Two of legendary DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord‘s more iconic songs from the “Pictured Within” album have been newly edited and reconstructed in full scores and piano/vocal scores by conductor Paul Mann.
“When we were preparing the score for Wait a While for the 1999 Royal Albert Hall concerts, we had a discussion about the instrumentation,” explains Mann. “Jon‘s revised version deploys the full forces for only a single moment (at the final appearance of the words ‘you should know by now, I love you’), and this restraint makes the song all the more deeply affecting.”
Read his and Jon‘s full notes for each piece in the “Shorter Works” section of Jon‘s official web site.
The expanded edition of Lord‘s Concerto For Group And Orchestra — which includes a CD, documentary DVD, and 80-page book — was released on December 7.
On July 16, Lord passed away in London at the age of 71. This album is a joyful testament of a great musician and fantastic man.