Interview: Chris Isaak Conjures The Memphis Of Old on “Beyond The Sun”


[pullquote quote="It's so good it's gonna change your life, grow hair on your chest and improve your sex life." credit="Chris Isaak, on 'Beyond The Sun'"]Himself a legendary recording artist, [lastfm]Chris Isaak[/lastfm] uses his considerable charm and musical chops to tackle songs by some of American music’s most iconic figures on his new album Beyond The Sun. Recorded at rock’s most hallowed ground, Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, the album is a tribute to the greats who recorded there and set rock ‘n roll on the path that got us to today. Listen in to our exclusive interview as Isaak takes us behind the scenes of his recording sessions, which included covers of classics by [lastfm]Carl Perkins[/lastfm], [lastfm]Jerry Lee Lewis[/lastfm], [lastfm]Elvis Presley[/lastfm], [lastfm]Johnny Cash[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Roy Orbison[/lastfm].

Chris Isaak – Exclusive Interview
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“It’s a little tiny room with a big, big sound,” says [lastfm]Chris Isaak[/lastfm] of Sun Studio in Memphis, an address that is the stuff of legend in early American rock ‘n roll. This album is a tribute to those artists and to Sam Phillips, the man who discovered these artists and produced those seminal recordings. Click here to read our album review of Beyond The Sun by and watch his behind-the-scenes EPK video documenting the making of the album.

Here’s the track listing for Beyond The Sun:

1. Ring of Fire
2. Trying to Get to You
3. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
4. Great Balls of Fire
5. Can’t Help Falling in Love
6. Dixie Fried
7. How’s the World Treating You
8. It’s Now or Never
9. Miss Pearl
10. Live It Up
11. I Walk the Line
12. So Long I’m Gone
13. She’s Not You
14. My Happiness

Deluxe Edition Second Disc:
1. My Baby Left Me
2. Oh, Pretty Woman
3. Doin’ the Best I Can
4. Your True Love
5. Crazy Arms
6. Lovely Loretta
7. Everybody’s in the Mood
8. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry
9. Love Me
10. Doncha’ Think It’s Time
11. That Lucky Old Sun



[lastfm]Chris Isaac[/lastfm] – Beyond The Sun (Vanguard)
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One Response to Interview: Chris Isaak Conjures The Memphis Of Old on “Beyond The Sun”

  1. BEYOND THE SUN…
    FROM MEMPHIS TO NASHVILLE.. COME UP TO HENDERSONVILLE,TN AND SING TO ME THE NEW ALBUM,..HA ..I WISH! BE MY 1ST EVER SEEING AND BEING AT YOUR CONCERTS AND BEEN A FAN FOR OVER 21 YRS!!! WHEN WILL YOU BE COMING BACK TO NASHVILLE AREA?. I BEEN SAD NOT TO HEAR YOU IN PERSON TO SING!!!

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