INXS Release Deluxe Editions Of ‘Kick’
INXS will mark the 25th anniversary of their renowned album ‘Kick’ by releasing special edition versions. The original catapulted the band into the spotlight in 1987 and included their first (and only) US number one single, ‘Need You Tonight.’
The anniversary edition will comprise of a Deluxe Edition, a Super Deluxe Edition and two Download Editions. The Deluxe version includes two CDs, the second of which features remixes and bonus material; whilst the Super Deluxe version is a package of three CDs and a DVD that feature Demos, remixes, video footage and unseen documentary footage. With both versions of the CD purchased, a ‘Kick’ sticker sheet and original tour poster will be included; the Super Deluxe Edition will also come with an 80-page art book featuring never before seen handwritten lyrics by Michael Hutchence as well as unseen photos, diaries and interviews. "It'll be an amazing, super-duper package," INXS manager Chris Murphy said. "There’s stuff that was recorded with Michael for ‘Kick’ that didn’t go on the album.”
The album contains some of the band’s most iconic tracks, including ‘Never Tear Us Apart’, ‘Mystify’, ‘Devil Inside’ and ‘New Sensation’. After releasing two successful compilation albums ‘Kick’ will start the reissue of their studio albums, “I don’t want INXS dumbed-down into five hits," Murphy added.
The band are also considering going on tour to promote the re-issued versions of ‘Kick’ with replacement frontman Ciaran Gribbin. “Ciaran has been an extraordinary find. It's like fate. This guy is heaven sent, pardon the pun. Michael is helping us here. He would have loved Ciaran. It's scary” Chris said. “I keep saying to the band 'Michael's with us on this one', it's different. I've never seen INXS so happy and motivated. They’re writing some serious new songs.”
The 25th anniversary editions of INXS’ ‘KICK’ will be released by Universal Music on the 17th of September 2012.