Chris Isaak, Wicked Game (1991)
The first three Chris Isaak albums introduced a great new talent – and then this compilation album pulled together all the highlights, on the back of the title track reaching a new audience. I loved this album back in the day, so much so that the first big gig I went to when I moved to Wellington was a Chris Isaak show, I still have the signed setlist – and I collected up all of his albums for the longest time, then realised that I no longer needed them, nor listened to them. I bought Heart Shaped World on vinyl a long time back but its best songs are scratched, so it’s nice to finally have this record (back) in the collection; reminds me of good times. The music, so much of it, still sounding so great.
Sample Track: Blue Hotel
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