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Greatest Hits Remixed
October 2010
Released: 2010, Universal
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Triumph are a Canadian institution. Ask any Canadian music fan or musician to name their favorite Canadian bands and Triumph will most likely be one of them. Having released albums in both the 70’s and 80’s they became one of this Country’s biggest acts.

The power trio of Emmett, Moore and Levine recorded hit after hit after hit before parting ways in the late 80’s. With songs in their repertoire like “Lay It On The Line”, “Spellbound”, “Follow Your Heart” and many, many more it comes as no surprise as to why they became so huge. Putting this disc on makes you want to kick back, crank it up and relive those wonderful times of years gone by. It isn’t just the CD that makes this release so special, it’s the DVD that is included.

Seeing the old music videos after all these years is such a treat. These were a staple of Much Music back in the day especially “Follow Your Heart” and “Somebody’s Out There” which I swear was in permanent rotation. Included here is the video for “Child Of The City” of when Gil and Mike tried to carry on without Rik. While it’s a decent song it just isn’t Triumph. It does come close but it obviously lacks that Emmett guitar sound. This is a bit heavier and more guitar oriented with too much guitar wankery that was popular at the time.

A fantastic release that gives the listener a glimpse into one of the greatest bands to ever come out of Canada. We could have done without the remixed songs and have had the original versions that we all know. However, once you listen to the CD and watch the DVD you will put into perspective just how big and great this Rock and Roll machine really was.
Track Listing

1. Allied Forces
2. Lay It On The Line
3. Follow Your Heart
4. Magic Power
5. I Live For The Weekend
6. Hold On
7. Just One Night
8. Fight The Good Fight
9. Spellbound
10. Never Surrender
11. When The Lights Go Down
12. Somebody's Out There
13. Rock and Roll Machine
14. Love Hurts


Rik Emmett - Guitar and Vocals
Mike Levine - Bass Guitar and Keyboards
Gil Moore - Drums and Vocals

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