JON LORD - Concerto For Group And Orchestra Due September 25th; BRUCE DICKINSON, JOE BONAMASSA, STEVE MORSE Guest JON LORD
, the long-time DEEP PURPLE keyboardist, always wanted a studio
recording of his famed Concerto For Group And Orchestra. Only recently
did he publicly make this wish a reality. In what turned out to be his
swan song, he recorded Concerto For Group and Orchestra.
Lord assembled guest musicians such as IRON MAIDEN
Dickinson, JOE BONAMASSA
(BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and Deep Purple
guitarist Steve Morse
in the Abbey Road Studios, to work with his
trusted partner, director Paul Mann
, on the 2012 version of the
“Over these last years since leaving Deep Purple, I’ve played it
over 30 times with different orchestras and conductors all over the
world, and, of course, in 2000 I did it well over 30 times with Purple
on the Concerto tour, so I’ve been honing the piece live on stage, and
I’ve had the opportunity to change things in the score that weren’t
sounding quite right. It is therefore a marvelous and exciting prospect
to have the definitive recording of the definitive version of the
score.” (Jon Lord May 2011)
On July 16, 2012, Jon Lord passed away in London at 71 years old.
This album is a joyful testament of a great musician and fantastic man.
“His dignity and graciousness touched us all. His music was an
inspiration and took us to places beyond our imagination… A truly great
man. We humbly express our eternal love and great respect.” – Tribute
from Deep Purple upon the passing of Jon Lord.Jon Lord's Concerto For Group And Orchestra
will be released by
Eagle Rock Entertainment on September 25th and features the following tracklisting:'Movement One'