All Those Years Ago, the exclusive photo book on Jon Lord, is shipping now.
The book has been steadily going out since last week, reports Rufus Stone Ltd. Editions. It’s taking longer than expected to pack and send each one but by Tuesday they should all have left the publishers.
‘We’ve been getting some nice responses, which is good to hear. We’re also using new boxes this time and they seem to be working well,’ writes Mark Smith of Rufus Stone.
“Just received my copy of ‘All those years ago’. It is so beautiful, very moving.
What a beautiful memory”
“I have to say it’s a fantastic tribute, beautifully made. I will treasure this.”
‘We hope everyone who ordered a copy is equally delighted with the package, for us it’s been a labour of love and we’re delighted with the end result.’
There are still some copies left of what will be a true collectors item and a beautiful way to celebrate Jon Lord’s extraordinary legacy. All new orders should be fulfilled within a few days of being received.
The Book Details
The book is 240 pages and measures 310mm square. It is bound in a purple buckram 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 excellent, unreleased tracks by Jon. Alongside these is a full DVD performance of Concerto For Group And Orchestra from 2009, performed exactly as Jon intended plus a CD single of All Those Years Ago.
Preview All Those Years Ago and a video of the book:
The book features an introduction by Jon’s friend and fellow keyboard player Rick Wakeman and each one of the 500 limited copies is personally signed by Rick, making this a true collectors edition.
Jon’s colleagues have also contributed stories to the book, from Ian Paice, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ritchie Blackmore. Jon’s brother Steve Lord has written an essay on Jon’s early life before forming Deep Purple.
And of course the book is filled with lots of photographs from Jon’s life, both personal and professional. Many never seen before.