Can you believe it's been 25 years since the release of INXS' iconic record Kick?!
Released in 1987, 'KICK' propelled INXS to a new level, cementing their reputation and firmly establishing the band as a force to be reckoned with worldwide.
The album changed everything, becoming a slow-burning phenomenon that thanks to its trailblazing lead single, 'Need You Tonight', broke out around the world over the next 18 months.
The sixth album by INXS was so full of surprises, that it spawned 4 US top 10 singles in a row including hits such as 'New Sensation', 'Devil Inside', and the timeless ballad 'Never Tear Us Apart' alongside fan favourites 'Guns In The Sky' and 'Wild Life', selling over 14 million copies worldwide.
INXS's most world- renowned, career defining and influential album release to date remains a true classic. The 25th anniversary celebrates Kick's remarkable story and its lasting importance, influence and inspiration on today's music.
Even today, many artists are still covering and sampling tracks from the record, including Snow Patrol, John Mayer, Beck, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Natalie Imbruglia, and Bono.
For a group that has enjoyed the highest of highs and the deepest of lows, Kick cannot fail to have a special niche in the hearts of those who made it: Kick is a fabulous collision of style, substance, musicianship, hard work, integrity, production, marketing, and passion - everything that one of the greatest albums of its era should be.
The 2012 the 25th anniversary release of 'KICK' will include a Deluxe edition, a Super Deluxe edition and two Download editions.
The Deluxe edition set will include 2 CDs, the second featuring remixes and bonus material. The Super Deluxe Edition package of 3 CDs and a DVD will feature demos, remixes, video promos, and unseen documentary footage. It will come with a 64 page art book, which will include never before seen handwritten lyrics directly from Michael's family archives, unseen photos, diaries, and interview with each band member and producer of the record Chris Thomas.
For nostalgia appeal, a KICK sticker sheet and original tour poster for your bedroom walls will also be included. There will also be a Heavyweight Red Coloured Vinyl Limited Edition available.
With a career spanning over thirty years, INXS are still one of the biggest rock groups in the world today.