Other Sellers on Amazon
Concerto for Group & Orchestra [Blu-ray]
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Lord assembled guest musicians such as Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Joe Bonamassa and Steve Morse in the Abbey Road Studios, to work with his trusted partner, director Paul Mann, on the 2012 version of the legendary concert.
The studio recording of Concerto For Group And Orchestra will now become Jon Lord's legacy for generations to come.
Jon passes from darkness to light says the sober announcement from his family.
This album is a joyful testament of a great musician and fantastic man.
Following the huge demand of the fans, the Concerto now will be made available on a Blu-ray + CD edition, which also includes, the making of as well as in depth interviews with Paul Mann and Marco de Goeij. Exclusive to this format is the new behind the scenes documentary, Up Close & Personal (Orchestral Recording Sessions) which gives an interesting insight into the work of Jon Lord and the orchestra.
1. The Making of Concerto For Group And Orchestra
- Interview with Conductor Paul Mann
- Interview with Marco de Goeij
- Up Close & Personal (Orchestral Recording Sessions) (exclusive to this format)
- Concerto For Group And Orchestra 5.1 Audio
1. Moderato - Allegro
3. Vivace Presto
Top Customer Reviews
Still a must have.
Instead the whole dvd was only 52 min I have the concerto on cd
since 1998 when I Played this dvd they made cuts in the 1st movement and some of the drum solo in the 3rd movement There were NO CUTS in my cd. So this dvd is NOT 175 min as it says wait and hopefully there will be a reissue of the COMPLETE Concerto with no cuts and whatever there was with it. also I checked out the
newer cd version looked at some reviews and yep! there were cuts on that version will continue to listen to MY copy of the cd which is now out of print.
I don't care if this show HAS been 'shortened' for DVD [I don't think the other reviewer got his facts straight actually -- "175 minutes"?? THAT'S ACTUALLY 2 hours & 55 minutes man! C'mon!!] "52 minutes" for THIS SHOW sounds more "realistic". THe original LP release was the same! [Most LPs could only FIT around 20 minutes per side -- if anyone remembers LPs -- heh heh] Anyway, again, it's SO NICE to see these "original vintage" performances re-issued for today's viewing!
The Concerto was originally filmed by British Lion Films, and edited down to a 52 minute programme eventually broadcast by BBC2 in April 1970 as "The Best Of Both Worlds". This DVD is not taken from the 35mm film footage but is actually the edited television video master. Therefore it misses an orchestral chunk from the First Movement (just before Blackmore's guitar work out), and part of Paice's drum solo. The film masters (most probably complete) were unfortunately stored in colour separated reels, and as a consequence restoration was well beyond EMI's budget for the project. Still, let's look at what we have got..
Even though it's a little soft in places, the picture quality is actually very clear, a big improvement on the video tapes, though the format differences may account for a lot. What really hits you is the incredible sound quality, extremely sharp. For me it was like hearing and seeing the show for the first time, which is what I would want from any DVD of already familiar material. So rather than gathering snippets for a detailed review, I ended up just sitting back and becoming engrossed in the whole thing.
Having attended the 1999 Concerto, the differences between the two nights are striking. In 1969 the (mostly young) audience downstairs are standing, much as at Proms concerts, making for a very close atmosphere in the hall. The orchestra for the most part seem unimpressed by the view in front of them, both of the virtually unknown young band letting rip, and beyond them the tightly packed ranks of teenagers dancing to the rockier parts of the music.Read more ›
I bought the 1999 version thru the mail thinking it was the 1969 version. It's O.K. but Steve Morse is not Blackmore.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Outstanding period piece marred only by the abbreviated first movement. While it only snips some time from the long orchestral introduction, there is really no excuse for that on a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by V. G. Wilson
Jon Lord's masterpiece pioneering the fusion of classical and rock. Deep Purple musicianship was so good that the orchestra had to be on their sharpest despite their initial... Read morePublished 7 months ago by firstname.lastname@example.org
I like it very much, except its not the complete concert. I think this concert would have made more since with the MK1 lineup, because the first three albums were in the Prog... Read morePublished 17 months ago by curtis j. newell
A unique piece of art! Unfortunately the 1999 re-creation of this Master Piece, doesn't go to the grandeur and loftiness of his original performance in 1969! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Miguel Angel Rossano Avila
The concerto is a great listen. The connections between band and orchestra are fascinating. It was great to finally to see thisPublished 23 months ago by James A. Quasius
Is a real pitty that Jon Lord didn't have the opportunnity to see his final production.
We'll not forgive you Thanks Mr. Lord
Many of the British rock icons that have paved the way for generations of future musicians began their studies as classical students prior to discovering the influences that would... Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Steven L.
I really like most of this piece. The musicians and the sound quality are outstanding.
The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars is because I am disappointed that the... Read more
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray > TV
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Music Videos & Concerts
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Performing Arts
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Special Interests
- Movies & TV > Musicals & Performing Arts > Classical
- Movies & TV > TV