"It is certainly no coincidence that Jon chose to reflect Elgar’s paean to the love of friends and family in his own very personal music.
This song was among the music heard at Jon’s funeral, played by myself and sung by the incomparable Miller Anderson for whom it was originally written."
Recorded From Deep Purple In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra Live At Royal Albert Hall.Singer: Miller Anderson, Conductor: Paul Mann.
Here is Roger Glover's reflection:
"A bittersweet year. It was in the studio in Nashville that we heard about Jon. It was a real blow to the body, even though we expected it. Stories and thoughts of him flooded the following weeks as the enormity of the loss sank in. Back in England we said goodbye to Jon with great dignity, the service was sadness made beautiful with music. When Jon first gave me Pictured Within, I wept at the beauty of it. At his funeral I wept again at the sadness of it. Such moving music. Music that has the power to stir emotions that run deep. He changed my life. I am a lucky man."
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