2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2015
Intelligent music. This is the late great Jon Lord pushing the boundary again. It's a piece of music that needs listening to, it's classical music , if you don't like classical music, don't buy it. It's not as good as Sarabande or the Concerto though. A piece of music written by Jon Lord and JS Bach, it's got to be good. It's a Jon Lord album, so if you're not a Jon Lord fan, why the hell would you buy it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 December 2013
Along with the "concerto for group and orchestra", this is my favourite classic/ rock album by Jon Lord & co.
The approach of mixing the orchestra with a rock band might seem similar to the "concerto", but the music itself on "Windows" is very different. It is vastly inspired by Bach's music and often goes into the realms of more contemporary classical music. This is not an easy work to listen to, it is twisted, less melodic than the "concerto".
It features incredible vocal performances by Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale (a.o.).
This is far from boring, one might argue that it feels rushed in some places, and maybe a bit too "weird" in other places, but this is truly the work of somebody who wanted to go further in both musical genres (classical & rock).