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Beyond The Sun...The Story (Kindle Single) by [Isaak, Chris]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 92 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Vanguard Records (28 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005QFI8OY
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #773,639 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Short and rather uninteresting. I do like his music, though!
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4.0 out of 5 stars In His Own Words 21 Oct. 2011
By Lee S - Published on Amazon.com
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What I liked best about this Kindle Single was the personal style of the writing. Although it's about his latest album, Beyond the Sun (2CD), it's not a carefully polished promotional piece. Chris is also not being the entertainer in it, cracking jokes and telling funny stories like he does in interviews and during concerts. Instead, it was written by a guy who is openly and honestly talking about the songs he loves and the influence they had on him in his life. This is the guy behind the sequined suit.

I couldn't quite give it 5 stars because a lot of the information in it can be found elsewhere, in bits and pieces, either in interviews or in the booklet that comes with the CD. Still, there is some new material in it, plus this puts it all together, giving you a nice sense of the chronological evolution of the album, from it's roots in his childhood all the way through to the end product.

It's short, but he still manages to cover his childhood, his time in Japan, starting out in the music business, and the making of the album.
3.0 out of 5 stars Liner notes 29 Mar. 2012
By S. L. OREILLY - Published on Amazon.com
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This 'Kindle Single' is actually the liner notes to the Beyond the Sun CD. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the material, it's well-written and contains some interesting background information, the problem is that it was written as a companion piece to the CD. I'm more familiar with Chris Isaak's acting than I am his music. This single is less about him and more about the music, specifically the music on the CD, so I felt like it was a waste of time to read about a CD I don't have. Presumably the CD itself includes these same liner notes, making it unnecessary to purchase this Kindle single. So, no disrespect intended towards Mr. Isaak, I can't recommend this Kindle Single.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Knocked it out of the park! 19 Oct. 2011
By CA Bookworm - Published on Amazon.com
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Chris Isaak is one of my favorite entertainers and this album is a good example of why. He and his guys do homage to the roots of rock from their hearts and it shows. "Live It Up" put a huge smile on my face and left me hungry for more after I heard it on the local radio station on the new releases show a couple of weeks ago. He just keeps getting better and better as time goes by. I could imagine a 50's burger joint with car hops and hot rods while I listened. Way to go Chris!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Getting ready to rock 4 Oct. 2011
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Reading this Kindle Single is like eating popcorn while waiting for the movie to start. It's a warm-up while waiting for the main attraction.

In Chris Isaak's case the big show is the October 2011 release of "Beyond the Sun," his recording of the Sun Sessions tunes, the great songs by the rockers the likes of which Rock `n' Roll hasn't heard from since.

As a kid growing up in the 60s in Stockton, Calif., Isaak listened to tunes on his parents' record player, a big box that looked like a suitcase. He trained his ear by listening to Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Elvis, as well as all those other performers who recorded for Sun Studios in Memphis.

He took to idolizing Sam Phillips, the legendary Sun Studios producer, who really got rock and roll rolling.

Isaak got his first guitar, a second-hand, pawn-shop Silvertone that he still owns and which gave him the name for his first band. He started wearing 50s "outfits" he put together from second-hand stores. He got himself some style, got noticed and made some sweet music. The rest of it you already know.

His story and the story of the making of the new recording read like the liner notes for the new album. Isaak seems to almost acknowledge as much. Talking about Phillips, Isaak says, "I can't explain all he did . . . it's too much for the notes from a singer on the back of a record."

The new recording is mainly a tribute collection of Sun Studio classics but it also contains tunes written by Isaak. Liner notes or not, Isaak's Kindle Short is a quick read that's a pleasant enough warm-up for the new CD.
3.0 out of 5 stars so so 28 Jan. 2013
By frank zaita6 - Published on Amazon.com
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istarted out with this book & kept wondering when does the exciteement begi read as i may to the end of the book i was not move,perhaps because it was not my kind of readingBlack Car Charger/ iPod/ iPhone 4G/ iPhone 3G/ iPhone 3GS
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