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CHRIS ISAAK iTunes Live From Sydney – Friday...

Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 11:15 AM by User

On Friday October 7th, Sydney fans will have an opportunity to attend a live and intimate performance by Chris Isaak as part of the iTunes Live from Sydney series.

Fans are advised to head to www.getmusic.com.au/chrisisaak/competitions for further information on how to attain tickets to this exclusive event. Limited tickets will also be available at the door on the night a first come first served basis. Doors open at 8.30pm.

The performance will commence at 9.00pm and a recording of the performance will be made available exclusively on iTunes later this year. The session will include songs from ‘Beyond The Sun’, including Great Balls of Fire, Can’t Help Falling In Love, I Walk The Line, Ring of Fire and Pretty Woman, along with many songs that have that equally familiar feel but are perhaps less well-known like Miss Pearl, I Forgot To Remember To Forget and Dixie Fried.

The accurately titled ‘Beyond the Sun’ is a self-described labour of love. Since Chris fell in love with his parents’ 45s as a child in Stockton, California, this passionate writer/artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis’ Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there - including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis - all of them discovered and nurtured by Sam Phillips.

Isaak’s longstanding desire to musically salute his inspirations was fast-tracked when he read a 2000 interview with the great Sun Records producer Sam Phillips that appeared in the Oxford American. Near the end of the Q&A, Phillips was asked if any contemporary recording artists grabbed his attention. His response blew Chris away. “I don't keep up with the business like I used to,” said Phillips, “but I love to listen to Chris Isaak. He’s very talented, and his music is so damned honest. It’s incredible.” That pretty much sealed the deal for this Sun worshiper.

Now, at long last, Isaak magically recaptures the transformative brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun with Phillips during the mid-’50s, while also getting down to the nitty-gritty of his own deeply rooted musical identity.

iTUNES LIVE FROM SYDNEY – FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER @ 9.00PM APPLE STORE SYDNEY – 367 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY

  1. maz avatar

    On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM, maz said:

    They left Sydney on 12 October, maybe they will be back in several months :)

  2. Meg avatar

    On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Meg said:

    Catch a wave while down under! Relax! Get tubed! Just watch out for those boys in the grey flannel suits! :-)

  3. sarah avatar

    On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:04 AM, sarah said:

    What a cool little website....no sure if you ever read these chats Senor Isaak....but just wanted to say Muchas Gracias for the "Rocking" drawing penned while awaiting your recent Sydney departure, The Apple Store show "rocked" a rainy friday night in Sydney...we look forward to more shows down under some time soon.... Ezell & Sarah

  4. rah67 avatar

    On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:23 PM, rah67 said:

    I can't help but wonder, how many people agree with the statement: "Beyond the Sun - the recording many say he was born to make."

    This idea is perplexing: many people feel Chris was born to cover songs rather than write his own music? I can certainly appreciate his desire to record the music that he loves so dearly and to pay tribute to his idols. However, I'm glad it came later in his career so that we were first able to experience and adore his original work. As much as I know I will enjoy his upcoming KC concert, afterwards I will look forward to many more years of Chris Isaak originals, the music he was born to make (record).

  5. rah67 avatar

    On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:12 PM, rah67 said:

    I can't help but wonder, how many people agree with the statement: "Beyond the Sun - the recording many say he was born to make."

    This idea is perplexing: people feel Chris was born to cover songs rather than write his own music? I can certainly appreciate his desire to record the music that he loves so dearly and to pay tribute to his idols. However, I'm glad it came later in his career so that we were first able to experience and enjoy his original work first. As much as I know I will enjoy his upcoming KC concert, afterwards I will look forward to many more years of Chris Isaak originals, the music he was born to make and record.

  6. maz avatar

    On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:52 AM, maz said:

    Thanks to Chris and the band for a great night :) :)

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