Chris Isaak, born Christopher Joseph Isaak, is an American singer who started his music career in 1984 by signing at Warner Bros Records for his first album "Silvertone".
Album from which the excellent "Dancin" will be extracted, as well as the titles "Gone ridin" and "Livin 'for your lover" which will serve as background music for David Lynch's now cult "Blue Velvet".
Released in 1987 the album "Chris Isaak" which contains the flamboyant "Blue Hotel". The artist is gaining fame.
The year 1989 will be the year of the consecration with the release of the album "Heart Shaped world" which contains in particular the magnificent "Wicked game", flagship title which not only will become a huge hit but which will also serve as music for background in advertisements, films and others…
Released in 1993 the album "San Francisco days" from which the excellent "Can’t do a thing" will be extracted.
1995 saw the release of the relatively successful album "Forever blue".
Since then ... much more, the artist alternating small role in second-rate films and some rare musical productions.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
• Dancin’ 1985
• Livin’ for your lover 1986
• You owe me some kind of love 1987
• Blue Hotel 1987
• Lie to me 1987
• Don't Make Me Dream About You 1989
• Wicked game 1990
• Blue spanish sky 1991
• Can’t do a thing (To stop me) 1993
• San Francisco days 1993
• Dark moon 1993
• Somebody’s crying 1995
• Baby did a bad, bad thing 1995
• Go walking down there 1995
• Think of tomorrow 1996
• Flying 1998
• Please 1998
1985 ... flamboyant beginnings with a particularly inspired title. The tone is set from the start, this artist is full of talents !
1986 ... all in a totally atypical style for the time but with formidable efficiency and which suits him especially like a glove
1987 ... the rise in power is linear and allows the artist to position himself as one of the big hopes of the moment. And the rest will prove it vividly !
1987 ... the HUGE hit which will reveal him to the eyes of the whole world and explode its notoriety. Surely one of the biggest hits of the 80's. MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... all smoothness, all finesse. A first-rate folk ballad, in a unique style that will forever remain its trademark
1989 ... the end of a decade that is fast approaching with an inspiration that is sought after and that can no longer produce an exceptional title. See you the next decade for the miracle ...
1990 ... the WONDER ! Surely what will remain as his most HUGE title. He signs here a new folk ballad with incredible lyricism, a title which offers him at the same time his direct ticket for posterity. MO-NU-MEN-TAL !
1991 ... Olé ! But slowly ... A new ballad that literally floats in the air and shows his extreme talent in this very particular field. MA-GIC !
1993 ... the WONDER 2 ! We thought him short of inspiration. What a denial ! He comes out to us a new ballad for the least incredible of which he is the only one to have the secret. MAG-NI-FI-CENT ! And the word is weak...
1993 ... not necessarily his best title but the style is still as effective and the inspiration of setting, which saves the whole...
1993 ... a nice country ballad in the purest American style of reference. Nothing exceptional but a nice title that can be listened to without problem
1995 ... he signs here his 2nd biggest success of the decade, like what, with him, nothing is never finished even 10 years after an already particularly full career ...
1995 ... an indefinable title, bordering on the exercise of style. The singer loves to muddy the waters and take us on winding paths. On this one, it's won !
1995 ... certainly he will no longer reach the level of success he has known during the previous decade but what he continues to offer largely holds the road and that is already it !
1996 ... the end of the 1990s which will prove somewhat complicated to manage. The inspiration is no longer at the top and the artist cannot reinvent himself. Pity...
1998 ... good will is not always enough unfortunately. The competition is already light years ahead and his style is no longer a recipe. The beginning of the end...
1998 ... this title will do little better. We can not say that what he offers now is devoid of quality. But it is especially the brilliant inspiration that he knew that is lacking now. Such is life...
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