Absolutely (Rik Emmett album)

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Absolutely
Emmett Absolutely Cover.jpg
Studio album by Rik Emmett
Released April 11, 1990 (1990-04-11)
Recorded November 1989 – February 1990 at Phase One Studios. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre Rock
Length 44:55
Label Charisma Records
Producer Rik Emmett
Rik Emmett chronology
Absolutely
(1990)
Ipso Facto
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Absolutely is the debut solo album by the Canadian rock guitarist Rik Emmett, released in 1990, after leaving the heavy metal band Triumph. The album was released in 1990 and went gold in Canada and the US immediately. The album eventually reached platinum in both countries. The third cut on the album, "Saved by Love", was used for the closing credits of the movie Problem Child 2. The album includes ten songs and one instrumental track.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by (Rik Emmett) unless otherwise noted:

  1. "Drive Time" – 4:21
  2. "Big Lie" – 4:26
  3. "Saved by Love" – 4:04
  4. "When a Heart Breaks" – 3:43
  5. "World of Wonder" – 3:58
  6. "Stand and Deliver" – 5:28
  7. "The Way That You Love Me" (Rik Emmett / Bob Halligan, Jr.) – 4:21
  8. "Middle Ground" – 3:58
  9. "Heaven Only Knows – 4:04
  10. "Smart, Fast, Mean and Lucky" (Rik Emmett / Graham Shaw) – 3:58
  11. "Passage (For Big Nick)" – 2:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Rik Emmett – guitars, synthesizers, lead vocals, background vocals on tracks 1–3, 6, & 8
  • David Tkaczuk – keyboards, piano, arranging, synthesizers
  • Colleen Allen – sax (soprano), background vocals on Tracks 2 & 6
  • Chris Brockway – bass, background vocals on Tracks 1 – 3, 6 & 8
  • Randy Cooke – drums
  • Jeff Stevens – additional percussion, shaker, tambourine
  • Colina Phillips, Joel Wade & Vivienne Williams – background vocals on Tracks 3, 5 and 9
  • Paula Shear – background vocals on Tracks 1, 3, & 8

Production[edit]

  • Rik Emmett – producer
  • Ross Munro – executive producer
  • Earl Torno – engineer & mixing
  • Rick Pacholko – assistant engineer
  • George Graves – mastering
  • Chris Chapman – photography

Singles[edit]

  • "Big Lie" – Charisma PRCD 023; released April 11, 1990 (USA)
  • "Big Lie" – Duke Street Records DSRD-9047; released April 11, 1990 (Canada)
  • "When a Heart Breaks/Open-ended Interview Rik Emmett" – Duke DSRDS-9063; released April 15, 1990 (Canada)
  • "Saved By Love" – Duke DSRDS-9086; released April 18, 1990 (Canada)

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
October 18, 1990 Canada 25
November 8, 1992 The Billboard 200 52

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Big Lie" Pop Singles 47
1990 "When a Heart Breaks" Pop Singles 14
1991 "Saved by Love" Pop Singles 17
1991 "World of Wonder" Pop Singles 22
1991 "The Way That You Love Me" Pop Singles 76

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