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.
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