Full Moon, Dirty Hearts

April 5, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 2, 1993
  • Release Date: November 2, 1993
  • Label: Rhino Atlantic
  • Copyright: 1993 INXS
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  • Total Length: 39:53
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  • ASIN: B004T6WL5I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,320 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Like "Welcome" this is an album that didn't get the credit it so richly deserves.
L.A. Scene
They blended a lot of the popular sounds of the era into their own and created an album that was all their own.
Erik J. Malvick
This album found INXS slowly getting away from their Pop & New Wave sound of the 80's.
R. Toomey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Erik J. Malvick VINE VOICE on June 22, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I was recently blessed to have rediscovered this CD in my collection. I think many people shun this CD and almost anything post X, but this really shows a glimpse of a side of INXS that had never come out, and unfortunately wouldn't come out again.

Straight up, this was INXS attempt at moving into the alternative/grunge sound of the 90's. While it didn't fully succeed, and it was sadly overlooked, this is a great album. In it, we see a lot of experimentation and creativity from the group in one big jump. They blended a lot of the popular sounds of the era into their own and created an album that was all their own.

This is not an album to buy if you are just getting into INXS based on their hits. You won't find any true hits here. People were accustomed to what had become the standard INXS sound, and this album was shunned... even by me. However, there are some fantastic songs here.

If one can look at this album as something that is not INXS they will find an album full of excellent lyrics, music, and vocals. The album isn't very coherent, but I find that I don't have to skip any tracks to enjoy it. The music ranges from a hard rock beat in songs like Time, The Gift, and Make Your Peace to ballad like tempos with Full Moon Dirty Hearts and Freedom Deep. Freedom Deep is great because it builds to a nice climax with a slow crescendo that grows in fullness and loudness. The title track previously mentioned includes a great duet between Michael Hutchence and Crissy Hynde, and Please is a duet with the great Ray Charles.

If you like INXS, and you don't mind something that is quite a bit different from anything you're used to, put yourself to the challenge of Full Moon, Dirty Hearts.... Just be sure you give it a chance and don't give up on it too easy. I regret that it took be 10 years to rediscover its greatness.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gareth on April 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I wouldn't say that this is INXS' best album, because there's Kick. But strangely, when at times when I long to hear their music, this is the album I miss most of all.
At the time where U2 had seemingly thrown out their rock sound and reinvented themselves, INXS to a certain extent did the same with Welcome to Wherever You Are. I thought that was a strange album. Without having gone through Kick and X, it would be a hard album to swallow. But as a fan who is more likely to give it a second listen, I found it to be a fantastic album.
This album came along, and their popularity plummeted. They became labelled 'has-been'. But I listened to it consistently, and found it to be the most touching of all their albums. For me, this was probably the most soul baring of all the other records. The edgy greasy sound was a probably their response to the grunge rage, but worked perfectly. The stripped down production also made the songs as they were meant to be: just songs.
Sometimes fans don't ever want their bands to grow. People dismissed Pop (U2). People will dismiss Full Moon, Dirty Hearts (well, see how many reviews this got), but I think this would probably be one album Michael Hutchence held close to his heart.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is a brave and daring album from one of Australia's premier rock bands.It is as good if not better than their successful "Kick" album. This is a vibrant foray that covers all spectrums of music.It is funky, moody and rock n roll. The album showcases the musical maturity of the band along with the power,passion and versatility of Michael Hutchence. There are many standout tracks including the duet with Ray Charles on'Please',the down and dirty 'Full Moon'and the funky 'Make your Peace'to name a few. It is an album that should be in any INXS collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Jin on June 26, 2009
Format: Audio CD
INXS really dug themselves a huge hole in the early 90's. The followed up their smash 'Kick' with 'X': a slick, calculated album designed for instant commercial success. It didn't sell as well as expected, and by the time they made the more interesting 'Welcome....' the mainstream had started to pass them by.

So the calculated grab for the pop charts didn't work, but the artistic experiment didn't sell well either, leaving INXS at a bit of a loss of where to go next. This uncertainty is evident in 'Full Moon...', one of their least consistent albums. On one hand, they seem to be going for a more stripped-down, rawer rock sound similar to 'Listen Like Thieves'. There are duets with Chrissie Hynde and Ray Charles, and INXS started touring smaller pubs and clubs, suggesting the band was taking a "back to basics" approach. However, the album also contains the sort of heavy production and experimentation seen on 'Welcome...', which doesn't fit, and only makes the band seem indecisive and unfocused.

Take 'The Gift': built around a raw, stomping rock riff, heavier than anything they've done since 'Kick'....but it's shrouded in an overbearing production that robs the song of its grunt. And that's the problem; instead of rocking, the production tends to make the songs plodding and stiff, which might be why some people claim it's influenced by grunge and alt-rock (it's not). It doesn't help that the songs themselves aren't quite as strong as before.

Either way, this certainly wasn't the comeback INXS were looking for, and sad to say it was no surprise the album flopped. There are a couple of good songs here (the opening two tracks plus the two duets), and a cleaner production would have helped, but this is arguably INXS' weakest album.
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