Music Industry News Network [06-13-2012]

Progressive Rock Band GPS Releases LIVE 2DVD/4CD Box Set Entitled Two Seasons Live In Japan


Progressive rock band GPS releases Two Seasons Live in Japan, a 2DVD/4CD box set documenting two powerful performances in Japan from 2007. Released by GONZO Multimedia, the box set features 2 video DVDS and 4 audio CDs containing two complete concerts. Priced at $29.99 (US) and 24.99 (UK) the box set is available NOW for pre-order at (US) and (UK/Europe). Orders ship June 18, 2012.

GPS (founded in 2006) includes singer/bassist John Payne (ASIA), guitarist Guthrie Govan (ASIA, the Aristocrats), drummer Jay Schellen (ASIA, CIRCA:, Conspiracy), and keyboardist Ryo Okumoto (Spocks Beard).

Volume One is a full band ensemble performance filmed "guerrilla-style" at Tokyo's O-West. Volume Two showcases John Payne and Guthrie Govan in an intimate acoustic setting at Clapper in Tokyo, filmed by multiple cameras. Both sets contain a mix of tracks from GPS's debut album "Window to the Soul", classic ASIA tracks and solo features.

Bonus DVD features include a lengthy interview with John Payne, Jay Schellen and Ryo Okumoto shot in 2011, and an in-store acoustic performance by John Payne and Guthrie Govan. The box set is housed in super jewel style cases in a handsome sleeve.

The DVDs are standard definition, region-free, and NTSC encoded. Production and engineering by John Payne, Jakko Jakszyk and Harold Houldershaw.

Priced at $29.99 (US) and 24.99 (UK) the box set is available NOW for pre-order at (US) and (UK/Europe). Orders ship June 18, 2012.

Tracklistings and credits:

DVD Volume 1 (cds 1/2)
Performance date: 14-Oct 2007
Venue: O-WEST, Tokyo/Shibuya
filmed by Shinpei Sato

Volume 1 video sample:

1. The Objector
2. All My Life
3. Since You've Been Gone
4. Heaven Can Wait
5. Window To The Soul
6. Taken Dreams
7. Ryo's Keyboard Solo
8. Military Man (Acoustic) (Asia)
9. Gold (Acoustic)
10. Written On The Wind (Acoustic)
11. Silent Nation (Asia)
12. Long Way From Home (Asia)
13. Jay Schellen Drum Solo
14. Only Time Will Tell (Asia)
15. Guthrie Govan Guitar Solo
16. Heat Of The Moment (Asia)
17. New Jerusalem

John Payne: Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Jay Schellen: Drums, Percussion
Guthrie Govan: Guitars
Ryo Okumoto: Keyboards

DVD bonus:
John and Guthrie in-store performance
"GPS Jazz Trio" excerpt

DVD Volume 2 (cds 3/4)

Performance date: 6-April 2007
Venue: Clapper, Tokyo

Volume 2 video sample:

1. Taken Dreams
2. All My Life
3. Written on the Wind
4. Heaven Can wait
5. Gold
6. The Objector
7. Guthrie Govan guitar solo
8. I Believe in Yesterday
9. Window to the Soul
10. New Jerusalem
11. Since You've Been Gone
12. Military Man (Asia)
13. The Longest Night (Asia)

John Payne: Vocals, Guitar
Guthrie Govan: Guitars

DVD bonus: interviews

Priced at $29.99 (US) and 24.99 (UK) the box set is available NOW for pre-order at (US) and (UK/Europe). Orders ship June 18, 2012.


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