Are we going to a symphonic-rock gem? and to this day I move to Germany with the legendary "Triumvirat".
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
WOW! This record is just a bit less good than Spartacus: mostly, it sounds very similar to Spartacus. The weak point on this album is Barry Palmer's lead vocals, although bearable. "I believe", sounding a bit pop, has good rhythmic piano, Fender Rodes, choir parts and some floating keyboards. The first part of the marvelous "Day in a life" has Fender Rhodes and background floating keyboards sounding like the Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver" track; the second part has a very progressive & melodic piano a la Rick Wakeman: absolutely GRAND; finally, the third part sounds like on the Spartacus album: rhythmic piano, VERY spacy moog, fast drums and bass. The epic "History of mystery part 1" starts with another excellent piano part, followed by heroic & catchy keyboards like on the Spartacus album: Hammond organ and moog; so, this tracks sounds like the best ELP of the early 70's!
Pompeii is an album by German progressive rock group Triumvirat. The band released the album under the name of "The New Triumvirat" due to temporary legal squabbles over the original name…
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive-rock music.
ONE OF THOSE HIDDEN PROG GEMS!!
I sometimes wonder how would sound the music of classical masters such as BACH or BEETHOVEN would they be living nowadays with our modern technology! I think TRIUMVIRAT would be the closest thing BACH for example would come up with.
"Russian Roulette", the last project under the name Triumvirat is a very impressive pop effort, full of session musicians and featuring the comic relief and lyrics of Arno Steffen on vocals. It was again an enormous departure however, from the band’s trademark sound. Like its predecessor, it is more of a Jürgen Fritz solo album than a Triumvirat album.
"À La Carte" is the sixth LP from German progressive rock group Triumvirat, who gained a substantial fan base with intricate albums released at a prolific rate in the 1970s. 2002 remastered reissue of the German progressive rock act's 1978 album.
"Pompeii" is an album by German progressive rock group Triumvirat. The band released the album under the name of "The New Triumvirat" due to temporary legal squabbles over the original name. The name "New Triumvirat" was the result of legal action taken by former members Dick Frangenberg and Hans Bathelt, who left the band after "Old Loves Die Hard". Fritz and Barry Palmer recruited drummer Curt Cress (an amazing musician who played at the German jazz-rock outfit Passport) and bassist Dieter Petereit and recorded another concept album dealing with the Roman empire. "Pompeei" is not as good as "Spartacus", but still deserves careful listening today.
"Mediterranean Tales (Across the Waters)" is the debut album of German progressive rock group Triumvirat.
"Old Loves Die Hard" is an album by German progressive rock group Triumvirat. The LP album was released in the United States and some other markets with a different cover from the European and later the CD edition. It featured a cornered rat seen through a magnifying hand lens.
"Spartacus" is an album by the German group Triumvirat. Spartacus is a concept album based on the Thracian gladiator who led the 3rd slave uprising in 73-71 BC. The lyrics were written by Hans Bathelt, with contributions by Jürgen Fritz. It was originally released in 1975 on the EMI label, and later distributed in the U.S. by Capitol. It debuted at number 27 on the Billboard album charts.