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Performer: To My Surprise
Genre: Rock
Title: To My Surprise
Country: Europe
Released: 2003
Style: Alternative Rock, Garage Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1941 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1879 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1165 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 480
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To My Surprise is the only album by American alternative rock band To My Surprise. Released on October 7, 2003 by Roadrunner Records, it was the only album that the band released before disbanding in 2006. The album was intended to be self-produced by Shawn Crahan and Brandon Darner, but after producer Rick Rubin was sent demos by Crahan, Rubin invited the band to Los Angeles where he assumed the role of executive producer.

Album · 2003 · 11 Songs. 2003 The All Blacks . Issued under license to Roadrunner Records from The All Blacks . Roadrunner Records is a registered trademark of The All Blacks . See All. Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls.

Get It To Go. Прослушать Скачать 03:32. Прослушать Скачать 04:23. Who's To Say. Прослушать Скачать 05:34. Прослушать Скачать 03:23. Прослушать Скачать 03:25. Прослушать Скачать 03:48. Come With Me. Прослушать Скачать 04:21. Прослушать Скачать 02:55. Easy or Not. Прослушать Скачать 03:59. Прослушать Скачать 03:38. The World's Too Small.

Album Name To My Surprise. Data wpisu 07 Październik 2003. Wydawcy Roadrunner Records. Styl muzycznyNu Metal. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album13. 1. 2. Get it to Go. 3. In the Mood.

But given his penchant for both the physical and the experimental, To My Surprise is a surprise nonetheless. Recording with a couple of longtime friends from Des Moines, Crahan pays homage to '60s rock, not with a sneer but with sincere appreciation. Rather than bang on his usual beer kegs, he plays a vintage Ringo-style Ludwig kit in arrangements that rock hard ("Get It to Go") or resurrect sunny vibes from years past.

One point which was generally drawn upon was the significant difference between their musical style to that of Crahan's other band Slipknot. Pictures, videos, biodata, and files relating to To My Surprise (album) are also acceptable encyclopedic sources.

Album by To My Surprise. Turn It Back Around. Sunday. MusicBrainz: To My Surprise.

Posted Apr 27, 2007 09:27 AM. Ultimate Guitar. Sound - 10 This album is amazing! However, a lot of people might not think so, since it's widely known as a slipknot side project, and it's being found in the metal section of your local FYE. This CD is not metal. It is good old fashioned almost jammy rock music, and I love it. Don't expect anything when you listen to this album, because if your looking for another Slipknot side project, you will be dissapointed (that's probably why I found it used). Lyrics - 9 Great lyrics! They are fun, but at the same time meaningful. it's is truely beautiful

Every actor, imitates Every boxer, needs a break I was born to, entertain Motivated, physi I can't face away. Got a message in pathway, beyond myself that day Don't do what I have done do what I say. Were you just born an asshole, rage in exile What you have lost you can't replace Were you just born an asshole, rage in exile You are that dish you can not ta-a-a-aste.


1 The World's Too Small 3:37
2 Get It To Go 3:12
3 In The Mood 3:31
4 Blue 3:59
5 Say Goodbye 3:33
6 Easy Or Not 2:54
7 Turn It Back Around 3:25
8 This Life 5:34
9 Come With Me 3:47
10 Sunday 3:22
11 Who's To Say 4:23

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Cello Studios
  • Mixed At – Cello Studios
  • Mastered At – Sony Music Studios, New York City
  • Licensed To – Roadrunner Records
  • Licensed From – The All Blacks B.V.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – The All Blacks B.V.
  • Copyright (c) – The All Blacks B.V.
  • Manufactured By – Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Distributed By – Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Made By – UML


  • A&R – Monte Conner
  • Art Direction – M. Shawn Crahan*
  • Artwork [Band Sculpture] – Alexandria K. Crahan
  • Design – Mr. Scott Design
  • Engineer [2nd] – Dan Lefler*
  • Engineer [Additional] – Darren Mora, Doug Reid, Jason Gossman
  • Executive-Producer – Rick Rubin
  • Legal [Legal Representation] – Dave Kokakis
  • Management – Doug Banker
  • Mastered By – Vlado Meller
  • Musician [Additional] – John Ginty, Tal Herzberg
  • Performer [To My Surprise Is] – Brandon Darner, M. Shawn Crahan*, Stevan Robinson
  • Photography By – Stefan Seskis
  • Photography By [Back Band Photo] – Jonathan Mannion
  • Producer – Brandon*, Shawn*
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Ed Thacker
  • Written-By, Arranged By – To My Surprise


Recorded and mixed at Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mastered at Sony Music Studios, NYC.

Published by EMI April Music, Inc. / To My Surprise Music (ASCAP).

Packaged in gatefold card sleeve with separate 8 page insert in pocket in side pocket that includes complete lyrics.

℗ & © 2003 The All Blacks B.V.
Issued under license to Roadrunner Records from The All Blacks B.V.
Manufactured and distributed by The Island Def Jam Music Group.
Made in the USA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 016861839628
  • Matrix / Runout: 168 618 3962 [email protected]
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L006
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 032B
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0358
  • Matrix / Runout (Other CD Matrix data, outer ring): G
  • Matrix / Runout (Other CD Matrix data, inner ring): MADE IN USA BY UML
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RR 8396-2 To My Surprise To My Surprise ‎(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8396-2 Europe 2003
M-2991003 To My Surprise To My Surprise ‎(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records M-2991003 Indonesia 2003
RR PROMO 701 To My Surprise To My Surprise ‎(CD, Album, Promo, car) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 701 Europe 2003
MASS CD 0938 To My Surprise To My Surprise ‎(CD) Metal Mind Productions MASS CD 0938 Poland 2003
I will start this review to say this a deeply interesting and different album, from one of the leading fathers of Slipknot. when this came out a lot of reviewers and fans of Slipknot (I myself, was never one of the "maggots" of that era) expected better as with the success of misfits-esque antics of Murderdolls and the grunge metal dirge of Stone Sour. it just didn't. the band was dropped by roadrunner after poor sales. it got average and most people confused, as they where expecting a full on metal album from the man whom seemed manic performing live whilst been dressed as a clown. upon further listening though i have found this album to be a unappreciated gem, a very different radio-friendly indie pop album, with lots of positive messages as opposed to the latter's often comically violent or woeful lyrics. Shawn obviously a fan of 60s music, teamed up with vocalist guitarist Brandon Darner (now of Envy Corps) and Steve Robinson on guitar (he could've maybe performed vocals too on some track, as this is uncertain) to create this album which drew comparison to the doors, the beatles, ween, and others. the album kicks off with "the world's too small" which features the introduction of Brandon Darner's soft lyrics with Shawn doing occasional backup and a mouthed guitar solo(!) which then is followed the punkish "get it to go" and video single "in the mood" which are quite more upbeat in tempo, with some fabulous guitar playing and amusing lyrics. key moments of this album though are the ultimately positive "blue" which includes the lyric "blue belongs in the sky, and not of you or I" the Crahan solo "Say Goodbye" and best track on the whole album "this life" in which shawn at one point of the song drops a heartfelt message of what it would like to lose a loved one close to death. There are a few hits and misses on this album, but never a dull moment.the album IMO should've just ended at "Sunday" which is a beatles-monkees esque number in which the band say they're goodbyes, but instead it ends with the dull "whose to say" which spoils the album's ending in a way. in all, a under appreciated album by a fantastic band that should've lasted for at least one more album, as the new material they had done in 2005 sounded promising. if you have a open ear outside of Slipknot et al, you will enjoy this album so much more. 5/5