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Concerto for Group and Orchestra got a rare North American performance yesterday, November 21, at Palais Montcalm in Québec City. Paul Mann was on hand to conduct l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, with Paul DesLauriers Band, and Bruce Dickinson handling the vocals. Concerto was followed by Sarabande and Bouré, and a set of Deep Purple covers […]

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Jon Lord – Windows vinyl reissue: a closer look

On September 27, 2019 earMusic will continue the series of Jon Lord vinyl re-releases with “Windows”, an album featuring a cooperation between Jon Lord and conductor and composer Eberhard Schoener. Schoener, who was also involved in progressive rock masterpieces like “The Turn of a Friendly Card” by The Alan Parsons Project may also be known […]

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Jon Lord – Gemini Suite vinyl reissue: a closer look

Back in 1969, the lineup of DEEP PURPLE had seen a drastic change: Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice split up with singer Rod Evans and bass player Nick Simper and hired the former EPISODE SIX musicians Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to complete the lineup. One of the first shows to feature the […]

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Jon Lord Reissues

On September 27, 2019 earMUSIC will reissue “Gemini Suite” and “Windows” as LP and also “Sarabande” as LP and CD: Gemini Suite Gemini Suite will be available as 1LP Gatefold and is already available as a CD Digipak. TRACK LIST Guitar: Solist Albert Lee Piano: Solist Jon lord Drums: Solist Ian Paice Vocals: Solist Yvonne […]

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Rick Wakeman remembers Jon Lord

Louder Sound (parent of Classic Rock magazine) has a brief interview with Rick Wakeman about his late great peer Jon Lord: Jon Lord is one of the greatest keyboard players there has ever been. He’s not really considered a prog rock musician, but he did things that nobody else did. When you look at early […]

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The Artwoods — Art’s Gallery

British label Top Sounds Records is releasing an album compiled from the three BBC sessions of The Artwoods: Saturday Club — 13th March 1965, Holiday Pop — 19th April 1965, and Jazz Beat — 8th January 1966. The ARTWOODS — Art Wood, Derek Griffiths, Malcolm Pool, Keef Hartley and future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord […]

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Paice Ashton Lord – “Malice In Wonderland”

When DEEP PURPLE disbanded in 1976, Jon Lord and Ian Paice decided to start a new band, not trying to recreate what they already had with DEEP PURPLE but to explore new musical directions. As frontman they recruited singer and keyboard player Tony Ashton. Jon Lord had already collaborated with Tony Ashton composing the soundtrack […]

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Paice Ashton Lord – “Malice In Wonderland” reissue

On May 17, earMUSIC will reissue “Malice In Wonderland”, the first (and only) album by Ian Paice, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord. “Malice in Wonderland” will be released as Digipak, limited gatefold LP and as digital album. Besides the original tracks, the reissue also contains 8 new mastered tracks that were planned for the second […]

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Concerto in Canada

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra will celebrate it’s 50th anniversary this fall with a Canadian premiere. Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, conducted by Paul Mann, with special guest Bruce Dickinson on vocals, Paul DesLauriers Band, and Pierre Bélisle will perform it at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City on November 21 and 22, 2019. […]

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How to bury a hatchet

Consequences of Sound has a lengthy interview with David Coverdale, done to promote his upcoming new album and tour. It starts, however, with David’s relationship to the old bandmates. I went out on the Forevermore tour, which was really successful. It was a two-year world tour. And I thought I could comfortably leave that as […]

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