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Chris Isaak On World Cafe | January 12, 2012

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More than 20 years after his hit single, "Wicked Game," appeared in David Lynch's film Wild at Heart, Chris Isaak continues to produce the sort of timelessly yearning music that made him a star. Over the course of his 30-year career, Isaak has composed and crooned his way into the national spotlight with 15 albums and countless TV appearances.

Isaak's latest album, Beyond the Sun, is aptly named: On it, he covers a variety of artists who recorded at the famous Sun Studio in Memphis, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis, with a few of Isaak's originals rounding out the track list. Hear Isaak perform live and tell the story of his new album on today's World Cafe.(link)

Playlist

Hour 1

(( )) for interlude music

Elvis Presley "That's All Right" The Sun Sessions
Roy Orbison "Candy Man" All-Time Greatest Hits
Chuck Prophet "Play That Song Again" Temple Beautiful
John Hiatt "Memphis In The Meantime" Bring the Family

((Caitlin Rose "Learnin' To Ride" Own Side Now))

Chris Isaak "Now Or Never" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chris Isaak "Great Balls of Fire" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chris Isaak "Live It Up" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chris Isaak "Can't Help Falling In Love" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Chris Isaak "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Fanfarlo "Ghosts" Reservoir))

Fanfarlo "Shiny Things" Rooms Filled With Light
Billy Bragg "Sexuality" Don't Try This At Home
The Front Bottoms "Maps" The Front Bottoms

Hour 2

Sea Wolf "Where the Wind Blows" Where the Wind Blows
Lana Del Rey "Video Games" Born 2 Die
Mazzy Star "Fade Into You" So Tonight That I Might See
Mayer Hawthorne "Hooked" How Do You Do
Beck "Que Onda Guerro" Guerro

((Ceu "Valsa Pra Biu Roque" Ceu))

Cortijo "Carnaval" La Maquina Del Tiempo
Bio Ritmo "Carnaval" La Verdad

((No Te Va Gustar "ARde" Por Lo Menos Hoy))

Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know" Kimbra
Gorillaz "On Melancholy Hill" Plastic Beach
Real Estate "It's Real" Days
The Go Betweens "Streets of Your Town" 16 Lovers Lane

((Here We Go Magic "Only Pieces" Here We Go Magic))