Full Moon, Dirty Hearts is an album released by Australian band INXS in 1993, through Warner Music Australia. It was the ninth album, and was followed by the Dirty Honeymoon world tour of 1993–1994. Please featured vocals by Ray Charles, the track featured vocals by The Pretenders lead singer, Chrissie Hynde. The bands manager, Chris Murphy arranged to shoot videos for song on the album. Twelve videos were shot on a budget by different up. The Japanese edition of the album included a cover of Steppenwolfs Born to Be Wild, as INXS were finishing Welcome to Wherever You Are in mid 1992, the group decided not to tour in support for the album. Instead they promised to go straight into the studio to record a follow-up album, following the release of Welcome to Wherever You Are, INXS spent the next few months promoting the album across various countries in Europe including the UK, France and Sweden. While promoting the album in Europe, vocalist Michael Hutchence visited then girlfriend Helena Christensen in her city of Copenhagen in Denmark. The couple were returning home from a one night when Hutchence got into a scuffle with a taxi driver. The incident started when a drunken Hutchence refused to move off the road to allow the taxi to pass, the taxi driver got out of his vehicle and punched Hutchence causing him to fall onto the pavement. The singer sustained a fractured skull due to the fall and as a result suffered a loss of his sense of smell, the singer spent two weeks recovering in a Copenhagen hospital. In the unofficial biography Michael Hutchence, A Tragic Rock & Roll Story, the alleged injury also caused the singer to act erratically, abusively and to suffer insomnia. Although temporary, these conditions would have an effect during the production of Full Moon, the album was written soon after the release and promotion of the bands previous album, Welcome to Wherever You Are, at the end of November 1992. The album was recorded and produced at Capri Studio on the Isle of Capri in Italy, the group decided to set off to the Isle of Capri early, arriving on the island one month after rehearsals. The journey was long and tiring for all members of the band as it took them almost two days of travelling to get there, once on the island, each member of the band received their own villa, with the studio itself located close by. The studio sat atop a cliff, overlooking the Bay of Naples. Guitarist and saxophonist, Kirk Pengilly recalls, It was like a five-star Alcatraz, Hutchence and Optiz each shared a villa on the island with Hutchence living upstairs and Opitz living downstairs. Hutchences condition raised concerns throughout the recording process, at first he became distraught of being isolated on the island
Full Moon, Dirty Hearts was recorded on the Isle of Capri.