Beyond the Sun (album)

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Beyond the Sun
Beyond the Sun (album).jpg
Studio album by Chris Isaak
Released October 18, 2011 (2011-10-18)
Genre Rockabilly
Label Vanguard Records
Producer Chris Isaak
Chris Isaak chronology
Mr. Lucky
Beyond the Sun
First Comes the Night
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Beyond the Sun is the eleventh studio album by Chris Isaak, released through Vanguard Records on October 18, 2011. It is a collection of songs recorded by Sun Records artists Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Some of the songs were originally released on Sun Records.[3][4][5] The record itself was recorded at Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee.[6]

The album debuted at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on its first week of release,[7] selling around 10,000 copies in the United States. It also debuted at No. 10 on the Top Rock Albums charts,[8] peaking at No. 8 the following week.[9] As of October 2015, the album has sold 91,000 copies in the US.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ring of Fire" (Johnny Cash, 1963)
  2. "Trying to Get to You" (Elvis Presley, 1955)
  3. "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" (Elvis Presley, 1955)
  4. "Great Balls of Fire" (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1957)
  5. "Can't Help Falling in Love" (Elvis Presley, 1961)
  6. "Dixie Fried" (Carl Perkins, 1956)
  7. "How's the World Treating You" (Elvis Presley, 1956)
  8. "It's Now or Never" (Elvis Presley, 1960)
  9. "Miss Pearl" (Jimmy Wages, 1957)
  10. "Live It Up" (Chris Isaak original)
  11. "I Walk the Line" (Johnny Cash, 1956)
  12. "So Long I'm Gone" (Warren Smith, 1957)
  13. "She's Not You" (Elvis Presley, 1962)
  14. "My Happiness" (Elvis Presley, 1953)
Deluxe edition bonus disc
  1. "My Baby Left Me" (Elvis Presley, 1956)
  2. "Oh, Pretty Woman" (Roy Orbison, 1964)
  3. "Doin' the Best I Can" (Elvis Presley, 1960)
  4. "Your True Love" (Carl Perkins, 1957)
  5. "Crazy Arms" (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1958)
  6. "Lovely Loretta" (Chris Isaak original)
  7. "Everybody's in the Mood" (Howlin' Wolf, 1952)
  8. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)" (Elvis Presley, 1956)
  9. "Love Me" (Elvis Presley, 1956)
  10. "Doncha' Think It's Time" (Elvis Presley, 1958)
  11. "That Lucky Old Sun" (Jerry Lee Lewis, 1956)
Australian Collector's Edition

The single-disc Australian Collector's Edition of the album includes all 25 tracks from the US / UK 2-disc Deluxe Edition plus the following three tracks:[11]

  1. "Great Balls of Fire" (Westlake Mix 1)
  2. "My Baby Don't Love Me No More" (Chris Isaak original)
  3. "Bonnie B"

Chart performance[edit]