Trilogy (Yngwie Malmsteen album)

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Studio album by
Released4 November 1986 (1986-11-04)
StudioThe Village, Los Angeles
ProducerYngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Marching Out
Singles from Trilogy
  1. "You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget" / "Crying"
    Released: 1986

Trilogy is the third studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 4 November 1986 through Polydor Records.[1] The album reached No. 44 on the US Billboard 200[2] and charted within the top 60 in the Netherlands and Sweden.[1] In the liner notes, Malmsteen dedicates the album to the memory of the late Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, who was assassinated on 28 February 1986.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Martin Popoff8/10 stars[4]

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Trilogy four stars out of five, calling it Malmsteen's second best album after his 1984 debut Rising Force. Malmsteen's compositional and lyrical skills were described as being at their peak on Trilogy, while his guitar work was praised as "jaw-droppingly fast and technically demanding". Huey listed "Dark Ages", "You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget" and "Trilogy Suite Op: 5" as highlights.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Yngwie Malmsteen.

1."You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget"4:30
3."Queen in Love"4:04
4."Crying" (instrumental)5:04
7."Magic Mirror"3:53
8."Dark Ages"3:54
9."Trilogy Suite Op: 5" (instrumental)7:16
Total length:40:58


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1986 Swedish albums chart 18[1]
Dutch albums chart 60[1]
1987 Billboard 200 44[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Trilogy (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  2. ^ a b "Trilogy - Yngwie Malmsteen | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  3. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Trilogy - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (2005-11-01). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.

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