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Chris Isaak — Heart Full of Soul
Album: Chris Issak
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Released: 1986
Length: 3:15
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Sick at heart and lonely, deep in dark despair.
When you want her only, tell me where is she, where?
And if she says to you, that she don't love me.
Just give her my message, tell her of my plea.
And I know,
If I could have her back again.
I would never make her sad.
I got a heart... full of soul, I got a heart... full of soul.
She's been gone such a long time, longer than I can bear.
But if she says she wants me, tell her I'll be there.
And I know,
If I could have her back again.
I would never make her sad.
I got a heart... full of soul, I got a heart... full of soul.
Sick at heart and lonely, deep in dark despair.
When you want her only, tell me where is she, where?
And if she says to you, that she don't love me.
Just give her my message, tell her of my plea.
And I know,
If I could have her back again.
I would never make her sad.
I got a heart... full of soul, I got a heart... full of soul.
I got a heart.. full of soul!
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 jhorton wrote:
I'm a big fan of CI, but this is like a cover that sucks all the life out of the original.

Why, just why would you release this horrible cover? 
 Always a risk taking on a ground-breaking classic.  I suspect most of his concert attendees weren't big fans of the original and prolly don't care. Generally a different crowd.  I'm a big CI fan, too, but this was a reach too far. .  I'd agree, he screwed the pooch...

always thought he sounded like a young Roy Orbison - not interested in a lot of 50s music but love the voice. Saw him perform and enjoyed the show - then listened to a couple holiday radio shows and appreciate his sense of humor. His voice is perfect for this cover.
 fadedsignal wrote:
terrible.
 

Terrible comment that's for sure!
Up +1 only the second/third time of hearing since discovering RP last year
LL RP
 thewiseking wrote:
A great cover if you heard it in a bar, but why record this? It adds nothing to the original.
 
Easy - Chris Isaak's performances are generally well-received around these parts and it gives Bill/Becca a chance to play back-to-back The Yardbirds tunes.
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}


 
Jelani wrote:
No.

 

 

 

Smoking Gun by Robert Cray reminds me of this song.
No.
 kingart wrote:
Help me, I've fallen down and I can't get up. 
This classic needs a (Chris Isaak) cover like Trump needs a wig. 

 
On the other hand, Trump needs a wig and then some. 
Like water needs wet. 
Help me, I've fallen down and I can't get up. 
This classic needs a (Chris Isaak) cover like Trump needs a wig. 
Also suffers from not having Jeff Beck playing "sitar", his version on guitar any way. 
 thewiseking wrote:
A great cover if you heard it in a bar, but why record this? It adds nothing to the original.

 
(schluuurp, Ahhh) yeah, 'cept its Chris Fukkin Isaak dude and he is way cool, man that tall henna haired beauty over there sees I'm a fan of Isaak and I am goin over there to play - BARKEEP!  Nutha vodka tonic for me and whatever that delicious young thing is havin thank you

 : )
I'm a big fan of CI, but this is like a cover that sucks all the life out of the original.

Why, just why would you release this horrible cover? 
 smehan55 wrote:

Yes! It is a great day. This American is glad that his country is ready to re-enter the family of peaceful civilized nations. :-)

 
Didn't happen babe! Won't happen.
great to hear that one again!
{#Daisy}
terrible.
Crank up the Bland-O-Matic!
A great cover if you heard it in a bar, but why record this? It adds nothing to the original.
Good cover of a great song.  I do prefer the original but this is still good.
 Autobahn wrote:
Great day, great song
 
Yes! It is a great day. This American is glad that his country is ready to re-enter the family of peaceful civilized nations. :-)
Great day, great song
Most excellent and a great cover of a great song.
been born to be singer  -   7.
Wow, this is terrible. Please don't play it again. {#Beat}
Don't think this song is on the "Christmas" disc, unless it's a hidden track
Holy smokes! First time hearing this cover. What a classic. Love it, Bill.
Welly wrote:
Man, there's something terribly sexy about Chris! :hearteyes:
Yep! He can cover anything he wants to. :twisted:
Great song, great cover
He may not be the best singer but he sure sounds sexy with a capital S,,,,,, I think my heart just went pitter pat. hehehe
I usually don't like this cat, but I do like this arrangement. I think I like him doing covers better than originals. A definate 6 on this one.
Bad cover.
bluedot wrote:
why not just play the yardbirds' classic version? as others have noted, it was already perfect and didn't need to be "covered" by ANYONE. :evil:
Agreed! This is bad karoake to a rock classic! Drink your Long Island Ice Tea and go home! :no:
Man, there's something terribly sexy about Chris! :hearteyes:
meloman wrote:
Makes me think of how Pat Boone used to sing rhythm and blues. So "Caucasian."
That is really weird especially when you consider Chris is actually a white person! :stupid:
I like Chris, but he should have sub-titled this "heart full of droll. . ." :mrgreen:
Makes me think of how Pat Boone used to sing rhythm and blues. So "Caucasian."
Did you see the movie "Northshore" and, a couple nights before its release, Chris telling David Letterman about his tie clip collection?
SWOOOOOON! :hearteyes:
takodabut wrote:
Chris is cool, but he's a whiner.
So are Roy Orbison and Elvis Presey I guess... but cool he is :)
rgj13 wrote:
Somewhere in here, a JrzyTmata is swooning.
I am so transparent!! :lol:
Somewhere in here, a JrzyTmata is swooning.
Advice for Chris: Singing is great, you should try it sometime. But keep practicing the moaning, it\'ll be great for when you have appendicitis.
This is not only not better than the original, it\'s not better than much of anything.
why not just play the yardbirds\' classic version? as others have noted, it was already perfect and didn\'t need to be \"covered\" by ANYONE. :evil:
Chris is a great songwriter...and when decides to cover a song, he does it really really well.
It is hard to cover a song that was perfect to begin with. The Yardbirds had it all going for them. Same as everyone hacking up Little Wing, some songs should be left alone. At least Chris has respect for the masters and gives it his best. And as others have written, he is awesome live. One new cover that RP has not gotten to yet and is cool is Daniel Ash\'s version of Spooky.
I saw Chris in concert about 3 years ago in the Santa Barbara Bowl. The band was dressed in violet sportcoats, really cool. The Santa Barbara Bowl is a really neat, intimate venue, and the music was so great, a lot of people were dancing. All the chicks were falling all over themselves for Chris Isaak. The band did more than just play songs off of their albums. There were lots of jokes and a few stories. I would say Chris is quite a performer. Quite a lot of fun that was. :)
Chris, who seems bent on making a name for himself with covers of classic songs from 20 years ago and further, missed with this one. Too stripped down for me, his usual haunting quality just seems ... forlorn here.
Chris is cool, but he\'s a whiner.
Originally Posted by percolator: Hm. I'm okay with Chris Isaak in general --even if he always sounds basically the same -- but I do miss the nice background harmonies of the original... maybe it'll grow on me.
ditto.
Hm. I\'m okay with Chris Isaak in general --even if he always sounds basically the same -- but I do miss the nice background harmonies of the original... maybe it\'ll grow on me.