INXS - X

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X is the seventh studio album by Australian rock band INXS, originally released in September 1990 via WEA Records in Australia, Atlantic Records in the US and Mercury Records in Europe.

INXS were formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, and began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs, occasionally playing some of their original music. Mainstays of the band were main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarists Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly, bassist Garry Gary Beers, and main lyricist and vocalist Michael Hutchence. Initially known for their new wave/pop style, INXS later developed a harder pub rock style that included funk and dance elements.

INXS first charted in 1980 with their self-titled debut, but later garnered moderate success in other countries with Shabooh Shoobah and a single, "The One Thing". Though The Swing brought more success from around the world, its single "Original Sin" was even greater commercially, becoming their first number-one single in Australia. They would later achieve international success with a series of hit recordings through later in the 1980s and the 1990s, including the albums Listen Like Thieves, Kick, and X, and the singles "What You Need", "Need You Tonight", "Devil Inside", "New Sensation", and "Suicide Blonde".

Following the massive success of Kick (1987) the band reconvened with producer Chris Thomas to record the follow-up album X. Rehearsals began in November 1989 and the album was recorded again in Sydney. Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence wrote majority of the songs with two co-written with Jon Farriss and Hutchence. Producer Thomas was also credited on the song “By My Side”.

The band had discovered blues harmonica player Charles Musselwhite, who was playing shows in Australia around that time, and he was invited to contribute harmonica to a couple of tracks on the album.

X continued the slick production sound that Thomas had produced on predecessors Listen Like Thieves and Kick, and the album achieved significant commercial success both in their home market Australia and overseas. The album reached #1 on the Australian, #2 on the UK, #5 on the US Billboard 200 and #2 on the Canadian Albums charts.

The lead single “Suicide Blonde” was the most success release from the album, reaching #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia, #11 in the UK and #9 on the US Hot 100 Singles charts. Subsequent singles “Disappear”, “Bitter Tears” and “By My Side” achieved varying degrees of chart success.

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Check out the tracks:  Suicide Blonde”; “Suicide Blonde (Live)”; “Disappear”; “Bitter Tears”; “By My Side”; and “The Stairs (Live)”.

This LP record is a “Back to Black” series 2017 reissue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with digital download code, pressed in Europe via Mercury Records.

(602537779017)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Suicide Blonde

3:51

A2

Disappear

4:08

A3

The Stairs

4:56

A4

Faith In Each Other

4:08

A5

By My Side

3:05

B1

Lately

3:35

B2

Who Pays The Price

3:36

B3

Know The Difference

3:17

B4

Bitter Tears

3:49

B5

On My Way

2:55

B6

Hear That Sound

4:05

SKU 602537779017
Record Label Petrol Electric
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0602537779017
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 10 November 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 25 September 1990
Barcode # 602537779017
Shipping Weight 0.3900kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Original Album Artwork Replicated, Digital Download, Reissue, "Back to Black" Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Genre Alternative Rock
Format VINYL LP

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