Original Sin (INXS album)

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Original Sin
Studio album by INXS
Released 16 November 2010
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Alternative rock
Label Petrol Electric
Polydor (France)
Atco (U.S.)
Groove Merchants (Australia)
Epic (Canada)
Producer Jon Farriss, James Ash and INXS
INXS chronology
Switch
(2005)
Original Sin
(2010)
The Very Best
(2011)

Original Sin is a tribute album by the Australian rock band INXS. It was released on physical media on 16 November 2010 by Epic Records, Atco Records and Polydor after having been released digitally on 28 October 2010. Original Sin features covers of their earlier songs, with each song featuring a guest singer.[1] J.D. Fortune, who was the winner of the Rock Star: INXS competition and featured on the band's last album Switch, performed lead vocals for the 1990 track "The Stairs".

Described as a tribute album by the band members, the record features new recordings of INXS songs. "We've re-invented these songs. Some have been done by an orchestra, some [are] stripped down and some tracks may take you [a while] to recognise what it is," said Jon Farriss.[2][3]

A review in QRO Magazine gave the album a 5/10 rating.[4] The album charted at number 49 on the Australian Albums Chart.

The album was re-issued in 2011 by Atco Records for the US market. This version features an alternative version of track four "Never Tear Us Apart", the French lyric and vocal duet between Ben Harper and Mylène Farmer is replaced with a solo vocal by Harper.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars
Alpha 1/5 stars

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drum Opera"   Jon Farriss 2:56
2. "Mediate" (featuring Tricky) Andrew Farriss 4:08
3. "Original Sin" (featuring Rob Thomas and DJ Yaleidys) A. Farriss, Michael Hutchence 4:20
4. "Never Tear Us Apart (*)" (featuring Ben Harper & Mylène Farmer) A. Farriss, Hutchence; French lyrics by Mylène Farmer 3:57
5. "Beautiful Girl" (featuring Pat Monahan) A. Farriss, Hutchence 4:08
6. "New Sensation" (featuring Deborah De Corral) A. Farriss, Hutchence 3:42
7. "Just Keep Walking" (featuring Dan Sultan) A. Farriss, Hutchence 2:42
8. "Mystify" (featuring Loane and John Mayer) A. Farriss, Hutchence 5:49
9. "To Look at You" (featuring Kav Temperley) A. Farriss 3:59
10. "Kick" (featuring Nikka Costa) A. Farriss, Hutchence 5:10
11. "Don't Change" (featuring Andrew Farriss and Kirk Pengilly) Garry Gary Beers, A. Farriss, J. Farriss, Tim Farriss, Hutchence, Pengilly 4:15
12. "The Stairs" (featuring J.D. Fortune) A. Farriss, Hutchence 4:31
Total length:
49:37

(*) Track four: US re-issue features Ben Harper on vocal only.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Home. INXS.com. Retrieved on 2010-11-25.
  2. ^ INXS rework old classics with guest vocalists in new album. Herald Sun (2010-10-19). Retrieved on 2010-11-25.
  3. ^ INXS New Album Original Sin Released This November | Rock News. Triple M. Retrieved on 2010-11-25.
  4. ^ QRO Magazine - Album Reviews » INXS : Original Sin. Qromag.com (2010-11-15). Retrieved on 2010-11-25.