Forever Blue (Chris Isaak album)

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This article is about the album by Chris Isaak. For other uses, see Forever Blue (disambiguation).
Forever Blue
Forever Blue - Chris Isaak.jpg
Studio album by Chris Isaak
Released May 23, 1995
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly, roots rock
Length 39:48
Label Reprise
Producer Erik Jacobsen
Chris Isaak chronology
San Francisco Days
(1993)
Forever Blue
(1995)
Baja Sessions
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (neither)[2]

Forever Blue is the fifth album by American rock and roll musician Chris Isaak, released in 1995. The album included three singles: the Grammy-nominated "Somebody's Crying"; "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing," which was featured in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut; and "Graduation Day," featured in the 1996 film Beautiful Girls. In 1996, Forever Blue was also nominated for Best Rock Album.

In 2014, a ballad cover for "I Believe" was done by Melissa Hollick[3][4] for the video game Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris Isaak.

  1. "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing" – 2:54
  2. "Somebody's Crying" – 2:46
  3. "Graduation Day" – 3:11
  4. "Go Walking Down There" – 2:49
  5. "Don't Leave Me on My Own" – 2:14
  6. "Things Go Wrong" – 3:00
  7. "Forever Blue" – 2:42
  8. "There She Goes" – 3:14
  9. "Goin' Nowhere" – 2:52
  10. "Changed Your Mind" – 3:51
  11. "Shadows in a Mirror" – 3:59
  12. "I Believe" – 3:09
  13. "The End of Everything" – 3:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Isaak - vocals, guitar
  • Rowland Salley - bass, vocals
  • Kenney Dale Johnson - drums, vocals
  • Bruce Kaphan - pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Pugh - Hammond B3 organ
  • Johnny Reno - saxophone, vocals
  • Jeff Watson - lead guitar

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Canada[5] Gold September 22, 1995 50,000
U.S.[6] Platinum March 15, 1996 1,000,000

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[7] 2
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[7] 37
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[7] 32
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 46
French SNEP Albums Chart[8] 19
German Albums Chart[7] 55
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart[7] 7
Norwegian Albums Chart[7] 31
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 9
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 40
UK Albums Chart[9] 27
Billboard 200[10] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r212508
  2. ^ "CG: Chris Isaak". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Melissa Hollick - singer songwriter - music". Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  4. ^ "The New Order - I Believe - SoundCloud". Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  5. ^ Canada certifications cria.ca Archived April 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 26, 2009
  6. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com Archived June 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 26, 2009
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Forever Blue, in various albums charts Lescharts.com Retrieved June 26, 2009
  8. ^ French Albums Chart See: "Sélection des autres artites" => "Chris ISAAK" Infodisc.fr Archived June 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 26, 2009
  9. ^ "Chris Isaak". The Official Charts Company. 
  10. ^ Billboard allmusic.com Retrieved June 26, 2009