Original Sin (INXS album)

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Original Sin
Studio album by
Released16 November 2010
GenreAlternative rock
LabelPetrol Electric
Polydor (France)
Atco (U.S.)
Groove Merchants (Australia)
Epic (Canada)
ProducerJon Farriss, James Ash and INXS
INXS chronology
Original Sin
The Very Best
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[citation needed]

Original Sin is the twelfth and final studio 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.

Track listing[edit]

1."Drum Opera"Jon Farriss2:56
2."Mediate" (featuring Tricky)Andrew Farriss4:08
3."Original Sin" (featuring Rob Thomas and DJ Yaleidys)A. Farriss, Michael Hutchence4:20
4."Never Tear Us Apart" (featuring Ben Harper & Mylène Farmer. US re-issue features Ben Harper on vocal only.)A. Farriss, Hutchence; French lyrics by Mylène Farmer3:57
5."Beautiful Girl" (featuring Pat Monahan)A. Farriss, Hutchence4:08
6."New Sensation" (featuring Deborah De Corral)A. Farriss, Hutchence3:42
7."Just Keep Walking" (featuring Dan Sultan)A. Farriss, Hutchence2:42
8."Mystify" (featuring Loane and John Mayer)A. Farriss, Hutchence5:49
9."To Look at You" (featuring Kav Temperley)A. Farriss3:59
10."Kick" (featuring Nikka Costa)A. Farriss, Hutchence5:10
11."Don't Change" (featuring Andrew Farriss and Kirk Pengilly)Garry Gary Beers, A. Farriss, J. Farriss, Tim Farriss, Hutchence, Pengilly4:15
12."The Stairs" (featuring J.D. Fortune)A. Farriss, Hutchence4:31
Total length:49:37
Bonus tracks
13."Love Is (What I Say)" (featuring JD Fortune)Beers, A. Farriss, Hutchence, Pengilly, Anthony Braxton-Smith3:50
14."Never Tear Us Apart" (Orchestral Instrumental)A. Farriss, Hutchence3:50
iTunes and Australian Deluxe edition bonus track
13."Devil Inside" (featuring Ben Harper & Nikka Costa. Released as track 8 on Australian deluxe edition.)A. Farriss, Hutchence5:25



  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.