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A simple, straightforward rock ‘n roll album, true to its name. The guitar-driven songs aim to please the very basic instincts, like everything else about this release. Including the album cover with the rising flames et al. Definitely the one to put you in the mood should you have a craving for a passionate deliverance or indulging in some air-guitar antics.

Rock and Roll Machine Review:

I first heard this album in my Spanish class in high school. My Spanish teacher had a record player in his room, with a bunch of classic rock albums. I fell in love with Triumph at that point. I would listen to it everyday, before class started. He even made me a cassette copy. I had looked at every record store in the area where I lived at the time, but to no avail. Now that I have moved, I finally found the album, and my CD player may never have that CD out of it again. This album is up there with greats like Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction and AC/DC’s Back In Black.

Date Reviewed: 09/22/05
Reviewer: Will Burnham
Location: Tempe, AZ

In the Beginning Review:

Due to repacking in the US, songs from Rock & Roll Machine and In the Beginning were combined to form what became the American release of Rock & Roll Machine . Therefore, many fans below the border had no chance to hear many good cuts that were left off. 24 Hours A Day kicks off the album and the drive doesn’t stop until the thunder storm that closes Blinding Light Show/Moonchild.

The early style of Triumph is laced throughout the entire album, mixing elements of progressive rock with straightforward 70s hard rock. High points on the album are: 24 Hours A Day, Be My Lover, Street Fighter, What’s Another Day of Rock ‘n’Roll and Blinding Light Show/Moonchild.

It can be said of first albums that bands are reaching for what is to come while reaching back into what they know. This album screams Led Zeppelin while it searches ahead for what is to come.

Date Reviewed: 06/27/05
Reviewer: Jim Smith
Location: Midland, MI