Title - 'Mr. Lucky' (Reprise)
Artist - Chris Isaak
It has been 7 (long) years since the last original work by Chris Issak, and I have been waiting for this release for many, oh so many of them!
First off the two guests singers are long time Chris Issak friends (both were guests on his show) and their duets were well done and seemed like a natural pairing. These are my two favorite songs and Breaking Apart which is a remake is better than the original. I really liked Michele Branch's duet it was almost like the song was written for her.
The title, 'Mr. Lucky' would make you think this a happy album and filled with love and surfer themes. It actually has more than one sad song where it seems as though Chris Issak is longing for a long lost love. Don't worry there are also some really uplifting songs where Chris has found love again! All in all this CD is more about love than some of his previous albums that seemed to fit the bill of travel / surf / San Francisco.
As far as the sound goes it still sounds great and honest. Every song has Chris Issak pouring his heart out. Just listening to it makes me think of a fire place a six pack of beer and friends.
I honestly liked every song and the album flows well and tells the story of broken love to rekindling love. In my opinion this is a more mature Chris Issak and I dare say his best album yet. It has been 7 (oh so long!) years and this album does not disapoint. This is a must have for any Chris Issak fan and I would strong suggest to anyone that is looking for a singer with a great voice and a strong backing band. [WD]