CD/DVD: Tony Ashton & Friends – Endangered Spieces. Live at Abbey Road 2000 (August 2006, T2 Media)
The idea for this special and unique evening came from Jon Lord and Pete York, and it was held at Abbey Road Studio One in London to show support for their friend Tony Ashton. The CD edition (which has a special booklet with pictures from the gig) includes a great three track set from Tony Ashton and friends, a six track set from the old Whitesnake wrecking crew (minus David Coverdale), including a stripped down version of “Here I Go Again” done by just Bernie and Jon, and a track from Who man John Entwistle. Perhaps the most unique feature of the CD is the first and only Paice Ashton Lord reunion, right down to the brass and female backing singers. Sadly the event turned out to be Tony’s last night of rock and roll – he died just a year later. This release has been mixed from recordings made by the legendary Geoff Emerick (who engineered The Beatles) and prepared with the full co-operation of his wife Sandra – a great souvenir of what was a very enjoyable and moving occasion. Details at T2Media.net
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DVD: Paice/Ashton/Lord – Live In London (2006, T2 Media)
The DVD comprises the only filmed live performance of PAL in London ’77 plus contemporary documentary – “Lifespan”. Details at T2Media.net
CD: Hoochie Coochie Men – New Studio Album (2006/2007)
Jon Lord guests on most of the tracks from the new HCM album. He recorded his parts in July in London. Details at BobDaisley.com
CD: Jon Lord – New Studio Album (2006/2007)
It is yet to be confirmed whether JL’s new regular studio album will be released this year or the next. No details have been yet announced.
CD: Boom Of The Tingling Strings & Disguises by Jon Lord (2007, EMI Classics)
EMI Classics will record both works in the second week of Dec 2006 for release in 2007. Jon Lord won’t be playing on the album.