Release Date: 11 November 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Rik Emmett & RESolution 9 RES9 Limited Vinyl LP + Download
GUITAR VIRTUOSO AND TRIUMPH FOUNDER RIK EMMETT TO RELEASE ALBUM ON NOVEMBER 11 VIA PROVOGUE
RES9 includes the long awaited Triumph reunion and guest appearances by James LaBrie and Alex Lifeson
Rik Emmett and his new band, RESolution9, have just delivered an album of 11 brand new rockers as part of a multi-album, worldwide deal with Mascot Label Group/Provogue. The album, entitled RES 9, is to be released on November 11, 2016.
The members of RESolution9 are from Rik's touring quartet: Dave Dunlop on guitar, Steve Skingley on bass, and Paul DeLong on drums, with Dave and Steve co-producing the project. Much of the album was recorded and mixed at Mississauga's famed MetalWorks Studios, where Rik enjoyed a profoundly comfortable re-connectivity to his own roots.
In fact, the other two founding members of Triumph (Gil Moore and Mike Levine, from the trio that received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the U.S. in the 70's & 80's) reunite with Rik as special guests on "The Grand Parade", a song that conjures 1979's "Suitcase Blues".
Additionally, legendary guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush performs on two stellar tracks, with James LaBrie of Dream Theater contributing extraordinary guest vocals on two cuts as well.
Canadian Rock and Juno Hall of Famer Rik Emmett says, "I'm really happy and grateful that Mascot Label Group gave our band complete freedom, and trusted us to do our best. Some might see this as a comeback record, but I’m really proud of the vitality the band generated. For me, it's always about the songwriting - how the melodies and sonic landscapes capture the storytelling."
01 Stand Still
02 Human Race (feat. Alex Lifeson)
03 I Sing (feat. James LaBrie)
04 My Cathedral
05 The Ghost of Shadow Town
06 When You Were My Baby
07 Sweet Tooth
08 Heads Up
09 Rest of My Life
10 End of the Line (feat. Alex Lifeson & James LaBrie)
11 Grand Parade (feat. Gil Moore & Mike Levine) [bonus track]