Deep Purple are sharing a performance of their 1970 classic, “Black Night”, as a preview to their forthcoming live album “From The Setting Sun… (In Wacken).”
Due August 28 (September 18 in North America), the package sees the band captured in concert at Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival in 2013.
"Wacken is a success story beyond par, starting out humbly by two friends in a field in rural Germany and becoming one of the best organized and attended metal festivals ever,” says bassist Roger Glover. “We were most impressed by the facilities, security, backstage, camping… in fact the whole production was superb. As was the crowd, an awesome sight from the stage, generating a palpable sense of occasion. In the sunset, we were treated to a great welcome from the sea of tattoos and black leather facing us.
"Festival crowds are unique because most people are there for the occasion itself rather than for any particular band. For us that is always a welcome challenge and a chance to connect with many who may never have seen us before. But the real stars are all in the audience. Thank you, Wacken.”
A second live set, “…To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo)” - which presents the group live at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo in April of 2014 - will also be issued the same day.
“From The Setting Sun… (In Wacken)” and “…To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo)” will be available on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) and 3LP Gatefold.
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