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Heart Shaped World
Chris Isaak
Heart Shaped World
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Chris Isaak
Title: Heart Shaped World
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 27
Label: Reprise / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/13/1989
Re-Release Date: 6/6/1989
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Vocal Pop, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992583725, 075992583718, 075992583763


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Mike S. from MCMURRAY, PA
Reviewed on 3/13/2011...
This is my favorite CD by Chris Isaak.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Elizabeth T. from CARPENTER, WY
Reviewed on 5/19/2008...
love it! one of my faves by chris isaak.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 8/19/2006...
Love it, but I have 2, only need one!
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Wicked Heart
Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 04/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Heart Shaped World was the album that made Chris Isaak a star, thanks to a song being included in David Lynch film. Mr. Isaak had released two critically acclaimed albums that sold poorly. Upon it's release in 1989, Heart Shaped World seemed destined to the same fate. But David Lynch used the dark and brooding song "Wicked Game" in his 1990 film Wild At Heart. The movie was heavily promoted and radio stations started playing the song. It really broke loose for the photogenic Mr. Isaak when MTV started playing the sexy black & white video for the song in late 1990 and over a year after the album's release, he finally had a much deserved top song and album. "Wicked Game" is a classic, but the album is full of equally great songs. The title track has a stinging guitar riff and an eerie reverb-filled vocal, "Blue Spanish Sky" has a slow, languid rhythm punctuated by a Latin jazz horn fill at the end, "In The Heart Of The Jungle" is a lengthy number with screeching feedback and fuzz guitars and a wild vocal, "Diddly Daddy" is a rockabilly rave up and "Wrong To Love You" may be the best song on the album and has a perfect vocal from Mr. Isaak. Heart Shaped World has so far turned out to be his only top ten album, but its success has helped keep an unique talent from sinking into obscurity and have a moderate degree of success despite making music that is far from the mainstream."
Isaak's best and richest CD
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 06/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"About the other Chris Isaak CD's, I have written that one CD is nearly indistinquishable from the next. They all have some brooding numbers, some rockabilly numbers, some country influenced numbers and some rockers. I also wrote that the self-titled CD "Chris Isaak" may be the best one and that "Speak of the Devil" was the most musically complex CD. Then I relistened to "Heart Shaped World", after not playing it for a year. "Heart Shaped World" still sounds like a typical Isaak CD, but it stands out from the rest. It is the richest, most musically complex CD. Each song tends to grab you and stay with you. This is opposed to the other CD's where most of the songs are good but forgettable. Plus it has three monster tracks (including Wicked Game) while the other CD's only have one or two."