Record Store Day Announces Canadian Ambassadors TRIUMPH To Release RSD Exclusive 40th Anniversary of ALLIED FORCES June 12

Triumph Seal – Record Store Day Canada Ambassadors 2021

Record Store Day (RSD) Exclusive 40th Anniversary Box Set Of Allied Forces To Be Released June 12, 2021, Via Round Hill Records

One of the greatest and most successful Canadian rock bands of all-time, Triumph first rose to prominence back in the golden era when vinyl was king – and the preferred format of most music fans. So, it makes perfect sense for Triumph – Rik Emmett (guitars/vocals), Mike Levine (bass, keyboards) and Gil Moore (drums, vocals) – to be named Record Store Day’s Canadian Ambassadors 2021. Previous Canadian RSD ambassadors have included Marie-Mai, the Trews, the Sheepdogs, and RSD ambassadors have included Metallica, Pearl Jam, and Brandi Carlile.

To mark the occasion, Triumph will be releasing a Record Store Day exclusive 40th-anniversary box set of their classic 1981 album, Allied Forces, fully loaded with rare archival content and assorted unearthed gems. Check out the band’s video greeting for RSDC here:

Record Store Day, the global celebration of the culture of the independent record store, takes place this year on June 12 and July 17,  2021. The Allied Forces 40th Anniversary Box Set will drop on June 12.

“Record Store Day Canada is thrilled to announce the legendary Triumph as the 2021 Record Store Day Canadian Ambassadors,” says Ryan Kerr from Record Store Day Canada. “They are one of the most respected bands in Canadian history and their music has stood the test of time. It will be exciting to hear and hold the 40th Anniversary Allied Forces box set, being reissued on high-quality vinyl for fans worldwide.”

“We’re extremely proud of Allied Forces,” says Mike Levine. “It was the record that started the global rocket ride for us and we’re also excited to share with our fans some really great moments from our archives with this box set.”

Triumph Allied Forces Boxset

Triumph Allied Forces Boxset

A rock music collector’s dream, the Round Hill Records-issued set will include:

  • Vinyl #1 : Picture Disc of Original Allied Forces Studio Album
  • Vinyl #2 : 2xLP ‘Live in Cleveland’ 1981
  • Vinyl #3 : 7” Single – Tribute 2021 Version of “Allied Forces” + “Magic Power” Live from Ottawa 1982 (Never Before Released)
  • 11×17 Maple Leaf Gardens Poster (Canada Exclusive)
  • 24-page booklet featuring rare photos and behind the scenes + Allied Forces essay
  • 40th Anniversary Allied Forces retro tour book
  • 40th Anniversary Allied Forces retro tour poster
  • 40th Anniversary Allied Forces retro tour pass
  • Rik Pics (3 Hand Drawn Cartoons)
  • Handwritten Lyrics (“Magic Power”, “Allied Forces” and “Fight the Good Fight”)
Triumph - L to R: Gil Moore, Rik Emmet, Mike Levine
Triumph – L to R: Gil Moore, Rik Emmet, Mike Levine

The trio’s first record to be recorded at their studio, MetalWorks, Allied Forces spawned such rock radio hits as “Magic Power,” “Fight the Good Fight,” and “Say Goodbye,” as well as the title track, which became an automatic concert favourite. The album was also the highest-charting of the band’s career, earning Platinum certification in the U.S. While Triumph no longer tours, the spirit of the band remains alive in not only this killer box set but also, in a documentary and tribute record that are both in the works.

Picture Disc of Original Allied Forces Studio Album

Allied Forces Tracklist

Side A

  • Fool for Your Love
  • Magic Power
  • Air Raid
  • Allied Forces
  • Hot Time (In This City Tonight)

Side B

  • Fight the Good Fight
  • Ordinary Man
  • Petite Etude
  • Say Goodbye

2 X LP Live in Cleveland 1981 (remastered)
Live in Cleveland Tracklist

Disc 1
Side A

  • Intro
  • Tear the Roof Off
  • American Girls
  • Lay it On the Line
  • Allied Forces

Side B

  • Fight The Good Fight
  • Blinding Light Show/Moonchild

Disc 2
Side C

  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Machine
  • I Live For The Weekend
  • Nature’s Child
  • Drum Solo

Side D

  • Instrumental
  • Rocky Mountain Way
  • Hot Time (In the City Tonight)

Limited Edition 7” Single

Vinyl #3 : 7” Single – Tribute 2021 Version of “Allied Forces” + “Magic Power” Live from Ottawa 1982 (Never Before Released)

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