- Released: June 15, 2009
- Label: Reprise / WEA
Record Collector (magazine) - p.913 stars out of 5
-- "'We've Got Tomorrow' is jaunty Sun rockabilly played through a shuffling John Fogerty filter, while 'Big Wide Wonderful World' is magnificently bombastic jazz-blues..."
- 1.Cheater's Town
- 2.We Let Her Down
- 3.You Don't Cry Like I Do
- 4.We've Got Tomorrow
- 5.Breaking Apart - (featuring Trisha Yearwood)
- 6.Baby Baby
- 7.Mr. Lonely Man
- 8.I Lose My Heart - (featuring Michelle Branch)
- 9.Summer Holiday
- 10.Best I Ever Had
- 11.We Lost Our Way
- 12.Very Pretty Girl
- 13.Take My Heart
- 14.Big Wide Wonderful World
Personnel: Hershel Yatovitz (vocals, guitar); Rowland Salley (vocals, bass instrument); Kenney Dale Johnson (vocals, drums); Scott Plunkett (keyboards); Rafael Padilla (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Eric Rosse; Mark Needham.
Recording information: Ballroom Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Henson Recording, Hollywood, CA; SquawkBox Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Starstruck, Nashville, TN; Sudio 880, Oakland.
Photographer: Neal Preston.
Seven full years after 2002's ALWAYS GOT TONIGHT, renowned singer-songwriter Chris Isaak finally unveiled its studio follow-up, MR. LUCKY, another fine collection of retro-minded pop. Reliable as ever with his Roy Orbison-influenced croon and pristine melodies, Isaak largely sticks to romantic ballads (the regretful "We Let Her Down" and the tearful "You Don't Cry Like I Do"). Not content to solely wallow in lovelorn territory, however, Isaak eases through the breezy "We've Got Tomorrow" and floors it on the rave-up "Mr. Lonely Man," revealing the dynamic qualities that have endeared him to many. The charming vocalist/guitarist also slips into country mode on the twangy "Best I Ever Had" and leads a horn-laden number on "Big Wide Wonderful World," once again proving that he's a true showman. Fittingly enough, MR. LUCKY ties in with the debut of THE CHRIS ISAAK HOUR on the A&E Channel, leaving Isaak's considerable performing abilities without question.