Tag Archives: Jon Lord

Album review: DEEP PURPLE – A Fire In The Sky

Deep Purple - A Fire In The Sky

Parlophone [Release date 15.09.17] British classic rock legends are still going strong, and basking on the back of the rather wonderful ‘iNfinite’ album, released earlier this year. And while compilations may be so common they’re on a street corner with … Continue reading

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Album review: JON LORD – Reissues (Gemini Suite/Before I Forget)

JON LORD - Gemini Suite

Gemini Suite [Release date 09.12.16] Before I Forget [Release date 27.01.17] It is perhaps sometimes overlooked, but Jon Lord left a quiet legacy of solo albums even though for most of his career he laboured in the gargantuan shadow of … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEP PURPLE – California Jam 1974

DEEP PURPLE - California Jam 1974

earMUSIC [Release date 09.12.16] I was beginning to think that ‘remastering’ is a marketing ‘con’ and not about bringing consumers a truly superior product.  After all, is it really possible to make a sow’s purse out of a pig’s ear … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEP PURPLE – Live At The NEC

Eagle Rock [Release date 26.08.16] In September 2002 Deep Purple took to the stage at the Birmingham NEC to bid a fond farewell to legendary keyboard player Jon Lord, who had earlier that year retired for health reasons. Having previously … Continue reading

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Book review: Sail Away Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage by Martin Popoff

Sail Away: Whitesnake

Soundcheck Books www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk Martin Popoff has written a few books in his time, this is his 45th, and this one covers Whitesnake up to and including their hair metal years. The author has some interesting insight from recent interviews with … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE – Live In ’84 Back To The Bone

Whitesnake - Back To The Bone

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Released 07.11.14] Here’s a song for ya. 1984 was a good year for British rock music – and is surely epitomised by Whitesnake’s Slide It In. OK, I’m biased, possibly, but Slide It In is by far my … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Live In Graz 1975

Deep Purple - Live In Graz 1975

The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series earMUSIC [Release date 15.09.14] If you didn’t know the story you may be surprised that less than three months after this recording the Mark III version of Purple split, Blackmore continuing with Rainbow … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Purpendicular (reissue)

Deep Purple - Purpendicular

Hear No Evil Recordings [Release date 16.06.14] Deep Purple’s current album ‘Now What?!’ was a favourite of 2013, and ‘Purpendicular’ shows its blood line: the very first Purple album with guitarist Steve Morse in 1996.  As ever it captures the … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – In Concert ’72 (2012 Mix)

Deep Purple - In Concert

Parlophone [Release date 16.06.14] The music industry is a great place for recycling.  Never more so than in terms of album reissues and one wonders why the powers that be cannot render definitive versions from the start? This BBC recording … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEP PURPLE – Perfect Strangers Live

Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers Live (DVD)

Eagle Records – Out Now Deep Purple have experienced eight main member reshuffles since they first formed in Hertford back in 1968, however, it has been universally accepted that it is the work of the Mark II line up (Gillan/ … Continue reading

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DVD review: VARIOUS – The Sunflower Superjam 2012

The Sunflower Superjam 2012

Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2DVD) www.thesunflowerjam.com The Sunflower Jam was started back in 2006 by Jacky Paice, wife of Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and sister-in-law to the late Jon Lord, as a charity event to raise funds … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Live At Montreux 1996 and 2006

Deep Purple - Live At Montreux

Eagle Records [Release date 7.10.13] This packaging of three Deep Purple Montreux appearances is part of a new mid-price series ‘Eagle Classics’.  And it’s a great way to catch up on favourite bands, especially if you didn’t shell out earlier … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Slaves And Masters

DEEP PURPLE - Slaves And Masters

Hear No Evil Recordings [Release date 22.07.13] Slaves And Masters might be remembered as the album that split the Purple fans (and some critics) in the early-1990s, launched in an era that spawned albums such as Tyketto’s ‘Don’t Come Easy … Continue reading

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JON LORD – Concerto For Guitar And Orchestra

Jon Lord - Concerto For Guitar And Orchestra

earMusic Rock and Classical music have long been awkward bed fellows. And while it’s over four decades since John lord first dipped his toes into the water to meld his Deep Purple organ licks with orchestral music, his ‘Concerto For … Continue reading

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RIP – JON LORD (1941-2012)

Jon Lord has died from a health complication as a result of his fight with pancreatic cancer aged 71. An official press statement says: “It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal … Continue reading

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