INXS - Elegantly Wasted

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP Record + Digital Download

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Elegantly Wasted is the tenth studio album by Australian rock band INXS, originally released in April 1997 via Mercury Records.

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".

Elegantly Wasted was to be the final studio album written and recorded with lead singer Michael Hutchence before his death in November 1997.

After taking a break at the completion of their recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1994, the band reconvened in 1996 to commence work on a new studio album. The songs were written by Andrew Farris and Michael Hutchence and the band chose to work with producer Bruce Fairbairn, recording most of the basic tracks at Armoury Studio in Vancouver, Canada.

In an interview with The Album Network magazine in March 1997, Hutchence said, "We really wanted to get off the old carousel for a while. As a band, we have recorded an album every twelve to eighteen months over the last five or six years. This helped to create a situation resulting in a lot of personal and business friction within the band, as well as the record label, at the time of the completion of our last studio album Full Moon, Dirty Hearts. With the completion of the album, we also fulfilled our contract with Atlantic Records. So, it just seemed like the logical time to take a break"

The title of the album was thought up by Hutchence, with the single itself trying to recapture the magic and groove of the Kick album, particularly the single, "Need You Tonight".

The album received mixed reviews upon release and did not achieve the same level of commercial success as their prior albums, peaking at #14 on the Australian, #41 on the US and #16 on the UK Albums charts.

INXS embarked on a 20th Anniversary tour in support of the Album commencing in the US in April 1997. They were due to play thirteen dates around Australia commencing on 23 November 1997, however they were called off due to the passing of Hutchence on 22 November 1997.

Check out the tracks:  Elegantly Wasted”; “Everything”; “Don’t Lose Your Head”; and “Searching”.

This LP record is a “Back to Black” series reissue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with replicated album artwork and digital download code, pressed in Europe.








Show Me (Cherry Baby)



Elegantly Wasted






Don't Lose Your Head






I'm Just A Man



Girl On Fire



We Are Thrown Together



Shake The Tree



She Is Rising



Building Bridges





SKU 602537779055
Record Label Petrol Electric
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0602537779055
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 10 November 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 04 April 1997
Barcode # 602537779055
Shipping Weight 0.3100kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Original Album Artwork Replicated, Digital Download, Reissue, "Back to Black" Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular

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