1980 Triumvirat – Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette is the seventh full-length studio album by German progressive rock band Triumvirat, released in 1980

Triumvirat was a German progressive rock trio that formed in 1969 in Cologne, Germany. The founding members were keyboardist/composer Hans-Jürgen (later simply Jürgen) Fritz (born March 13, 1953), drummer/lyricist Hans Bathelt, and bassist Werner Frangenberg.

Triumvirat is the German word for a triumvirate, a grouping of three powerful men, thus referring to the musical trio.

The band underwent numerous personnel changes over the course of its life and eventually disbanded in 1980 with the release of their final album Russian Roulette.

Tracks

1  Party Life (Arno Steffen) 3:13
2  You Can’t Catch Me (Arno Steffen) 4:00
3  Come with Me (Jürgen Fritz) 3:49
4  Games (Jürgen Fritz) 4:08
5  Cooler (Arno Steffen) 3:15
6  The Ballad of Rudy Törner (Jürgen Fritz) 4:12
7  We’re Rich on What We Got (Jürgen Fritz) 4:09
8  Twice (Arno Steffen) 2:45
9  Rien Ne Vas Plus (Jürgen Fritz) 4:34
10  Roxy (Arno Steffen) 6:33
11 Russian Roulette (Jürgen Fritz) 5:48

Media

Musicians

1 Party Life

Bass Steve Lukather
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Tim May
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Steel Drums Robert Greenidge
Vocals Arno Steffen


2 You Can’t Catch Me

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Tim May
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Percussion Alan Estis
Sax Pete Christlieb
Vocals Arno Steffen
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Maxine Willard
Background Vocals Julia Tillman


3 Come with Me

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Mike Gong
Guitar Tim May
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Vocals Arno Steffen


4 Games

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Mike Gong
Guitar Tim May
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Percussion Alan Estes
Vocals Arno Steffen


5 Cooler

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Mike Gong
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Tim May
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Vocals Arno Steffen


6 The Ballad of Rudy Törner

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Tim May
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Percussion Alan Estis
Steel Drums Robert Greenidge
Vocals Arno Steffen


7 We’re Rich On What We Got

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Tim May
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Vocals Arno Steffen
Background Vocals Mike Gong


8 Twice

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Mike Gong
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Vocals Arno Steffen
Background Vocals Mike Gong


9 Rien Ne Vas Plus

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Tim May
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Accordion Peter Jolly
Vocals Arno Steffen


10 Roxy

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Tim May
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Percussion Alan Estis
Vocals Arno Steffen


11 Russian Roulette

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Tim May
Vocals Arno Steffen
Pedal Steel Guitar Alan Estes
Piano Jürgen Fritz
Clarinet Pete Christlieb
Vocals Julia Tillman
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Maxine Willard

Liner Notes

Producer – Jürgen Fritz
Co-producer – Jimmy Hite
Engineer – Jimmy Hite
Engineer (Assistant) – Harald Lepschies, Hugh Davies, Luziano Piccino, Rolf Hanekamp, Tchad Blake
Mastered By – John Cremer
Mixed By – Jimmy Hite, Jürgen Fritz

Artwork By [Cover Idea] – Arno Steffen
Cover [Cover Concept] – Triumvirat
Graphics – Hannes Jähn
Photography By – Hermann Schultz

Recorded At – Filmways/Heider
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Recorded At – Info Studios
Recorded At – EMI Studios, Cologne
Mixed At – EMI Studio 2
Copyright (c) – EMI Electrola GmbH & Co. KG
Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Electrola GmbH & Co. KG