Rock & Roll Machine

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For the song, see Rock & Roll Machine (song).
Rock & Roll Machine
Cover of the original Canadian edition
Studio album by Triumph
Released November 3, 1977
Recorded August–September 1977
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 39:12
Label Attic, RCA, TML
Producer Mike Levine, Doug Hill
Triumph chronology
Triumph
(1976)
Rock & Roll Machine
(1977)
Just a Game
(1979)
International edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Rock & Roll Machine was the second album by Canadian hard rock band Triumph, released in 1977. The album was released on RCA Records in the US in 1978 and again on MCA Records (MCA-1455) in 1980. The album resulted in the band's first hit single, a cover version of Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way". Depending on the country of issue, the album may also be named Rock and Roll Machine or Rock 'N' Roll Machine. The MCA issue is noteworthy in that the album was re-mastered by Bob Ludwig at his Masterdisk location as opposed to the original RCA which was mastered by Jack Adelman at RCA.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Takes Time" – 3:48
  2. "Bringing It on Home" – 4:35
  3. "Little Texas Shaker" – 3:24
  4. "New York City Streets, Pt. 1" – 3:09
  5. "New York City Streets, Pt. 2" – 4:40
Side two
  1. "The City: War March/El Duende Agonizante/Minstrel's Lament" [Medley] – 9:20
  2. "Rocky Mountain Way" – 4:04
  3. "Rock & Roll Machine" – 6:53

The album was originally released only in Canada, but when the band signed an international deal with RCA Records in 1977, the international edition of the album was re-sequenced to include some of the tracks from their self-titled Triumph (1976) album. The album was released for a second time in Canada, with a different cover than the original one or the international one, using the re-sequenced tracking from the international version. The RCA and MCA re-sequenced track listing is as follows:

Side one
  1. "Takes Time" (Emmett, Moore, Levine) – 3:48
  2. "Bringing It On Home" (Emmett, Levine) – 4:35
  3. "Rocky Mountain Way" (Walsh, Vitale, Passarelli, Grace) – 4:04
  4. "Street Fighter" (Emmett, Moore) – 3:30
  5. "Street Fighter (Reprise)" (Emmett, Moore) – 3:02
Side two
  1. "24 Hours a Day" (Emmett) – 4:17
  2. "Blinding Light Show/Moonchild" (Emmett, Brockway, Young) – 8:43
  3. "Rock and Roll Machine" (Moore) – 6:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Rik Emmett – guitars, vocals
  • Gil Moore – drums, vocals
  • Michael Levine – bass, keyboards
  • Laurie Delgrande – keyboards
  • Mike Danna – keyboards
  • Beau David – background vocals
  • Elaine Overholt – background vocals
  • Gord Waszek – background vocals
  • Colina Phillips – background vocals
  • Rosie Levine – background vocals

Production[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Canada November 3, 1977 Attic
Canada April 2, 1977 RCA
United States June 24, 1978 RCA
United States October 3, 1995 TCD
United States April 12, 2005 TRC
United States May 16, 2005 Castle
Canada September 2, 2005 Magada
Japan March 7, 2008 Airmail

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1978 Pop Albums 185

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "Rock & Roll Machine"/"Bringing it on Home" Pop Singles 36
1977 "Rocky Mountain Way"/"Little Texas Shaker" Pop Singles 41
1978 "Takes Time" Pop Singles 82

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