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Chris Isaak: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Sylvie Simmons, Country Music International, 1996

"FEELS GOOD to be back home in London", Chris Isaak shouts, and half the packed Shepherds Bush Empire erupts into a scream. The female half. The men – it’s mostly couples – hold onto their partners like a hurricane’s coming.

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