INXS To Release 25th Anniversary Of Multi-Platinum Selling Kick

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INXS are set to release a 25th anniversary edition of their most successful album, the one, the only, Kick.

This is the album that catapulted them from the number one band in Australia, to arguably one of the top five bands in the world. The album that gave us “New Sensation”, “Never Tear Us Apart”, “Mystify”, “Mediate”, “Devil Inside”, “Guns In The Sky”… and of course, their first US number 1, “Need You Tonight“.

This is also the album that, at the time, their record company hated. To quote Chris Murphy, INXS’ long time manager, “They hated it, absolutely hated it… the president of the label told me that he’d give us one million dollars to go back to Australia and make another album.”

As Murphy and INXS proved, Atlantic Records were WAY off the mark. KICK went eight times platinum in the US alone, and Kick sold over 14 million copies worldwide.

On recalling that time in their life, Andrew Farriss said “By the time we got to Kick we really felt we were in our place in our time. We had been very fortunate to be nurtured by people of great calibre, so why not go the whole distance and really explore, gloves are off, dogs are off the chain, let’s go for it.”

Back in the day, Michael Hutchence said, “At last we’re not the underdogs”

As you can see, this was a special album for a band that finally cracked the world market, after years and years of toil through the pubs and clubs of Australia and the rest of the world.

So, to the re-release details. This from the record company Universal Music:

“The 25th anniversary release of ‘KICK’ will include a Deluxe edition, a Super Deluxe edition and two Download editions.

“The Deluxe edition set will include 2 CDs, the second featuring remixes and bonus material.

“The Super Deluxe Edition package of 3 CDs and a DVD will feature demos, remixes, video promos, and unseen documentary footage. The Super Deluxe  will come with an 80-page art book, including never-before-seen handwritten lyrics directly from Michael’s family archives, unseen photos, diaries and interviews with each band member and producer of the record Chris Thomas.

“For nostalgia appeal, a KICK sticker sheet and original tour poster for your bedroom walls will also be included. There will also be a Heavyweight Red Coloured Vinyl Limited Edition available.”

The 25th Anniversary of INXS Kick will be available on September 21.

(Triple M 104.9)

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