Triumph Announce 30th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Of ‘Allied Forces’
Canadian hard rock trio Triumph has announced a special vinyl reissue of their breakout 1981 release 'Allied Forces' in celebration of the album's 30th anniversary.
For the updated version of 'Allied Forces,' Triumph worked with legendary producer Bob Ludwig, starting directly from the original source material. The album art will replicate the packaging of the original vinyl, reproducing the 4-color UV inner sleeve with all of the original photos, lyrics and credits.
'Allied Forces' launched two of Triumph's biggest hits – 'Magic Power' and 'Fight The Good Fight' -- and eventually sold 2.5 million copies worldwide. The band's fifth release found them asserting their creative independence, with production duties being handled internally by bassist Mike Levine, drummer Gil Moore and singer Rik Emmett.
"I am excited that the 'Allied Forces' is being re-released," enthuses Levine. "Vinyl was always my favorite format... it has really nice warmth and depth. Yet another reason to polish up the turntable and crank up the volume!"
Pressed onto 180 gram vinyl, the release will also include a download card so that fans can have a digital version for portable listening. This download will also include a bonus video.
The members of Triumph have been busy overseeing a revamp of their musical catalog. This includes last year's 'Greatest Hits Remixed,' which collected all of their hits along with a bonus DVD featuring each of the band's videos.
The band were also recently honored in their hometown of Mississauga, Ontario with their own street, Triumph Lane. Emmett joked that it was just the first step of a plan to get “a very large statue” of the group erected in the city.
We're still not sure if Triumph will ever perform together again, with Emmett having quit the band back in 1988. In 2008, they reunited for performances at the Sweden Rock Festival and Rocklahoma, but alas, a discussed reunion tour has yet to materialize.
Syndicated radio host Bob Coburn will host all three band members for an appearance on 'Rockline' on Wednesday, September 21, thirty years to the week of the album's release.