Triumph is a Canadian hard rock band that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Eight of the band's albums were certified gold or higher, and Triumph was nominated for multiple Juno Awards, including Group of the Year Award in 1979, 1985, 1986 and 1987.
Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga, Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early to mid 1980s. The band was formed by Toronto music veterans Gil Moore (drums, vocals) and Mike Levine (bass, keyboards, producer), after meeting guitarist, singer, songwriter Rik Emmett in a manager's office in Toronto in 1975.
Thunder Seven 1984
Thunder Seven is a concept album by the Canadian Heavy Metal band Triumph, released in November 1984. It was the band's seventh studio album.
The album was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, with sales of over 500,000 copies, on April 21, 2003, almost nineteen years after its initial release.
"Follow Your Heart" was the band's highest charting single of the time, reaching #88 in both the UK and the US. Though another single was released under the form of "Spellbound", the single didn't prove as successful, only charting in Canada, and barely scraping the top 100. Thunder Seven was the last Triumph album to not feature any outside writers, before this the last to feature an outside writer was Rock and Roll Machine in 1977.
1. "Spellbound" (Gil Moore, Mike Levine, Rik Emmett) – 5:11
2. "Rock Out, Roll On" (Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, Gil Moore) – 5:18
3. "Cool Down" (Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, Gil Moore) – 4:51
4. "Follow Your Heart (Gil Moore, Mike Levine, Rik Emmett) – 3:27
5. "Time Goes By" (Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, Gil Moore) – 6:02
6. "Midsummer's Daydream" (Rik Emmett) – 1:41
7. "Time Canon" (Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, Gil Moore) – 1:31
8. "Killing Time" (Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine) – 4:14
9. "Stranger in a Strange Land" (Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, Gil Moore) – 5:15
10. "Little Boy Blues" (Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, Gil Moore) – 3:43