TAS Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the May/June 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
Drummer/vocalist Gil Moore, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine, and guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett formed Triumph in 1975, and their blend of heavy riff-rockers with progressive odysseys, peppered with thoughtful, inspiring lyrics and virtuosic guitar playing quickly made them a household name in Canada. Anthems like "Lay It On The Line", "Magic Power" and "Fight The Good Fight" broke them in the U.S., and they amassed a legion of fiercely passionate fans around the world.
Featuring all of the aforementioned gems and more, Triumph's 1989 hits compilation Classics is reissued for the first time in 20 years, this time on double vinyl LP with two special live recordings that close the set - "Never Surrender" (live at the US Festival) and "Blinding Light Show/Moon Child" (live at Sweden Rock). Rock fans will be reminded once again about the power that Triumph possessed - deep in the grooves of 'Classics'.
"We are excited to showcase our career on the 'Classics' reissue," says the band. "It's a beautiful package and sounds awesome!"
Triumph lays it on the line every minute, every way throughout this refreshing baker's dozen of uplifting tracks, making Classics a fitting sonic legacy completely worthy of its name.
- 30th Anniversary Reissue
- 180g Vinyl
- Silver Vinyl
- Double LP
- Digitally transferred from original masters by Doug Schwartz, MCA Studios, Glendale, CA
- Mastered by Greg Fulginiti, Artisan, Hollywood, CA
- Gatefold jacket with the word "Classics" in silver foil debossed text
- 2 Bonus Tracks
- Tears In The Rain
- Lay It On The Line
- I Live For The Weekend
- Magic Power
- Somebody's Out There
- A World Of Fantasy
- Follow Your Heart
- Fight The Good Fight
- Rock & Roll Machine
- Hold On
- Never Surrender (Live At The US Festival)
- Blinding Light Show/ Moon Child (Live At Sweden Rock)