Windows live on tv

The second movement of Jon Lord and Eberhard Schoener’s Windows suite has surfaced on Youtube.

It features vocals by Tony Ashton, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes with Pete York on drums, Fay Fenwick on guitar and – of course – Jon Lord on piano.

The project was put together in 1974 and performed during a Eurovision presentation of Prix Jeunesse on Saturday 1st June 1974 at Herkulessaal in Munich.

Televised to several European countries, the piece was only performed this once and the audio was later released as the Windows album. The TV broadcast is not commercially available.

Update: Purple  Records confirm that the upcoming Windows reissue will be a single disc CD, despite some online retailers previewing it as a double disc.

6 thoughts on “Windows live on tv

  1. Beautiful music.I really like Jon Lords music.
    He is such a good composer. I hope that “The country diary of an Edwardian lady” theme music will be released on CD one day.

  2. Where has this come from. With almost everything else available I cant believe this isn’t on DVD. Who owns the performing rights to the concert?

  3. Windows is arguably my favorite 70s recording by Mr Lord. At least nowadays, when I’m very much into avant-guard music in general and experimental and contemporary jazz in particular, it is 100% so. Things he did with Schoener back then still sound fresh and interesting, and all this without loads of overtricky studio equipment, mind that.

    Still, I feel it’s a real shame the video of the concert hasn’t been released officially yet. I own the ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC ‘Jon Lord with Pictures’ DVD and I believe it would be quite a smart move (at least from a fan’s point of view) to make something similar with Windows Suite – a DVD featuring the concert itself, Rock Meets Classic TV special (featuring Jon and Eberhard taking on Mozart’s Kroenungsmesse) and, probably, some interviews with people involved in the project. I hope dearly it will happen one day even if it means waiting till Windows’ 40th anniversary 😉

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