One of the greatest and most successful Canadian rock bands of all-time, Triumph first rose to prominence back in the golden era when vinyl was king – and the preferred format of most music fans.
So, it makes perfect sense for Triumph – Rik Emmett (guitars/vocals), Mike Levine (bass, keyboards) and Gil Moore (drums, vocals) – to be named Record Store Day’s Canadian Ambassadors 2021 (previous Canadian RSD ambassadors have included Marie-Mai, the Trews, and the Sheepdogs, and RSD ambassadors have included Metallica, Pearl Jam, and Brandi Carlile, among others). To prove this point, the band will also be releasing a Record Store Day exclusive/40th anniversary box set of their classic 1981 album, ‘Allied Forces’, fully loaded with rare archival content and assorted unearthed gems.
Record Store Day, the global celebration of the culture of the independent record store, takes place this year on June 12th and July 17th, 2021. And on the 12th the ‘Allied Forces’ 40th Anniversary Box Set will be released.
A rock music collector’s dream, the Round Hill Records-issued set will include:
Vinyl #1 : Picture Disc of Original ‘Allied Forces’ Studio Album
Vinyl #2 : 2xLP ‘Live in Cleveland’ 1981
Vinyl #3 : 7” Single – Tribute 2021 Version of “Allied Forces” + “Magic Power” Live from Ottawa 1982 (Never Before Released)
11×17 Maple Leaf Gardens Poster (CANADA EXCLUSIVE)
24-page booklet featuring rare photos and behind the scenes. + ‘Allied Forces’ essay
40th Anniversary Allied Forces retro tour book
40th Anniversary Allied Forces retro tour poster
40th Anniversary Allied Forces retro tour pass
Rik Pics (3 Hand Drawn Cartoons)
Handwritten Lyrics (Magic Power, Allied Forces & Fight the Good Fight)
The trio’s first record to be recorded at their studio, MetalWorks, ‘Allied Forces’ spawned such rock radio hits as ‘Magic Power‘, ‘Fight The Good Fight‘, and ‘Say Goodbye‘, as well as the title track, which became an automatic concert favorite. The album was also the highest-charting of the band’s career and earning platinum certification in the States.
“We’re extremely proud of ‘Allied Forces’. It was the record that started the global rocket ride for us and we’re also excited to share with our fans some really great moments from our archives with this boxset” – Mike Levine
“Record Store Day Canada is thrilled to announce the legendary Triumph as the 2021 Record Store Day Canadian Ambassadors. They are one of the most respected bands in Canadian history and their music has stood the test of time. It will be exciting to hear and hold the 40th Anniversary ‘Allied Forces’ box set, being reissued on high-quality vinyl for fans worldwide.”
– Ryan Kerr, Record Store Day Canada.
While Triumph no longer tours, the spirit of the band remains alive in not only this killer box set, but also, in a documentary and tribute record that are both in the works. And on June 12th, 2021, fans will get the opportunity to re-experience ‘Allied Forces’ in an entirely new way!
Picture Disc of Original ‘Allied Forces’ Studio Album
Allied Forces Track Listing:
Fool for Your Love
Hot Time (In This City Tonight)
Fight the Good Fight
2 X LP ‘Live in Cleveland’ 1981 (remastered)
‘Live in Cleveland’ track list:
Disc 1 Side A
Tear the Roof Off
Lay it On the Line
Fight The Good Fight
Blinding Light Show/Moonchild
Disc 2 Side C
Rock ‘N’ Roll Machine
I Live For The Weekend
Rocky Mountain Way
Hot Time (In the City Tonight)
Limited Edition 7” Single
Vinyl #3 : 7” Single – Tribute 2021 Version of ‘Allied Forces‘ + ‘Magic Power‘ Live from Ottawa 1982 (Never Before Released)
Record Store Day Canada thanks the following sponsors:
Return To Analog Records, Nickel Brook Brewing Co, Warner Music, Microforum Pressing, Org Music, Sony Music Canada, GrooveWasher, Universal Music Canada, Whiprsnapr Brewing Co, Audio-Technica Canada, Paranoid Print Co, The Orchard, Return To Analog Records, IDLA, Light Organ Records, 604 Records, Megaforce Records, Unidisc Music, Aquarius Records, and Tacca Musique.
Please visit https://www.triumphmusic.com for more exciting ‘Allied Forces 40th Anniversary‘ news and updates.