Just a Game (album)

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Just a Game
Triumph Just a Game.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 10, 1979
RecordedFall & Winter 1978
StudioSounds Interchange Studios, Toronto and Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
GenreHard rock
Length36:22
LabelAttic, RCA, TML
ProducerMike Levine
Triumph chronology
Rock & Roll Machine
(1977)
Just a Game
(1979)
Progressions of Power
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars Read

Just a Game is the third studio album by Canadian hard rock band Triumph, released in 1979. The album contains one of Triumph's most popular songs on FM album-oriented radio, "Lay it on the Line", and the Top 40 hit "Hold On", which peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 33 in Canada.

Artwork[edit]

The vinyl LP version of the album featured a sleeve that folded open to reveal a board game (though later pressings just contained a regular vinyl sleeve without this). According to a Rockline interview, the board game was Rik Emmett's idea, but Mike Levine was the one who actually designed it and decided to make it impossible to win.

The front cover of the album revealed a futuristic world where every symbol depicts a song featured on the album.

Track listing[edit]

Cassette release[edit]

  1. "Movin' On" (Moore) – 4:07
  2. "Young Enough to Cry" (Moore) – 6:03
  3. "American Girls" (Moore) – 5:01
  4. "Lay It on the Line" (Emmett) – 4:02
  5. "Suitcase Blues" (Emmett) – 3:01
  6. "Just a Game" (Emmett) – 6:13
  7. "Fantasy Serenade" (Emmett) – 1:39
  8. "Hold On" (Emmett) – 6:04

CD release[edit]

  1. "Movin' On" (Moore) – 4:07
  2. "Lay It on the Line" (Emmett) – 4:02
  3. "Young Enough to Cry" (Moore) – 6:03
  4. "American Girls" (Moore) – 5:01
  5. "Just a Game" (Emmett) – 6:13
  6. "Fantasy Serenade" (Emmett) – 1:39
  7. "Hold On" (Emmett) – 6:04
  8. "Suitcase Blues" (Emmett) – 3:01

Vinyl release[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Movin' On" (Moore) – 4:07
  2. "Lay It on the Line" (Emmett) – 4:02
  3. "Young Enough to Cry" (Moore) – 6:03
  4. "American Girls" (Moore) – 5:01

Side 2

  1. "Just a Game" (Emmett) – 6:13
  2. "Fantasy Serenade" (Emmett) – 1:39
  3. "Hold On" (Emmett) – 6:04
  4. "Suitcase Blues" (Emmett) – 3:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Rik Emmett – guitars, vocals, Prophet 5
  • 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]

  • Michael Levine – producer
  • Mike Jones – engineer
  • Doug Neil – assistant
  • George Semkiw – remixing
  • Hugh Cooper – assistant
  • John Golden – digital mastering
  • Brett Zilahi – digital re mastering
  • Rene Zamic – cover illustration
  • Gary Kremnitz – photography
  • Lynne Waggett – photography
  • Jim Murray – photography
  • Alan Henry – crew
  • Dave Dickson – crew
  • Peter Woods – crew

External links[edit]