With their finger on the pulse, NME are reporting that Chris Isaak is to release an album of covers this coming January. ‘Beyond The Sun’ was actually released at the end of October 2011, and a deluxe two disc version can be purchased from the link below!
Recorded in the Sun studios, where the original cuts were laid down,’Beyond The Sun’ finds the retro singer-songwriter putting his own stamp on recordings original made for the Sun Records label. Among the covers recorded by Isaak include Elvis’s ‘Trying to Get to You’, ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, ‘How’s the World Treating You’, ‘It’s Now or Never’, ‘She’s Not You’ and ‘My Happiness’ as well as Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ and ‘I Walk the Line’, Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘Great Balls of Fire’ and Roy Orbison’s ‘So Long I’m Gone’.
The collection also features a brand new track, ‘Live It Out’.
Isaak: “I came to a point where I felt like the time was right to do this record. I’d met all my heroes and worked with most of them, and I didn’t hear anybody else doing it the way I wanted to do it.”