Following the outstanding release and the great media echo of the 2014 edition of the Sunflower Jam ‘Celebrating Jon Lord’ in September 2014 (Nr.1 in the DVD/Blu-Ray Charts in five European territories), another great once-in-a-lifetime event is going to be released on February 27th, 2015 on earMUSIC.
‘Ian Paice’s Sunflower Superjam – Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2012’ will be available as CD+DVD and DVD+CD.
This spectacular live document is a feast for the eyes and ears. The record captures the second edition of the Sunflower Jam in what can be considered the most prestigious of all London venues: The Royal Albert Hall.
Before this successful edition, which was open to any rock fan, “the Jam” was a private charity event, organised by Deep Purple´s Ian Paice and his wife Jacky Paice, where the biggest stars of rock would jam and perform classic songs to raise contribution to charity causes.
‘Ian Paice’s Sunflower Superjam – Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2012’ couldn´t have turned more powerful, thanks to the contribution of Mark King (Level 42), delivering groovy renditions of two of his greatest hits with a legend of the Hammond organ: Brian Auger, who also plays on almost the whole show; Iron Maiden´s Bruce Dickinson, who lends his explosive voice for Thin Lizzy´s ‘Emerald’ and The Who´s ‘Behind Blue Eyes’, Alice Cooper playing with Ian Paice and Brian May his classics ‘Elected’ and ‘School´s Out’, or Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, John Paul Jones and Ian Paice (isn´t this a “dream band” or what?) teaming up for a rendition of Deep Purple’s ‘Black Night’.
British Blues Rockers The Temperance Movement, now a respected reality of UK rock music, made their debut in front of a large audience in this very show, while Steve Balsamo paid tribute to Jon Lord with ‘Pictured Within’, anticipating the great homage the Sunflower Jam would dedicate to Lord two years later with ‘Celebrating Jon Lord’.
Just when the Royal Albert Hall audience thought it simply couldn’t get any better, the final ‘Smoke on The Water’ literally caused an explosion of joy and celebration – A feeling that is present on each song of this exciting recording.
The DVD additionally to the whole show contains further bonus tracks by Brian May & Kerry Ellis, The Temperance Movement and Alfie Boe.
1. Ain’t No Telling feat. The Temperance Movement
2. This Wheel’s On Fire feat. Sandi Thom & Brian Auger
3. The Sails of Charon feat. Uli Jon Roth
4. Rock And Roll feat. Uli Jon Roth & Alfie Boe
5. Pictured Within feat. Steve Balsamo & Brian Auger
6. Something About You feat. Mark King & Brian Auger
7. Lessons In Love feat. Mark King & Brian Auger
8. Emerald feat. Bruce Dickinson & Uli Jon Roth
9. Behind Blue Eyes feat. Bruce Dickinson
10. Black Night feat. Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, John Paul Jones, Ian Paice, Brian Auger
11. Since You’ve Been Gone feat. Kerry Ellis, Brian May, John Paul Jones, Ian Paice, Brian Auger
12. Elected feat. Alice Cooper, Uli Jon Roth, Ian Paice, Brian Auger
13. School’s Out feat. Alice Cooper, Brian May, Ian Paice, Brian Auger
14. Smoke On The Water feat. Ian Paice’s Sunflower Superjam Ensemble
DVD: Full show plus further bonus tracks
• Intro (Bonus Track)
• I Want To Know What Love Is feat. Alfie Boe & Uli Jon Roth (Bonus Track)
• Born Free feat. Brian May & Kerry Ellis (Bonus Track)
• I Loved A Butterfly feat. Brian May & Kerry Ellis (Bonus Track)
• Only Friend feat. The Temperance Movement (Bonus Track)