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Thursday, February 26, 2009

TRIUMPH (ABO #170)


TRIUMPH
MAGIC POWERS

1976-1993

Triumph is a Canadian hard rock band that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Eight of the band's albums were certified gold or higher, and Triumph was nominated for multiple Juno Awards, including Group of the Year Award in 1979, 1985, 1986 and 1987.
Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga, 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) and Mike Levine (bass, keyboards, producer), after meeting guitarist, singer, songwriter Rik Emmett in a manager's office in Toronto in 1975.
Often called the 2nd best power-trio from Canada (Rush being first) Triumph, despite the commercial success, never got the artistic reputation of their country mates. Starting as a hard roc/blues/progressive band, they slowly turned to a more AOR sound allowing them an ever bigger success and a lesser reputation.
In 1988, singer/guitarist Rik Emmett left the band to pursue a solo career and got replaced by Phil Xendis for a final album (Edge of Excess) which hardly matched up expectations.
The three original members have since got together for concerts in 2008. No album is scheduled to this day.
Enjoy "Magic Powers", a compilation spanning the 17 years of activity of this much underrated Canadian piece of rock.
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Lay It on the Line


Magic Power





My TRIUMPH Top 3
1 - Allied Forces (1981)
2 - Just a Game (1979)

3 - Thunder Seven (1984)

My TRIUMPH Bottom 3
1 - Edge of Excess (1993)
2 - Surveillance (1987)
3 - In the Begining (1976)

1 comment:

Lapinou's Back! said...

Je ne connaisais pas ce groupe... trop fm sur la fin pour moi mais le 1er cd est bien !