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Jon Lord


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4 stars When Rock meets Classic!

I was wrong. When this album was released, I was only aware after I knew Sarabande (third album by Jon Lord) first than "Windows". As "Sarabande" has beautiful melodies throughout the album, the music was much more accessible to my ears than "Windows". So by that time, "Sarabande" experienced more listening share than "Windows". At that time I perceived "Windows" was less attractive than "Sarabande". The reality is, "Windows" has the same quality than "Sarabande" and in fact the music is more classical and provocative. One thing that has resided for such a long time in my memory cells is the introductory remark by the master of ceremony (MC): "John Lord .. Glenn Hughes . David Coverdale .Mark Nauseff ." and of course .. a bit of introduction to Eberhard Schoener. Wow! What a memorable introduction to those talented musicians.

I only find this album interesting lately when I was about to write some reviews of Jon Lord albums for this site which I spun the three albums (Gemini Suite, Windows and Sarabande) at about the same time. The more I spun Windows the more I like it and in fact the composition is brilliant. I have underrated this album for such a long time and now I can say that this is as good as "Sarabande" album. Yes, the melody is not that catchy as Sarabande but Windows is much more complex and classical than Sarabande.

"Continue on Bach" is thought provoking in terms of musical arrangement as it contains elements of blues rock and classical music with various styles and textures during the song. The song is structured in multi sections with each section features excellent solos like those demonstrated by electric guitar, organ / Hammond as well as drums. I also like parts with vocal section. The other tracks are Movements (1 until 3) which depicts different music styles from one movement to another. I know that Jon is great keyboard player for Deep Purple, but his musical creations through his early period of his solo have proved that he is a smart musician. I still maintain the cassette format of this album.

Overall, this is an excellent addition to any prog music collection. Jon demonstrates his virtuosity as musical arranger as well as great keyboard player. You should not miss this album. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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