Never Surrender (album)

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Never Surrender
Triumph Never Surrender.jpg
Studio album by Triumph
Released 1982 (in Canada)
January 28, 1983 (in other countries)
Recorded 1982 at Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, ON
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 40:31
Label Attic (1982 version), RCA, TML
Producer Triumph, David Thoener
Triumph chronology
Allied Forces
(1981)
Never Surrender
(1982)
Thunder Seven
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars [2]

Never Surrender is the sixth studio album by Canadian hard rock band Triumph, released in 1982.[3] The album reached #26 on the Billboard Albums chart assisted by the singles "All the Way", "A World of Fantasy" and "Never Surrender" which hit #2, #3 and #23, respectively, on the Billboard's Mainstream Top Rock Tracks chart in 1983. Interestingly, "All the Way" (the third of the three tracks to chart), was Triumph's highest charting song on the Top Rock Tracks chart, but did not sustain that level of popularity with Triumph fans as the song is not included on their 1985 live album Stages, the later Classics (a Greatest Hits album) or 2005's Livin' for the Weekend: The Anthology album.

In Canada, the album peaked at No. 29 on the RPM album chart (compared to No. 13 for the their previous album, Allied Forces) and none of the singles managed to reach the Top 100 of the RPM Singles chart, although they received some airplay at album-oriented rock stations.

A remastered CD was first released in 1985 on MCA Records (then again in 1995 on the band's own TRC label). A new remaster was released in November 2004 on the band's own label TML Entertainment.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Rik Emmett / Michael Levine / Gil Moore except where otherwise noted.

  1. "Too Much Thinking" – 5:39
  2. "A World of Fantasy" (Emmett, Levine, Moore, Tammy Patrick) – 5:03
  3. "A Minor Prelude" – :44
  4. "All the Way" – 3:45
  5. "Battle Cry" – 5:00
  6. "Overture (Processional)" – 1:52
  7. "Never Surrender" – 6:41
  8. "When the Lights Go Down" – 5:08
  9. "Writing on the Wall" – 3:39
  10. "Epilogue (Resolution)" – 2:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Rik Emmett – guitars, synthesizer, vocoder, lead vocals; dobro in "When The Lights Go Down"
  • Gil Moore – drums, percussions, vocals
  • Michael Levine – bass, organ, synthesizer, piano

Production[edit]

  • Triumph & David Thoener – producer
  • Ed Stone – engineer
  • Hugh Cooper – assistant engineer
  • Joe Owens – director
  • Joe Brescio – mastering
  • Brett Zilahi – remastering on 2004 re-issue
  • Bob Ludwig – remastering on 1985 and 1995 issues
  • Dean Motter – art direction, design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Never Surrender at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
  2. ^ Review of Never Surrender on Rolling Stone
  3. ^ Triumph - Never Surrender. discogs.com.