From a media release:
INXS RE-INVENT THEIR BIGGEST HITS ON THEIR NEW ALBUM ORIGINAL SIN IN STORES NOVEMBER 30TH, 2010
Special Canadian Release - ONLY being released in Canada for now before going to the rest of the world
POWERHOUSE VOCAL GUESTS INCLUDE: Rob Thomas, JD Fortune, Pat Monahan, Ben Harper and Tricky.
(Toronto, ON) –INXS are releasing a very special new album Original Sin, on November 30th, 2010 on Petrol Electric/Sony Music Canada. This inspiring project is a re-imagination and re-invention of classic INXS hits featuring an eclectic group of guest artists. Two different singles (“The Stairs” featuring JD Fortune and “Original Sin” featuring Rob Thomas) will be serviced to Canadian radio on multiple formats week of October 18th, 2010.
In their 33 years as a band, first as the Farriss Brothers, then as INXS, brothers Tim, Jon and Andrew Farriss, along with Kirk Pengilly and Garry Gary Beers have created some of the most enduring music in rock history. On Original Sin, INXS hits are revitalized for a new century and new generations of music listeners. This ambitious project finds the band teaming up with musicians from around the globe featuring superstars like Train’s Pat Monahan, Rob Thomas and Ben Harper to up and comers like Dan Sultan, Argentina’s Deborah de Corral and DJ Yaleidys of Cuba. From Thomas and Yaleidys’ sultry teaming on “Original Sin” and trip-hop superstar Tricky’s electrifying “Mediate” to Pat Monahan’s emotional “Beautiful Girl,” INXS boldly embrace their past and future on one album.
INXS have invited some of the best artists they knew or could think of to be part of the record. To have so many of their peers want to perform INXS songs is a testament to the songwriting and something that INXS keyboardist/guitarist and main songwriter Andrew Farriss is immensely proud of. “I'm truly flattered that we have so many artists interested in working with us reimaging these songs. In a sense, it's been re-energizing for us to look at ourselves differently in the context of being in 2010 rather than, you know, 30 years ago. I feel we’re very much doing something that's now and significant.”
“If I was one of the singers it would be an exciting project,” says INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly. “To be able to sing one of your favorite INXS songs but within INXS. Michael always wanted us to continue and I am sure he would be throwin’ his 2 bobs’ in as to who the singers would be.”
Tim Farriss agrees. “Original Sin is just, for me, so exciting. I know certain people might sort of perceive it as ‘why aren't you doing new material?’ but the fact of the matter is we're getting to play around with some of our favourite songs from our history and play them the way we want them to be heard today.”
In Canada, INXS’ list of certifications through CRIA is impressive: 1987’s KICK hit Diamond status (over 1 million copies sold), X (1990) certified Double Platinum, Welcome to Wherever You Are (1992) certified Gold and Switch (2005) reached Double Platinum. Over the course of their 30-year-career, INXS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and scored #1 hits on four different continents. The band has received countless awards including MTV Awards, World Music Awards, two Grammy nominations, British Music Awards and Gold, Platinum and Diamond sales status on their records. They've performed over 4,000 live shows for more than 25 million people in almost 50 countries.
Look for the upcoming INXS World Tour in 2011.
Drum Opera (Jon Farriss / INXS)
Original Sin (Rob Thomas and DJ Yalediys)
Never Tear Us Apart (Ben Harper and Mylène Farmer)
Beautiful Girl (Pat Monahan)
New Sensation (Deborah de Corral)
Just Keep Walking (Dan Sultan)
To Look At You (Kav Temperley)
Mystify (Loane with special guitar performances by John Mayer and Kirk Pengilly)
KICK (Nikka Costa)
Don't Change (Andrew Farriss and Kirk Pengilly)
The Stairs (JD Fortune)
The release of INXS’s forthcoming record is a joint venture between Petrol Electric and Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.