Watch Deep Purple Perform ‘Uncommon Man’ From Jon Lord Tribute
Friends, fans and colleagues of former Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord congregated to celebrate his legacy earlier this year, and now the result -- the deluxe recording of an all-star concert titled 'Celebrating Jon Lord at the Royal Albert Hall' -- is in stores.
'Celebrating Jon Lord' is available in multiple configurations, including CD, digital download, Blu-ray/DVD and an expanded box that includes audio and video discs as well as a T-shirt, a reproduction of Lord's handwritten music score for 'Sarabande' and a 20-page program from the concert.
It's available for purchase here, but if you're not quite ready to pull the trigger yet -- or if you just want to enjoy the sights and sounds of Deep Purple's current lineup paying tribute to Lord -- you can check out the evening's rendition of 'Uncommon Man' above.
Originally released on Deep Purple's 2013's 'Now What?!' album, 'Uncommon Man' is one of two tracks from the LP (the other being 'Above and Beyond') to be dedicated to Lord in the wake of his passing in 2012. Incorporating elements of Aaron Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man,' it bears the hallmarks of classic prog metal, and -- like the concert itself -- finds the band honoring its history while looking toward the future. Watch the video above, and read more about 'Celebrating Jon Lord' here.