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Bundle up for Christmas

November 23, 2014
£5 + postage

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With Christmas looming, we’ve bundled six excellent releases featuring Jon Lord into three special offers.

Jon’s groundbreaking Concerto for Group and Orchestra is offered in two very special recordings; The DVD of the legendary 1999 30th anniversary performance at the Royal Albert Hall featuring Deep Purple, Ronnie James Dio, Miller Anderson, Sam Brown and others comes together with Jon’s spellbinding 2012 studio edition – and final recorded work – of Concerto for Group and Orchestra featuring Bruce Dickinson, Joe BonamassaSteve Balsamo, Steve Morse, Kasia Laska, Guy Pratt and more on CD with accompanying documentary DVD.

The second bundle includes Jon’s two albums with The Hoochie Coochie Men. Live at Sydney’s intimate The Basement in 2003 featuring Jon’s blistering Hammond work on a set of blues oldies and a Deep Purple tune – and the Hoochie’s 2007 studio album Danger White Men Dancing featuring Ian Gillan and Jimmy Barnes on vocals and accompanying live DVD.

Our third bundled offer is two more recent live albums; Jon Lord Live onstage in Bucharest 2009 with Steve Balsamo and Kasia Laska on vocals with The Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra and group including orchestral performances of Deep Purple songs and favourites from Jon’s solo career – coupled with Jon Lord Blues Project‘s live album of classics featuring Jon on Hammond organ, Miller Anderson on vocals and guitar, Maggie Bell on vocals, Zoot Money on keyboard and vocals, Colin Hodgkinson on bass and vocals, and Pete York on drums.

All titles available directly from Jon Lord’s Webshop. We offer worldwide shipping.

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- It was everything that we wanted it to be

November 8, 2014

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Classic Rock Revisited
recently interviewed drummer Ian Paice about Jon Lord in general and the concert in Jon’s honour in particular.

In this excellent interview, Ian Paice speaks with fascinating insight about Jon’s special contributions to Deep Purple‘s song writing, how the celebratory concert was structured, sharing the time keeping role with conductor Paul Mann and much more.

81T36r-0zoL._SL1500_On structuring Celebrating Jon Lord into two distinct sets:

- We decided to split the show into the two factions of Jon’s playing and composing. To give the night a natural crescendo, we decided to give the audience the more orchestral pieces he played and the ones he was really proud of for the first half of the show. The second half of the evening we decided to take as many pieces of music from his many collaborations that he had been involved with from his very, very first success. […] The short list we came up with we knew were songs that Jon thought were important. Some of the songs that we thought were important, from a keyboard standpoint, and from Jon’s sort of stamp being on it, made the list. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Celebrating the celebration in London

September 30, 2014
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Celebrating Jon Lord box set – click for larger photo

Tonight in London, invited guests gathered to celebrate the launch of Celebrating Jon Lord, the box set, DVD, Bluray and two CD sets released by earMUSIC of the concert honouring Jon Lord‘s life in music last April.

Held at Portman Square, London, guests included Ian Paice, Paul Mann, Don Airey, Roger Glover, Neil MurrayMicky Moody and Brian Johnson (of AC/DC).

Recorded at Royal Albert Hall on April 4, 2014, the various editions combine to include the full evening’s program of nearly three hours of music featuring Deep Purple, Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes, Miller Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Steve Balsamo, Phil Campbell, Jeremy Irons and more.

Three days after release, Celebrating Jon Lord has reached no. 9 on the German charts. All proceeds go to The Sunflower Jam.

Get your copy of Celebrating Jon Lord.

Thanks to Keith Sharp.

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45 years on: Concerto for Group and Orchestra

September 25, 2014

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As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first performance of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 24, 1969, here’s a few words from conductor Paul Mann on the occasion:

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Offer: Jon Lord Photo Book with Celebration Concert

September 23, 2014

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Continue to our shop.

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Celebrating Jon Lord box set unboxed

September 1, 2014

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This is the Celebrating Jon Lord box set unboxed. It includes:

  • Blu-ray
  • 1CD Digi – The Composer
  • 2CD Digi – The Rock Legend
  • 7″ Vinyl: You Keep on Moving / Soldier Of Fortune
  • 7″ Vinyl: Deep Purple Above and Beyond / Fantasia
  • Exclusive T-Shirt
  • Two-sided reproduction of an excerpt of Jon Lord’s original, handwritten music score for “Sarabande” – signed by Paul Mann
  • 20 page reproduction of original show program

Pre-order now:
2CD The Rock Legend: http://smarturl.it/cjl_rocker_cd
CD The Composer: http://smarturl.it/cjl_composer_cd
DVD: http://smarturl.it/CJL_2DVD
Blu-ray: http://smarturl.it/CJL_BR
Box-Set: http://smarturl.it/CJL_Box

Full track list and details

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DVD pre-view: Imagination and flair and sensitivity

August 20, 2014

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Last night, conductor Paul Mann sat down to watch a pre-release copy of the full film from Celebrating Jon Lord last April at Royal Albert Hall. That’s Paul’s disc in the photo.

‘While I was supposed to be signing things yesterday, I took four hours off to watch advance copies of the two concert films and the documentary. The director, Tim Sidwell, and his production company Toward Infinity has done a truly magnificent job, full of the kind of imagination and flair and sensitivity that Jon would have absolutely loved.

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Order Celebrating Jon Lord here

August 16, 2014

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Pre-order your copies of Celebrating Jon Lord – live at Royal Albert Hall, April 4 2014. It comes in five different editions. Full details here.

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