INXS - Kick

 (Half-Speed Master)





Product No.:
AATL 81756
UPC: 603497862917

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

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30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 3 CD + Blu-Ray

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30th Anniversary Edition 180-gram double LP 45 RPM

Half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios

For vinyl enthusiasts, there will be a Half-Speed Remaster of INXS's classic 1987 album cut over two heavyweight, 180-gram LPs at 45 RPM for supreme fidelity, cut by Abbey Road Studios Half-Speed Mastering pioneer, Miles Showell.

Half-speed mastering is a specialist process where the master recording is played back at half its normal speed, with the disc cutting lathe also running at half-speed — 22 1/2 RPM to be precise — giving the cutting head more time to carve a more detailed groove onto the master lacquer.

Kick was the 1987 masterpiece that brought INXS to global fame. With Kick they broke wide open, sending a sharp quartet of singles-"New Sensation," "Devil Inside," "Need You Tonight," and the shimmering ballad "Never Tear US Apart" — right to the charts. The rest of Kick, especially the strutting "Guns in the Sky" and the groovy "Wild Life," is of similar quality; all of it is marked by the band's Stones-y guitars and angular, funk-tinged rhythms. Vocalist Michael Hutchence's MTV good looks and Aretha meets Aerosmith swagger completed the musical equation for both the girls and the boys. One of the decade's great live bands, too.

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

Customer Reviews (3.33 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Not 180 gram

posted on 03/22/2018
3 Stars
Good sound but the 180 gram description is not accurate. Pretty flimsy vinyl.

Pales in comparison to an original pressing

posted on 03/13/2018
2 Stars
I was so excited for this release. I own several other half-speed remastered vinyls that we’re done at Abbey Road, and they’re all excellent. This one, however, is not. Sure, the records are perfectly flat and the vinyl is quiet, and if that’s your criteria, then you’ll be happy with this. I prefer the far superior sonic qualities of my original US pressing. On this reissue the Bass is bloated and flabby, and the cymbals are crunchy. Quite obviously from a digital source. The original blows this away. If you love this album, and you already own an original, there’s no need to buy this one!

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