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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
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
Silvertone
Released: 1985
Label: Warner Bros.
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Chris Isaak's debut album, Silvertone, named after his three-piece backup group, sets the pattern for his subsequent albums in its meticulously constructed retro sound. Isaak enters a time machine and ...Read full review
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