INXS | LISTEN LIKE THIEVES/X CD
The legendary Australian supergroup INXS recorded a plethora of top charting albums and hit singles during their long tenure at Atlantic & ATCO Records. It was these groundbreaking recordings that have bolstered a career that has now lasted for over three decades.
Featuring the powerful lead vocals of the late great Michael Hutchence, the thump of Garry Gary Beers on bass guitar, the multi-instrumentalist Andrew Farriss on guitars/keyboards, Jon Farriss on drums, Tim Farris on guitar, and the classic saxophone and guitar sound of Kirk Pengilly, INXS were and still are one of the hottest bands in the business.
Always mainstays at the rock, modern rock and alternative formats of radio, INXS also enjoyed massive pop radio airplay, as they scored a big number of chart singles in all the pop and dance formats. Progressive in every facet of their career, INXS collectively would go on to compose memorable rock tunes, develop interesting studio recording techniques for each album, as well as tour extensively over the years, making them one of the most successful recording acts of all time.
One of their most popular albums, Listen Like Thieves was a very successful venture in 1985. Featuring their first U.S. chart topping single What You Need, Listen Like Thieves truly resonated with the huge fan base. More tracks like the slamming title track, This Time and Kiss The Dirt also became major contenders taking this album into the upper rungs of the rock charts. This time honored new wave classic would go on to become a truly enduring album in INXS’s huge catalog of music.
1990 was another huge year of INXS. Their X netted Top 5 platinum plus chart success as they recorded probably one of the more intriguing albums of this genre ever. Mixing it up with funk, dance, modern rock and blues elements, X kicked things off with the classic rocker Suicide Blonde. Featuring the blues great Charlie Musselwhite on this and the masterful Who Pays The Price, X also contained more hit singles like Disappear and Bitter Tears, keeping this album on the sales and radio charts for the better part of two years!
Both of these classic INXS albums have been out of print for several years now in North America....that is until now. Relayer and Friday Music are very proud to announce the INXS masterpieces Listen Like Thieves and X - both now on one stunning compact disc! Impeccably mastered from the original Atlantic tapes by Joe Reagoso (Toto/Chicago/Jeff Beck), these modern rock INXS classics sound as stellar and brilliant as you remember them.
Stay tuned to the Relayer label for more classic INXS in the very near future.....
INXS....Listen Like Thieves and X...together for the first time on one impeccable compact disc.....from your friends at Relayer....WHAT YOU NEED!!!
Listen Like Thieves
1-WHAT YOU NEED
2-LISTEN LIKE THIEVES
3-KISS THE DIRT
4-SHINE LIKE IT DOES
5-GOOD + BAD TIMES
10-ONE X ONE
11-RED RED SUN
15-FAITH IN EACH OTHER
16-BY MY SIDE
18-WHO PAYS THE PRICE
19-KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
21-ON MY WAY
22-HEAR THAT SOUND