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Gemini Suite
     

Gemini Suite

by Jon Lord
 

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After the cold reception of his first orchestral release, Jon Lord wisely decided to disassociate such work from the Deep Purple name -- even though the lineup here is largely the same. Those who enjoyed "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" will find even more to love here, while the many Deep Purple fans who didn't

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After the cold reception of his first orchestral release, Jon Lord wisely decided to disassociate such work from the Deep Purple name -- even though the lineup here is largely the same. Those who enjoyed "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" will find even more to love here, while the many Deep Purple fans who didn't care for "Concerto" will probably remain unimpressed. Still, even though "Concerto" saw listeners suffering through orchestral noodling for a few minutes of ass-kicking rock, this time around the band and orchestra are better integrated. The first movement contains an eminently sample-worthy bit of ice-cool jazz in a drum roll and walking bassline by Paice and Glover before descending into brittle percussive piano soloing, while the third movement has some wonderfully dissonant bass soloing over the brass and percussion sections by Glover. And in a goofy but appropriate period touch, the London Symphony Orchestra members are listed by their astrological signs, rather than by "woodwinds" or "strings."

Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/2009
Label:
Deep Purple Records
UPC:
5022911355319
catalogNumber:
1135531

Tracks

  1. Libra
  2. Scorpio
  3. Sagittarius
  4. Capricorn
  5. Aquarius
  6. Pisces
  7. Aries
  8. Taurus

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Lord   Primary Artist,Keyboards
Malcolm Arnold   Conductor
Albert Lee   Guitar
Yvonne Elliman   Vocals
Roger Glover   Bass
John Lees   Percussion
Ray Adams   Cello
Tony Ashton   Keyboards,Vocals
Howard Ball   Violin
Oscar Butterworth   Violin
Anthony Camden   Oboe
David Chappell   Viola
Peter Civil   Horn
Douglas Cummings   Cello
Julian Cummings   Violin
John Duffy   Bass
Graham Elliott   Cello
Hans Geiger   Violin
John Georgiadis   Violin
Tim Good   Violin
Martin Loveday   Violin
David Measham   Violin
Michael Mitchell   Viola
Robertt Nunn   Piano
Ian Paice   Drums
Cyril Reubens   Violin
George Robertson   Viola
Tom Swift   Violin
Brian Thomas   Violin
Ken Law   Cello
Samuel Artis   Violin
Clarence Atkinson   Viola
Edward Beckett   Flute
Robert Bourton   Bassoon
Stanley Castle   Violin
Sydney Colter   Violin
David Cripps   Horn
Dennis Gaines   Violin
Arthur Griffiths   Bass
Roy Jowitt   Clarinet
William Lang   Trumpet
Keith Marjarom   Bass
Frank Mathison   Trombone
Ian McDonough   Violin
Terence Morton   Violin
Robert Noble   Horn
Ray Northcott   Percussion
Douglas Powrie   Cello
Robert Retallick   Violin
Lowry Sanders   Flute
Renata Scheffel-Stein   Harp
Basil Smart   Violin
David Williams   Violin
William Brown   Violin
John Brown   Violin
Dave Brown   Cello
John Cooper   Bass
William Jones   Viola
Alex Taylor   Viola
Benedict Cruft   Violin
Kurt-Hans Goedicke   Timpani
David Gray   Horn

Technical Credits

Albert Lee   Contributor
London Symphony Orchestra   Contributor
Yvonne Elliman   Contributor
Roger Glover   Contributor
Jon Lord   Contributor
Tony Ashton   Contributor
Martin Birch   Engineer
Michael Lee Gray   Engineer
Phil McDonald   Engineer
Ian Paice   Contributor
Anthony Chidell   Contributor
David Stock   Engineer

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