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Chris Isaak

Born: Jun 26, 1956 in Stockton, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Biography: Songwriter Chris Isaak clearly loves the reverb-laden rockabilly and country of Sun Studios. In particular, he transfers the sweeping melancholy of Roy Orbison's classic Monument singles ("Crying," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "In Dreams") to the more stripped-down, rootsy sound of Sun, resulting in a stylized ...Read full biography
Forever Blue
Released: 1995
Label: Reprise
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Without identifying who it was, Isaak made his mood clear with Forever Blue by including a farewell letter in the liner notes to the lover who had dumped him. Kicking things off with the snaky, almost ...Read full review
Heart Shaped World
Released: 1989
Label: Reprise
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When filmmaker David Lynch backed a disquieting scene in Blue Velvet with Roy Orbison's "In Dreams," he demonstrated the eerie atmosphere behind its pre-'60s innocence. Orbison disciple Chris Isaak played ...Read full review
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