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Artist: Rik Emmett

Title: Ipso Facto

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Category: AOR

Year: 1992

Label: Duke Street Records

Catalog Number: DSRD 31079


Rik Emmett lead vocals, guitar, producer
Randy Cooke drums
Peter Cardinali bass
Ross Munro tambourine
Steve Smith pedal steel guitar
Richard Evans keyboards
Greg Critchley drums
Tom Lewis bass


1.  Straight Up  5:14
2.  Bang On  3:51
3.  Let Love Conquer All  4:09
4.  Heaven In Your Heart  4:52
5.  Dig a Little Deeper  5:10
6.  Lickity Bit  2:18
7.  Rainbow Man  6:15
8.  Out of the Blue  5:42
9.  Meet You There  4:50
10.  Can't Lie to Myself  4:25
11.  Do Me Good  4:34
12.  Calling St. Cecilia  4:05
13.  Transition  2:13
14.  Woke Up This Morning (Blues in my Fingers)  3:01
Total Running Time:  60:39

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Existing comments about this CD

From: TT Date: November 21, 2001 at 9:07
While I thoroughly enjoyed his first album, this was a great album. A lot of diversity, yet it stayed together. I was really impressed with tracks 1,2,5,7,10,11 & 14. Still a very good album by a talented and under-rated guitarist.

From: Gar Date: January 19, 2003 at 0:00
I wasn't thrilled with his first solo album, and I was even less thrilled with this one. One solid hour of dull, lifeless music. He's capable of writing much better material.

From: Ordinary Man Date: February 28, 2004 at 10:26
I think this is one of Rik Emmett's best solo albums. There might be 2 or 3 "filler tunes" on this one, but all in all it's a very respectable effort by the man! One thing that I like about Rik compared to most of the other rockers that I've listened to over the years is that he is talented enough to play different genres of music. And he's respected enough from his Triumph days to open up some of us hardcore rockers to some of those other genres.

From: Gar Date: March 2, 2004 at 21:12
I'm pretty open to different genres of music, but this one just did nothing for me. The talent's there, no denying that, but the fire Rik had in Triumph just isn't here. Not bad... just boring.

From: juan carlos Date: December 4, 2008 at 20:21
Good rock album made by a respectable guitarrist. Great production, good voice and some great chorus. "Heaven In Your Heart" "Dig a Little Deeper" "Let Love Conquer All"(great quiet songs), "Bang On" "Can't Lie to Myself". "lickity Bit" & "Transition" are the instrumentals, ok. There are some blues songs like "Out of the Blue" amongst others. Btw, Some fillers at the end. "Saved By Love" & "Big Lie" are live songs and are the bonus tracks, Good bonus!. 8/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 10, 2008 at 20:48
This one is softer than his debut but is still a good album."Dig A Little Deeper" is one of those songs that you can listen over and over and over again and never get bored of that ballad!!!."Bang On" is also a good track and more in the line of his debut album...the rest as i said is more laid back...sit and enjoy anyway!!!.85/100

From: z4roxx Date: April 13, 2009 at 9:39
Ahaha 76/100...This artist needs no comments or special recommendations,just blues/aor poetry.I think this one and the debut are both awesome,nothin'else.

From: hair metal again Date: August 2, 2020 at 9:54
What an album! excellent release for RIK EMMETT , much better than his debut with many different music elements combined perfectly!the performance and the songwriting are of the highest level and all the songs are fine!essential

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