Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine album review

Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine deals Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine (Image credit: RCA Records…

Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine

Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine

(Image credit: RCA Records )

Takes Time
Bringing It On Home
Little Texas Shaker
New York City Streets, Pt. 1
New York City Streets, Pt. 2
The City: War March / El Duende Agonizante / Minstrel’s Lament
Rocky Mountain Way
Rock & Roll Machine

Canadian trio Triumph’s second album was first released in Canada in 1977. But when the band signed a deal with RCA Records and the album was released in America the following year, it also included tracks from their self-titled debut, which alas served to confuse fans somewhat over the years. 

On the original, Triumph’s bombastic cover of Joe Walsh’s Rocky Mountain Way gave the band their first big hit, while the emphatic title track remained one of their best-loved songs, and The City: War March / El Duende Agonizante / Minstrel’s Lament proved they could almost out-Rush Rush when it came to spectacular, multi-movement prog rock.