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Polar expedition behind the scenes

Classic Rock Germany, March 2017

Classic Rock Germany issue 58 coverCurrent edition (issue #58) of the German Classic Rock magazine has a spread detailing the polar expedition themed promotional photoshoot, proceeds of which we have featured elsewhere on the site.

Said photoshoot was conducted in Hamburg on December 17, 2016, by Jim Rakete — the same gentleman responsible for Now what?! promotional pictures. More than 100 props and 14 huskies were involved. The shoot took place in several locations:

  • a studio located in a district of Hamburg called Schanzenviertel;
  • in the harbour, on board of a tugboat called Twister;
  • on a river Elbe beach called Falkensteiner Ufer.

There is also a quote from Gillan, who said that a decision will be made after the tour what is going to happen with the band, hence the album was called inFinite and not Finite. (Cunning linguist he is.)

Thanks to Yvonne for the info and to Dirk Kahler for the scan.



6 Comments to “Polar expedition behind the scenes”:

  1. 1
    Marije Essink says:

    How many pages is that spread?? I really like the arctic explorer theme 🙂

  2. 2
    RAH says:

    Sooo, the HS tag line from January 27th was presumptuous… it wasn’t some creative photo shopping after all 😉

  3. 3
    Nick Kyrgios says:

    I can’t wait for this to be released.

  4. 4
    purple1984 says:

    You write:

    “There is also a quote from Gillan, who said that a decision will be made after the tour what is going to happen with the band, hence the album was called inFinite and not Finite. (Cunning linguist he is.)”

    I am not quite sure that this is a correct translation of Ian Gillan’s quote. “The decision is made and will be communicated after the tour”, seems to be more to the point.

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    I suspect that the icy theme of the cover art may perhaps be a statement on climate change, as the polar ice sheets are melting at an ever accelerating rate. What it means for our planet cannot be good. See the big ice while it’s still around to be seen….
    Of course the ice theme could also relate to the ever increasing popularity of the drug crystal meth that’s swept the world in recent years.
    Any thoughts on this?.

  6. 6
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @5: Maybe there’s no meaning, it just came into someone’s mind and they thought it was a cool (no pun intended!) idea?

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