1992's Welcome to Wherever You Are was an experimental album using sitars and a 60-piece orchestra while adding a much more "raw" sound to their music. It received critical reviews and went number one in the UK & Sweden and number two in Switzerland, but had difficulty finding an audience in the U.S.
Welcome To Wherever You Are is an album by the Australian rock and roll group INXS, released in 1992. With grunge music and alternative music breaking into the mainstream, INXS tried to establish a new direction for itself, à la U2 and Achtung Baby, incorporating sitars, a 60-piece orchestra, and a much more "raw" sound to their music. In its four star review of the album, Q Magazine called it "...a far more engaging and heartfelt collection than anything the group has put out in recent memory...It rocks..." and listed it as one of the 50 Best Albums of 1992.
Ultimately, however, with lack of promotion by their label and the band not touring for the album (they wanted a break), the record failed to match the success of INXS's two previous albums, Kick and X, however it still reached #1 in the UK, but the band's popularity soon waned .