Chris Isaak ‎– San Francisco Days

Reprise Records ‎– 9 45116-2
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For a similar release with mould SID see San Francisco Days.

Recorded at Dave Wellhausen and Fantasy Studios
Mixed at Andora Studios
Mastered at Masterdisk

© ℗ 1993 Reprise Records
All songs published by C. Isaak Music Publishing Co. ASCAP except:
Track 5 published by C. Isaak Music Publishing Co./Elliot Jacobsen Music ASCAP
Track 12 published by Tallyrand Music, Inc. ASCAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-45116-2 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624511625
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 1 45116-2 SRC##02 M1S4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 1 45116-2 SRC**01 M1 S6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 1 45116-2 SRC**01 M2S13
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 1 45116-2 SRC##02 M1S5

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9362-45116-2 Chris Isaak San Francisco Days(CD, Album, RP) Reprise Records 9362-45116-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 45116-2 Chris Isaak San Francisco Days(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 9 45116-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CI-P0680 Chris Isaak San Francisco Days(Cass, Album) Magnasound CI-P0680 India 1993 Sell This Version
936245116-2 Chris Isaak San Francisco Days(CD, Album) Reprise Records 936245116-2 Australasia 1993 Sell This Version
9362-45116-2 Chris Isaak San Francisco Days(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45116-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version



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March 16, 2015
Not Elvis, not Roy Orbison with his blacked out Ray Bans and haunting falsetto, not even James Dean or Chet Baker, have created that tragically cool and ultra hip 50’s style better than Chis Isaak. And into that mix, Chris infuses a doomed sexual fatalism, with songs drenched in a ghostly reverb soaked feedback, songs that exist more as the soundtrack for some black and white film noir, songs that create an image and a formate that allows Chris Isaak to be Chris Isaak.

Up to this point Chris has mixed lo-fi elements of rock n’ roll with rockabilly, creating songs that simmer. But here on “San Francisco Days,” Chris adds a bit of punch to the outing ... one where the mood has not necessarily changed, but the nuances of delivery have, and that sharpens this release, like going from a blend to a single malt, making this his most smooth, interesting, and commanding album to date. All and all, on the first spin, the album comes off ever so slightly conventional, but that’s just Chris’ way of drawing you in, lacing his lyrics with shimmering guitar, locked in tight dramatic drumming, and an interplay of old and new styles and sounds, making for a well spent hour of your time. With that being said, on second and third spins, one finds an dark itchy intensity that allows the songs to emotionally wrap themselves around and engulf you, encapsulating an in-the-moment presence few artists are capable of achieving.

As to a fourth spin ... I’ll leave the description of that up to you.

Review by Jenell Kesler