INXS

The remaining members of INXS this week released a new 16-track digital-only best-of called Platinum: Greatest Hits that will appeal to diehard fans mostly for the ample bonus that comes with: Seriously Live, a 26-song double live album featuring remastered performances spanning the band’s 30-year career.

The new compilation — not to be confused with INXS’ upcoming collection of re-recorded hits — was released Monday in the band’s native Australia via iTunes and will be available in the U.K. and Europe beginning May 4, according to the band’s website. Neither a U.S. release date for the collection nor a physical CD release have been announced.

Wisely skipping the J.D. Fortune years, the new comp (the band’s fifth or sixth to date) nevertheless is bound to raise questions, as it omits some of the band’s most iconic songs — “Don’t Change” and “Listen Like Thieves,” to name two notable absences — while including other songs (“New Sensation,” “Bitter Tears”) in both studio and live versions.

Still, it’s not the only catalog rehash on the way from INXS: As Rolling Stone reported earlier this year, the band has been re-recording its biggest hits with a cast of all-stars filling in for the late Michael Hutchence (and erstwhile replacement Fortune). Among the tracks in the works: Rob Thomas singing “Original Sin” and “Never Tear Us Apart,” The Killers’ Brandon Flowers doing “Beautiful Girl” and Ben Harper tackling “Devil Inside.”

Drummer Jon Farriss told Rolling Stone: “We wanted to use to some of our existing songs and invite and integrate some well-known singers and very experienced and seasoned singers … and just make it a collaboration of getting INXS to be involved in all sorts of things — and using the original material as the focal point.”

That as-yet-untitled album is due later this year.

See full tracklist for INXS’ ‘Platinum: Greatest Hits’ after the jump…

INXS, 'Platinum: Greatest Hits'

Tracklist: INXS, Platinum: Greatest Hits + Seriously Live

1. “Suicide Blonde”
2. “Heaven Sent”
3. “By My Side”
4. “Bitter Tears”
5. “Mystify”
6. “Full Moon, Dirty Hearts”
7. “Baby Don’t Cry”
8. “Please (You Got That Need)”
9. “The Loved One”
10. “Beautiful Girl”
11. “Never Tear Us Apart”
12. “Disappear”
13. “Not Enough Time”
14. “Devil Inside”
15. “Need You Tonight”
16. “New Sensation”
17. “Burn for You” (Live)
18. “Faith in Each Other” (Live)
19. “Guns in the Sky” (Live)
20. “Communication” (Live)
21. “Mystify” (Live)
22. “Original Sin” (Live)
23. “One By One” (Live)
24. “Hear that Sound” (Live)
25. “I Send a Message” (Live)
26. “What You Need” (Live)
27. “Wild Life” (Live)
28. “The Stairs” (Live)
29. “This Time” (Live)
30. “I’m Just a Man” (Live)
31. “Searching” (Live)
32. “Bitter Tears” (Live)
33. “To Look at You” (Live)
34. “In Vain” (Live)
35. “Just Keep Walking” (Live)
36. “Spy of Love” (Live)
37. “Black and White” (Live)
38. “Jan’s Song” (Live)
39. “By My Side” (Live)
40. “The Loved One” (Live)
41. “Elegantly Wasted” (Live)
42. “New Sensation” (Live)

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