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Classic Album Review: Triumph | Live At The US Festival

The Can-rock power trio lay it on the line for 500,000 California festival-goers.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Funny thing about Triumph: Considering how massively popular they were back in the ’70s and early ’80s, they’re all but forgotten now.

If you’re one of the few that remembers, you’re the target market for Live At The US Festival. Recorded before a California crowd of 500,000 back in 1983, this 55-minute set is basically a shorter version of their ’85 concert album Stages, with guitarist Rik Emmett, drummer Gil Moore and bassist Mike Levine performing a set loaded with CanCon classics like Lay It On The Line, Never Surrender, Magic Power and Follow Your Heart. If you’re truly a fan, there’s also a DVD version of the set. If you’re truly not, take comfort in this knowledge: Since Emmett no longer speaks to the others, there’s almost zero chance this will lead to a reunion.


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