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Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun

Airs Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Chris Isaak pays tribute to the glory days of the legendary Memphis Sun Studio and the music created by his heroes in that famous room.

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).

Chris Isaak pays tribute to the glory days of the legendary Memphis Sun Studio and the music created by his heroes in that famous room.
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Above: Chris Isaak pays tribute to the glory days of the legendary Memphis Sun Studio and the music created by his heroes in that famous room.

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Above: Give at the $90 level during our TV membership campaign and receive the "Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun" DVD. This gift also includes enrollment in the myKPBS Savers Club plus additional online access to more than 130,000 merchant offers and printable coupons, as well as a KPBS license plate frame (if you're a new member). The 2-CD set is available at the $120 level, and a combo package is available at $180.

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.

"Chris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun" was taped on February 13, 2012, before an audience of music fans on the soundstage of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, the home of the legendary PBS music series.

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.”

Chris Isaak is on Facebook, and you can follow @ChrisIsaak on Twitter.

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Above: Taped before a live audience on the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS soundstage, this new PBS special showcases Chris Isaak’s most beloved hits and his personal tribute to the glory days of the legendary Memphis Sun Studio and the music created by his heroes in that famous room.