- INXS’s legendary 1991 Wembley Stadium gig will be shown in cinemas for the very first time, from November 14 2019. The show has been fully restored from the original 35mm print to create a new widescreen 4K Ultra HD version, and the film also now includes a previously unseen ‘lost’ track and a brand new Dolby Atmos audio mix by the band’s Executive Music Producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell, created at Abbey Road Studios. This stunning concert film will be in cinemas in Australia and New Zealand from November 14, North and South America from December 9, and internationally from November 27.
The official Soundtrack will be released on Limited 3LP vinyl for the first time, 2CD & all digital formats November 15th. Pre-order Live Baby Live https://www.inxs.lnk.to/LiveBabyLive
"The Stairs" is the fifth single by INXS taken from their album X. It was only ever released in The Netherlands to coincide with the release of the Live Baby Live album and as such is an extremely rare and valuable collectors item. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence as part of the sessions for the X album in 1990.
Michael Hutchence explained in an interview with Newsday in February 1991, that "'The Stairs' is the most ambitious song I've ever written". The tune is about singular city life: "Building to building / street to street ...".
Andrew Farris spoke about the track in an interview with Spin in 1990, explaining that the song "deals with people in highly urbanized environments not communicating. We should have town squares like they used to have where people go to these little socially instituted environments where it's fashionable. Personally, I don't think fashion and trends are really going to solve the world's problems."
The song was used by CBS-TV over the closing credits at the end of their broadcast coverage of the 1994 Winter Olympics.
A re-recorded version with current lead singer of the band J.D. Fortune was released on the 2010 album Original Sin