Deep Purple fans have been given their first glimpse of the band's two new live CD/DVD releases.

That advance look comes courtesy of "Black Night," a cut from From The Setting Sun ... (In Wacken), scheduled to arrive as a two-CD set on Aug. 28. The same day, the band is set to release another double-disc live package, ... To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo). As previously reported, both titles will also be made available on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as triple-LP vinyl.

From the Setting Sun ... (In Wacken) will be of particular interest to DP fans with high-end home theater systems, as the concert was filmed using nine HD cameras and will be released on Blu-ray 3D. To get an idea of how it all came together, take a look at this clip of "Black Night."

"It was the record company’s idea to pair them together like that, but it’s kind of an interesting project," bassist Roger Glover told Ultimate Classic Rock in an exclusive interview. "I don’t think anyone’s ever done that before, but it kind of highlights what we in the band go through. Every night we play is a different place, a different audience and a lot have similarities, of course. You know, most of it’s the same, but those two shows are kind of the extremes of one end to the other, I think."

Looking ahead to the band's next project, Glover revealed that they planned on working again with producer Bob Ezrin, and said they'd recently managed to work a few rounds of studio jamming in between tour dates. In the meantime, From the Setting Sun ... (In Wacken) is available for pre-order now, as is ... To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo).

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