Chris Isaak - Christmas (2004) Target Exclusive Limited Edition
Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, College Rock, Ballad, Holiday, ChristmasИздание:
Wicked Game / Reprise Records / Warner Music - 2-48940Продолжительность:
tracks + .cueТреклист:
01. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:12)
02. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (3:10)
03. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (feat. Stevie Nicks) (2:30)
04. Washington Square (3:22)
05. Blue Christmas (2:20)
06. The Christmas Song (2:47)
07. Hey Santa! (2:43)
08. Let It Snow! (2:29)
09. Christmas On TV (2:19)
10. Pretty Paper (2:33)
11. White Christmas (2:32)
12. Mele Kalikimaka (1:56)
13. Brightest Star (3:03)
14. Last Month Of The Year (2:14)
15. Gotta Be Good (2:42)
16. Auld Lang Syne (1:09)Exclusive Bonus Track:
17. Santa Bring My Baby Back (2:12)
Время раздачи: с 11.00 до 23.00 мск. (до появления первых 3-5 скачавших)
Chris Isaak - Vocals, Guitar
Stevie Nicks - Vocals (3), Percussion (3)
Hershel Yatovitz - Guitar, Vocals
Rowland Salley - Bass, Vocals
Kenney Dale Johnson - Drums, Vocals
Additional Musicians: Jamie Muhoberac, Jimmy Pugh, Mark Isham, Patrick Warren, Rafael Padilla, Robin DiMaggio, Scott Plunkett
Backing Vocals: Robert Joyce, David Joyce, Jon Joyce, Walt Harrah
Written by John D. Marks (1), Hugh Martin (2), Ralph Blane (2), J. Fred Coots (3), Haven Gillespie (3), Chris Isaak (4, 7, 9, 13, 15), Billy Hayes (5), Jay Johnson (5), Mel Tormé (6), Robert Wells (6), Sammy Cahn (8), Jule Styne (8), Willie Nelson (10), Irving Berlin (11), Robert Alex Anderson (12), Traditional (14, 16), Claude Demetrius (17), Aaron Schroeder (17)
Produced by Chris Isaak
Recorded & Mixed by Mark Needham at Cornerstone Studios
Mastered by Steve Hall at Future Disc
Art Direction: Linda Cobb
Design: Linda Cobb, Chris Isaak, Jeff Lyons
Illustration by Chris Isaak
Photography: Michael Tsay
After earning four gold or platinum albums, singer-songwriter-guitarist Chris Isaak put down his surfboard, turned up the air conditioner and laid down Chris Isaak Christmas, featuring 11 traditional songs (including "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" with Stevie Nicks) and five originals the lonely at Christmas. Chris Isaak Christmas is this season's holiday surprise, a Christmas album that's actually cool.
If you're going to invite a hipster recording artist into your home for Christmas, it may as well be Chris Isaak - he's cool but he's also well-mannered, and can act sly enough for your thinks-she's-bohemian sister without scaring your Grandmother in the process. Like no small number of veteran recording artists, Isaak has cut an album of holiday tunes, cleverly called Chris Isaak Christmas, and while like most similar projects you get the sense that Chris didn't put quite the same amount of work into this that would of gone into a "real" album, he thankfully didn't skimp on quality control along the way. Isaak wrote five new tunes for this project, and "Washington Square" and "Christmas on TV" are solid contributions to his catalog of bummed-out love songs, while "Gotta Be Good" is a likable nugget of blues-flavored growl. Elsewhere, Isaak has thrown in a solid selection of Christmas standards, which he and his band have given an easygoing but full-bodied treatment that's solidly in the style of his best work, favoring the playful over the cloying. On the cool scale, Chris Isaak Christmas sure won't replace your copy of the Phil Spector Christmas album, but as background music for your Christmas party it makes for a happening switch from treacle like Kenny G or Mannheim Steamroller, and you know you can count on a surfer to sing "Mele Kalikimaka" like he already knows what it means. Just don't let Chris get too close to the mistletoe. The guy has a reputation, you know.
Songwriter Chris Isaak (born June 26, 1956 in Stockton, California, US) 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 take on '50s and '60s rock & roll that made him into a star in the early '90s, propelled to a great degree by the hit single "Wicked Game."
Isaak began performing after he graduated from college, forming the rockabilly band Silvertone. The group, which featured guitarist James Calvin Wilsey, bassist Rowland Salley, and drummer Kenney Dale Johnson, would become the singer/guitarist's permanent supporting band. Isaak released his first album, Silvertone, on Warner Bros. in 1985. It was critically well received yet failed to sell well. Two years later, he released the self-titled Chris Isaak, which managed to scrape into the Top 200 album charts. After its release, the singer began an acting career with a bit part in Jonathan Demme's 1988 film Married to the Mob; he would later have parts in Wild at Heart, The Silence of the Lambs, and A Dirty Shame, as well as starring in his own situation comedy series for the Showtime cable network.
Released in 1989, Heart Shaped World initially sold more than Chris Isaak, yet it didn't manage to break big until late 1990, when the single "Wicked Game" was featured in David Lynch's Wild at Heart. Soon, the single became a Top Ten hit; the album also made it into the Top Ten and sold over a million copies. Both 1993's San Francisco Days and 1995's Forever Blue mined essentially the same vein as Heart Shaped World, yet both went gold and spawned a handful of hits. In 1996, Isaak released The Baja Sessions; Speak of the Devil followed two years later.
Isaak's busy touring schedule and growing visibility as an actor kept him out of the recording studio until 2002, when he released Always Got Tonight, though in 2004 he did find time to cut his first seasonal album, Chris Isaak Christmas, which featured five new Yuletide tunes along with a batch of holiday favorites.
The musician once again flexed his TV muscles in 2009 with The Chris Isaak Hour, whose debut on the Biography Channel was promoted in part by Mr. Lucky, his first album of original material in seven years. A year later he released the concert album Live at the Fillmore. In 2011, Isaak paid tribute to the classic '50s rockabilly and country music produced by the legendary Sam Phillips at Memphis' Sun Records with his album Beyond the Sun. Recorded at Sun Studios, Isaak delivered cuts originally recorded by such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and others.
In 2015, Isaak signed on as a judge on the seventh season of The X Factor Australia. Also that year, he returned with his 13th full-length album, First Comes the Night. Recorded in Nashville with longtime producer Mark Needham, the album also included production from Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum) and Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell).
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