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INXS ‎– The Swing / Mercury ‎Audio CD / 818 553-2

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INXS ‎– The Swing / Mercury ‎Audio CD / 8185532

UPC 042281855320


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Label: Mercury ‎– 818 553-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Germany
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
The Swing is Australian rock band INXS's fourth studio album, released in April 1984. It peaked at number one on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart for five non-consecutive weeks from early April to mid-May 1984. The lead single "Original Sin" was recorded in New York City with Nile Rodgers and featured Daryl Hall on backing vocals. Overall, the album featured a slightly harder-edged sound than their previous releases.
Editorial Review:
Consolidating the strengths of Shabooh Shoobah, The Swing is the first consistently impressive INXS album. With the Nile Rodgers-produced "Original Sin" acting as the centerpiece, The Swing retains the new wave pop sense and rock attack of their earlier albums, while adding a stronger emphasis on dance rhythms. At the same time, the group's songwriting had improved, with more than half of the album featuring memorable hooks. 


1 Original Sin 5:18
2 Melting In The Sun 3:24
3 I Send A Message 3:22
4 Dancing On The Jetty      
5 The Swing 3:51
6 Johnson's Aeroplane 3:53
7 Love Is (What I Say) 3:41
8 Face The Change 3:33
9 Burn For You 4:57
All The Voices 6:09



  • Arranged By [Strings] – Andrew Farriss, Bill Motzing
  • Producer – Nick Launay (tracks: 2 to 10), Nile Rodgers (tracks: 1)



About the Band:

INXS (pronounced "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. The band's founding members were bassist Garry Gary Beers, main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarist Tim Farriss, lead singer and main lyricist Michael Hutchence, and guitarist and saxophonist Kirk Pengilly. For 20 years, INXS was fronted by Hutchence, whose magnetic stage presence made him the focal point of the band. Initially known for their new wave/pop style, the band later developed a harder pub rock and alternative rock style that included funk and dance elements.

In 1984, INXS had their first number-one hit in Australia with "Original Sin". The band would later achieve international success in the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s with the hit albums Listen Like ThievesKick, and X, as well as the singles "What You Need", "Need You Tonight" (the band's only number-one single in the United States), "Devil Inside", "Never Tear Us Apart", "Suicide Blonde" and "New Sensation".

Following Hutchence's death in November 1997, INXS made appearances with several guest singers and toured and recorded with Jon Stevens as lead singer beginning in 2002. In 2005, members of INXS participated in Rock Star: INXS, a reality television series that culminated in the selection of Canadian J.D. Fortune as their new lead singer. Irish singer-songwriter Ciaran Gribbin replaced Fortune as lead singer in 2011. During a concert on 11 November 2012, INXS stated that the performance would be their last, although they did not announce the band’s permanent retirement.

INXS won six Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards, including three for "Best Group" in 1987, 1989 and 1992; the band was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001. INXS has sold an estimated 60 million records worldwide making them one of Australia's highest selling acts.




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