‘Celebrating Jon Lord’ Tribute Concert To See Multi-format Release
'Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall,' which will be available on DVD and Blu-ray as well as CD, is culled from a show held in Lord's honor on April 4, marking the 45th anniversary of his 'Concerto for Group and Orchestra,' which debuted at the same venue in 1969.
Explaining that the event was coordinated by Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice's wife Jacky, Lord's site adds, "After Jon sadly passed away in 2012, plans soon evolved for a celebratory evening of his music. A full symphony orchestra conducted by Paul Mann, custodian of Jon’s compositional works, and as many of Jon Lord’s musical friends as could be possibly crammed into two sets of his music. The Royal Albert Hall was of course sold out for the event."
Those in attendance witnessed appearances from Rick Wakeman, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes and current members of Deep Purple, among others, spread out across an evening that included an opening classical set, a more rock-oriented second set, and a show-closing performance from Lord's former band.
'Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall' is due for release on Sept. 26. Check out the complete track listing below.
Comments from Vicki Lord
Introduction: Bob Harris
'Fantasia from Sarabande' - House Band (Nigel Hopkins, Wix Wickens, Murray Gould, Jerry Brown, Neil Murray, Mario Argandona) and orchestra
'Durham Awakes' from 'Durham Concerto' - Jacqueline Martens, Matthew Barley, Kathryn Tickell, Nigel Hopkins, orchestra
'All Those Years Ago' - Steve Balsamo, Anna Phoebe, Micky Moody
'Pictured Within' - Miller Anderson, Matthew Barley
'Sarabande' from 'Sarabande' - Rick Wakeman, House Band, orchestra
'One From the Meadow' - Margo Buchanan, Wix Wickens, Murray Gould
'Bourree from 'Sarabande' - House Band, orchestra (world premiere of orchestral introduction for Jon Lord)
'Afterwords' - Jeremy Irons, Paul Mann
Remarks by Joe Brown
'I Take What I Want/Things Get Better' featuring Paul Weller
'Silas and Jerome'
'I'm Gonna Start Drinking' featuring Phil Campbell, Bernie Marsden, Andy Wallace, Nick Fyffe, Ian Paice
'Soldier of Fortune' featuring Steve Balsamo and Sandi Thom
'You Keep on Moving'
'Burn' featuring Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson, Ian Paice, Don Airey, and Rick Wakeman
'This Time Around' featuring Glenn Hughes
Deep Purple Set
'Above and Beyond'
'When a Blind Man Cries'