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The Sport of Kings


Download links and information about The Sport of Kings by Triumph. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 42:42 minutes.

Artist: Triumph
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal
Tracks: 11
Duration: 42:42
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No. Title Length
1. Tears In the Rain 3:55
2. Somebody's Out There 4:04
3. What Rules My Heart 3:52
4. If Only 4:00
5. Hooked On You 3:22
6. Take a Stand 4:33
7. Just One Night 3:40
8. Embrujo (Instrumental) 1:29
9. Play With the Fire 5:18
10. Don't Love Anybody Else But Me 3:55
11. In the Middle of the Night 4:34



After switching labels, Triumph were persuaded to record 1986’s The Sport of Kings with producer Ron Nevison, who'd recently helped hard rock acts like Survivor and Ozzy Osbourne crack the American pop market. After clashing with Triumph over “creative differences,” Nevison quit the project midstream and was replaced by a young engineer named Mike Clink, who'd soon go on to record classic albums with Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. Clink’s focus on song structures and tight-knit sonics resulted in some of the best tunes of the group’s career, including “Tears in the Rain,” “Don’t Love Anybody Else but Me,” and “Hooked on You.” Clink helped restore some of the band’s rawness with “Take a Stand,” in which the drums and guitar punch their way through a veneer of synthesizer. While longtime Triumph fans weren't crazy about the band’s tilt toward AOR, you have to give them credit for their integrity. While Def Leppard and Foreigner sugarcoated their songs to get radio’s attention, songs like “Just One Night” and “If Only” retained Triumph’s essential ferocity, even if they were a little gentler.