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INXS – I Send A Message (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 29th, 2016


A. Front

Side A

“I Send a Message” was the second single released by Australian rock band INXS from their fourth album The Swing.

The song was released on 12 March 1984 and reached No.3 on the ARIA Charts. It also reached No.18 on the New Zealand Singles charts, No. 18 on the US Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles and No. 77 on The Billboard Hot 100.

I Send A Message (Vocal Remixed Version) 5:01
Remix – Nick Launay

Send A Message (Vocal LP Version) 3:24
Mixed By – Nick Launay

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 I Send A Message U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #77
1984 I Send A Message U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #18


Label: ATCO Records ‎– PR 618
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Producer, Engineer – Nick Launay
Written-By – A. Farriss*, M. Hutchence*

Promotional copy not for sale
Issued in generic white jacket with info sticker.
Tracks listed on sleeve as ‘Remix-4:53’ and ‘Album version-3:25’

Pressed at Specialty Records Corp.
Mastered at Masterdisk, NY.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
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

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

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

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15 Responses to “INXS – I Send A Message (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! my favorite band, i hope more from them.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss 🙂


  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. Daniel Says:

    Thank you Paul for this new post. It’s fine to have the remix of “I send a message” in master quality. I love the early works of INXS. I own the french edition of this 12-inch single with remixes of “Burn for you” and “Johnson’s aeroplane” on the B-side.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel I prefer early INXS too 🙂


  4. J Says:

    I also own this exact promo single. It is a great mix! Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome J. 🙂


  5. Junior Says:

    INXS are always welcome, i prefer the early singles in particular.

    Thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Me too Junior. Enjoy! 🙂


  6. gonzalo76 Says:

    Great post, thank you so much Paul!!!


  7. Ray In Australia Says:

    Brilliant track! Another great 12″ 🙂

    Can I ask a question too DJPaul? You being a big Dead or Alive fan…

    I spotted on discog’s a 12″ single of Brand New Lover, a Japanese promo containing an exclusive mix called “Bagus Mix”. I have searched a lot for info about this mix but have come up with nought (besides this discogs entry). Do you or any of your readers own this, or have heard it? Is it an edit of a previously issued mix or something else altogether? I’d love to find out more 🙂

    If you or any of your readers can drop in a comment I’ll look forward to it.

    Thanks, Ray



  8. Jeff Says:

    I am forever swooning over the tracks you present to us dear Paul!! I am a HUGE fan of INXS and love their dance mix catalog. Thank you for this version. I am a bit embarrassed because I’ve never heard this mix before. Thank you many times over Paul. You are the real deal in my opinion. What you give us is so breath taking and beyond generous.

    Very Happy Indeed!!



  9. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you sooo much for this one Paul.


  10. R Says:

    Damn Paul, you’ve outdone yourself with this one: this is without a doubt one of THE rarest INXS 12″ maxi singles to come by and yet THE best version available. Well, in my humble opinion at least! Affecionados will recognise this as being almost identical to the version on the WEA Australia releases “Burn For You” maxi single and the Dekadance cassette, the only difference between those versions and the US promo here is the Australian version repeats the 4’18″~4’20” section twice prior to the sax solo. Otherwise…

    Excellent rip my friend, sounds every bit as good as the copy I once owned before playing it to death back in my youth. Another one I owe you big time for and many thanks for sharing it here.


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