Heaven Sent (INXS song)

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"Heaven Sent"
Single by INXS
from the album Welcome To Wherever You Are
Released 18 July 1992
Format 7", 12", CDS, Cassette
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:18
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss
Producer(s) Mark Opitz
INXS singles chronology
"Shining Star"
(1991)
"Heaven Sent"
(1992)
"Baby Don't Cry"
(1992)

"Heaven Sent" is the first single by INXS taken from their eighth studio album Welcome to Wherever You Are. It was released only in Europe, Japan and Australia. The song was written by Andrew Farriss who explained on the liner notes of the 1992 remaster: "Originally I wrote the song as a 3/4 ballad. The band heard it and rocked it up to make it the recording it became. The vocal effect helped give the track some extra attitude." [1]

B-sides[edit]

The b-sides included two solo compositions from Andrew Farriss; "It Ain't Easy", and Tim Farriss; "11th Revolution" as well as, "Deepest Red", a full band outtake from the X album written by Michael Hutchence and Jon Farriss. The 12" picture disc (UK) and also the Australian CD5 single included a demo version of "Heaven Sent (Gliding version)" instead of "Deepest Red".

Track listing[edit]

UK 7" / Cassette single
  1. "Heaven Sent"
  2. "It Ain't Easy"
UK 12" Picture single
  1. "Heaven Sent"
  2. "It Ain't Easy"
  3. "11th Revolution"
  4. "Heaven Sent (Gliding version)"
CD5 - 45099-0115-2 EastWest/Australia
  1. "Heaven Sent"
  2. "It Ain't Easy"
  3. "11th Revolution"
  4. "Deepest Red"
  5. "Heaven Sent (Gliding version)"
CD5 - INXCD 19 Mercury/UK limited edition collector's box
  1. "Heaven Sent"
  2. "It Ain't Easy"
  3. "11th Revolution"
  4. "Deepest Red"
CD3 - WMD5-4108 WEA/Japan
  1. "Heaven Sent"
  2. "It Ain't Easy"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 13
Canadian Singles Chart 13
Dutch Singles Chart 32
UK Singles Chart 31
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]