The ultimate single-CD INXS collection: 21 songs including 15 hits and the unissued tracks Tight (written during the Welcome to Wherever You Are sessions) and Salvation Jane (one of the first songs intended for X )! Hits include Need You Tonight; Devil Inside; New Sensation; What You Need; Never Tear Us Apart; Disappear; Suicide Blonde; Not Enough Time; The One Thing; Original Sin , and more!
Helmed by the unabashed rock-god vocal sass of frontman Michael Hutchence and powered by a club-pub musical ethos rooted in the '70's funk and R&B of Chic
and others, Australia's INXS became international superstars by cutting against the grain of '80s new wave and '90s post-punk. That rhythmic spirit infuses much of this comprehensive 21-track hits anthology, which leans smartly on single versions ("Need You Tonight," "Original Sin," "Not Enough Time") and remixes (maxi-singles of "Suicide Blonde" and "Devil Inside") to set it apart from previous INXS single-disc collections. Two previously unreleased outtakes (the nervous "Salvation Jane" from X
and a hip-hop-infused dub remix of Welcome to Wherever You Are
's "Tight") offer the band's fans a couple of new angles on the band's legacy. The set also includes written introductions from the five surviving members of the band. --Jerry McCulley