Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun
Airs Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published June 8, 2012 at 12:40 p.m., updated August 6, 2012 at 4:34 p.m.
This new PBS special showcases Chris Isaak in a personal tribute to the glory days of the legendary producer Sam Phillips and his Sun Studio in Memphis and the music created by his heroes (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and others).
Isaak recaptures the spirit of the original songs with his own brilliant band of stellar musicians, while revealing the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity.
The three-act program begins with some of Isaak’s most popular hits, moves on to his tribute to Sun Records and then wraps up with a combination of both. All in all, it’s a celebration of Isaak’s own stellar career with some of his best-known and favorite recordings.
Joining Isaak for this special evening is Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and “The Queen of Rockabilly,” Wanda Jackson.
"Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun" features these songs: “I Want Your Love,” “Somebody’s Crying,” “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing,” “I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’),” "Ring of Fire,” “Trying to Get to You” (with Wanda Jackson), “It’s Now or Never,” “Crazy Arms,” “Your True Love,” “Miss Pearl,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Blue Hotel,” “Fujiyama Mama” (with Wanda Jackson), “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Big Wide Wonderful World.”
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