01. Guitar (Soloist: Albert Lee) (8:54)
02. Piano (Soloist: Jon Lord) (8:03)
03. Drums (Soloist: Ian Paice) (7:18)
04. Vocals (Soloists: Tony Ashton & Ivonne Elliman) (5:49)
05. Bass Guitar (Soloist: Roger Glover) (5:00)
06. Organ (Soloist: Jon Lord) (11:47)

Jon Lord (Gemini): Piano & Organ (courtesy of Harvest Records)
Roger Glover (Sagittarius): Bass Guitar (courtesy of Harvest Records)
Albert Lee (Capricorn): Guitar (courtesy of Island Records)
Tony Ashton (Pisces): Vocals (courtesy of Capital Records)
Yvonne Elliman (Capricorn): Vocals
Ian Paice (Cancer): Drums (courtesy of Harvest Records)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Malcolm Arnold (Libra)

Composed & scored by Jon Lord
Lyrics by Jon Lord

The music on this album was originally written as a commission for the BBC & the Orchestra of the Light Music Society in September 1970, when it was broadcast live on British & Danish radio. I composed the Suite during the first 6 months of 1970, each movement being 'built' around the musical personalities of the members of Deep Purple. However, during the period between that concert & this recording the music grew away from the initial concept & became to my mind not so much a composition for 'Group & Orchestra'; more simply music for ampflified instruments & an orchestra. To this end we decided not to make it a Deep Purple project but to use specified Soloists.
The title is an allusion to the main characteristic of people born under the sign Gemini - The Twins; my own birth sign.
Many thanks are due to all the soloists, the very fine London Symphony Orchestra, & to Mr Malcolm Arnold for his invaluable help. A special thank you to Martin, Ian & Roger
Publishers: HEC Music
Engineers: Martin Birch, Dave Stock, Mike Gray, Philip McDonald
Front cover design: Jim Willis, Westfore
Photography: Jane Jackson

(P) © 1971 EMI Electrola

Gemini Suite