assumed it was their first album.
I wasn't really into them for a while but rediscovered them a few years ago. Played that album a few times driving across the southwest. Perfect soundtrack for a long drive across the desert. Replies 0. Deluxe was the first CD I ever bought. I always assumed it was their first album until recently.
It still is very good IMO and has stood the test of time. Replies 1. Surprise was cassette only I think. Deluxe was their first "real" album that got national attention. The lead guitarist on Surprise killed himself and the other three kind of reformed after his death and released Deluxe.
I had to check to Album) if I still have the cassette Ive always had a soft spot for this album I always thought it was good college rock, before they kinda lost their edge. Congrats ColeD23!
That being said, I haven't heard "Surprise" but will give it a listen. I dont mind some songs off of Deluxe though Replies 2.
The band released its first nationally distributed album Deluxe in on its own indie label, Swell Records, which caught the attention of major record labels and radio. Better Than Ezra signed with Elektra Records in Missing: CDU. Surprise Better Than Ezra. Surprise Tracklist. 2. Cdu Lyrics. 4. More Better Than Ezra albums All Together Now. Death Valley ep. Show all albums by Better Than Ezra. May 05, · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Better Than Ezra - Surprise at Discogs. Complete your Better Than Ezra collection.4/5(3). First time on CD for the debut release from the American Alt-Rock band originally only released on cassette. 25 years ago, SURPRISE became the first album recorded by Better Than Ezra, and the only album to include all four original members. Until now only a few thousand cassette copies were made of SURPRISE/5(16). Listen to your favorite songs from Surprise (25th Anniversary Re-Mastered Edition) by Better Than Ezra Now. Stream ad-free with Amazon Music Unlimited on mobile, desktop, and . Lyrics to 'Cdu' by Better Than Ezra. (written by kevin griffin) (transcribed by ferlen david iii) Well they almost had you down I was beat back, look in the mirror and. First time on CD for the debut release from the American Alt-Rock band originally only released on cassette. 25 years ago, SURPRISE became the first album recorded by Better Than Ezra, and the only album to include all four original members. Until now only a few thousand cassette copies were made of SURPRISE. Better Than Ezra formed in by Kevin Griffin on vocals and guitar and Cary Missing: CDU. Lyrics for CDU by Better Than Ezra. (written by kevin griffin) (transcribed by ferlen david iii) Well they almost had you dow. Aug 19, · From the 25th Anniversary of Better Than Ezra's album "Surprise" originally released on cassette only in on Swell Records EZRA POUND LYRICS Lay your hands on the ocean Lay you hands on the sea. Better Than Ezra is an American alternative rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and signed with The End Records. The band formed in in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and consists of Kevin Griffin (vocals and guitar), Tom Drummond (bass guitar), Michael Jerome (drums), and James Arthur Payne Jr. (guitar, keyboards). The band has released eight studio albums, most .
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