Michael Stephen "Mike" Levine is the bassist and keyboardist for the Canadian band, Triumph.
Triumph are currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1989 hits collection, Classics, with a deluxe vinyl edition. Co-founder Mike Levine spoke with Kyle Meredith about going for a higher audio experience and expanding the LP with live tracks from the 1983 Us Festival and their 2008 reunion at the Sweden Rock Festival. The two also discuss getting ahead of punk with their mid-70's garage rocker "Rock & Roll Machine" and finding their highest charting success with "Somebody's Out There" just as the band was falling apart in 1986. The band recently reunited once more for a one-off show that was taped for an upcoming documentary, Triumph: Lay It on the Line, so we'll hear about that night and if those rehearsals could lead to any more shows. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Mike Levine, one of the founding members, and bassist of Triumph, makes a return visit to The Big Rock Show! Celebrating Triumph's 30th Anniversary on September 19th of this year, and in honor of the event, the band have reissued Triumph's classic breakthrough album, 1981's "Allied Forces" as a killer vinyl package! Discussions include the decision to reissue "Allied Forces" as a 30th Anniversary vinyl edition, the differences between making a vinyl album today~as opposed to 1981, memories from that year and more! Mike also takes the time to explain, in quite some detail, on what it would take for the band to tour, and why they haven't yet. "Allied Forces" was certified Platinum, and has gone on to sell an impressive 2.5 million copies worldwide and spawned two of Triumph's most beloved and enduring arena rock anthems – "Fight the Good Fight" and "Magic Power", both of which are played on the show. AIR TIME: 40 Minutes.
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Jun 1st, 1949
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