Greatest Hits - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- New Wave
- Mono / Stereo
- Copy Control
- The Greatest Hits [Universal]
INXS: Michael Hutchence (vocals); Kirk Pengilly (guitar, saxophone); Andrew Farriss (guitar, keyboards); Tim Farriss (guitar); Garry Gary Beers (bass); Jon Farriss (drums).
Producers: Mark Opitz, Nile Rodgers, Chris Thomas, INXS.
Compilation producer: Marilu Windvand-Amoroso.
Engineers include: Mark Opitz, D. Walsh, Jason Pocaro.
Principally recorded at Paradise Studios and Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, Australia; The Power Station, New York; Studio De La Grand Armee, Paris, France between 1980 and 1994.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
A straight-up singles collection, plus two acceptable new tracks, GREATEST HITS may be all the INXS the casual fan requires. Only on certain albums, like 1982's SHABOOH SHOOBAH and 1984's THE SWING, did the Australian sextet have many terribly interesting songs that weren't released as singles. The late singer Michael Hutchence was a born rock star, and all born rock stars know that singles are what really matter. Starting with their first (and best) US/UK single, "The One Thing," and continuing through to 1993's "Beautiful Girl," GREATEST HITS skips through most of the band's highest points, including the Nile Rodgers collaboration "The Original Sin," the commercial breakthrough "What You Need," and of course four of the five hit singles from 1987's multi-platinum KICK. Only "Mediate" doesn't make the cut of those; the disappearance of 1982's "Don't Change" and 1980's "Just Keep Walking" are the only other disappointments.
- Country of Origin
- WEA (Distributor)
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] One Thing, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Original Sin
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] What You Need
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Listen Like Thieves
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Shine Like It Does
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Need You Tonight
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Devil Inside
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] New Sensation
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Never Tear Us Apart
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Suicide Blonde
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Disappear
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Stairs
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Heaven Sent
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Beautiful Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Strangest Party, The (These Are the Times) - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Deliver Me - (previously unreleased)
- Studio / Live
- Q (12/94, p.169) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Underlines...the simple, consistent strength of the music that millions have bought since 1984....Ignores chronology to string together an effortlessly cohesive selection of top notch rock-pop songs..."
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