Beyond the Sun [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Some albums are so obvious it's a wonder they didn't exist before, and so it is with Chris Isaak's Beyond the Sun, a salute to the classic rock & roll label Sun Records. Ever since his first album, Isaak has exhibited an enormous debt to the titans who recorded at Sun, particularly Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, whose work is showcased heavily here. Isaak doesn't stick strictly to songs released on Sun -- he covers "Can't Help Falling in Love," which Presley did not release during his time on Sun -- but he doesn't stick to the obvious, either, finding excellent songs from the likes of Warren Smith. Still, Elvis rules the roost, not only in terms of songs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Some albums are so obvious it's a wonder they didn't exist before, and so it is with Chris Isaak's Beyond the Sun, a salute to the classic rock & roll label Sun Records. Ever since his first album, Isaak has exhibited an enormous debt to the titans who recorded at Sun, particularly Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, whose work is showcased heavily here. Isaak doesn't stick strictly to songs released on Sun -- he covers "Can't Help Falling in Love," which Presley did not release during his time on Sun -- but he doesn't stick to the obvious, either, finding excellent songs from the likes of Warren Smith. Still, Elvis rules the roost, not only in terms of songs covered, but in approach. Isaak croons like the King, smoothing out the rough edges of Carl Perkins' "Dixie Fried" and Jerry Lee's "Great Balls of Fire," smoothing them out enough to push them to a smoky, late-night torch song. Beyond the Sun plays it cool and plays it authentic -- these aren't reinterpretations, but sincere homages -- and if this doesn't have much grit, it has plenty of style and heart. [A Deluxe Edition added a second disc with 11 bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2011
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707821223
  • Catalog Number: 78212
  • Sales rank: 39,068

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Isaak Primary Artist, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Jack Clement Musician
Craig Copeland Vocals
Kenney Dale Johnson Drums, Vocals
Jon Joyce Vocals
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Scott Plunkett Organ, Piano
Rowland Salley Bass, Vocals
Lee Thornburg Musician
Richard Wells Vocals
David Woodford Musician
Waddy Wachtel Musician
Hershel Yatovitz Guitar, Vocals
Michelle Branch Vocals
Ashley Monroe Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Chet Atkins Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Charlie Feathers Composer
Chris Isaak Composer, Producer
Roy Orbison Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Carrie Smith Art Direction
Mort Shuman Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Howard Biggs Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
June Carter Cash Composer
Luigi Creatore Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Haven Gillespie Composer
Wally Gold Composer
Jack Hammer Composer
Hugo Peretti Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Ralph Mooney Composer
Mark Needham Engineer, Additional Production
Clyde Otis Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Sam Phillips Composer
Merle Kilgore Composer
Howard Kaufman Management
Jimmy Wages Composer
Borney Bergantine Composer
William Dees Composer
Betty Peterson Composer
Charlie Singleton Composer
Beasley Smith Composer
Sheryl Louis Management
Howard Griffin Composer
Joe Thomas Composer
Eduardo di Capua Composer
Stanley Kesler Composer
Rose McCoy Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
Charles Seals Composer
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  • Posted October 31, 2011

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    Crazy about Rockabilly

    Chris Isaak and Silvertone team up with some of early rock's most influential songwriters and Sun Studio to become the Kings of Rockabilly 2011! A master of the genre, Isaak adds originals that prove him further crown-worthy. A long awaited treasure for Isaak fans worldwide!

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

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    You must listen to these great songs from Music's Golden Era!

    It is a fun mix of Chris's wonderful voice and the great songs we all love. It moves and then you listen to a great ballad. I love the Great Balls of Fire track and Scotty does a great job on the Keyboards!

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