Surveillance

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Triumph attempted to rescue their ailing career with the creative about-face of 1987's Surveillance, an album that saw the veteran Canadian trio rejecting many of the commercial concessions adopted on recent efforts for a return to thundering hard rock with progressive rock flourishes emblematic of their early work. Yes, aggressive numbers like "Never Say Never" (clearly the album's statement of intent) and "Headed for Nowhere" (featuring a guest solo from Steve Morse) tended to be as clichéd as ever from a lyrical standpoint, but they easily made up for those failings with Rik Emmett's reborn passion for biting -- heck, positively carnivorous -- riffs that seemed to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Triumph attempted to rescue their ailing career with the creative about-face of 1987's Surveillance, an album that saw the veteran Canadian trio rejecting many of the commercial concessions adopted on recent efforts for a return to thundering hard rock with progressive rock flourishes emblematic of their early work. Yes, aggressive numbers like "Never Say Never" (clearly the album's statement of intent) and "Headed for Nowhere" (featuring a guest solo from Steve Morse) tended to be as clichéd as ever from a lyrical standpoint, but they easily made up for those failings with Rik Emmett's reborn passion for biting -- heck, positively carnivorous -- riffs that seemed to beg fans not to give up on Triumph just yet! Calculated experimentation was also back on the menu, whether the group was looking ahead via the anthemic, crowd-baiting directness of "Long Time Gone" or harking back to those '70 prog rock roots via the keyboard-intensive "Carry on the Flame," which may have harnessed all of the era's novel synthesizer technology but still sounded curiously reminiscent of Kansas. Unfortunately, the album's overall grade was still diminished by its remaining selection of filler material (including the AOR-flavored mainstream single "Running in the Night"), but Surveillance's stronger cuts at least gave Triumph fans some kind of solace before the end, which would arrive in 1988 with Emmett's departure from the group, making this the final album recorded by the original trio.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2005
  • Label: Tml Entertainment
  • UPC: 713137801029
  • Catalog Number: 78010

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Triumph Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Steve Morse Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Leader
Rik Emmett Guitar, Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Chant, Group Member
Noel Golden Choir, Chorus, Chant
G.L. Moore Drums, Vocals
Joel Wade Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Chant
Joel Feeney Background Vocals
Paul Henderson Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Chant
Greg Loates Percussion, electronic percussion
Dave Tkaczuk Synthesizer, Keyboards
Thom Trumbo Choir, Chorus, Chant
Ross Munro Choir, Chorus, Chant
Gil Moore Drums, Vocals, Group Member
John Roberts Newscast
John Alexander Choir, Chorus, Chant
Mike Levine Bass, Bass Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Triumph Producer
Hugh Cooper Sound Effects, Engineer
Noel Golden Engineer
Bill Kennedy Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Ed Stone Engineer
Greg Loates Programming, Producer, Effects Programming
Dave Tkaczuk Programming, Producer
Thom Trumbo Producer
Louie Mann Art Direction, Concept
Dean Motter Illustrations, Cover Art
Alex Andronache Studio Coordinator
Ja Art Direction
John Alexander Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Heading for a triumph

    In hindsight,this album deserved a lot better. With the exception of the quite awful "Rock you down", the album displays a metal band at their finest. As always, Rik Emmet´s guitar virtuosity impresses, and this time he is teaming up with Steve Morse on two tracks. Drummer Gil Moore´s singing is very fine, and the song-writing sounds more than inspired. This was the last time the Canadian trio sounded really great, and despite the very `80s production, it has aged quite well.

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