Dec 12 2019
Duration 100 mins
1991 was a spectacular year for INXS. Their album ‘X’ had been in the charts for eight months, going platinum in the UK as well as double platinum in the US. Winning two Brit Awards, INXS played record-breaking runs of shows in their Australian homeland, headlined Rock In Rio and undertook a sold-out tour of the USA. However, it was the events of 13th July 1991 that took the band into the musical stratosphere. Six years to the day of Live Aid and five years and a day since the band supported Queen at Wembley Stadium, INXS headlined their own show at the famed venue to a sell-out crowd of 73,791 crazed fans. The event, called ‘Summer XS,’ was immortalised in the best-selling concert film ‘Live Baby Live’, directed by David Mallet. Twenty-eight years on, the film has been painstakingly restored over a six-month period from the original 35mm negative to 4K Ultra HD. The film is now presented in glorious cinematic widescreen, created by going through the film shot by shot and repositioning every single one to get the best out of the frame. To accompany the astonishing visual upgrade, the audio is now presented in full Dolby Atmos (and 5.1 surround sound), created by the band’s Executive Music Producer, Giles Martin, at Abbey Road Studios. Additionally, the restoration process unveiled a ‘lost’ performance, which was not included in the original releases - ‘Lately’ from the ‘X’ album. It is now returned to its rightful position in the concert setlist.