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Deep Purple + Bruce Dickinson, others – Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend (2014)

Deep Purple is reliably good on ‘Celebrating Jon Lord.’ The surprises, however, come from one-of-a-kind combinations of acolytes and fans.

One Track Mind: Marillion, “Power” from A Sunday Night Above The Rain (2014)

One Track Mind: Marillion, “Power” from A Sunday Night Above The Rain (2014)

A standout track found on ‘Sounds That Can’t Be Made’ becomes a study in visceral contrasts.

Marillion – Sounds That Can’t Be Made: Special Edition (2014)

Marillion – Sounds That Can’t Be Made: Special Edition (2014)

There’s a reason most prog albums leave the epic song for the end, as Marillion’s 17th album made clear. They began here with “Gaza,” a dramatic rumination on the senselessness of war, and then seemed to struggle for a while to regain momentum.

Christopher Cross – A Night In Paris (2013)

Christopher Cross, because he had so much success in such a small window of time in the early 1980s, has a caught-in-time sound — one that remains, even on this expansive live document, redolent of a specific moment.

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

Deep Purple – Now What?! (2013)

With Now What?!, Deep Purple doesn’t simply return, it sets out to remind you of everything that once made this band a contender for Led Zeppelin’s throne in the early 1970s as the biggest heavy-rocking band of them all.

‘We write the rules’: Deep Purple to release two songs at once ahead of first album in eight years

‘We write the rules’: Deep Purple to release two songs at once ahead of first album in eight years

Those patiently waiting for new Deep Purple are about to get a double-shot of fresh sounds, as the group releases a pair of songs simultaneously — “Hell to Pay” and “All the Time in the World.” Check out a lyric video for the latter here.

Glenn Hughes – Live in Wolverhampton: Official Bootleg (2013)

Glenn Hughes – Live in Wolverhampton: Official Bootleg (2013)

No, Black Country Communion wasn’t Glenn Hughes’ first uber-talented amalgam. For that, you’ll have to go back to the early 1970s, and Trapeze — a band whose music leaps to life in this newly released double live set.

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Beats (2013)

A new remix project focusing on Mike Oldfield’s 1973 genre-defining new-age smash Tubular Bells ends on a stirring note, as the multi-instrumentalist is joined by ex-Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen on the finale “Never Too Far.”

Deep Purple – Live in Paris: 1975 (2013)

Capturing the last concert from Deep Purple’s Mk III lineup, as Ritchie Blackmore subsequently left to form Rainbow, Live in Paris: 1975 also works as another glimpse into the brilliance of the recently deceased Jon Lord.