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« on: July 29, 2016, 11:22:42 AM »
Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States. Triumph was nominated for multiple Juno Awards, including Group of the Year Award in 1979, 1985, 1986 and 1987.

Like their fellow Canadians Rush, Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early to mid-1980s. The band was formed by Toronto music veterans Gil Moore (drums, vocals), Mike Levine (bass, keyboards), and Rik Emmett (guitar, vocals) in 1975.

Triumph is a Canadian power trio, also known as "the Poor Man's Rush."  The band's musical style was hard rock and heavy metal although the band itself was reluctant to embrace this label. Moore once described Triumph as a cross between Emerson, Lake & Palmer and The Who.Guitarist Emmett's songwriting style showed a progressive rock influence, as well as displaying his classical music influence; each Triumph album included a classical guitar solo piece. Moore also doubled as lead singer on many of the band's heavier songs; bassist and pianist Levine produced their early albums. Triumph's style proved unpopular with rock critics, much like many progressive rock and heavy metal bands. Rolling Stone reviewers labeled them a "faceless band.
Genres   Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, progressive metal

Years active   1975–1993, 2008–present


Members   Rik Emmett
Gil Moore
Mike Levine

Past members   Phil X
Abel McKnigh

Here is some of their work:

Fight The Good Fight        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-lGhKrypb0

Magic Power        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9X5Vbt4FYo

Hold On      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaoHw2ZA_KU

Lay It On The Line      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCWj8Nz5DUg

Tears In The Rain     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWxxgacXvaA

Somebody's Out There      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzDXsoNjIDM

Follow Your Heart       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8y3oOOxZuM


Never Surrender    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHz48OAuXD4

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Re: Triumph
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 06:51:59 PM »
Another great band, second best power trio out of Canada. Definite similarities at times. Three great musicians.

A world of fantasy  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIM_8d188kA
Blinding light show Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JohBEoNB7U
Ordinary man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw9QnDz8jcU
Just a game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSfiGWiKAZE GREAT song

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016, 03:22:22 AM »
Those guys could jam and have several great songs, most have been mentioned.

Lay It On The Line: Live at Sweden Rock Fest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri8JXeU2IyI
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 09:21:25 AM »
I never had the privilege of seeing Triumph perform live but I've seen Rik Emmett once or twice and he was awesome. One of my favourite tunes of theirs is Killing Time from the Thunder Seven album, along with the very excellent Time Canon that precedes it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydxL_H6CPC0

(This technically starts with Midsummer's Dream, with Time Canon starting around 1:40)
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 10:22:43 PM »
Triumph indeed have their fair share of great songs. You can't go wrong with 'Fight The Good Fight', 'A World Of Fantasy' (the first song I ever heard from them), 'Spellbound', and 'Lay It On The Line' ( :)).

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 04:06:48 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 01:28:51 PM »
They are one of my favorite bands.  Rik still does many shows a year as a solo act.  He played last month in PA only like 30 minutes from me, but I was on vacation.  I believe in 2008, Triumph was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2016, 01:51:26 PM »
I saw Ric was in Pa at Sellersville didn't get to that show.

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2016, 09:20:24 AM »
I saw Ric was in Pa at Sellersville didn't get to that show.
Yeah, I'm in NJ pretty close to PA, so that was the show I wanted to see.  I saw on his Facebook page that it was sold out.  Good for him.

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2016, 10:04:58 PM »
This site is ran out of South Jersey, and beginning to build a nice South Jersey contingent on here  8)  I too missed that show and wouldn't have minded seeing that.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2016, 10:20:58 AM »
Saw them in 86 and they rocked...must check out their show at the US Festival back in 83, that was a great show!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2016, 03:09:56 PM »
I never realized that Rik Emmett left and the band continued on with Phil X. I did some Youtube searching and found a performance of a Rik-less band with Sebastian Bach singing "Rock and Roll Machine". Pretty fucking awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGEhQG1AMFY
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2016, 12:15:31 AM »
I wasn't aware of that either, I had to look that up. One album with Phil " Edge of Excess" in 1992 and their record label dissolved and they disbanded.

Here is a recent interview of Gil Moore by Jeb Wright over at CRR.
  http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/show_interview.php?id=1183

Rik Emmett and RESolution 9 have a new album coming out RES9, trailer below.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rkwInU5HPc&feature=youtu.be
Guests on the album include Mike Levine, Gil Moore, Alex Lifeson, and James LaBrie. I believe it is also up for preorder. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2016, 09:25:12 AM »
Rik Emmett and RESolution 9 have a new album coming out RES9, trailer below.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rkwInU5HPc&feature=youtu.be
Guests on the album include Mike Levine, Gil Moore, Alex Lifeson, and James LaBrie. I believe it is also up for preorder.

That quick clip with LaBrie singing harmony in the studio sounds awesome.
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2016, 02:00:08 PM »
Yeah, going to have to check that album out for sure. Nice guest list this there  8)