All Those Years Ago is filled with lots of photographs from Jon’s life, both personal and professional. Many never seen before. Jon’s brother Steve Lord has contributed an essay on Jon’s early life before forming Deep Purple.
Jon’s band mates have all contributed stories to the book – Ian Paice, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ritchie Blackmore. The book also features an introduction by Jon’s friend and fellow keyboard player Rick Wakeman, who has personally signed each of the 500 limited copies.
Running to more than 220 pages and measuring 310 mm square, the book is bound in a purple silk material and comes with a luxury clamshell box, finished in a purple suede material and gold foil embossed with Jon’s distinctive signature.
Inside the box you will also find a 10″ purple vinyl single featuring two unreleased tracks by Jon – one of which is All Those Years Ago, written and recorded with Steve Balsamo in 2010 – and a DVD of Concerto for Group and Orchestra filmed live in Bucharest in 2009. The DVD will also contain audio of the two studio tracks.
Limited to 500 signed copies, pre-sale orders sell at £250 until April 4. From April 4 the price will revert to £275 a unit.
The book will ship in April and this will be the only physical copy of the book available. It will not be available at Celebrating Jon Lord at London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 4.
Preview All Those Years Ago and video footage of the book in the clip above.