Thanks to Fran from Rabbit Attack PR for the interview series. Here is Part I and II of an Exclusive face to face Interview with the legendary Deep Purple Front Man Ian Gillan, as he talks about “Line Up Changes” and “Writing Process”.
Ian Gillan Interview (Part 1) – Intro/Nice to meet you/How do you deal with line up changes?
Ian Gillan Interview (Part 2) – How about your songwriting?
“From The Setting Sun… (In Wacken)” and “…To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo)” will be made available on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) and 3LP Gatefold on August 28th, 2015 on earMUSIC.
Written by Roger Glover: One band, two crowds, two countries – a tale of two cities indeed. From Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, one of the biggest metal festivals in the world – and a city unto itself – to Japan and the stately Nippon Budokan, the most revered venue in Tokyo. Each with its own distinct personality.
“From The Setting Sun… (In Wacken)” has been filmed by 9 HD cameras at Wacken Open Air Festival 2013. For the first time in Deep Purple’s history, the band will release a 3D version of their performance on Blu-ray, filmed at Wacken.
“…To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo)” has been filmed by 12 HD cameras at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
The audio of both shows has been mixed in Hamburg, Germany by Eike Freese and Alex Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) with the supervision of Roger Glover.