Isaak, Chris

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Beyond The Sun
New - LP - 78212
Sealed, Out Of Print, 2011 2LP Original Housed In A Textured Gatefold Cover With Custom Inner Sleeves. Includes Bonus CD With 11 Additional Songs. Isaak's Salute To Sun Records. more
Beyond The Sun
Used - LP - 78212
2011 2LP Original With Custom Inner Sleeves Housed In A Textured Gatefold Cover. Does Not Include Bonus CD. Isaak's Salute To Sun Records. New, Unplayed Copy. more
Blue Hotel
Used - 12 - PRO-A-2768
1987 Promo Only 12" Single In A Generic White Die Cut Cover. Same Track On Both Sides. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Blue Hotel
Used - 12 - W0005 (T)
1991 UK 45rpm Three Song Picture Sleeve 12 Inch. Appears Unplayed. B/W "Wicked Game" And "Wrong To Love You." more
Blue Spanish Sky
New - 12 - W0062
1991 45rpm 4 Song 12 Inch Single Housed In A Picture Sleeve. Also Includes "Don't Make Me Dream About You," "The Lonely Ones" And "Lover's Game." NM/NM. more
Can't Do A Thing (To Stop Me)
New - 7 - W 0161
New, Unplayed 1993 German 7" Single Housed In A Picture Cover. Title Track B/W "Blue Hotel." Slight Wear On Cover. more
Chris Isaak
New - LP - 25536
Sealed 1987 Original. Clean Cut Out Hole. Includes "Lover's Game," "Blue Hotel" And More. more
Chris Isaak
New - LP - 25536
Sealed 1987 Original. Includes "Lover's Game," "Blue Hotel" And More. Crisp Corners. “Having Established A Winning Musical Combination On Silvertone, Chris Isaak And His Band Essentially Continue It With Little Variation On His Second Album, 11 Songs Of Smoky, Wounded Romance And Dark Menace Given Great All-Around Performances. Isaak's Gift For Capturing A Perfect Blend Of Early Rock & Roll Twang And Making It Sound Perfectly Of The Now Is His Greatest Strength, And If Later Albums Showed Him Finding New Ways To Twist And Develop His Approach, The Relatively Straight-Up Work Here Is More Than Fine. "Blue Hotel" Is Easily The Killer Track On The Album, James Wilsey's Spaghetti Western Lead Guitar And Isaak's Yearning, Lost Singing Perfectly Matched. There Are Plenty Of Other Reasons To Listen In, Though. "You Owe Me Some Kind Of Love" Is In Many Ways The Precursor To Forever Blue's "Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing," Only Before The Breakup, Though Still Charged With A Threat Of Desire And Need. Wilsey's Concluding Guitar Solo Is Especially Sharp, And The Way Isaak Delivers The Chorus Balances Between Melancholy And Urgency. For All The Roy Orbison Comparisons Isaak Won, "Cryin'" Is In Fact An Original, But Isaak Does Tip His Hat Another Direction With An Attractive Remake Of The Yardbirds' "Heart Full Of Soul," Making It Sound Very Much Like An Isaak Original Instead Of A Worshipful Carbon Copy. Erik Jacobsen's Production Again Emphasizes Kenney Dale Johnson's Drumming Without Making It Suffer From Late-'80s Corporate Rock Disease, While Touches Like The Sax On "Lie To Me" And The Buried Strings And Wordless Backing Vocals Elsewhere Adds Depth And Lushness To The Album In Just-Right Amounts. The Whole Experience Is Pure Doom-Haunted Passion, Elegantly On The Run Away From -- Or Towards -- Someone. All That And A Killer Cover Photo As Well, The Iris Of Isaak's Eye Only Just In The Light.” Ned Raggett, AMG. more
Chris Isaak
Used - LP - 925 536-1
1987 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. Glossy, Unplayed Condition. Includes "Heart Full Of Soul", "Lovers Game," "Blue Hotel." Mastered By Ken Perry At K-Disc. SH1/SH2 Stampers. more
Chris Issak
Used - LP - 25536
Near Mint 1987 Original, Custom Inner Sleeve And Gold Promo Stamp On Jacket. Includes "Lovers Game," "Blue Hotel." more
Dancin'
Used - 12 - W0021T
1991 UK 45rpm 3 Song Picture Sleeve 12 Inch. Appears Unplayed. B/W "Nothing's Changed" And "Wild Love." more
First Comes The Night
New - LP - 38123-01
Sealed 2015 2LP 180gm Gatefold. Includes Download Of Album Plus 5 Bonus Tracks. more
Forever Blue
Colored Vinyl - MBV 3024
Sealed 2015 180gm Blue Vinyl Reissue With Insert. Platinum Certified And Grammy-Nominated Masterstroke About Heartbreak Produced By Erik Jacobsen (Tim Hardin, The Lovin' Spoonful) And Anchored By Fellow Grammy-Nominee "Somebody's Crying," "Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing" (Featured In Stanley Kubrick's Final Film, Eyes Wide Shut) And "Graduation Day" (Which Appeared In The 1996 Film Beautiful Girls). more
Heart Full Of Soul
Used - 12 - PRO-A-2736
1987 Promo Only Single In Generic White Die-Cut Sleeve. Same Version On A Side And B Side. Appears Unplayed. more
Heart Shaped World
New - LP - 58371
Factory Sealed And Hard To Find 1989 Vinyl Featuring "Wicked Game". more
Heart Shaped World
New - LP - 25837-1
Sealed 1989 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. Features His Big Hit "Wicked Game." Cut Out Hole. First Sealed Copy We Have Had In Stock. “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 Those Qualities To The Hilt In His Shimmering, Spare "Wicked Game," So It Was No Surprise When Lynch Included The Ballad In Wild At Heart. What Was Surprising, Given The Fact That It Sounded Like Nothing Else On Pop Radio In 1990, Was That "Wicked Game" Became A Breakout Top Ten Hit, Pushing Isaak's Accompanying Album Heart Shaped World To Platinum Status. Of Course, There's More Than That One Moody Masterpiece Of A Single To Recommend Heart Shaped World. Isaak Faithfully Recreates His Influences With Production That's Infinitely Cleaner Than Sun Rock & Roll, Drawing More On Its Form Than Its Attitude, But He's Particularly Suited To The Sort Of Orbison/Presley-Style Balladry That Brought Him A Mass Audience. His Rich, Sobbing Croon Is Simply A Gorgeous Instrument, Whether He's In A Sonorous Baritone Or Quavering Falsetto. And He Uses That Instrument To Tremendous Effect Here, Coming Across As A Brooding Romantic With A Broken Heart And Swoon-Inducing Style. Of Itself, Heart Shaped World Is A Pretty Effective Mood Piece, Showcasing Isaak Doing A Whole Lot Of What He Does Best. He Does Attempt A Couple Of Rockers, But They Never Really Rock -- Much Like Orbison, It's Clear That Ballads Are His True Forte, And Given The Spirit Isaak Wants To Channel, The Numbers Feel Much Too Tame. But Aside From That Flaw, The Rest Of Heart Shaped World Is A Supremely Elegant Late-Night Soundtrack, Equally Suited To Steamy Romance Or Solitary Heartache.” Steve Huey, AMG. more
Heart Shaped World
Colored Vinyl - New - SUN8014 / 2755801468
Sealed 2022 Reissue. Exclusive White Vinyl Pressing, Part Of The RSD Essential Series. Features His Big Hit "Wicked Game". "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 Those Qualities To The Hilt In His Shimmering, Spare "Wicked Game," So It Was No Surprise When Lynch Included The Ballad In Wild At Heart. What Was Surprising, Given The Fact That It Sounded Like Nothing Else On Pop Radio In 1990, Was That "Wicked Game" Became A Breakout Top Ten Hit, Pushing Isaak's Accompanying Album Heart Shaped World To Platinum Status. Of Course, There's More Than That One Moody Masterpiece Of A Single To Recommend Heart Shaped World. Isaak Faithfully Recreates His Influences With Production That's Infinitely Cleaner Than Sun Rock & Roll, Drawing More On Its Form Than Its Attitude, But He's Particularly Suited To The Sort Of Orbison/presley-style Balladry That Brought Him A Mass Audience. His Rich, Sobbing Croon Is Simply A Gorgeous Instrument, Whether He's In A Sonorous Baritone Or Quavering Falsetto. And He Uses That Instrument To Tremendous Effect Here, Coming Across As A Brooding Romantic With A Broken Heart And Swoon-inducing Style. Of Itself, Heart Shaped World Is A Pretty Effective Mood Piece, Showcasing Isaak Doing A Whole Lot Of What He Does Best. He Does Attempt A Couple Of Rockers, But They Never Really Rock -- Much Like Orbison, It's Clear That Ballads Are His True Forte, And Given The Spirit Isaak Wants To Channel, The Numbers Feel Much Too Tame. But Aside From That Flaw, The Rest Of Heart Shaped World Is A Supremely Elegant Late-night Soundtrack, Equally Suited To Steamy Romance Or Solitary Heartache." AMG Review by Steve Huey. more
Heart Shaped World
Used - LP - 9 25837-1
1989 Original Vinyl With Custom Inner Sleeve In Shrink. Features His Big Hit "Wicked Game". more
Heart Shaped World
Colored Vinyl - New - SUN8014 / 2755801468
Sealed 2022 Reissue. Exclusive White Vinyl Pressing, Part Of The RSD Essential Series. Features His Big Hit "Wicked Game". "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 Those Qualities To The Hilt In His Shimmering, Spare "Wicked Game," So It Was No Surprise When Lynch Included The Ballad In Wild At Heart. What Was Surprising, Given The Fact That It Sounded Like Nothing Else On Pop Radio In 1990, Was That "Wicked Game" Became A Breakout Top Ten Hit, Pushing Isaak's Accompanying Album Heart Shaped World To Platinum Status. Of Course, There's More Than That One Moody Masterpiece Of A Single To Recommend Heart Shaped World. Isaak Faithfully Recreates His Influences With Production That's Infinitely Cleaner Than Sun Rock & Roll, Drawing More On Its Form Than Its Attitude, But He's Particularly Suited To The Sort Of Orbison/presley-style Balladry That Brought Him A Mass Audience. His Rich, Sobbing Croon Is Simply A Gorgeous Instrument, Whether He's In A Sonorous Baritone Or Quavering Falsetto. And He Uses That Instrument To Tremendous Effect Here, Coming Across As A Brooding Romantic With A Broken Heart And Swoon-inducing Style. Of Itself, Heart Shaped World Is A Pretty Effective Mood Piece, Showcasing Isaak Doing A Whole Lot Of What He Does Best. He Does Attempt A Couple Of Rockers, But They Never Really Rock -- Much Like Orbison, It's Clear That Ballads Are His True Forte, And Given The Spirit Isaak Wants To Channel, The Numbers Feel Much Too Tame. But Aside From That Flaw, The Rest Of Heart Shaped World Is A Supremely Elegant Late-night Soundtrack, Equally Suited To Steamy Romance Or Solitary Heartache." AMG Review by Steve Huey. more
Heart Shaped World
Colored Vinyl - New - SUN8014 / 2755801468
Sealed 2022 Reissue. Exclusive White Vinyl Pressing, Part Of The RSD Essential Series. Features His Big Hit "Wicked Game". "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 Those Qualities To The Hilt In His Shimmering, Spare "Wicked Game," So It Was No Surprise When Lynch Included The Ballad In Wild At Heart. What Was Surprising, Given The Fact That It Sounded Like Nothing Else On Pop Radio In 1990, Was That "Wicked Game" Became A Breakout Top Ten Hit, Pushing Isaak's Accompanying Album Heart Shaped World To Platinum Status. Of Course, There's More Than That One Moody Masterpiece Of A Single To Recommend Heart Shaped World. Isaak Faithfully Recreates His Influences With Production That's Infinitely Cleaner Than Sun Rock & Roll, Drawing More On Its Form Than Its Attitude, But He's Particularly Suited To The Sort Of Orbison/presley-style Balladry That Brought Him A Mass Audience. His Rich, Sobbing Croon Is Simply A Gorgeous Instrument, Whether He's In A Sonorous Baritone Or Quavering Falsetto. And He Uses That Instrument To Tremendous Effect Here, Coming Across As A Brooding Romantic With A Broken Heart And Swoon-inducing Style. Of Itself, Heart Shaped World Is A Pretty Effective Mood Piece, Showcasing Isaak Doing A Whole Lot Of What He Does Best. He Does Attempt A Couple Of Rockers, But They Never Really Rock -- Much Like Orbison, It's Clear That Ballads Are His True Forte, And Given The Spirit Isaak Wants To Channel, The Numbers Feel Much Too Tame. But Aside From That Flaw, The Rest Of Heart Shaped World Is A Supremely Elegant Late-night Soundtrack, Equally Suited To Steamy Romance Or Solitary Heartache." AMG Review by Steve Huey. more
San Francisco Days
New - LP - 792755800669
Sealed 2022 US "RSD Essential" reissue. Mastered by Masterdisk & pressed at Well Made Music. "Having found himself with a fluke hit single thanks to "Wicked Game," Isaak's next move was interesting enough -- namely, for a long while, nothing. Heart Shaped World's follow-up came four years later, after Nirvana and Dr. Dre rewrote the musical rules for what turned out to be the rest of the '90s. As a result, San Francisco Days more than any of Isaak's earlier albums seemed more timeless, more enjoyably out of place, than before, an effect heightened by the intentionally '60s-styled cover art and design, right down to the listing of the song titles on the front. But while the emphasis on the surface was traditionalism and continuity, in fact, San Francisco Days was the most quietly experimental collection Isaak had yet recorded, wedding his clean and classic approach, backed by his ever-reliable trio and as always produced by Erik Jacobsen, with a variety of newer musical touches and quirkier arrangements. Thus the barrelhouse piano toward the end of the swooning title track or the quietly sassy female backing vocals on "Can't Do a Thing to Stop This" and "Move Along," not to mention the dark rumble of feedback mixed with fuzzy rhythm box (!) that provides the core of "Round N' Round," the vocal growl at the end a surprising touch. The work of guest Jimmy Pugh on Hammond organ on various tracks is also noteworthy, adding some quietly funky smoke to the proceedings. This certainly doesn't describe the whole album, and those won over by "Wicked Game" and its crystalline vision of smoldering appeal and emotional sucker punch will find much to love with the deceptively gentle lope of "Two Hearts" and the slow, stripped-down "Waiting." There are also plenty of good-time numbers well suited to Isaak and company's sly style, like "Beautiful Homes," while a concluding cover of Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" wraps things up on a fine high note." All Music Guide - Ned Raggett. more
San Francisco Days
Used - LP - 45116
1993 Germany Only Original. 1A/1B Stampers From The Alsdorf Pressing Plant. Appears New, Unplayed. Tiny Vinyl Blemish On The Song "5:15" Is Inaudible. more
Silvertone
New - LP - 25156
Sealed 1985 Original. Tiny Saw Cut. more
Silvertone
Used - LP - 25156
Hard To Find 1985 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. Shrink Wrap Intact. Appears Unplayed. more
Silvertone
Used - LP - 25156
Hard To Find 1985 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve And Gold Promo Stamp On Cover. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
Silvertone
New - LP - 925 156
New, Unplayed 1995 German Pressing With Custom Inner Sleeve. Tiny Nick Out Of Bottom Seam. more
Silvertone
New - LP - 25156
Sealed 1985 Original. Cut Out Hole. more
Wicked Game
Used - 12 - LONX 279
Rare 1990 45rpm Three Track 12 Inch Single. B/W "Cool Cat Walk" And "Dark Spanish Symphony (String Version)." Some Signs Of Play. more
Wicked Game
Used - LP - 7599-26513-1
Rare 1991 German Original. Appears Glossy, Unplayed. more
You Owe Me Some Kind Of Love
Used - 12 - PRO-A-2682
1987 Promo Only 12 Inch Maxi Single Housed In A Picture Sleeve. Appears Unplayed. more

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