(Australian Associated Press)
Aussie rockers INXS will team up with renowned Beatles re-mixer Giles Martin to repackage the band for a new generation of music fans.
The Grammy-winning producer and composer will remix and extend the band’s studio albums and oversee their release as a theatre show.
Martin, whose father Sir George Martin is referred to as the fifth Beatle due to his work on the band’s early albums, will also have input on an upcoming documentary on the band – The Untold Story of INXS.
INXS collaborated with Martin in 2017 for the 30th-anniversary remix at Abbey Road Studios of the band’s multi-platinum album Kick in Dolby ATMOS.
The album, which sold over six million copies worldwide since its release in 1987, made INXS one of the biggest bands on the planet thanks to a string of hits, including Need You Tonight, New Sensation, Never Tear Us Apart, Devil Inside and Mystify.
The veteran rockers, who originally formed in 1977 as the Farriss Brothers and have sold over 50 million records worldwide, continue to be popular among fans, with 9.8 million monthly streams and over three million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Giles Martin is best known for his double Grammy-winning work with his father in 2004 on the Beatles-Cirque du Soleil show soundtrack Love.
Following his father’s death in 2016, Giles has become the unofficial custodian of the Beatles music.
In recent years he has overseen new high-definition mixes of the band’s music, restoration of the audio from early concerts and preparation of the Beatle’s catalogue for streaming.
INXS’s updated albums will be released via Universal Music Group in partnership with Petrol Records.