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INXS – The One Thing (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 14th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“The One Thing” is a song by Australian rock group INXS, released in July 1982 as the first single ahead of their third studio album, Shabooh Shoobah, which appeared in October that year.

In January 1982 INXS toured New Zealand as support act for Cold Chisel. Band manager Murphy, became convinced their future no longer lay with Deluxe Records. RCA (who distributed Deluxe) had employed music lover Rockin’ Rod Woods, who had been promoting Eric Clapton, Split Enz and some of the worlds biggest acts. Woods was passionate about the band and brought key music people along to their gigs. He encouraged RCA to sign them worldwide because Murphy had played him some demos of future songs. Deluxe had been unable to attract international interest, and the band decided to record a new song at their own expense, with Mark Opitz at Paradise Studios. The resultant single, “One Thing”, peaked at number 14 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart. Due to the success of the song Murphy hired Opitz to produce three more songs. Murphy also approached WEA Australia with copies of the song, leading to INXS signing a recording deal in July 1982 with WEA for releases in Australia, South East Asia, Japan and New Zealand, Atco Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records) for North America and Polygram for Europe and the UK.

Shabooh Shoobah was released in the United States in February 1983 and peaked at number 46 on the Billboard 200 album chart. “The One Thing” brought INXS their first Top 40 hit in the US, reaching number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May-June 1983. It was a big hit on album-oriented rock radio, reaching number 2 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart, and was also a top 20 hit in Canada.

SIDE A:
The One Thing (Extended Version) 6:10
Producer – Mark Opitz

SIDE B:
Black And White (Extended Version) 4:56

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 The One Thing U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #30
1982 The One Thing U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– INXS 212
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Artwork By [Sleeve Design] – Hamish
Written-By – A. Farriss*, M. Hutchence*

NOTES:
A-Side is 33 RPM
B-Side is 45 RPM
Both tracks are the Extended Versions but this is not mentioned on the sleeve.

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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29 Responses to “INXS – The One Thing (UK 12″)”

  1. lordofvhs Says:

    many thanks.great mx.best wishes

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Lordofvhs 🙂

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  2. Patrick Says:

    Fantastic Paul. Many thanks for yet another great post!

    Hope to see ‘Original Sin (Long Version)’ in the near future…
    I haven’t come across that on any compilation album or reissue yet.

    Take care 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do Patrick 🙂

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  3. Jeff Says:

    Man Paul!!! Like the two commenters above, I am really excited about this one. I so wish they’d come out with an INXS compilation with all their best 12-inch mixes. Thankfully we have you and you have always proven yourself better than the labels. They, a lot of the times, don’t show the respect that you do with an artist’s back catalogue, especially their dance recordings. You are so worship-able Paul. Thanks for another amazing addition to your discography.

    With gratitude,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff. Please enjoy!

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  4. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!!,I’m a big fan of INXS, I expect more things from them.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  5. J Says:

    Thank you. I had these mixes on “Dekadance” EP. The One Thing (Ext. mix) is one of my favorite mixes from them. I Sent A Message (Ext. mix) is also a good one too.

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    J Reply:

    Strange that each side has different RPM despite small & similar track times.

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  6. Ezequiel Says:

    Pablo querido, this song brings back to me a lot of cheerful memories. I should thank you for that. My Shabooh Shoobah vinyl record ate several needles.
    Hugs!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hugs to you too Ezequiel 🙂

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  7. Cory Says:

    Thanks Paul! My FAV Inxs track!! (Right up there next to “Not Enough Time”).

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Cory 🙂

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  8. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul for the cool new wave.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  9. Stefano Says:

    I think I never saw a vinyl release with differents speeds on both sides before.
    Nice post.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ve never seen one either Stefano I wonder if it was a mistake?

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  10. Ray in Australia Says:

    Oh WOW
    I don’t know how many more times will I say WOW! 🙂
    I absolutely love the sound of this track. Thanks so much for sharing Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Cheers mate!!

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  11. Junior Says:

    Classic stuff again. Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  12. SaNdMaN Says:

    Thanks so much for this! Hope to see some more INXS stuff in the future.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome SaNdMaN. I’m pretty sure we will see more INXS 🙂

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  13. keeganskylar Says:

    Thanks for this! Been in an INXS mood ever since seeing the movie “Never Tear Us Apart” that aired in Australia back in February (seek it out !!) I heard there was word of the USA getting that movie on BluRay or Itunes at some point soon too.

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  14. ric Says:

    This is my introduction to InXS…thanks to AT40. So I actually heard the name “In Excess” before seeing its written form, which I thought was very clever indeed!
    Thanks for another precious rip from the early 80s, Paul!

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  15. AntBee Says:

    Still my favourite song and video from them! Thanks Paul!

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  16. Francisco Says:

    Muchas gracias Paul, gran tema ojala puedasa compartir “Inxs – New Sensation” en “12

    gracias

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  17. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. A great band from Oz. I can retire my vinyl. Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi

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