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Concerto studio release set for September

June 10, 2012

Jon’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra, re-recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a selection of invited guests, is set to be released by Edel Records in September (ABC Records in Australia).

After more than 100 performances worldwide and numerous revisions, the new recording represents Jon’s definitive version of the masterpiece, which in 1969 pointed his career in a new direction and laid the foundation for an astounding musical reputation and career.

Guests and soloists on the new recording include Bruce Dickinson, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Morse along with Jon’s ‘house singers’ Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska. It was recorded at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall by Abbey Road Studio‘s crew.

The recording was conducted by Paul Mann, whose in-depth experience with the piece includes conducting its 30th anniversary resurrection at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1999 and the ensuing world tour with Deep Purple.

The new release will be accompanied by a specially filmed documentary.

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22 comments

  1. Fantastic, I can’t wait. And what a line-up! The Concerto…, the reason to why I started to listen to Classical music. Finaly, the studio version. Thank you again Maestro for all you have given us. Bo Olsson, Sweden.


  2. Bon anniversaire Jon ,merci .
    Thanks for all the great music you have done.,hope to hear you with new music.
    Eric From France


  3. Looking forward to it. ( “,) and wondering if he’s revisited it. The Gemini Suite evolved over the various recordings and will this be the same?


  4. Sad Ritchie is not on it.


  5. Looking forward to hearing the new version and a grear bonus to have Joe Bonamassa! Hope product goes well


  6. I wait with Impatience this new version’CONCERTO’
    with beautiful casting
    Thanks
    Pascal( from France)


  7. Great, but the only thing which are missing are the MRKII people.
    Still I will buy it when it’s out.


  8. Lord, Dickinson, Morse – prepare yourself for something amazing!!!


  9. Jon, please set aside any differences you may have with Ritchie and get back to making beautiful music with him again. You and Ritchie together is greatly needed and missed tremendously (and Ian Paice of course).


  10. Good news! It would be nice to hear a recorded revised version of The Sarabande Suite also.


  11. Lo mismo que un comentario de antes, Blackmore no estara,una verdadera lastima.Feliz aniversaio Jon, Un abrazo desde Granada. Spain. God Bless.


  12. Jon, thank you for making a studio version of The Concerto after many years of touring with this beautiful piece of music. A way of doing things like the early seventies: making it perfect on the road and then go to the studio. This don’t happen anymore these days. Take care and wiss you the best.


  13. I welcome this new recording, but I also would like to here Richie again. The guitar solos on the original Royal Albert Hall recording are some of my all time favourites. Deep Purple have got to be the best ‘serious’ rock band ever. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  14. Belated Happy Birthday Jon! Can’t wait for the “Concerto” release. Thanks for all the wonderful music!


  15. The cover art is the superbt, the most moving I have seen in decades.


  16. Can´t wait to lay my hands on that recording featuring such an amazing line up!
    (And still recalling the “Sarabande” concerto in Essen – sadly without Steve Balsamo)


  17. Thanks for the years!


  18. [...] tussen rock en klassieke muziek. Recentelijk is dit muziekwerk opnieuw opgenomen als “Jon Lord Concerto for Group and Orchestra“. Het staat gepland om te worden uitgegeven in september 2012. Jon Lords handelsmerk waren de [...]


  19. So very sad to hear the news. Grew up with the band. He was the sound of Purple. The King is dead. Long live the King.


  20. Rest in peace, Jon. You were a bright light in the musical world. You will be sadly missed.


  21. Such sad news, best wishes to Jons family. After the recent petition to get some of Jons music featured at the proms, wouldn’t it be good if it actually happened, come on BBC, do it please.
    Maybe a version of the “Concerto for Group and Orchestra” could be organised in honour of Jon, featuring Deep Purple present and passed, with guest appearances from some of the musicians he has worked with over the years.
    Thank you Jon for the music and inspiration for the last 42 years and onwards.


  22. please bbc organise a concert for jon be it part orchestral and part rock a tribute to the lord of the keys.please he has given us so much,so why can’t we give him something in return to remember.



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