Eagle Vision have today released Live Baby Live, the widely-acclaimed live show by INXS from 1991, on 4K and HD digital download, 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD. Blu-ray and DVD sets will also include a double CD of the newly remixed soundtrack, and a limited edition reproduction theatrical poster.
The release follows the restored film’s hugely successful debut theatrical run in late 2019, playing on over a thousand screens from Sydney to Stockholm and London to Los Angeles.
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. The full Wembley soundtrack is available in the blu-ray and DVD bundles, plus ‘Shining Star’, the studio track recorded the day after the show in London which then became the lead single from the original live compilation album in 1991.
“We were just six blokes from Australia that treated Wembley Stadium like just another pub gig, we went it in with a PA and a few lights and played our asses off. No ego ramps, no back-up singers, no props, no grand pianos etc, just the six of us….and the audience went nuts! That’s all we needed!” Tim Farriss from INXS commented on Live Baby Live.
Live Baby Live has been meticulously restored over a twelve-month period from the original 35mm negative to 4K Ultra HD, and during the process a previously thought lost performance of the X album track ‘Lately’ was discovered and reinstated into the film.
To accompany the astonishing visual upgrade, the audio is now presented in Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio (Blu-ray only), DTS 5.1 Surround and Dolby 5.1 Surround – all created by Giles Martin, the band’s Executive Music Director, and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios.
The physical packages also feature new 4K-sourced photography from the show, new notes from the band and an essay by broadcaster and uber INXS fan Jamie East, who was in the crowd that day.
Live Baby Live is out now and can be bought here.