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5.0 out of 5 stars It's The Swing!
This album by Inxs has been screaming out to be remastered for years and finally in 2011 it's been done.
If you are curious to hear the sound of this band before they really hit the big time,The Swing is a good place as any to start.In fact,this album,it's predecessor "Shabooh Shoobah" and the smashing album that follows it,"Listen Like Thieves 2011 Remaster",are...
Published on 31 July 2011 by DJ Control

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1.0 out of 5 stars INXplicable
It is inexplicable. I was looking forward to the remastered releases of this and Shabooh Shabaah very much. The original releases were supplemented with a tonne of great 12" mixes, the excellent, cassette-only Dekadance tape, some really good b-sides and alternative versions and lyric sheets. None of this great material has been released in digital format. For a band that...
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's The Swing!, 31 July 2011
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This review is from: The Swing (Audio CD)
This album by Inxs has been screaming out to be remastered for years and finally in 2011 it's been done.
If you are curious to hear the sound of this band before they really hit the big time,The Swing is a good place as any to start.In fact,this album,it's predecessor "Shabooh Shoobah" and the smashing album that follows it,"Listen Like Thieves 2011 Remaster",are where this band really starts to find the sound that will eventually conquer the world.

Although most of the world was unaware of Inxs before the mega album that was "Kick 2011 Remaster",they were already superstars in their home country.This album in particular was massive in Australia where it still remains in the top 10 best selling albums of all time.There are many of my favourite Inxs tracks here,now beautifully remastered for the 21st century and it all starts with "Original Sin",appearing here in it's full length album mix.Recorded at The Power Station in New York and produced by Nile Rodgers(before he worked with Duran Duran!),it's the most commercial song on the album.The other tracks have a distinct and punchy alternative sound,courtesy of producer Nick Launay,that belong squarely in the 80's which is what makes this album such a classic.

Two other top three singles were released off this album in Australia.The pre house-music ragga doof of "I Send A Message" complete with roaring sax solo and the magnificent elctro swirl and build of "Burn for You" (a personal favourite).Having the one producer for the majority of the album gives it all such a unified feel and in my opinion is the first Inxs album that stands up as a whole.Others prefer Shabooh Shoobah or Listen Like Thieves but for me,Inxs were still our (Australia's) band when this album came out and I remember being so proud and amazed to see them crack the USA top ten the following year with "What You Need".The rest,as they say,is history.

"Watch the world argue,argue with itself,who's gonna teach me peace and happiness?"
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1.0 out of 5 stars INXplicable, 15 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Swing (Audio CD)
It is inexplicable. I was looking forward to the remastered releases of this and Shabooh Shabaah very much. The original releases were supplemented with a tonne of great 12" mixes, the excellent, cassette-only Dekadance tape, some really good b-sides and alternative versions and lyric sheets. None of this great material has been released in digital format. For a band that pathetically tries to continue to contend with borrowed and reality-show singers in a music market that does not appreciate its talent, I would have thought taking pride in great past output was essential. These re-releases are not.
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