Triumvirat

Also known as New Triumvirat
Members of Triumvirat: Arno Steffen, Barry Palmer, Curt Cress, David Hanselmann, Dick W. Frangenberg, Dieter Petereit, Hans Bathelt, Hans Pape, Helmut Köllen, Jürgen Fritz, Matthias Holtmann, Werner Kopal
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.triumvirat.net, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumvirat

Discography of Triumvirat:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 À La Carte 9 Audio 1978 Harvest
2 Spartacus 9 Audio 1975
3 Illusions On A Double Dimple 2 Audio
4 Mediterranean Tales (Across The Waters) 4 Audio 1972 Harvest
5 Spartacus 9 Audio
6 Mediterranean Tales (Across The Waters) 11 Audio 1996 Germanofon
7 Waterfall / Jo Ann Walker 2 Audio 1978
8 Illusions On A Double Dimple 2 Audio 1974 Harvest
9 Pompeii 8 Audio 1977
10 Old Loves Die Hard 11 Audio 1976 Capitol Records
11 Old Loves Die Hard 13 Audio 2002
12 Spartacus 11 Audio 2002
13 Pompeii 8 Audio 1993
14 Illusions On A Double Dimple 14 Audio 1977
15 Spartacus 19 Audio 1975 Capitol Records
16 Old Loves Die Hard 7 Audio 1976
17 Dimplicity 2 Audio 1974 Harvest
18 Spartacus 19 Audio 1975
19 Dimplicity / Million Dollars 2 Audio 1974
20 Dancer's Delight / Timothy 2 Audio 1973
21 Ride In The Night / Sing Me A Song 2 Audio 1973
22 Spartacus 20 Audio
23 Pompeii 9 Audio 2002
24 Illusions On A Double Dimple 19 Audio 2002
25 À La Carte 12 Audio 2002
26 Russian Roulette 11 Audio 1980
27 Russian Roulette 12 Audio 2002
28 Old Loves Die Hard 11 Audio 1976
29 Mediterranean Tales (Across The Waters) 16 Audio 2008-04-30 Harvest
30 Illusions On A Double Dimple 19 Audio 2008-04-30
31 Illusions On A Double Dimple 14 Audio 1974 Harvest
32 Spartacus 19 Audio 1975
33 Pompeii 8 Audio 1977 Capitol Records
34 Take A Break Today 2 Audio 1976
35 The Hymn 2 Audio 1978
36 Illusions On A Double Dimple 2 Audio 1974
37 Spartacus 19 Audio 1975 Capitol Records
38 Russian Roulette 11 Audio 1980 Harvest
39 À La Carte 9 Audio 1978 Harvest
40 Spartacus 9 Audio 1975 Harvest
41 Illusions On A Double Dimple 4 Audio 1974 Harvest
42 Illusions On A Double Dimple 14 Audio Capitol Records
43 Spartacus 19 Audio 1975 Capitol Records
44 A La Carte 9 Audio 1979 Harvest
45 Mediterranean Tales (Across The Waters) 11 Audio 1972
46 Old Loves Die Hard 7 Audio 1993
47 À La Carte 9 Audio 1978 Capitol Records
48 Old Loves Die Hard 10 Audio 1976
49 Illusions On A Double Dimple 12 Audio 1974 Orlador
50 Spartacus 19 Audio 1976


Triumvirat was a progressive rock band formed in 1969 in Cologne, Germany by keyboardist Hans-[a=Jürgen Fritz], bassist Werner "Dick" Frangenberg, and drummer/lyricist [a=Hans Bathelt]. Frangenberg left in 1970 and was replaced by [a=Hans Pape]. They were signed by EMI Records and recorded the album, "Mediterranean Tales (Across The Waters)", released in 1972 on Harvest/EMI. During the making of the second album, "Illusions On A Double Dimple" (1974), Pape left and was replaced by [a=Helmut Köllen]. EMI sent a copy to Capitol Records who released the album in the U.S, where it received significant airplay. A U.S. tour followed with Triumvirat opening for [a=Fleetwood Mac]. The next album, "Spartacus" (1975), gave Triumvirat their greatest chart success.

At the end of the U.S. tour of "Spartacus" Köllen left to pursue a solo career. Dick Frangenberg rejoined on bass and [a=Barry Palmer] was the new lead vocalist. This quartet recorded "Old Loves Die Hard" (1976), which was far less successful than it's predecessors. There was no supporting tour and Triumvirat broke up. In 1976 Fritz and Köllen were working together again on a new Triumvirat album: "Pompeii" (1977). Köllen felt some of the material was outside his vocal range and Palmer was invited to rejoin the group. Köllen's death in February, 1977 left Palmer with all the vocal duties. Bassist [a262168] and drummer [a=Curt Cress] rounded out the band which was briefly renamed "New Triumvirat" due to a legal dispute between Fritz and Bathelt.

By 1978 progressive rock was no longer popular. Fritz released two unsuccessful pop albums as Triumvirat with an ever shifting supporting lineup. In 1999 Fritz tried to revive Triumvirat with Curt Cress rejoining the group on drums. They recorded a new album, "Website Story", which remains unreleased.


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