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Triumph "A Night Of Triumph" TML Entertainment 2004 reviewed by: Ken Pierce

Track Listing
1. Tears In The Rain
2. Somebody's Out There
3. Allied Forces
4. Lay It On The Line
5. Midsummer's Daydream
6. Follow Your Heart
7. Take A Stand
8. Magic Power
9. Rock N Roll Machine
10. Spellbound
11. Rocky Mountain Way
12. Fight The Good Fight
In the event you never realized it, Canada not only provided us with the Masters Of Prog Rock RUSH, but they are also at the fore of bringing us the music of Triumph. This amazing three-piece group ended their career far too early if you ask me. There was never a farewell or retirement tour of any kind. Such things were not as common place as they are today. One day they were very simply gone. The music of Triumph leaned more to the hard rock/metal side at times more so than that of progressive bands. The songs were almost always very easy to appreciate and they did get a sufficient amount of airplay as in their heyday. I remembered that classic rock stations would play more of this type of music than one would expect to hear today. This DVD entitled "A Night Of Triumph" showcases one of the bands last albums in performance before their seemed retirement. That album and tour was for the "Sport Of Kings" record.

I will admit there is not much more to see during this than the concert itself, but this is still good considering the limited amount of this sort of product from the group. Besides this DVD, I only know of one more piece entitled "Live At The US Festival". This was released in 2003. It does however give you a great concert, for they were such a great band live. I was lucky enough to see them during the biggest tours they had with “Thunder Seven” and “Sport Of Kings”.

There were one or two minor critiques I had about the piece. This was the album were Triumph employed the use of keyboards in their music quite a bit. It was an odd thing for their core audience as this led to less gritty and more commercial sounding material. It does include all of the bands hits and among them are some of the fan favorites to this day. Standout tracks are such as "Follow Your Heart", "Fight The Good Fight", and "Magic Power" and many more.

Does the closeness of these two DVDs and the back catalog remastering signify a return of Triumph to the stage? Your guess is as good as mine. Thusfar I have not heard anything of the sort and with Rik Emmett who seems to be content with all of his solo efforts it does not seem likely. Should I ever reach Gil, Rik or Mike I shall certainly let you know. This is a perfect way to sit and enjoy a truly excellent group so grab yourself a copy.

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Rating: 8/10

Triumph Homepage: www.triumphmusic.com


--Ken Pierce 1.20.05
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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