Previously unheard tracks from Michael Hutchence will feature on the soundtrack for the forthcoming documentary about the late INXS frontman, Mystify.
The film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this April, before it is expected to screen in Australia on ABC this year.
Petrol Records and international partner, Universal Music Group, today confirmed that the coinciding soundtrack will “weave recently discovered, and never-before heard, covers performed by Michael, with the much loved INXS classics that led the evolution of the music industry so many years ago”.
“INXS’ appeal wasn’t just confined to writing great songs or playing some of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. They always had their collective antennae up to the latest trends – whether they be music, fashion or technology – and that’s given their brand a fresh and lasting outlook,” Petrol Records Chairman and Founder Christopher Murphy said.
“Their legacy is growing every day, and a new generation of fans from around the world are discovering INXS through streaming. We are entering an exciting period of rediscovery of their legacy and a reassessment of their place in music history.
“There will be many insights revealed about Michael’s life and his music, which will create interesting conversations. Movies like Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born remind us of the extraordinary contributions that are made to popular culture when movies and music are creatively intertwined, and I am proud to say Mystify will be another great example.”
The announcement comes as Petrol continue to work on the upcoming INXS museum to open in New South Wales’ Ballina/Byron Bay region which will exhibit extensive memorabilia from the rock legends.
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