The newly restored version of the 1991 INXS concert film Live Baby Live, which was screened in select North American theaters this past December, is now scheduled to be released as a home video in multiple formats on June 26.
The movie, which documents a sold-out headlining show the Australian rockers played at London’s Wembley Stadium, will be available as a digital download, 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD. In addition, special bundles packaging the Blu-ray and DVD versions of Live Baby Live with a two-CD soundtrack album can be purchased. A standalone three-LP vinyl set also is available. Visit UniversalMusic.com and Eagle-Rock.com for more details.
The album includes a bonus studio track, “Shining Star,” which INXS recorded in London the day after the Wembley show.
The restored Live Baby Live film features new high-def audio mixes created by late Beatles producer George Martin‘s son Giles Martin and his studio collaborator Sam Okell at London’s Abbey Road Studios. The updated flick also includes a performance of the song “Lately,” which had been cut from the original Live Baby Live video.
INXS was at the height of its popularity when it played the Wembley Stadium gig, dubbed the “Summer XS” concert, in July 1991. The show was part of the tour in support of the group’s chart-topping 1990 album X. Among the many classic songs played by the band were “New Sensation,” “Mystify,” “Bitter Tears,” “Suicide Blonde,” “What You Need,” “Need You Tonight,” “Never Tear Us Apart” and “Devil Inside.”
You can watch a video showing how the 4K Ultra High-Def restoration process was done using as an example INXS’ performance of “Suicide Blonde” at the Eagle Rock YouTube channel.
Here’s the full Live Baby Live track list:
“Guns in the Sky”
“I Send a Message”
“Know the Difference”
“By My Side”
“Hear That Sound”
“The Loved One”
“What You Need”
“Need You Tonight”
“Never Tear Us Apart”
“Who Pays the Price”
* = previously unseen/unheard performance
By Matt Friedlander
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