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INXS – Listen Like Thieves (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 28th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Listen Like Thieves” is the title song and third single from Australian rock band INXS’s fifth album, Listen Like Thieves. In Australia the single peaked at #28 in the UK #46 and in the United States #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

SIDE A:
Listen Like Thieves (Extended Remix) 5:44
Remix – Francois Francois Kevorkian*, Michael Hutchinson

Listen Like Thieves (Instrumental Remix) 4:07
Remix – Francois Kevorkian*, Michael Hutchinson

SIDE B:
Listen Like Thieves (Live Version) 4:14
Recorded Live Melbourne, Australia

Begotten (Instrumental) 3:07
Engineer – Andrew Scott, David Nicholas
Mixed By – David Nicholas
Percussion [Traps] – Jon Farriss
Piano – Andrew Farriss
Producer, Performer,
Written-By – Kirk Pengill

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Listen Like Thieves U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #54

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86818
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Engineer – Steve Churchyard (tracks: A1 to B1)
Management – MMA Management
Producer – Chris Thomas (tracks: A1 to B1)
Written-By – INXS (tracks: A1 to B1)

NOTES:
“Listen Like Thieves” from the Atlantic LP: “LISTEN LIKE THIEVES”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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30 Responses to “INXS – Listen Like Thieves (US 12″)”

  1. Don Says:

    WOW!!! Two awesome 12-inch singles from INXS’s best album in the less than a week. LOVE IT!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! Don 🙂

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  2. Murdock Says:

    Yesss! More INXS! 🙂 Thank you very much, Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Murdock 🙂

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  3. NKelly Says:

    Awesome once again!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you NKelly 🙂

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  4. Guss Says:

    Excellent Paul!!! thank you very much.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂

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  5. Stefano Says:

    Another rare beauty! Thanks for all the hard work you put into your rips. Excellent job.

    A few months back I went through your whole blog month per month, year by year, and what I noticed is that you re-ripped and/or re-activated a handful of 12 inches without ever communicating about that officially through your (almost) daily notifications. For instance, I saw that you re-ripped all your Billy Ocean and A Flock Of Seagull posts with your OM30 stylus. Thanks for that!
    Your BTG-fans would like to follow your maintenance very closely, that way we know when we have to replace or overwrite the old file by the new improved OM30 one. So Paul, could you please let us know when you re-rip older (dead) posts on the quiet?
    I really do not mean to be bold or ungrateful, absolutely not, but it’s just a suggestion.

    Kudos for all the hard work you have done. And what a great blog you gave birth to, man oh man…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Actually Stefano I don’t think I re-ripped the Billy Ocean and A Flock Of Seagulls records by looking at the date of the post. I think what happened was right after Megaupload was shut down I was still using the free wordpress blog and had not switched over to my current paid hosting service. I was in a rush to fix as many links as I could because that Megaupload shut down caused most of the links from 2010 and 2011 to be dead. I’m pretty sure I just re-uploaded those files and forgot to change the ripping info those are most likely OM 20 rips. If the post says 2010 or 2011 it’s the OM 20. Sorry for the mix up.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    P.S. I will always let you know if I re-rip something with the “Newly Re-ripped Remastered” heading 🙂

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  6. Tim Says:

    Wow, love that cover art! A very nice coffee table book of 1980s’ 12″ single art could be made by someone. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be me 🙂 As always, thank you for the superlative rip!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Tim the cover is part of why I bought this single. I am a cover buyer. If the cover is cool I will most likely buy it 🙂

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  7. Jeff Says:

    Paul, again, you have me speechless!! The digital first-aid you apply to vintage vinyl is extraordinary!!! Wow, I’m loving these INXS remixes!!! I’ve been waiting for an official CD release of classic twelves, but it’s all in vain. You have come to the rescue and EXTREMELY GENEROSLY, have ripped these and remastered them into aural bliss!! I love when your fans marvel at your talents!! You deserve all this flattery and more. Again, I wish the labels and/or artists would reach out to you so you could assist them when there is a missing master tape. What you do with the end product is glorious, to say the least. Yeah, I know, I do tend to go on and on and on and on an…
    BUT, it is all worth it. Just to say thank you is very important and I cherish you as the person you are!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I don’t mint if you go on and on. I am proud to have you as one of my readers.

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  8. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  9. Frank Says:

    *Michael Hutchence 😉

    Many thanks for the wonderful posts!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Frank 🙂

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    micmij Reply:

    I think you’re referring to the Michael Hutchinson entry being a mis-spelling, but if you click on the Discogs link you’ll find that he is an engineer that regularly worked with François Kevorkian. Unless, he needed some extra money and it WAS actually Michael Hutchence! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Correct Micmij he is a remix engineer not the lead singer of INXS.

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  10. GoodGG Says:

    These INXS singles are a great surprise! The graphic design on them covers were top notch! I hadn’t thought about 12 inch singles outside of Original Sin, etc… ! Thanks very much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome GooGG 🙂

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  11. MrEd Says:

    Wow Paul, another great INXS track, the quality of your recordings of these old vinyls is excellent, I wish Inxs would release their early 12″ collection on cd, especially Dekadance (1983 & 1984 versions).
    INXS early 12″ extended are brilliant as well as the early Duran Duran Night Versions, I wish modern day remixes were based on these early 80’s extended versions.
    Thank You Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome MrEd 🙂

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  12. Doug Says:

    thanks for these inxs records!

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  13. ric Says:

    Thanks for back-to-back InXS, Paul.
    Yes Michael Hutchinson is a great remixer…love his remix of Each Time You Break My Heart by Nick Kamen. As for Kevorkian, he is a legend, nuff said!

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  14. woz Says:

    Cool! Loving the post. Thanks 🙂

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  15. Rich Says:

    I’ve had the What You Need remix for years, but this Listen Like Thieves 12″ is brand-new to me. WOW! Thanks so much Paul!

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  16. Jason Says:

    Thanks for another great INXS track Paul.

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