Friday, December 01, 2006

Triumvirat - "Old Loves Die Hard" {Germany} (Prog ) [1976] (@320)

TRIUMVIRAT is a classic seventies German prog band. This German trio was most often referred to as an ELP clone and one of the most talented progressive rock groups ever. Led by 'maestro' keyboard genius Jürgen FRITZ, TRIUMVIRAT stunned even the most casual rock fan with its virtuoso performances featuring the legendary vocal work by both Barry PALMER and Helmut KÖLLEN, and technically superior drumming by Hans BATHLET and Curt CRESS.

This band performs a kind of higly technical progressive rock dominated by emphatic and pompous keyboards that strongly evoke EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER. Granted their vocals were a little cheesy at times (English with heavy German accent) but they improved with each release and "Spartacus" (1975) was a masterpiece. All their releases are now available on CD.

1 - I Believe (7:52)
2 - A Day In a Life (8:14)
3 - The History Of Mistery (Part One) (7:50)
4 - The History Of Mistery (Part Two) (4:00)
5 - A Cold Old Worried Lady (5:50)
6 - Panic On Fifth Avenue (10:31)
7 - Old Loves Die Hard (4:28)

8 - Take a Break Today (3:44)

- Jürgen Fritz / Steinway Grand piano, Hammond C3 organ, Moog synth., Fender-Wurlitzer hohner-piano string ensemble
- Barry Palmer / lead vocals
- Hans Bathelt / Slingerland percussion
- Dick Frangenberg / Fender bass

5 - A Cold Old Worried Lady ....

Singles - Gift from ProgNotFrog :o)

Barry Palmer
- Dear John ...

Barry Palmer & Mike Oldfield
- Crime of Passion ...

- When The Nights On Fire (Demo) ....

Thanks to my friend Arthur for his recommendation.

Link for download "Triumvirat - Old Loves Die Hard" in comments ...


isabelbc said...

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Anonymous said...

links not working, please fix thank you, Julia hayes

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