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Interview with Ian Gillan


On the classicrockrevisited.com site there is a new interview with Ian Gillan.

http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/Interviews06/iangillan06.htm
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I quote Gillan:

"Rapture of the Deep is the best selling album we have had since Perfect Strangers (...) And we are very proud of that.. "

Huh?! Can't be true in terms of final sales numbers. PS sold some 7 million or something.. ROTD may have sold the same amount albums in a sertan place in a sertan amount of time.

What do you think?
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He said "since" PS. I don't know about the Rapture sale numbers, but at least it was not as high in the charts as Bananas was in most of the countries. Well, that doesn't mean necessarily that it has sold less... Anyway, I guess he talked about some certain amount of time, too!
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Didn't he also say that Bananas was the best selling album since Perfect Strangers?
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If you add eastern european countries where PS was not distributed in the 80ies, maybe its the case. But probalny not considering western europe or USA where ROTM sales has been almost non existance in particular USA
It was reperted that less than 2000 copies has been sold in the first week. I believe that even in Poland sales has been better althrough it has only 1/10 of USA population.
It shall be noted that we had three difeerent versions of ROTD and other two are to come which is hilarious.
I remember from Polish DP fan club interview with Bruse Paine that he estimated sales of bananas world wide on circa 500.000 copies. he said it was good number as other bands from that era like Uriah heep sells oround 50.000
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I guess It's only another gillanism. He said the same thing about "Bananas". I don't know about other countries, but here in Poland "Bananas" had much more promotion, I think. The release of it in 2003 was something like a musical event (not as big as a new Madonna album, but still...). ROTD was just another album by a "classic rock" band...
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7 million emoticon


ROTD could not possibly have sold as much as THOBL....it's sold over a million to this day.(in the U.S. alone in the first year,it sold 900.000 copies)
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 Uh oh...why do I suspect that RitchiesStrat might compare this interview to others Gillan's given - some as old or older than 2 decades - where he's making the same 'fill in the blanks' sort of statements that this one's sprinkled with... emoticon

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Looks one hell of alot more to me like the interviewer did a cut and paste from several interviews of the last 8 years,afterall,his questions were as same same,as they ever are...Jeb. emoticon

Any man who repeats theirself that much,surely must be helped out some. emoticon
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"Outside US average age was about 18"

Yeah Ian, I'm sure it was emoticon
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