INXS; Mark Opitz; David Eugene Edwards (Reissue); Dan Jones (Reissue); INXS (Reissue)
Number of Discs
64m : 14s
Album Notes and Credits
INXS: Michael Hutchence (vocals); Kirk Pengilly (guitar, saxophone, background vocals); Andrew Farriss (guitar, keyboards); Tim Farriss (guitar); Garry Gary Beers (bass); Jon Farriss (drums, percussion).
Recorded at Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, Australia. Originally released on Atlantic (82394). Includes liner notes by Mark Opitz.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss (vocals); Sunil DeSilva (percussion); Deni Hines (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Bob Clearmountain.
Audio Remasterers: Don Bartley; Mark Opitz; Andrew Farriss.
Audio Remixers: Mark Opitz; Andrew Farriss.
Recording information: Andrew's Home Studio, Cottage Point, Sydney, New South (1991-1992); Rhinoceros Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (1991-1992).
Photographer: Peggy Sirota.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Kirk Pengilly; Tim Farriss; Gary Beers.
Ironically, INXS's best and most experimental album came out exactly when the album-buying public had ceased paying much attention to them. After the multi-platinum success of 1987's KICK, the disappointing sales of 1990's follow-up X brought whispers of "has-been" to the Australian combo, and the fine LIVE BABY LIVE was largely viewed as an attempt to coast on former glories.
1992's WELCOME TO WHEREVER YOU ARE answered these accusations with surprising grace and subtlety. Arranged and largely written by keyboardist Andrew Farriss, these 12 tracks are almost Beatles-esque in their melodic canniness and sharply etched, multi-layered production. The first single, "Not Enough Time," is a particular delight, a breathy, atmospheric pop song that's as smart and pretty as 10cc at its creative peak.
Q (1/93, p.69) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.
Q (9/92, p.71) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...a far more engaging and heartfelt collection than anything the group has put out in recent memory...It rocks..."
Not Enough Time
Baby Don't Cry
Back On Love
Men And Women
Answer, The - (previously unreleased)
Wishing Well - (previously unreleased, version 2)
All Around - (previously unreleased, version 2)
Indian Song, The - (previously unreleased)
Heaven Sent - (previously unreleased, waltz version original demo)