This feels a lot like Christmas. Nostalgic, warm, friendly and a touch emotional. A newly released 27-minute film takes us into one of Jon Lord‘s later recording sessions.
On Wednesday October 6 2010, Jon went into SARM Studios in London together with Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi and Nicko McBrain. Here he put down Hammond organ for Out Of My Mind, a charity single for the Who Cares project in Armenia. The single was released in 2011.
A plethora of footage from the recording session shows the four main players spending time together in the studio. Jon greets Gillan with a hug and a kiss on the cheek. The four are seen reminiscing, discussing the song and generally hanging out with spirits high and plenty of smiles.
Perhaps most importantly, the film spends considerable time showing Jon setting up the rental Hammond and getting a good sound from it.
– I want it to snarl a bit more, Lord says while tweaking the settings on the Leslie speaker before doing a take of the song’s backing track.
We mentioned the session before, but below is your unique opportunity to go behind the studio door and feel it for yourself.
Stills from the film:
Watch the full film here:
The session came about when Gillan and Iommi visited Armenia and decided they wanted to raise funds to build a new music school for the kids of Armenia that were still suffering from the earthquake that struck in December 1988.