A Message from Jon Lord
A Message from Jon:
August 9, 2011
I would like all my friends, followers, fans and fellow travelers to know that I am fighting cancer and will therefore be taking a break from performing while getting the treatment and cure.
I shall of course be continuing to write music – in my world it just has to be part of the therapy – and I fully expect to be back in good shape next year.
God bless and see you soon
With heavy heart I read this posted on http://jonlord.org/. My prayers and well wishes go out to his family and friends.
In better news Mr. Lord did release a wonderful new album recorded in Bucharest with a full orchestra. The new album is entitled LIVE.
Recorded in Bucharest, Romania in 2009 with a full symphony orchestra, the album includes a glorious selection of orchestral pieces representing Jon Lord’s touring repetoire all over the world in recent years.
From Pictured Within (voted everybody’s no. 1 favourite Jon Lord track on this website) over infectious The Telemann Experiment; the two Sarabande favourites Bouree and Gigue to the female voice delights Wait a While and The Sun Will Shine Again featuring Kasia Łaska.
Steve Balsamo handles male vocals throughout, and the album also includes three completely reworked Deep Purple classics with full orchestral arrangement by Jon Lord; Pictures of Home, Soldier of Fortune and an immense Child in Time.
The Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Nayden Tadorov with Darin Vasilev (guitar), Ivaylo Zvezdomirov (bass) and Venko Poromanski (drums) completing the line-up.
You can hear a clip of the album on his website http://jonlord.org/ The music is outstanding!!! Magical even. The CD is sold exclusively via his website.
Mr. Lord was born in 1941 and is an accomplished musician and songwriter. Most have heard his groundbreaking music in Deep Purple and Whitesnake.