Chris Isaak Christmas

Chris Isaak Christmas

by Chris Isaak

Overview

The Beach Boys proved that the youthful joy and inherent optimism of sunny California pop perfectly suits Christmas tunes, and Chris Isaak's seasonal disc reaffirms it. Isaak's well-seasoned blend of Elvis Presley rockabilly, Roy Orbison operatics, and his own sexy sensibility enlivens classics such as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Christmas Song" and introduces new favorites such as the introspective "Washington Square" and the rollicking, Tex-Mex-flavored "Hey Santa!" Elvis is the patron saint here, especially when Isaak croons "Blue Christmas" and other carols Presley covered, and "Mele Kalikimaka" and "Last Month of the Year" could be long-lost Presley outtakes (which is high praise indeed). Chris Isaak Christmas is full of lighthearted moments: "Gotta Be Good" nods to both Louis Armstrong and Presley's Jordanaires, and Stevie Nicks drops in to lend bewitching harmonies to "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (it sounds like they had a ball singing "the big fat man is coming to town" at the end). With their gently rolling ballads and joyfully swinging rockers, Isaak and his backing trio have perfected a timeless yet nostalgic style and created a new Christmas classic.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2004
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624889922
catalogNumber: 48899

Tracks

  1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  2. Have Yourself A Merry Little
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  4. Washington Square
  5. Blue Christmas
  6. The Christmas Song
  7. Hey Santa!
  8. Let It Snow!
  9. Christmas On TV
  10. Pretty Paper
  11. White Christmas
  12. Mele Kalikimaka
  13. Brightest Star
  14. Last Month Of The Year
  15. Gotta Be Good
  16. Auld Lang Syne

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Isaak   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Mark Isham   Musician
Stevie Nicks   Percussion,Vocals
Walt Harrah   Background Vocals
Kenney Dale Johnson   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Joyce   Background Vocals
Jon Joyce   Background Vocals
Jamie Muhoberac   Musician
Rafael Padilla   Musician
Scott Plunkett   Musician
Rowland Salley   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Patrick Warren   Musician
Jimmy Pugh   Musician
Robin Dimaggio   Musician
Hershel Yatovitz   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert Joyce   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Chris Isaak   Composer,Producer,Author,Illustrations,Audio Production
Stevie Nicks   Duet
Mel Tormé   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Hugh Martin   Composer
Mark Needham   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Linda C. Cobb   Art Direction
Ralph Blane   Composer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Will Brierre   Engineer
R. Alex Anderson   Composer
Camacho   Engineer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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Chris Isaak Christmas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Isaak has been melting women everywhere for years with his seductive and alluring vocals that envelop you into his world of undying romance. Throw away your other holiday albums. Even on a family Christmas album, Isaak's intimate delivery will convince you that you were the naughty vixen that broke his heart. ~~All I want for Christmas is Chris Isaak~~.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best Christmas Album to appear in many years. I was a bit skeptical about another Christmas Album being made by another singer. I was delightfully surprised by the old favorites and his new original songs. The favorites are done with flair, compassion, and style. The new songs that were written by Mr. Isaak are well thought out and shows his ability to write songs that will last for many years to come. I highly recommend this album to anyone at any age. This album "competes" with the likes of Frank Sinatra and Elvis. If you buy one Christmas album this year, make it this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago