Chris Isaak – Beyond The Sun (Vanguard / EMI Music Canada)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Chris Isaak has compiled his very own tribute to the legendary music and artists that recorded for Sun Records. After all, his own career has owed a steep debt to the likes of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley so really the only surprising aspect about Beyond The Sun is that it has taken him this long to release such a record. Isaak sounds as though he is completely in his element over these 25 tracks (14 are included in the standard edition) including I Walk The Line, Ring of Fire and I Forgot To Remember To Forget. Few other artists could have pulled off anything as authentic or amazing as what Isaak has done here.