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Triumvirat Take A Break Today / The Capitol Of Power album cover
2.85 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 9% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Take A Break Today (3:45)
2. The Capital Of Power (Live in LA, August 1975) (3:32)

Total time 7:17

Line-up / Musicians

- Jürgen Fritz / piano, synthesizers
- Helmut Köllen / bass, acoustic guitars, vocals
- Hans Bathelt / drums and percussion

Releases information

1 - recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, October 1975
2 - recorded live in LA, August 1975

7" Single Harvest/EMI Electrola - 1C 006-31 609 (1976, Germany)
7" Single Harvest - 8E 006-31 609 G (1976, Portugal)

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TRIUMVIRAT Take A Break Today / The Capitol Of Power ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(9%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (36%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

TRIUMVIRAT Take A Break Today / The Capitol Of Power reviews

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
2 stars Interesting single from this great symphonic rock band from Germany. It was recorded around the time of the Spartacus album. As it was common in these cases, Triumvirat was never a singles band. Take A Break Today is totally different from their style on that album and has nothing to do with its concept: sounds like a throwaway tune, too popish (lyrics included). The live version of The Capitol of Power however is a good one, proving they were quite convincing on stage (is there a live album on the vaults? I Hope so).

My remastered version of Spartacus has both tracks included as bonus, which makes this single even more irrelevant today. I can only recommended it for completionists, collectors and hardcore fans.

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4 stars I have mixed feelings about this Triumvirat single. An interesting thing about Triumvirat was that though they had some popularity way back when, and were played on the radio, they were never a "singles oriented" band. They relied mainly on the exciting, gutsy and brilliant progressive r ... (read more)

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