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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jon Lord: Concerto For Group And Orchestra; Promo Video Posted

A promotional video for the expanded edition of late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord's Concerto For Group And Orchestra - which includes a CD, documentary DVD, and 80-page book - can be seen below. The set will be released on December 7.

The book contains Marco de Goeij's essay on how he struggled with his recreation of the Concerto and his initial meeting with Jon while he was on tour with Deep Purple. Marco de Goeij caught him outside his hotel in Rotterdam and remembers the crucial moment, when Jon first heard about the reconstructed score: "Jon decided to have a look at my work right away. For the next two hours we sat in the lobby of the hotel discussing the score. With every turn of a page new thoughts and memories surfaced and at some points Jon could see his own handwriting coming through the printed score, remembering what the manuscript had looked like when he wrote it, complete with the stains caused by erasing mistakes. As he studied the work, it slowly dawned on him that it would now be possible to play the piece again. He grabbed my arm, asking, 'Are you real? Am I dreaming?'"

The DVD contains "The Making Of Concerto for Group and Orchestra", complete with unseen footage from the recording sessions in Liverpool and at Abbey Road Studios, along with filmed interviews with Paul Mann andMarco de Goeij.

Lord assembled guest musicians such as Bruce Dickinson, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Morse at the Abbey Road Studios to work with his trusted partner, director Paul Mann, on the 2012 version of the legendary concert.  

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