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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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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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Order your copies of Celebrating Jon Lord – live at Royal Albert Hall, April 4 2014. It comes in five different editions.

USA, Canada orders – HERE
All other countries – see below.
Full details here.

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Celebrating Jon Lord out on September 26

July 3, 2014

Celebrating JL 700Celebrating Jon Lord at Royal Albert Hall last April will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD by earMUSIC on September 26, 2014. It marks the 45th anniversary of the world debut performance of Jon Lord‘s Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the same venue in 1969.

Featuring Deep Purple, Rick Wakeman, Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray, Paul Weller and many more, the release comprises the full two-set concert from April 4 2014.

Celebrating Jon Lord was the brain child of Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice. She also runs the annual Sunflower Jam, which started in London in 2006 and has seen a string of high profile music alumni – including Jon – every year giving their efforts to the cause of cancer relief.

After Jon sadly passed away in 2012, plans soon evolved for a celebratory evening of his music. Considering the amount of respect and love expressed by anybody who had worked or played with or simply met Jon, it is not a surprise that the 2014 Sunflower Jam turned into an evening dedicated totally to his music.

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New song world premiered in Wales

March 7, 2014
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Jon Lord in writing session with Steve Balsamo, February 2010

Today, Friday March 7 at 3.30pm GMT, singer Steve Balsamo will guest with Wynne Evans on BBC Radio Wales.

The show will play a world exclusive premiere of All Those Years Ago, the unreleased song by Jon and Balsamo, from which Jon Lord’s photo book takes its title, and which will be released together with the book.

On the show, Balsamo will talk about his work with Jon Lord, the upcoming photo book and the concert at Royal Albert Hall celebrating Jon next month.

The song itself is a gentle ballad with Jon on eloquent piano and Balsamo on eminent vocals, recorded in February 2010. Balsamo has confirmed that he will sing the song at Celebrating Jon Lord on April 4.

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