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Isaak comes out with new CD in November

Thursday, August 27, 2015 – Chris Isaak will release his first album of new material in six years in November.

"First Comes the Night" will be produced by Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell) and longtime Isaak collaborator Mark Needham and be out on Vanguard Records on Nov. 13.

Recorded primarily in Nashville and Los Angeles, "First Comes the Night" is Isaak's 13th studio album. The disc contains 12 songs. A second configuration - a deluxe version with five additional cuts - will be released simultaneously.

"I totally enjoyed recording in Nashville - a city filled with terrific musicians and what an honor to work with such great producers," ISaak said. "As for the new songs, I like to mix it up so there's some dark ones, funny ones and romantic ones. You have to absolutely play these songs after the break up while you're cleaning the house."

This is the follow up release to Isaak's "Beyond the Sun," a 2011 tribute album to Sun Records, Sam Phillips and the artists who helped shape the early sounds of rock.

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