EMI Germany
Release date
30 Jul 1991
Running length
11 tracks
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1 The Capitol Of Power 3:16 2,543
2 The School of Instant Pain 6:23 7,101
3 The Walls of Doom 3:57 9,235
4 The Deadly Dream of Freedom 2:21 9,276
5 The Hazy Shades of Dawn 3:07 9,092
6 The Burning Sword of Capua 2:42 8,359
7 The Sweetest Sound Of Liberty 2:36 10,129
8 The March to the Eternal City 8:48 7,207
9 Spartacus 7:39 8,274
10 The Capitol Of Power (Live In Los Angeles) 3:16 522
11 Showstopper 3:36 2,260

About this album

Spartacus is an album by the German group Triumvirat. Spartacus is a concept album based on the Roman gladiator who led the 3rd slave uprising in 73–71 BC. The lyrics were written by Hans Bathelt, with contributions by Jürgen Fritz. It was originally released in 1975 on the EMI label, and later distributed in the U.S. by Capitol. It debuted at number 27[1] on the Billboard album charts.

The album was digitally re-mastered and released in CD form in 2002 by EMI. The re-mastered version included two additional tracks: a live version of “The Capital of Power” and a previously unreleased song called “Showstopper”. After this album, Helmut Köllen left the band to start a solo career. Two years later, he died due to intoxication with carbon monoxide when he was in his car, in the garage, listening to his own compositions on the car’s cassette player.

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  • triumphator

    holy shit, this is some well played prog rock

    22 May 3:27pm Reply
  • LastOneStand

    The organ..

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Syd3arrett

    This is their best album.

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • AddOnSoul

    An excellent masterpiece of the whole progressive rock genre. In other words it's a milestone.

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • FelipeTerry

    Spartacus!!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Vallaor

    Breathtaking piece of music! This concept album is undubtfully influenced by Stanley Kubrick's great motion picture! It shows very idealistic view of gladiator's rebellion, unlike SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND, gory and sleazy TV show (that I like in it's own terms)...

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • betocandal

    muito bom...

    28 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Marcioivam20105

    It`s Classic !

    26 Aug 2010 Reply
  • kjelldell

    Rediscovered this album now on Spotify, listened a lot to it when i was a kid, along with ELP... Great album, it was big fun listening to it again!! Great 70's prog...

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ozricfreak

    I agree! It really seems to be the best! Similar to ELP? Well, if this is right, I gotta listen more to 'em.

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • wikabnfft

    The best album of the Cologne group "Triumvirat" and one of the best when you like this kind of music.

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • cogsncogs

    :>|3 (Kurt Douglas / Spartacus chin)

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • cogsncogs

    Buy the CD! Oh yeah this album is fantastic and I never get tired of it though I've heard it a zillion times!

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • seattlegaucho

    ... if it only were available as a MP3 album from Amazon ...

    14 Jan 2009 Reply
  • gregory007

    its been 30 years ,its wonderful!

    25 Dec 2008 Reply
  • cmirandarj

    The best album I've ever heard, and I not tired of doing it.

    19 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Patrickillian

    The Best Album of Triumvirat !!!

    22 Apr 2008 Reply
  • potiguar

    This is the only album in the world I never get tired of listening. NEVER.

    16 Mar 2008 Reply
  • _Tarkus_

    Agreed. I love this album (and cover)!

    14 Mar 2008 Reply
  • kidofthecentury

    Legendary as shit!

    20 Jan 2008 Reply

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