Baja Sessions is the sixth studio album by Chris Isaak, released in 1996, featuring largely acoustic arrangements. The album contains a large number of covers, many of which are classic songs (such as the Hawaiian-tinged "Sweet Leilani" and "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)") which refer to, or are styled to suggest, tropical, laid-back settings,. Though its title refers to Baja California, the album was recorded at San Francisco's Coast Recorders.

A 58-minute documentary was released featuring Isaak performing the songs as well as making amusing asides, surfing and generally mucking around.

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Chris Isaak, except where indicated

  1. "Pretty Girls Don't Cry" – 3:09
  2. "Back on Your Side" – 3:03
  3. "Only the Lonely" (Roy OrbisonJoe Melson) – 2:53
  4. "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" (Jimmy KennedyMichael Carr) - 3:10
  5. "I Wonder" – 2:55
  6. "Wrong to Love You" – 3:55
  7. "Waiting for My Lucky Day" – 2:38
  8. "Yellow Bird" (Norman Luboff, Alan Bergman) - 2:29
  9. "Two Hearts" – 3:19
  10. "Return to Me" (Carmen Lombardo, Danny DiMinno) - 2:17
  11. "Dancin'" – 3:57
  12. "Sweet Leilani" (Harry Owens) – 2:16
  13. "Think of Tomorrow" – 2:57


  • Chris Isaak - vocals, guitar
  • Hershel Yatovitz - guitar
  • Rowland Salley - bass, vocals
  • Kenney Dale Johnson - drums

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