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Biography

American musician and actor Chris Isaak was born in Californian town called Stockton in 1956. The parents of the future singer have always loved music, especially country and rock’n’roll, that is why they had a real collection of the most significant performers’ records. Well, that is not a surprise that Chris inherited that passion to the music. He was dramatically influenced by the king of rock’n’roll Elvis Presley’s compositions. Actually later Isaac was quite often compared with him and Chris was often called the “modern Elvis”. And there were definitely good reasons for that: amazing vocals, charisma and outstanding appearance of the singer played their role. Of course, Chris Isaac did not become the second Elvis, but what is more important – he became one of the brightest and the most recognizable artists of eighties and nineties of the last century.

Isaac started his career in the band, which he had created and called SILVERTONE. The group released the debut eponymous album in 1985, but it turned out that critics were not so pleased by it; however that did not stop Chris. The artist always had an incredible possibility to work really hard and in combination with his talent and charm, these qualities brought the well-formed and expected results. Thus, the musicians changed the name of their band – from that moment it was called Chris Isaak, and only a year after listeners got the new long play, titled Chris Isaak (1986). This time the famous chart Billboard Top 200 was conquered by the band, so it became a little bit easier to move forward. Indeed, the following studio attempt Heart Shaped World (1989) managed to peak in the top ten of the chart and it was certified Triple Platinum. That long play included the well-known composition Wicked Game, due to which Isaak got his popularity among listeners all around the world.

Later the musician’s discography was enlarged by such strong albums as San Francisco Days (1993), Forever Blue (1995), Baja Sessions (1996) and many others. It is interesting that Chris found his unique style pretty fast, without even trying to copy someone else’s features. Isaak feels comfortable in rock in general, from drive and energetic compositions to surf melodies and themes. By the way, the artist has always had diverse interests, so he is fascinated not only by music. Chris took part in movies; he had a TV show that was enjoyed by the audience for several seasons. There is a good saying that a talented person is talented in many spheres. Nevertheless, for millions of listeners Isaac has always been and he remains a musician, first of all. Lyrical and a bit sad ballads are definitely his signature feature and the best recognizable manner. The singer’s sensual voice fits the emotional compositions just perfectly, and nobody can argue with that. Chris’ albums are of the highest quality – they always were and they surely remain like this nowadays. The singer’s newest works Mr. Lucky of 2009 or Beyond The Sun, which was issued in autumn of 2011 will help to make sure of it. Rock’n’roll is still in the spotlight, and this is beautiful.

Studio Albums

Chris Isaak, Beyond The Sun (Deluxe Edition) mp3Beyond The Sun (Deluxe Edition)
The legend of American rock Chris Isaak enlarged his discography. The record Beyond The Sun got into the spotlight immediately – the interest to Isaak's creativity remains really high
2011
    Chris Isaak, Mr. Lucky mp3Mr. Lucky
    Chris Isaak’s new creation Mr. Lucky is made in the singer’s favorite style: his trademark electro guitar can be heard on all the songs among which there are both soft love ballads and faerie danceable compositions
    2009
    • Country Pop
    • Country Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    Chris Isaak, Chris Isaak Christmas mp3Chris Isaak Christmas
    2004
    • Country Rock
    • Pop/Rock
    Chris Isaak, Always Got Tonight mp3Always Got Tonight
    2002
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock & Roll
    Chris Isaak, Speak of the Devil mp3Speak of the Devil
    1998
    • Pop/Rock
    Chris Isaak, Baja Sessions mp3Baja Sessions
    1996
    • Americana
    • Rock & Roll
    Chris Isaak, Forever Blue mp3Forever Blue
    1995
    • Blues Rock
    • Country Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    Chris Isaak, San Francisco Days mp3San Francisco Days
    1993
    • Country Pop
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock & Roll
    • Rockabilly
    Chris Isaak, Heart Shaped World mp3Heart Shaped World
    1989
    • Country
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock & Roll
    • Rockabilly
    Chris Isaak, Chris Isaak mp3Chris Isaak
    1986
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rockabilly
    Chris Isaak, Silvertone mp3Silvertone
    1985
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rockabilly

    Compilation albums

    Chris Isaak, Best of Chris Isaak mp3Best of Chris Isaak
    2006
    • Rockabilly
    Chris Isaak, Wicked Game mp3Wicked Game
    1991
    • Country Pop
    • Pop/Rock

    Lives

    Chris Isaak, Live at the Fillmore mp3Live at the Fillmore
    2010
    • Pop/Rock
    • Rock