Album News, Anniversary, Reissues — October 13, 2017 at 7:59 am

INXS marks 30th anniversary of ‘Kick’ with 4-disc reissue featuring new Dolby Atmos mix

INXS will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its world-conquering 1987 album Kick with a new expanded reissue that “extends” the previous 25th anniversary reissue with a half-dozen or so more remixes and alternate versions, plus a new Dolby Atmos mix of the album by Giles Martin.

The 3CD/1Blu-ray edition of what’s being called Kick 30 — packaged in a DVD-like box — is due out Nov. 24 via Rhino Records, and is now available for pre-order. The original album also will be reissued in a new 2LP set, with Kick mastered at half-speed and playable at 45 rpm.

The multi-disc deluxe edition — which also comes 40 years after the band’s formation, and 20 years since the death of frontman Michael Hutchence — features the full remastered album on one disc, a second disc of demos, mixes and more (which mirrors the 25th anniversary reissue) and a third disc of mixes and B-sides that includes seven not included on the last reissue.

The fourth disc is a Blu-ray featuring music videos and Kick mixed in High-Definition Audio and the brand-new Dolby Atmos format, described as “an immersive sound technology that delivers the best listening experience on any device with a new dimension of clarity, fidelity and space.”

Martin, son of famed Beatles producer George Martin, describes the new mix:

“You can hear this album like you’ve never-before. You can hear Michael so close to you, you can hear his breath. You feel like you’re in the studio with the band. You have a record that’s 30 years old, but it’s been taken in a completely new direction and you can listen to it in a completely new way and it becomes new again. Great music and great songs, they don’t get old.”

Below, check out the full tracklist for the expanded reissue, and see a promo video.



Tracklist: INXS, Kick 30: 3CD/Blu-ray Deluxe Edition

CD 1: Original Album Remastered
1. “Guns In The Sky”
2. “New Sensation”
3. “Devil Inside”
4. “Need You Tonight”
5. “Mediate”
6. “The Loved One”
7. “Wild Life”
8. “Never Tear Us Apart”
9. “Mystify”
10. “Kick”
11. “Calling All Nations”
12. “Tiny Daggers”

CD 2: Demos, Mixes and More
1. “Move On” [Guitar Version]
2. “I’m Coming” (Home)
3. “Mediate” [Live From America]
4. “Never Tear Us Apart” [Live From America]
5. “Kick” [Live From America]
6. “On The Rocks”
7. “Do Wot You Do”
8. “Mystify” [Chicago Demo]
9. “Jesus Was A Man” [Demo]
10. “The Trap” [Demo]
11. “Guns In The Sky” [Kick Ass Remix]
12. “Need You Tonight” [Mendelsohn Extended Mix]
13. “Move On

CD 3: Additional Mixes and B-Sides
1. “Never Tear Us Apart” [Soul Version]
2. “New Sensation” [Nick 12” Mix]
3. “New Sensation” [Nick 7” Mix]
4. “Devil Inside” [Extended Remix]
5. “Devil Inside” [7” Version]
6. “Devil Inside” [Radio Edit]
7. “Different World” [12” Version]
8. “Different World” [7” Version]
9. “Need You Tonight” [Big Bump Mix]
10. “Need You Tonight” [Ben Liebrand Mix]
11. “Need You Tonight” [Mendelsohn 7″ Edit]
12. “Guns in the Sky” [Kookaburra Mix]
13. “Calling All Nations” [Kids On Bridges Remix]
14. “Shine Like it Does” [Live]

1. Kick mixed in Dolby Atmos and High Definition Audio
2. Promo videos
“Guns In The Sky”
“New Sensation”
“Devil Inside”
“Need You Tonight”
“Never Tear Us Apart”
“Kick” [New 2017 promo].


Tracklist: INXS, Kick 30: 2LP Half-Speed Mastered Vinyl

Side A
1. “Guns in the Sky”
2. “New Sensation”
3. “Devil Inside”

Side B
1. “Need You Tonight”
2. “Mediate”
3. “The Loved One”

Side C
1. “Wild Life”
2. “Never Tear Us Apart”
3. “Mystify”

Side D
1. “Kick”
2. “Calling All Nations”
3. “Tiny Daggers”




One Comment

  1. This is an 80’s classic, reliving it with my kids now.

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