Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Triumph - A Night of Triumph Live|
Actors: Triumph, Rik Emmett
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Music Video Dist Release Date: 05/18/2004
Triumph - 'A Night Of Triumph Live' (WEA) DVD
Mike Reed | USA | 01/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'A Night Of Triumph Live' was taped at the Metro Centre in Halifax,Nova Scotia on January 16,1987.I remember seeing this very tour something like three months prior to this gig.One thing I'll always miss from the '80's is seeing a live Triumph show every other year or so.Let's face it,this Canadian trio has never been anything less than an all-out incredible rock&roll show,specially when experienced live.The tour this show comes from was on the road to support their 'The Sport Of Kings' album.Every track from this eighty-two minute concert shines,but the songs that stick in the back of my mind are "Allied Forces",their signature tune "Lay It On The Line","Take A Stand",their anthem-like "Rock N'Roll Machine",Joe Walsh's cover "Rocky Mountain Way" and "Fight The Good Fight".Plus there are two videos I remember seeing on Mtv or some cable music show.The band,at least on THIS tour had four musicians.Rik Emmett-guitar&vocals,Mike Levine-bass&vocals,Gil Moore-drums&vocals along with new touring recruit,guitarist Rick Santer.Sure wish Triumph would reunite.Come on,guys.Sabbath did,even Judas Priest did after fifteen years.Maiden took Bruce Dickenson back.A fun DVD to check out."
It's a great DVD simply because the band is awesome
A. J Velarde | Miami, FL USA | 03/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Triumph was one of those bands that were so underrated but they had a lot of talent. Since there aren't many concert footage out there this DVD is a must for every Triumph fan. Somewhat I like this one better than the "US Concert", don't mind the edition the sound is great and the footage is well...an 80's concert which seem with today's standards is "cheesy" but back then was excellent. I think you need to judge a concert by it's meaning when it was originally played not by today's standard, so don't mind those critics who tell you about the clothes or the hair...Triumph is all about rock n' roll and this DVD delivers.
The extras are okay too. You won't be dissapointed."
A Triumphant DVD For The Ardent Fan
Ken Pierce | Brooklyn,, NY USA | 01/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"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."
Rik Emmett is fantastic
R. Dufour | Homewood, IL United States | 11/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes there is alot of cheesy "rock and roll" talk from Mike and Gil, yes there are too many crowd shots, yes their wardrobes are 80's atrocious, yes there is alot of feathered hair (it was the 80's after all), yes Gil's vocals seem heavily overdubbed and he is not a good drummer...his drum solo is painful to watch/hear. But! This DVD is well worth it to hear Rik Emmett sing and play guitar. The overall sound quality of this is pretty much perfect. You can hear every instrument clearly and it packs alot of punch. Rik's vocals are crystal clear up to the highest possible notes and perfectly in tune. Amazing. His guitar playing is top notch and his songs are what made Triumph what it was. I watch/listen to "Lay it on the Line", "Magic Power" and "Fight the good fight" over and over. "Follow your heart" and "Spellbound" are great too. This is one of the best sounding live discs I have heard...I was stunned the first time I played it. They did a great job remixing it. If you like Triumph this is a worthy purchase."