|1. Pretty Girls Don't Cry|
|2. Back On Your Side|
|3. Only The Lonely|
|4. South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)|
|5. I Wonder|
|6. Wrong To Love You|
|7. Waiting For My Lucky Day|
|8. Yellow Bird|
|9. Two Hearts|
|10. Return To Me|
|12. Sweet Leilani|
|13. Think Of Tomorrow|
Highlights are "Yellow Bird" and a plaintive version of Orbison's "Only the Lonely," although I also like the more uptempo hit, "Dancin'" and oh all right -- pretty much everything else. Throughout, Isaak's voice is a joy, and if you are in the mood for his gentle tropics-influenced sound, you won't be disappointed.
The recorded sound is excellent -- with a slight reverb here and there -- and only adds to the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. This is an ideal CD for a relaxing summer day, with or without a margarita.
When I listen to this CD, I can imagine myself relaxing on a tropical beach. It's not an upbeat dance party CD. I wouldn't play it at a beach party or at a gathering of friends. It's more of a mood relaxing CD when I want to chill out.
I do have to compliment ISAAK on his rendition of "Sweet Leilani." My father was from Hawaii and this was one his favorite songs. He would play it constantly when I was growing up in the early '60s. It brought back memories of my father. ISAAK's rendition was exactly like the original. Who sang it originally, I have no clue.
I'm writing this review on a steamy August day in Philadelphia. My wife and I are planning a BBQ. Read more