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Dominant 7th #9
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Just got Jon Lord DVD's ! !


...So the other day, I walk into Tower Records and just to humor myself check the Music DVD bins under the "D's" and "L's", not expecting them to have anything that would interest me.

Much to my surprise, three JL DVD's! So I bought 'em.

Jon Lord in Pictures, Live in the [sign in to see URL] Coochie Men, and Concerto Grp/Orch (1969).

All are excellent and revealing in their own way, and I think a JL fan could sooner go without oxygen than these!

"...in Pictures" is a little short in music, long in talking, but to gain valuable insight into the man behind the music, and get a sense of what was going on in his mind past/ present, you really have to have this. Much to my surprise, this one played on my U.S. DVD player just fine! Either they have begun to supply them for U.S. region, or my DVD player is "all region" after all! An unknown, but pleasant surprise for me indeed.

"[sign in to see URL]..." is a great opportunity to hear Jon do blues. If you want to see where rock-blues-classical all kind of meet in the triangulated middle ground, this is the ultimate treat. Heck, I'd buy it for 'Green Onions' and 'Back at the Chicken Shack' alone. The camera shots of his hands on the Hammond will have me frame-advancing the DVD player to cop his licks and chords for months! His rye, dry humor really comes shining through on here, as we see a more comedic side to this usually stoic gentleman. What a treat! Get this thing. Unless you're Mk2forever, and can't get over that whole "JL owes RB a thank you for where he is today" nonsense, you won't be disappointed.

"[sign in to see URL]" is like a trip back in an Orsen Wells time [sign in to see URL] stop: The Royal Albert Hall! To see how the culture was back then, compared to now is just amazing. I did buy it for the music, but had just as much fun watching all the little nuances that made it so ahhhlaaa '69: The hair in Jon Lord's eyes, like a Yorshire Terrier playing Hammond Organ!! SIMPLY PRICELESS! That hidious pink shirt/ (blouse?) that IP was wearing, playing his original drum kit. The people smoking (whatever) out in the audience of the hall. Such open smoking would never be tolerated in California (especially) in 2004. The avacado green chair the timpani player was sitting in.

There is one 15 second segment, where a young, nervous, 28 year old JL is talking to Malcomb Arnold, and he sounded like a little kid! Here's this guy I've looked up to and idolized all my life, and he was just as scared about the whole ordeal as probably everyone else was.

If nothing else, a revealing look at just how strong Deep Purple's character, and will to succeed had to be. It's easy to look back in hindsight and say they're a famous band, so they had nothing to worry about. But remember, at the time, they were still struggling to find themselves, and nothing was secured as of yet. JL's commentary "voice over tape" style 30+ years later is very revealing, and absolutely hilarious at times, as he appears to be commenting on things he never noticed about that night before.

I say get these, as no JL fan should have a shelf in the house without them.

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John O'Flaherty

"Don't take the pictures lightly, listen to their sound; for from their colored feeling, experience is found." -Mk I Deep Purple (circa 1968)
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Re: Just got Jon Lord DVD's ! !


Tower wouldn't have stocked it if it wasn't
encoded for this region,this is just to follow up on the email you sent me last night mentioning this. emoticon
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Re: Just got Jon Lord DVD's ! !


quote:

Gillans micstand wrote:
Tower wouldn't have stocked it if it wasn't
encoded for this region.


Ahh haa!! So as I thought, maybe my DVD player is not "multi-region", but they just released the DVD for the U.S. market.

I have a feeling it was only avaiable as a Euro DVD, when everyone here began posting on the topic, but in the passing weeks, they've gone and made it available to our region as well.



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"Don't take the pictures lightly, listen to their sound; for from their colored feeling, experience is found." -Mk I Deep Purple (circa 1968)
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Re: Just got Jon Lord DVD's ! !


I have had my Hootchie DVD for a couple of months now. I have got Region 1 DVD's from Sanity and usually at a reasonable price. It is far easier to deal with Australia than to wait for a North American release.
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