Worth the wait
William Price | Exeter, UK | 08/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Having seen the Chris Isaak Christmas show on TV a few years ago and unable to obtain a copy of the dvd, I was delighted to see it was being re-issued for Christmas 2008. A mix of traditional songs plus some great songs penned by Chris - Brightest star / Christmas on TV / Hey Santa / Washington Square / Gotta Be Good - sure to become standards for Christmas in the future.
With guests like Stevie Nicks, Michael Buble and not forgetting 'Rodney' his dog. It's a fun Show! If your an Isaak fan you will buy it anyway. If you know someone who may not have heard of him, maybe you haven't ?! Make this your number one Christmas DVD buy."
"Sound Stage ... Chris Isaak Christmas ... Koch Vision (2008
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 12/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Koch Vision and Sound Stage presents "CHRIS ISAAK CHRISTMAS" (2008) (58 mins/Color) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- Christopher Joseph Isaak is an American rock musician and occasional actor --- Isaak signed a contract to Warner Bros. Records in 1984 for his first album Silvertone --- The tracks "Gone Ridin'" and "Livin' for Your Lover" are from his album, were featured in David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet --- Isaak's second self-titled album Chris Isaak was photographed by fashion photographer Bruce Weber. Isaak's contract was renewed in 1988 when Warner Bros. moved him to their Reprise Records label --- His best-known song is "Wicked Game" --- Though released on the 1989 album Heart Shaped World, an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart.
Many guitarists have thought Isaak's main electric guitar is a Gretsch 6120, however Isaak revealed in a 2002 interview with Acoustic Guitar that it is in fact a one-of-a-kind Gibson --- For my electric, I've got a one-off Gibson version of a Gretsch 6120, a sort of Chet Atkins thing --- They made one of these things and gave it to me to see if I liked it, and I liked it so much I've been playing it ever since --- People told me they thought it was a White Falcon, but it's not. It's just a white Gibson. I don't think they ever manufactured any of the things --- They strung up this one prototype, scratched their heads, and said, 'Huh. Give it to Isaak.'(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Track Listing in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
Disc One #1 -- Chris Isaak Christmas
2. Blue Christmas [3:28]
3. Mele Kalikimaka [2:36]
4. Washington Square [4:39]
5. The Christmas Song (duet with Michael Bublé) [3:34]
6. Let It Snow (duet with Michael Bublé) [3:46]
7. Gotta Be Good [3:01]
8. Pretty Paper [3:03]
9. Hey Santa! [3:02]
10. Brightest Star [4:56]
11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (duet with Brian McKnight) [4:06]
12. Last Month of the Year [2:35]
13. Santa Bring My Baby Back [2:29]
14. White Christmas [3:20]
15. Christmas on TV [3:54]
16. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (duet with Stevie Nicks) [3:49]
17. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (with Stevie Nicks, Michael Bublé & Brian McKnight) [2:32]
"I'll Be Home for Christmas" Bonus Track
Date of Birth: 26 June 1956 - Stockton, California
Date of Death: Still Living
Great job by Koch Vision --- looking forward to more high quality titles from the Sound Stage Collection film market --- order your copy now from Amazon or Koch Vision where there are plenty of copies available on DVD, stay tuned once again for top notch releases --- where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.
Total Time: 58 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision ~ (10/14/2008)"
An outstanding presentation
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 12/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chris Isaak is joined by Michael Buble, Brian McKnight and Stevie Nicks in this Christmas celebration featuring such classics as White Christmas, Let It Snow, Christmas on TV and more. It's mixed in surround sound for the finest of listening experiences, is captured in high-definition, recorded live in Chicago and provides five of Isaak's own holiday originals as well as the complete performance as original broadcast on PBS. An outstanding presentation.