Baja Sessions

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Baja Sessions
Baja Sessions - Chris Isaak.jpg
Studio album by Chris Isaak
Released October 8, 1996
Genre Rockabilly,
Roots rock,
Surf rock
Length 39:02
Label Reprise
Producer Erik Jacobsen
Chris Isaak chronology
Forever Blue
Baja Sessions
Speak of the Devil
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Baja Sessions is the sixth studio album by Chris Isaak, released in 1996, featuring largely acoustic arrangements. The album contains a large number of covers, many of which are classic songs (such as the Hawaiian-tinged "Sweet Leilani" and "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)") which refer to, or are styled to suggest, tropical, laid-back settings. Though its title refers to Baja California, the album was recorded at San Francisco's Coast Recorders.

A 58-minute documentary was released featuring Isaak performing the songs as well as making amusing asides, surfing and generally mucking around.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chris Isaak, except where indicated

  1. "Pretty Girls Don't Cry" – 3:09
  2. "Back on Your Side" – 3:03
  3. "Only the Lonely" (Roy Orbison, Joe Melson) – 2:53
  4. "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" (Jimmy Kennedy, Michael Carr) - 3:10
  5. "I Wonder" – 2:55
  6. "Wrong to Love You" – 3:55
  7. "Waiting for My Lucky Day" – 2:38
  8. "Yellow Bird" (Norman Luboff, Alan Bergman) - 2:29
  9. "Two Hearts" – 3:19
  10. "Return to Me" (Carmen Lombardo, Danny DiMinno) - 2:17
  11. "Dancin'" – 3:57
  12. "Sweet Leilani" (Harry Owens) – 2:16
  13. "Think of Tomorrow" – 2:57


  • Chris Isaak - vocals, guitar
  • Hershel Yatovitz - lead guitar
  • Rowland Salley - bass, vocals
  • Kenney Dale Johnson - drums