Triumvirat

Profile:
Triumvirat was a progressive rock band formed in 1969 in Cologne, Germany by keyboardist Hans-Jürgen Fritz, bassist Werner "Dick" Frangenberg, and drummer/lyricist Hans Bathelt. Frangenberg left in 1970 and was replaced by 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 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 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 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 Dieter Petereit and drummer 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.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:
Viewing All | Triumvirat

Artist

Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Albums

1 C 244-29 441 Mediterranean Tales (Across The Waters) — Triumvirat Triumvirat Mediterranean Tales (Across The Waters) (Album) Harvest 1 C 244-29 441 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
SHSP-4030 Illusions On A Double Dimple — Triumvirat Triumvirat Illusions On A Double Dimple (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola SHSP-4030 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
ST-11392 Spartacus — Triumvirat Triumvirat Spartacus (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola ST-11392 US 1975 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
ST-11551 Old Loves Die Hard — Triumvirat Triumvirat Old Loves Die Hard (Album) EMI Electrola ST-11551 US 1976 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
31C 064 32466D Pompeii — Triumvirat New Triumvirat* Pompeii (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola 31C 064 32466D Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
SHVL-622 À La Carte — Triumvirat Triumvirat À La Carte (Album) Harvest SHVL-622 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
35 198 1, 1C 264-45 834 Russian Roulette — Triumvirat Triumvirat Russian Roulette (Album) Harvest, EMI Electrola 35 198 1, 1C 264-45 834 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Singles & EPs

1C 006-29 976 Be Home For Tea / Broken Mirror — Triumvirat Triumvirat Be Home For Tea / Broken Mirror(7", Single) Harvest 1C 006-29 976 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
1C 006-30 407, 1C 006-30 407 U Ride In The Night / Sing Me A Song — Triumvirat Triumvirat Ride In The Night / Sing Me A Song (Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 006-30 407, 1C 006-30 407 U Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
1C 006-30 484 Dancer's Delight / Timothy — Triumvirat Triumvirat Dancer's Delight / Timothy(7", Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1C 006-30 484 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
30 576, 1C 006-30 576 Dimplicity ★ Million Dollars — Triumvirat Triumvirat Dimplicity ★ Million Dollars (Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 30 576, 1C 006-30 576 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
8E 006-31 609 G, 8E 006 31609 G Take A Break Today — Triumvirat Triumvirat Take A Break Today (Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 8E 006-31 609 G, 8E 006 31609 G Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
32 548 The Hymn — Triumvirat New Triumvirat* The Hymn (Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 32 548 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
P-4700 Waterfall / Jo Ann Walker — Triumvirat Triumvirat Waterfall / Jo Ann Walker (Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola P-4700 US 1978 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
31C 006 31149 For You — Triumvirat Triumvirat For You(7", Single) Harvest 31C 006 31149 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
1A 006-45 918 Party Life / Games — Triumvirat Triumvirat Party Life / Games (Single) Harvest, EMI Electrola 1A 006-45 918 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
1A 006-46107 Come With Me — Triumvirat Triumvirat Come With Me(7", Single) EMI, Harvest 1A 006-46107 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Compilations

6487 Grandes Exitos — Triumvirat Triumvirat Grandes Exitos (Comp) EMI 6487 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
50999 6 44353 2 9 Essential — Triumvirat Triumvirat Essential(CD, Comp) EMI 50999 6 44353 2 9 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
8536582 The Best Of Triumvirat — Triumvirat Triumvirat The Best Of Triumvirat(CD, Comp, RE) EMI 8536582 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Miscellaneous

none Lucky Girl — Triumvirat Triumvirat Lucky Girl(Acetate, 8", S/Sided) Capitol Records none US 1974 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
none The Gladiator's Song — Triumvirat Triumvirat The Gladiator's Song(Acetate, 8") Capitol Records none US 1975 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
none The Website Story — Triumvirat Triumvirat The Website Story(File, MP3, Promo) Not On Label none Germany 2002