Both a confidant and a fantasy to his audience, Michael Hutchence combined god-like looks with an enigmatic personality, becoming rock’s last true sex god.
Seared into history as ‘Live Baby Live’, INXS’ 1991 Wembley Stadium concert captured “one of the biggest global sensations at the height of their powers”.
The original film from 1991 was scanned and restored into 4K, and remixed and remastered for release by Giles Martin and Sam Okell.
The home entertainment release features the film presented in widescreen for the first time, and in over 20 times greater resolution (on 4K UHD blu-ray) than the original DVD release.
INXS were an Australian pop-rock band co-founded by lead singer Michael Hutchence and best known for their classic album, Kick.
The song also features on 'Songs For Australia': a compilation album of covers by Australian acts that will benefit the fire-stricken country’s rehabilitation efforts.
Few rock frontmen commanded a stage or a recording studio in the way that Hutchence did.
The band said, “The announcement of being the biggest selling Australian artist of the last decade is overwhelming, and we are truly humbled, thank you."
Released a year after the INXS singer’s death, Michael Hutchence’s self-titled solo album was an evocative work by a much-missed artist.
The 'Live Baby Live' soundtrack album will also be released across 3LP Deluxe, 2CD & all digital formats on 15 November.
The much-acclaimed film will be playing in U.S. cinemas for one night only, on 7 January 2020.
The vinyl & CD formats feature unseen imagery from the show, new essays from the band and sleeve notes by broadcaster and fan Jamie East.
The show has been fully restored from the original 35mm print to create a new widescreen 4K Ultra HD version.
The most incisive Michael Hutchence quotes reveal a thoughtful, articulate star with a fierce intelligence and unwavering commitment to artistic integrity.
The compilation was originally available only on cassette with six different covers, one for each band member.