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    This sounds like an exciting release-I have to...

    This sounds like an exciting release-I have to have it!
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    Released in March of 1974 in Europe, and in North...

    Released in March of 1974 in Europe, and in North America in August of 1974, my prog guiding light, Triumvirat's Illusions On A Double Dimple, finally put the band on the musical map!
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    ELP-Ottawa Congress Center, Jan. 1993 Pat...

    ELP-Ottawa Congress Center, Jan. 1993
    Pat Travers with the Outlaws, Dec. 1978, Massey Hall, Toronto
    Rush with Max Webster, Ottawa Civic Center, April 1978
    Styx with Prism, Ottawa Civic Center,...
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    I do know someone who has a copy, but I cannot...

    I do know someone who has a copy, but I cannot pass it on. Sorry. Maybe the full thing will see the light of day on yt, but not from me...
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    Mr. Fritz told Russ Schenewerk, during a long...

    Mr. Fritz told Russ Schenewerk, during a long conversation, that he "doesn't get sentimental about Triumvirat", and that he did not want The Website Story to be "the Son of Spartacus". I get the...
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    I heard the unreleased album, and was not...

    I heard the unreleased album, and was not impressed; doesn't sound like Triumvirat much, at all, but like movie music from the year it was made (2002), and it is definitely not progressive.
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    There are, as people have noted, various ways of...

    There are, as people have noted, various ways of pronouncing. I have heard "tree-um-vir-at" from folks in America, and from Europe, "tri-oom-veer-ah"! Does it matter? Not, really; what is in a name,...
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    Triumvirat-50 Years On!

    This place is in dire need of some more Triumvirat threads, so here I go. The band was formed exactly 50 years ago, in Cologne. Hard to believe it has been that long. One thing I know for certain is...
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    I will always remember him the most for his...

    I will always remember him the most for his singing on Dick Heckstall-Smith's solo album from 1972, A Story Ended. RIP.
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    I have finally received and heard this CD. Alas,...

    I have finally received and heard this CD. Alas, it isn't really an improvement over other versions, sound wise. Still, the gatefold photo/artwork is pretty cool.
  11. My favorite song by Banco, as well! Deeply moving...

    My favorite song by Banco, as well! Deeply moving and emotional.
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    Triumvirat-Rarities and Scarities 1974-1975

    Has anybody heard this boot, which I saw for the first time on the net a few days ago, and dutifully ordered? If so, how does it compare soundwise with other pressings of these concerts?
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  13. Thread: Bass Players

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    Don't know how I missed this thread. 7 pages, and...

    Don't know how I missed this thread. 7 pages, and no mention of my favorite, Helmut Koellen. There, I rectified that!
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    My nicest memory of this place and the people in...

    My nicest memory of this place and the people in it, was when I posted my video mini documentary on Triumvirat, and got some lovely and very endearing responses. That warmed my heart, thank you so...
  15. The beginning and ending of the Across the Waters...

    The beginning and ending of the Across the Waters suite on Triumvirat's debut album, Mediterranean Tales record is an adaptation of the overture to the opera "The Abduction Of The Seraglio" by Mozart.
  16. Thanks for your responses, people. Fritz mentions...

    Thanks for your responses, people. Fritz mentions pre Illusions radio and tv appearances, and also the same in America and wouldn't that be cool if such could be unearthed! (I mean apart from the...
  17. Ditto on that; I did, and am I ever glad...

    Ditto on that; I did, and am I ever glad...
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    I found it in a local record shop in the late...

    I found it in a local record shop in the late 80s, too, and what a discovery!
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    Guys, I don't agree with you observations about...

    Guys, I don't agree with you observations about the band's music at all. Strange Days have an inimitable and unique atmosphere in their sound that makes them very special, and almost in a class by...
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    Press Photo of UK Prog Band Strange Days

    This was sent to me by Strange Day's keyboardist Eddie Spence.

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  21. 1980 Interview With Triumvirat's Juergen Fritz!

    Below are some links to an interview with Triumvirat's Juergen Fritz, taken from a book published in Germany, in German, in 1980 called "Rock Made In Germany" by Rainer Schroeder.

    The top link...
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    Photos of him, especially on stage, are hard to...

    Photos of him, especially on stage, are hard to find!
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    Rare Photo Of Helmut Koellen

    Just came across this for the first time, a rare photo of Triumvirat's Helmut Koellen
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  24. Awesome! I hope you enjoy what is for Triumvirat,...

    Awesome! I hope you enjoy what is for Triumvirat, their greatest record.
    I made an error about the sample that is listed above; none of the soundcloud excerpts are from the NYC show, it is all...
  25. Thank you very much for that, Dan Roth! Though...

    Thank you very much for that, Dan Roth! Though they are just excerpts, what I hear is for the first time the real ending of the NYC concert from '74; the boot l have is missing the latter part of...
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    Here is what's in it: 12250
  27. I love Ive's first three symphonies very much,...

    I love Ive's first three symphonies very much, the world premiere recordings of the 1st with Morton Gould conducting, the 2nd with F. Charles Adler conducting, and the 3rd with Eugene Ormandy...
  28. Triumvirat-Live Illusions-Rare Live Collection 1972-1980

    I have come across this bootleg set available in Japan, but have never heard it; has anyone, and if so, have the recordings been cleaned up at all? How is the sound quality compared to previous...
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    ^I guess, math wise, what I have isolated doesn't...

    ^I guess, math wise, what I have isolated doesn't quite add up. I should explain, for a long time, I used to not collect that much at one time, and also had a bad habit of getting rid of things I had...
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    I am trying an experiment. Stop buying and spend...

    I am trying an experiment. Stop buying and spend a lot of time listening to what I already have. I have been lately buying, like, 15 to 20 CDs each week, but I realise that I need to take more time...
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    As opinions about music are so subjective, your...

    As opinions about music are so subjective, your impressions are just as valid as mine, even though we differ on this. (I guess if we all felt the same about things, it would be a pretty boring world)
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    No, it isn't. It is pretty good, not Triumvirat,...

    No, it isn't. It is pretty good, not Triumvirat, but good.
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    Here is another rare Triumvirat photo, this being...

    Here is another rare Triumvirat photo, this being an advert for Laney Amplifiers, with a photo of the band in a German Festival in 1972.
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  34. Helmut Koellen of Triumvirat. He had just...

    Helmut Koellen of Triumvirat. He had just finished his solo album, a promising effort that also featured Juergen Fritz in production and keys playing, among others. I have always felt that the song...
  35. Before he died, Triumvirat's bassist/vocalist...

    Before he died, Triumvirat's bassist/vocalist Helmut Koellen was also involved as a race car driver.
  36. An example of a great band that didn't get videos...

    An example of a great band that didn't get videos of their classic prog period distributed and known after their initial airing on television is Triumvirat.
    Their legendary fall 1974 tour...
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    Just click on the photo for a larger version.

    Just click on the photo for a larger version.
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    Rare Triumvirat Photo

    A facebook friend of mine, Hans-Juergen Ferdinand Schutte, posted a rare Triumvirat photo on fb showing Juergen Fritz at his keyboards during a live performance of Triumvirat in Krefeld, Germany in...
  39. Hey, thanks! Was meaning to say the same about...

    Hey, thanks! Was meaning to say the same about your posting...
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    Classic Wallenstein Video Surfaces!

    After 44 years, and thought lost, this surfaces on youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZIq2m9OCWQ
  41. Anton Bruckner, with his last 3 numbered...

    Anton Bruckner, with his last 3 numbered Symphonies (7,8 and 9) as my favorite works of all time. They are the pinnacle of expression of what for me is music in the greatest form, The Symphony.
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    Eddy Marron-Por Marco

    Here is a brief analysis of Eddy Marron's solo album, Por Marco, that I wrote.

    This solo album of the late Eddy Marron's would probably be deemed a bit light for most prog fans, dealing in a...
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    Some others not mentioned, that I love that are...

    Some others not mentioned, that I love that are 40 years old

    Helmut Koellen-You Won't See Me

    Wallenstein-No More Love

    Pat Travers-Putting It Straight

    Moxy-Ridin High
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    I have been buying back and listening and...

    I have been buying back and listening and comparing the original EMI Harvest Electrola lps to the CDs, and the lps are the very best. They have a bit more presence than the early CDs, and are the...
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    Oops, I made a mistake on this comment. I was...

    Oops, I made a mistake on this comment. I was confusing Friday Music's CD remastered reissue as it comes from the US. On hearing it, I thought Capitol was involved, and that CD's remastering doesn't...
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    The most of the 2002 remasters are worthy, of...

    The most of the 2002 remasters are worthy, of course, for the great bonus tracks included.
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    Discogs for me.

    Discogs for me.
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    I've heard the US Capitol CD, and it is not up to...

    I've heard the US Capitol CD, and it is not up to the standards of the EMI one.
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    I will have to hunt down a copy of Eloy Inside,...

    I will have to hunt down a copy of Eloy Inside, as I just have the early 2000s remaster. Thanks for your input, Jeff.
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    Just received the Old Loves Die Hard early EMI...

    Just received the Old Loves Die Hard early EMI CD, and the same as with Pompeii, things sound more natural and true to life. Awesome.
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    I now concur with you, and yesstiles. I recieved...

    I now concur with you, and yesstiles. I recieved my early EMI Pompeii CD, and listened to the whole thing on headphones, and the sound is more natural and revealing, than in my 2002 remaster. The...
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    You are. The Japanese mini lp CDs are definitely...

    You are. The Japanese mini lp CDs are definitely the best sound you will find. Most noticable when doing some serious listening via headphones or great outer speakers, the depth and detail rendered...
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    Juergen Fritz-It Is Hard To Be A God...

    Juergen Fritz-It Is Hard To Be A God (Russo-German science fiction film from 1990)
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    Best Triumvirat remasters?

    I was wondering if you folks could weigh in on the topic of what Triumvirat CD remasterings sound the best? The best ones I have heard are the Japan mini lp CDs, but I believe they only exist for the...
  55. Thread: I'm Back!

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    I'm Back!

    I was unable to use my existing computer to logon to progressiveears, because I believe I was hacked into, but now am using another computer, and thus, no problems.
    You can't keep a...
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    The recordings are remastered, and crisp and...

    The recordings are remastered, and crisp and clear. I am enjoying them immensely! An improvement upon previous remasterings.
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    Can anyone tell me if the recordings are...

    Can anyone tell me if the recordings are remastered? How do they compare with the original CD remasters released in 1988, or the ones on Wounded Bird records?
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    Thanks for referencing the wiki article. It was...

    Thanks for referencing the wiki article. It was just a little stub, until I expanded it a few years ago...
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    Three are several of the solo album tracks on...

    Three are several of the solo album tracks on youtube, and the Jail single on youtube as well. The Jail album is for sale on amazon and the solo album is for sale on discogs.
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    Hey, thanks!

    Hey, thanks!
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