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Celebrating Jon Lord hits #1

The newly released dvd of the Celebrating Jon Lord concert at the Albert Hall, London from April 2014 has hit the #1 slot on the dvd music charts in its first week of release in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Austria.

Recorded on 4th April the dvd and blu-ray feature the two halves of the concert and a documentary of the event and the lead up to the day.

21 Comments to “Celebrating Jon Lord hits #1”:

  1. 1
    Larry Toering says:

    I hope it stays there, so it actually means something.

  2. 2
    Mark Bryant says:

    As it should have!

  3. 3
    Ivica says:

    Beautiful “Pictured Within”
    Miller and Jon thanks

  4. 4
    Les Hedger says:

    That’s damn good!! I wonder how many will sell here in the States?

  5. 5
    Scoot says:

    Hey Les…There has been at least one copy of this Blu-Ray sold in the states. Watching it this evening after work.

  6. 6
    nutking says:

    Very Good indeed especially Glenn Hughes!

  7. 7
    Les Hedger says:

    Thanks Scoot!!

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    neil says:

    It was a good evening without actually being great ! Bruce Dickinson was embarrassing ambling about the stage and couldn’t even sing in key, and Glenn Hughes screeching and wailing did little to impress either . Nothing from In Rock either from Purple which if celebrating Jon Lord you would have thought would surely feature ! Paul Weller put in the best performance . Tickets were very expensive too, I perhaps just wanted it to be better than it actually was … I wanted Ritchie to turn up also but I guess that was really was asking too much … Thanks Jon Lord though for everything

  9. 9
    JBreis says:

    I bought the box, and I live in the States. Weird!

  10. 10
    The Hawk says:

    Wonderful concert, especially seeing Don Airey playin joyfully Mark IV “You Keep On Moving” and the breathtakin’ keyboardsolo of Mark III “Burn” – not to forget the highspeed keyboard duelling with Rick Wakeman in “Hush” – we’ll never forget the sound of Jon Lord’s “Beast”!!!

  11. 11
    Les Hedger says:

    Excellent show!! The PAL Song Silas and Jerome cracks me up!! 🙂

  12. 12
    Zakk says:

    Well, actually the Rock part of the show was not as good as I expected it to be. The sound seemed a bit unbalaced in Parts. E.g. the Guitar in Burn is so low in the mix, making this Rocker sound a bit limp. Good ole Steve Morse had the worst sound ever. Too much distortion from his (Metalsounding) ENGL signature amp, really bad sound, I think because of using the speaker compensated output from the amp. During volumeswells with the pot having the noise gate open and close hearable. Never heard him sound so bad and undynamically.
    Micky Moody did great stuff but sometimes again too low in the mix …
    The drummer of the house band played and sounded great!

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Why is DP-Graz 1975 still not a thread?

  14. 14
    mike whiteley says:

    I just have The Rock Legend CDs so far.The BluRay’s in the mail.
    Great to hear the Mark III songs, ( Dickinson’s over-exuburance during Burn was unfortunate).Soldier Of Fortune was poignant.This Time Around would’ve been stunning if GH had kept it simple and reined in his wailing.
    The orchestral arrangements added to the songs,but drowned out the guitars at times,as some folks have already mentioned.
    Uncommon Man,Perfect Strangers & Hush were highlights of the Purple set for me.
    I enjoyed Jon’s pre-Purple tunes,as well as PAL.
    All told,a heartfelt, fitting tribute.
    R.I.P. Jon.

  15. 15
    Robert says:

    Everybody on stage in Hush ..Except Glenn Hughes…Why ???

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    max -italy- says:

    I was there.
    so beautiful the first part (with musicians in a suit and tie).
    how useless the second part with the deep purle.
    a big, large, huge, wasted opportunity for our heroes, believe me.

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    Marcello D\'Agostino says:

    The DVD is very nice but the audio (quality and mix) is terrible (The cds instead are perfect). Does anybody know if the Japanese edition is better?

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    henrik says:

    I likke it a lot. I like Jon Lord’s music. Always have. I like Paul Mann. He is a great conductor.

    Dickinson and Hughes aka Beavis and Butthead have no class. They stunble around the stage and wail like banshees.

    The rest is very enjoyable.
    I’d like more videos with Jon Lord and a biobraphy, perhaps.

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    mike whiteley says:

    Finally received the BluRay.So far,I’ve watched over half of it-all the rock bits,the Making Of documentary and the staggering beauty of Pictured Within. It’s equally heartwarming and heart-wrenching . Kudos to all involved in the project.Thanks for making it available to all of us.

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    GhostofCain says:

    Great stuff. I was at the concert and thoroughly enjoyed it and the box set makes that night justice. ‘Burn’ with Bruce Dickinson and Glenn Hughes was the highlight of the show for me.

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    max -italy- says:

    ‘Burn’ with Bruce Dickinson and Glenn Hughes was the highlight of the show for me. ???
    this is conceptually wrong, it was not a tribute to Coverdale … Let us realize.
    and Glenn with its thousands of unnecessary screaming was annoying to the point that Dickinson at one point he stopped singing because the other was too overwhelming!

    in the first part were played extracts Sarabande, Durham Concerto, “I Take What I Want” from artwoods, “Pictured Whitin” and 1 song with Steve Balsamo!

    why everyone thinks only about burn/highway/smoke/hush/black/strange?
    when that night the audience miss “Concerto” and a few pieces of Before I forget, Gemini Suite, Windows & PAL?

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