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  • Performer: Tony Ashton & Jon Lord
  • Title: First Of The Big Bands
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: TTA RA DMF MP1 AU DXD AA
  • Released: 1983
  • Style: Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock
  • MP3 album: 1422 mb
  • FLAC album: 1558 mb
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Tony Ashton & Jon Lord - First Of The Big Bands mp3 album

First of the Big Bands is a studio album by Tony Ashton of Ashton, Gardner and Dyke and Jon Lord of Deep Purple, released in April 1974 by Purple Records in the UK and Europe and Warner Bros. Records in the US. The project was Ashton's and Lord's brainchild and continuation of their working relationship after Ashton Gardner & Dyke helped out on Jon Lord's soundtrack album The Last Rebel from 1971.

Tony Ashton & Jon Lord ‎– First Of The Big Bands. Label: Purple Records ‎– 2 C064-95592. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album.

First of the Big Bands – BBC Live in Concert 1974 is a live album recorded on September 12, 1974 at the London Palladium by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord and their all-star band featuring Ian Paice, Carmine Appice, Dick Parry and Max Middleton among others. The setlist features mainly songs off the album First of the Big Bands by Ashton & Lord, released in 1974. The live album was released in 1993 by Windsong International.

Ashton Gardner & Dyke, Tony Ashton & Jon Lord Ku Klux Klan. Tony Ashton & Jon Lord Surrender Me. (play). Jon Lord & Tony Ashton Graves To The Graveyard (1971).

Ashton and Lord wanted to create the feel of a big band in the studio, so had up to 15 musicians in at any one time, and usually worked with two drummers, guitars, brass, keyboards and backing vocals. The album appears to have been largely finished by 1973 but delayed until 1974 to avoid confusing the market during the line-up changes in Deep Purple. It seems likely that more work was done during this time but tape logs no longer survive.

Hanging Out Imagination. Ashton & Lord, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord. First of the Big Bands: BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert. Paice, Ashton & Lord. Malice in Wonderland. Ashton, Gardner & Dyke.

Malice in Wonderland (Paice Ashton Lord album). Malice in Wonderland is the only studio album by Paice Ashton Lord. It was released in 1977. All songs written by Ian Paice, Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, except where noted. Remember the Good Times" (Ian Paice, Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez) - 5:48. Arabella (Oh Tell Me)" (Tony Ashton) - 4:06. Silas & Jerome" - 3:25.

Listen to music from Tony Ashton & Jon Lord like We're gonna make it, Band of the Salvation Army Band & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Tony Ashton & Jon Lord. First Of The Big Bands.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 We're Gonna Make It
Written-By – Ashton - Lord*
A2 Down Side Upside Down
Written-By – Ashton - Lord*
A3 Band Of The Salvation Army Band
Written-By – Ashton - Lord*
A4 Silly Boy
Written-By – Ashton - Lord*
A5 Surrender Me
Written-By – Ashton*
B1 Celebration
Written-By – Ashton - Lord*
B2 I Been Lonely
Written-By – Ashton*
B3 Shut Up
Written-By – Ashton - Lord*
B4 Ballad Of Mr. Giver
Written-By – Ashton - Lord*

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed To – Purple Records
  • Recorded At – Apple Studios
  • Recorded At – Air Studios


  • Cover – John Kosh
  • Engineer – Alan Harris, Bill Price, Geoffrey Emerick*, John Middleton, John Mills , Martin Birch
  • Photography By – Pete Howe*
  • Producer – Jon Lord, Tony Ashton


Recorded at Air and Apple Studios, London. / A Purple Records Production.
Licensed by Purple Records, Ltd., London.

(P) 1974 (C) 1983
Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 6155
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TPS 3507, 0C 062-95592 Tony Ashton & Jon Lord* First Of The Big Bands ‎(LP, Album) Purple Records, Purple Records TPS 3507, 0C 062-95592 UK 1974
3C 344-95592 Tony Ashton & Jon Lord* First Of The Big Bands ‎(8-Trk, Album) EMI 3C 344-95592 Italy 1974
TPS 3507 Tony Ashton & Jon Lord* First Of The Big Bands ‎(LP, Album) Purple Records TPS 3507 New Zealand 1974
WOU 2778 Tony Ashton & Jon Lord* First Of The Big Bands ‎(CD, Album) Wounded Bird Records WOU 2778 US 2009
LICD 9.00119 O Tony Ashton & Jon Lord* First Of The Big Bands ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Line Records LICD 9.00119 O Russia 2016

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