News - Mystify Michael Hutchence

There's finally a trailer for the documentary about INXS star Michael Hutchence, Mystify, and the soundtrack album comes out next month...

A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead-singer of INXS, a complex and shy man who spent the bulk of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends.

Rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael Hutchence himself, portray his life from the beginning of his fractured family background to the peaks of rock stardom and down into the depths after a freak accident in Copenhagen removed his sense of taste and smell and seriously affected his ability to deal with his unravelling personal and professional life.

A feature-length theatrical documentary written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, director of the majority of both INXS and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead.

It's been confirmed that the new documentary will be shown at some point on BBC TV – with BBC Music’s head of commissioning Jan Young-Husband commenting: “Michael Hutchence was one of the most influential and charismatic rock stars of the modern era, and I’m delighted that this moving documentary will air on BBC2.” However, we don't know when that will be yet.

We do know, however, that the soundtrack to the film Mystify – A Musical Journey With Michael Hutchence will be released on 5th July 2019. The album features rare tracks, deep cuts and huge hits by Michael Hutchence and INXS and it will be available in a variety of formats including CD, double-disc vinyl, cassette and through digital formats.

The first single from the soundtrack – a solo recording of Michael Hutchence covering Eric Burdon & War’s funk/soul hit Spill The Wine, recently unearthed & remastered at Abbey Road Studios, London – is out now.

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