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Windows on Youtube

A complete video of the 1974 Windows performance has appeared on Youtube. It was perhaps the most experimental of Jon’s work and people tend to either love it or hate it (myself falling firmly into the former category). This is rather long, including several parts that were omitted from the album.

If that’s your cup of tea, sit back and enjoy!


  1. Also sprach Zarathustra — Introduction (Richard Strauss)
  2. Continuo On B.A.C.H.
  3. Windows 1st Movement — Renga
  4. Windows 2nd Movement — Gemini
  5. Windows 3rd Movement — All Marcia Allegro

Eberhard Schoener (Conductor, Moog Synthesizer), Jon Lord (Piano, Keyboards, Organ), Tony Ashton (Keyboards, Vocals), David Coverdale (Vocals), Glenn Hughes (Bass, Vocals), Ray Fenwick (Guitar), Pete York (Drums), Erminia Santi (Soprano), Sigune von Osten (Soprano), Klaus Löwitsch (Speaker), Günther Salber (Violin), Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera.

This performance was part of the concluding event of Prix Jeunesse International 1974 (a Foundation by the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Munich and Bayerischer Rundfunk), which was broadcast via Eurovision in 21 countries on June 1, 1974.

Thanks to landinleonardo for uploading this.

15 Comments to “Windows on Youtube”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:

    This has been noticed on YOUTUBE by me ages ago.

    I must have referred to it.

    I d like to know….

    Does Lord have the acces, energy or rights concerning a DVD release?
    I would really embrace that.

    LandInLeonardo, whoever you are, thank you for your efforts anyway.

    Cheers, Mark

  2. 2
    Karl-Heinz says:

    As you may notice, the Video is longer than the Audio-release. It contains some special performaces by German actor Klaus Löwitzsch as speaker.
    It would be interesting whether the new reamstered CD has the missing parts.


  3. 3
    L E O N A R D O says:

    thanks Mark
    many purple fans have this video, not just because they do not share

  4. 4
    kraatzy says:

    Hey guys – just take a look to Eberhard Schoener´s hairdressing.

    Very very individual … !!



  5. 5
    kraatzy says:

    It´s very inprovised, but between the studio thing and the improvising parts, it means very (should I say) “avant-garde” and “lifted” because the speaker (German actor Klaus Löwitsch) told us a “story” without a context and without signification.
    I don´t know what he means. I don´t understand the sense of his story – AS a german, it should be easy for me to understand … but I don´t …
    Because of that, I gave it the title: “artistic licence” !!

    For the music: Rock meets classic in the beginning (1974)
    The musicians: Jon, Pete, David, Glenn, Tony, Ray … are awesome or in german: GEIL !!!

    Not my love … but it´s okay



  6. 6
    Martin says:

    I’ve just spent a very enjoyable hour and a bit watching this! I love this work and seeing it on film makes it even more enjoyable! I nearly wore out the LP when it was released and it still makes the hair in the back of my neck stand up when I hear it!


  7. 7
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Been going around for years… exactly why it hasn’t been released I don’t know, it sure would be nice to see it in better quality.

  8. 8
    gabriel says:

    That´s amazing! l love everything with jon lord and this thing with a hammondorgan in a orchestra is very good!

  9. 9
    Made in England says:

    How this has not yet been released in full on DVD is a mystery to me.

  10. 10
    HĂ©ctor dSM says:

    Too late for me. The videos has been removed by the user …

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe finally someone woke up and thought…..


    Good luck to you, Jon.

    Maybe Simon Robinson is the perfect man to organise a GOOD product.
    He has the knowledge and love to do it.

  12. 12
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    I had a really bad quality VHS of this performance. I just downloaded the whole YOUTUBE version, transferred it to DVD. Much better than my original….guess I did it just in time since it apparently has now been removed from the site. I viewed it for the first time now. Some parts are awesome, others are not….All is Love and Love is All…


  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Damn, me and my big mouth!

    I do not have the vhs or dvd copy…..

    Sob sob sob.

    Can someone please send me one………?

    The official release date has not been given, so…….


  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Talking about DVD s…..

    I bought a new player.

    But I hesitated.

    As far as I can understand Blu Ray will become the new format after DVD.
    It will replace DVD players completely ????

    I know lots of releases are not taking place due to the idea that everything will be downloaded/copied and so on.
    Understandable to a certain degree.

    Could it be that Blu Ray Discs are better equipped to protect agains burning and so on?

    Is David waiting for something like that?

    Or is that he does not own the rights?

    Worse, does he dislike his former bandmates Marsden/Moody so much that he does not want to help them with more royalties?
    Do they still even get royalties?!

  15. 15
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Priest, Blue Ray is just another format of DVD. The Disk itself holds much more information on it than a standard Disk and therefore allows for more quality. A Blue Ray player will also play standard DVD disks. Blue Ray is actually already Old Hat. Now, Blue Ray 3D is out along with 3D TVs. I doubt Coverdale is concerned about the format.


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