About this product
|Record Label:||Mailboat Records|
|Genre:||Rock & Pop|
1. San Francisco Days
2. Somebody's Crying
3. Wicked Game
4. Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
5. Let Me Down Easy
6. Two Hearts
7. King Without a Castle
8. Only the Lonely
9. Speak of the Devil
10. Blue Spanish Sky
11. You Owe Me Some Kind of Love
12. Can't Do a Thing (To Stop Me)
13. Let's Have a Party
15. Blue Hotel
17. I Want You To Want Me
18. Forever Blue [Acoustic Version]
|Playing Time:||62 min.|
Illustrator: Chris Isaak.Photographers: Mike Zagaris; Saori Miyazaki; Aaron Chang; Danny Clinch.Given that many artists get the "best-of" treatment after only a few albums, it's quite remarkable that the first real Chris Isaak overview didn't appear until 2006, more than 20 years into the nostalgic pop/rock crooner's career. The 18-track non-chronological collection ranges from the twangy early single "Dancin'" to the guitar-rocker "King Without a Castle," one of four previously unreleased tracks. Along the way, the set makes room for Isaak's hits, including the ethereal "Wicked Game," the sinister "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing," and his spot-on cover of "Only the Lonely" by Roy Orbison--one of his most obvious influences. Although some fans may be irked that Isaak's first non-holiday release since '02's ALWAYS GOT TONIGHT is a compilation, it's an exceptional one, and provides an excellent sampler of his charmingly vintage persona and formidable talent.
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- chuckcreekMay 3, 2012by
Chris is the best kind of Isaak
Why didn't I buy this CD long ago ? Don't know Why wouldn't anyone else want this CD ? Don't know Chris is the best Isaak you can find anywhere. Listen to the CD. Hear it, Feel it, turn the volume up a little. Then do it again the next day. When your friends tell you your crazy, tell them they're crazy and don't lend them your Chris Isaak CD.
- xring2005Apr 30, 2012by
Very nice collection of Isaak music.
Very nice collection of popular Isaak tunes. I wish Graduation Day and Gone Ridin' were inclused but it is still a must have for any Chris Isaak fan.
- abee362011Feb 8, 2012by
This was a gift so I don't really have an opinion about it.
This was a gift so I don't really have an opinion about it. I don't care for his music but the CD worked as far as I know, so it's good.
- davidandtrixieDec 21, 2011by
Great CD for a great price!
If you are a Chris Isaak fan, this CD is for you! I chose this particular disc because it contains many of his best songs and really showcases his outstanding voice and guitar playing.