Thursday, August 29, 2013

Queen’s Brian May, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson & Alice Cooper, appear on a new 'Sunflower Superjam' two-DVD set.

By: Hayspost

Legendary rockers, including Alice Cooper, Queen’s Brian May and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, appear on a new two-DVD set boasting footage from the 2011 and 2012 editions of the annual Sunflower Jam concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Among the many highlights on the video, titled The Sunflower Superjam 2012, are late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord’s final live performances, which took place at the 2011 event.

Other artists featured on the DVDs include ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, Procol Harum singer/keyboardist Gary Brooker, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson and former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth.

Noteworthy performances on the discs include the world premiere of a Lord-Wakeman collaboration titled “It’s Not as Big as It Was,” Cooper singing his memorable hit “School’s Out,” Dickenson’s rendition of The Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes,” an ensemble version of Deep Purple’s classic “Smoke on the Water” and May, Jones, Paice and other musicians collaborating on versions of Rainbow’s “Since You’ve Been Gone” and “Black Night.”

The Sunflower Superjam 2012 DVD is available for pre-order now at  Proceeds raised from sales of the collection will benefit the Sunflower Jam charity.  The U.K. organization, which was founded in 2006 by Paice’s wife, Jacky, supports holistic and alternative healing programs for young people stricken with cancer.

Here is the complete track list for The Sunflower Superjam 2012 DVD:

DVD 1 – Sunflower Jam 2012:
“Ain’t No Telling” – The Temperance Movement
“Behind Blue Eyes” – Bruce Dickinson
“Black Night” – Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, John Paul Jones, Brian Auger & Ian Paice
“Elected” – Alice Cooper
“Emerald” – Bruce Dickinson
“I Want to Know What Love Is” – Alfie Boe
“Lessons in Love” – Mark King
“Pictured Within” – Steve Balsamo
“Rock n’ Roll” – Alfie Boe
“Sails of Charon” – Uli Jon Roth
“School’s Out” – Alice Cooper
“Since You’ve Been Gone” – Brian May, Ian Paice, John Paul Jones, Brian Auger & Kerry Ellis
“Smoke on the Water” – Ensemble
“Something About You” – Mark King
“This Wheel’s on Fire” – Sandi Thom

DVD 2 – Sunflower Jam 2011
“Bohemian Rhapsody” – Newton Faulkner
“Born to Run” – Danny Bowes
“Bourée” – Jon Lord
“Eleanor Rigby” – Rick Wakeman
“Good Golly Miss Molly” – Gary Brooker
“I Just Want to Make Love to You” – Margo Buchanan
“It’s Not as Big as It Was” – Jon Lord & Rick Wakeman
“Life on Mars” – Newton Faulkner & Jon Lord
“Midnight Blues” – Joe Bonamassa
“Pictured Within” – Steve Balsamo & Jon Lord
“Smoke on the Water” – Deep Purple featuring Bill Bailey
“The Ballad of John Henry” – Joe Bonamassa & Jon Lord
“The Thrill Is Gone” – Joe Bonamassa
“Whiter Shade of Pale” – Gary Brooker

Bonus 2012 footage:
“Freedom Jazz Dance” – Brian Auger
“Born Free” – Brian May & Kerry Ellis
“I Loved a Butterfly” – Brian May & Kerry Ellis
“Substitute” – Margo Buchanan
“Help Me” – Sandi Thom
“November Rain” – Sandi Thom
“Only Friend” – The Temperance Movement