Chris Isaak ‎– Heart Shaped World

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Besides containing Chris Isaak's greatest hit "Wicked Game", the CD-versions of this release contains a bonus track, a rendition af Bo Diddley's "Diddley Daddy" first released the year before on the Shag: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 25837-1, 1-25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 25837-1, 1-25837 US 1989 Sell This Version
7599-25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album) Reprise Records 7599-25837-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
7599-25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album) Reprise Records 7599-25837-2 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
925 837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album) Reprise Records 925 837-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
9 25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9 25837-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
CD 25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album) Reprise Records CD 25837 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
9 25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, Club) Reprise Records 9 25837-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
W2 25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, Club) Reprise Records W2 25837 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
W2 25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, Club) Reprise Records W2 25837 US 1989 Sell This Version
W2 25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, Club) Reprise Records W2 25837 US 1989 Sell This Version
W2 25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, Club, RE) Reprise Records W2 25837 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
925 837-4, WX 264 C Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 925 837-4, WX 264 C Europe 1989 Sell This Version
9 25837-4, 4-25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 25837-4, 4-25837 US 1989 Sell This Version
CPNB-7077 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album) Reprise Records CPNB-7077 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
925 837-4 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 925 837-4 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
9 25837-4, 4-25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album, AR,) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 9 25837-4, 4-25837 US 1989 Sell This Version
W4 25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album, Club) Reprise Records W4 25837 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
W4 25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Reprise Records W4 25837 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
92 58374 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album, Dol) Reprise Records 92 58374 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
92 58371 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Reprise Records 92 58371 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
25837-1 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Reprise Records 25837-1 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
925 837-1, WX 264 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 925 837-1, WX 264 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
925837-1 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Reprise Records 925837-1 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
670.9320 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Reprise Records 670.9320 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
WX 264, 925 837-1 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records WX 264, 925 837-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
LPNB-7077 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Reprise Records LPNB-7077 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
WPCP-4198 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World = ウィキッド・ゲーム(CD, Album, Promo) Warner-Pioneer Corporation WPCP-4198 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
WPCP-4198 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records WPCP-4198 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
WL-101 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(LP, Album) Warner Music Korea WL-101 South Korea 1991 Sell This Version
7599-25837-2, 7599-25837-2G Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, Unofficial) Reprise Records, RASTR 7599-25837-2, 7599-25837-2G Russia 1993 Sell This Version
9 25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, RP) Reprise Records 9 25837-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
7599-25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, RP) Reprise Records 7599-25837-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
MBD 3022 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album) Mailboat Records MBD 3022 2011 Sell This Version
9 25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, Club, RE) Reprise Records 9 25837-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records 9 25837-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records 9 25837-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7599-25837-2 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(CD, Album, RP) Reprise Records 7599-25837-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4-25837 Chris Isaak Heart Shaped World(Cass, Album, Club) Reprise Records 4-25837 Unknown Sell This Version
PR 417 Chris Isaak Heart Shapped World(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound PR 417 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1384 Chris Isaak Heart Shapped World(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1384 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

December 4, 2018
referencing Heart Shaped World, LP, Album, 9 25837-1, 1-25837

The album artwork pretty much sets the tone for the record, sparse black & white photographs of Chris in what appears to be an SRO hotel room, seeming lost on a mid 20th century American highway, a tragic anti-hero, searching for his soul, or perhaps attempting to outrun it, especially if one considers the album’s staggering hit “Wicked Game.”

Having seen Chris live for much of his early career, I might suggest that the man seems more in control of both his voice and vocal range than ever before, not to mention a deeper emotive take on his songwriting. In keeping with that atmosphere, the album’s not labored over from the control booth, yes, it’s a state of the art recording for its time, sleek and warm, seeming to flow effortlessly, yet with a plaintive thoughtful darker grace. There are many who consider this to be Isaak’s masterpiece, the album that made him a cult legend, where he presents himself as a cross between a David Lynch character and that of Roy Orbison.

In short Heart Shaped World can most aptly be described as a blending of blues, rock and a bit of jazz, and while that’s not a new combination, Isaak’s take on it certainly is. It’s a shame that “Wicked Game” so readily defines this release, as other numbers such as “Don’t Make Me Dream About You” and the title track “Heart Shaped World” are equally impressive and as relentlessly satisfying.

*** The Fun Facts: Arguably the best music video of all time rose out of the single “Wicked Game,” where he and model Helena Christensen roll about in the surf and on the sands of some warm Caribbean Beach. As to the genesis of the song … “Wicked Game” lives up to the infamous soft-core porn meets film noir music video that would later accompany it. As Isaak describes things, the song was inspired by phone call. “I remember that a girl had called me and said, ‘I want to come over and talk to you,’ and ‘talk’ was only a euphemism, continuing, ‘I want to come over and talk to you until you're no longer able to stand up.’ And I said, ‘Okay, you’re coming over.’ And as soon as I hung up I thought, ‘Oh, my God. I know she’s gonna be trouble. She’s always been trouble. She’s a wildcat. And here I am, I’m going to get killed, but I’m doing this.’ By the time she got over to the house I had the song written. And to tell you the truth, I think she was probably upset because I was more excited by the song.” And that story was relayed to me straight from the man himself.

Review by Jenell Kesler
joronamo_888

joronamo_888

July 24, 2016
referencing Heart Shaped World, LP, Album, 9 25837-1, 1-25837
does anyone else get a skip @ the 1:37 mark on track 11 of the CD version?
2tec

2tec

August 3, 2015
referencing Heart Shaped World, CD, Album, Club, W2 25837

Building on the success of his first and second albums, Chris soars even higher. It's arguably his best album and produced several top singles as it reached 3x Platinum. Considered his break-out album, it brought Chris Isaak's music to the attention of the public. A driven album, it maintains a constant level of creativity and grace with rhythm and style. At times the beat slows to a melancholy that's desperately sparse and melodic but never falters. Just as quickly, the next songs drives the beat up and on. This album cements Chris Issak's position as a major musical star. Five stars.
2tec

2tec

August 3, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Heart Shaped World, LP, Album, 9 25837-1, 1-25837
Building on the success of his first and second albums, Chris soars even higher. It's arguably his best album and produced several top singles as it reached 3x Platinum. Considered his break-out album, it brought Chris Isaak's music to the attention of the public. A driven album, it maintains a constant level of creativity and grace with rhythm and style. At times the beat slows to a melancholy that's desperately sparse and melodic but never falters. Just as quickly, the next songs drives the beat up and on. This album cements Chris Issak's position as a major musical star. Five stars.