In commemoration of 45th anniversary of their first concert, INXS is rolling out a spate of new projects. Set for release on October 28th is the band’s previously unissued collection Live At The US Festival, 1983, which features the band’s complete set from May 28th, 1983 in San Bernardino, California. Also set for release that same day is a 40th-anniversary edition of 1982’s Shabooh Shoobah, which is available as a digital deluxe box set and limited-edition clear vinyl. Both are available to preorder at the INXS site: https://shop.inxs.com/
On August 26th, INXS will release producer Giles Martin‘s Dolby Atmos mix of their 20-song 2011 hits compilation The Very Best. Lead guitarist Tim Farriss said in a statement, “What Giles has done is to not only recreate the original mixes but now you’re blown away because you hear all this stuff that you just didn’t hear before.”
The tracklisting to INXS: Recorded Live At The US Festival 1983 is:
“Spy Of Love”
“To Look At You”
“The One Thing”
“Old World New World”
“Black And White”
SOURCE: Press release
- INXS, who was a mainstay on MTV throughout the ’80s, broke massively in the U.S. with its 1987 blockbuster Kick, which sold over 10 million copies and featured such standards as “Need You Tonight,” “Devil Inside,” “New Sensation,” “Never Tear Us Apart” and “Mystify.” Other hits included “Don’t Change,” “The One Thing,” “Listen Like Thieves,” “Suicide Blonde” and “Disappear.”
- Following Michael Hutchence‘s 1997 suicide, INXS carried on with guest vocalists including Jimmy Barnes, Terence Trent D’Arby, and Jon Stevens.
- The band confused longtime fans by looking for their new permanent singer through a highly publicized reality show, which earned Canadian J.D. Fortune a stint as the band’s frontman. In 2011 Irish singer-songwriter Ciaran Gribbin officially replaced Fortune.
- INXS wrapped their final gig in front of over 15,000 fans on November 11th, 2012 in Perth, Australia performing their early-’80s classic “Don’t Change” with Matchbox Twenty‘s Rob Thomas, who was on the bill, singing along for the band’s live finale.
CHECK IT OUT: INXS on May 28th, 1983 performing “The One Thing” and “Don’t Change” live at the US Festival: