INXS New Album "Switch" - GPO Used in Top 20 Album
The new INXS album "Switch" released in record stores this past month already had reached #17 on the Billboard charts within a few weeks of its release. The album was released on Sony BMG's Epic Records label and has sold 75,000 copies in its first week.
The album was recorded at Westlake and Paramount Recording Studios in LA, Sphere Studios in London and MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach.Guy Chambers produced the album and did the orchestral arranging.Paul Mirkovich played keyboards and did some backup vocals for the album.
Paul writes: "Just wanted to let you know I just used GPO and GOS on the new INXS record on three songs". Paul also mentioned that the producer of the album, Guy Chambers, was blown away as were the band members of INXS.
From 1977 to 1997, INXS has had a 20  year long career, performing about 2500 lives shows and selling in excess of 30 million albums. This is INXS' first new album since 1997 and features their new lead singer, J.D. Fortune. Earlier this summer, INXS hosted a wildly successful reality show called "Rock Star: INXS".
In case you're unfamiliar with the show, the famed rock group INXS put on a search for new lead singer to replace Michael Hutchence, who passed away in 1997. Through a television reality show, they auditioned thousands of unknown singers across North America to vie for the lead singer position. Through weekly eliminations they brought the 15 top contestants back to Hollywood to compete for top honors: a chance to be the lead singer for INXS and to sing on an upcoming album (the album "Switch"). Rockstar:INXS captured the public imagination and quickly became one of the most watched shows on television.
Paul Mirkovich has extensive experience as a keyboardist, arranger and musical director. In addition to working on the INXS Switch album and the wildly successful reality-show "Rock Star: INXS", Paul Mirkovich was musical director and keyboardist for Cher, Janet Jackson and Anastasia. He was also a member of the multi-platinum bands Whitesnake and Nelson. Paul has also performed and recorded with Peter Gabriel and Shawn Colvin, among many others.
The INXS tour will kick off January 18, 2006 in Vancouver, B.C.and visit 31 venues (at least 27 of the shows are already sold out).
I received "Switch" as a Christmas present and I am hooked. The music is emotional, catchy and adventurous. It is not surprising it is doing so well.
Garritan libraries can be heard on the songs "Afterglow" ,"God's Top Ten", and "Remember Who's Your Man" from the Switch album.
I am enjoying "Switch" very much and I highly recommend this album. It is an honor to have our libraries a part of this album. Thank you Paul!
Re: INXS New Album Album "Switch" - GPO Used in Top 20 Album
Do we have to go in excess with all this brouhaha?
Wait, they used GPO and GOS? Why those are nothing but reasonably priced libraries! Hard to believe ...
Always liked INXS. Time to pick up the new Album.
Re: INXS New Album "Switch" - GPO Used in Top 20 Album
Hey, I followed that show, and Paul and the house band were amazing! Cool to hear they've been using your sounds, Gary. "Pretty Vegas" was a great single that came out of the process of the show. I'll have to check out the album.