With his matinee-idol good looks, resembling the young Chet Baker and pre-jet-black-hair Elvis, Chris Isaak is a natural video star (he had small film roles in Married to the Mob and Silence of the Lambs). His brooding songs of unrequited love are well-suited to his voice, which is reminiscent of both Roy Orbison and the dapper dandy of neo-romanticism, Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music. The Ferry influence goes further, as two of the five Isaak videos here (each with a different director) look like Roxy Music album covers come alive. Note: the version of the "Wicked Game" video found here is the European version -- not the one shown on MTV and VH1.
AllMusic Review by Dennis MacDonald