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Chris IsaakForever Blue

Label:Wicked Game Records – MBV 3024
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Blue, 180g
Style:Rockabilly, Pop Rock


A1Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing2:56
A2Somebody's Crying2:48
A3Graduation Day3:10
A4Go Walking Down There2:50
A5Don't Leave Me On My Own2:14
A6Things Go Wrong3:02
A7Forever Blue2:42
B1There She Goes3:16
B2Goin' Nowhere2:54
B3Changed Your Mind3:51
B4Shadows In A Mirror3:59
B5I Believe3:10
B6The End Of Everything3:05

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Premium Vinyl Pressing on HQ 180g BLUE Vinyl
Issued with 11" X 11" photo / credit insert.

Note: Credit sheet credits Bob Ludwig & John Golden with Mastering; these credits are for the original CD issued 1995. Lacquer for this vinyl release was cut by JJ Golden.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 98268 30247 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 698268302471
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): MBV-3024 A S-95733 JJ GOLDEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): MBV-3024 B S-95734 JJ GOLDEN

Other Versions (5 of 43)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Forever Blue (CD, Album)Reprise Records9 45845-2US1995
Forever Blue (CD, Album)Reprise Records, WEA9362458452Australia1995
Forever Blue (CD, Album)Reprise Records, Chris Isaak Silvertone9362-45845-2Europe1995
Forever Blue (Cassette, Album)Reprise Records9362-45845-4Europe1995
Forever Blue (CD, Album, Club Edition)Reprise Records9 45845-2US1995
medida's profile picture
What a disappointment. After some years searching for this record I found it at last, a pristine copy, and it sounds AWFUL. Is one of the few times that I can say I prefer sound of the cd, which I own from 1995. It's a pity that we don't have a serious mastered for vinyl and black pressed reissue.
syntl's profile picture
Is this not the first time on vinyl? Why is it labeled as a “reissue”?
ThuenteCollection's profile picture
Just picked this up new at B&N today. !/2 price sale. It sounds excellent without any significant noise, listening critically with a nice pair of cans.
dreamritual's profile picture
Picked this up new today. Sounds really nice. My copy is not warped, and sounds free of any noise, etc. I also have a perfect copy of San Fransisco Days, and like this album, really requires a clean copy due to how quiet and clean the music is. Overall, I would recommend this purchase.
KAP50's profile picture
My copy is flat, quiet, close to perfectly-centered, and sounds terrific, with a couple of light ticks on Side 2 that are well within what's acceptable.
Texasbear's profile picture
The Blue reissue of this album that I purchased, also at Barnes and Noble, has none of the issues that others are reporting at all. I don't have a $5,000 turntable, but I have a Music Hall 7.1 turntable with the acrylic platter upgrade and cork decoupler. I also have a $1,200 ClearAudio Maestro Ebony V2 cartridge and it is isolated on a Mapleshade 2 inch wood platform with the isoblocks. I also vacuum clean all my vinyl upon arrival home. New or used vinyl, as I learned the hard way, should always be cleaned first. I purchased a brand new copy of Interpool's "El Pintor" and I didn't clean it first. It completely ruined my $400 Ortofon cartridge that the turntable shipped with. The Interpool album literly had rings of vinyl still left in the grooves. So the lack of a good cleaning may be why some of the review here are negative ones. My copy sounds great and I usually only buy colored vinyl for the uniqueness of the pressing.
RLMetheny's profile picture
I had a couple of serious pops on Side 1 also (Side 2 was OK)-
A firm cleaning got rid of them but overall, the quality of vinyl pressing is not what it used to be. I have seen this on many new pressings, esp the 180 g vinyl
Otherwise, great sounding record
mm420rbital's profile picture
I feel that I must provide the other side to everyone's review of this pressing. This is by far my favorite of Isaak's albums and I've been waiting a long time to have this on wax so when I saw it was finally available I jumped on it. Got it at Barnes and Noble (I know, I know... Had a gift certificate) and was delighted to see a good quality and heavy translucent blue wax. Then I put it on the platter and much to my dismay the whole first side had the worst surface noise of any record I've heard in quite some time. I switched from my technic 1200 to my older and better sounding marrantz only to hear the same noises. I even went as far to exchange for another copy and experienced the same on a third turntable. Luckily side B has much less surface noise but it is definitely still there. I know that is some cases same runs of pressings turn out different where some might sound great and others are lousy (my examples are Ben Folds Five - self titled and Radiohead - Kid A where mine were flawless compared to many other complaints) so I'm glad to hear that others did get some good luck with decent pressings. It's great to see this gem finally on vinyl but is quite a shame that not all pressings turned out the same. Good luck to you!!
mgudites's profile picture
Sound quality is excellent on this one. Nice blue pressing too!
jwbussmann's profile picture
The reissue is very well done--highly recommended.