1982 Jon Lord – Before I Forget

Before I Forget is a 1982 album by Jon Lord, featuring a largely conventional eight-song line-up, no orchestra. The bulk of the songs are either mainstream rock tracks (“Hollywood Rock and Roll”, “Chance on a Feeling”) or, specifically on Side Two, a series of very English classical piano ballads sung by mother and daughter duo, Vicki Brown and Sam Brown (wife and daughter of entertainer Joe Brown) and vocalist Elmer Gantry. The album also features prolific session drummer (and National Youth Jazz Orchestra alumnus) Simon Phillips, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell and Mick Ralphs.

Jon Lord used synthesizers more than before, principally to retain an intimacy with the material and to create a jam atmosphere with old friends like Tony Ashton

 

 

Tracks

1 Chance On A Feeling 4:05
2 Tender Babes 4:02
3 Hollywood Rock And Roll 4:10
4 Bach On To This 8:01
5 Before I Forget 5:04
6 Say It’s All Right 4:49
7 Burntwood 4:03
8 Where Are You? 5:02
9 Going Home 4:00
10 Pavane 3:52
11 Lady 5:29
12 For A Friend 6:24

1 Chance On A Feeling

Bass Neil Murray
Drums Ian Paice
Keyboards Jon Lord
Guitar Bernie Marsden
Background Vocals Sam Brown
Background Vocals Vicky Brown
Vocals Bernie Marsden

2 Tender Babes

Bass Neil Murray
Drums Cozy Powell
Keyboards Jon Lord

3 Hollywood Rock And Roll

Bass Neil Murray
Keyboards Jon Lord
Background Vocals Sam Brown
Background Vocals Vicky Brown
Vocals Tony Ashton

4 Bach On To This

Bass Neil Murray
Drums Simon Phillips
Guitar Bernie Marsden
Keyboards Jon Lord

5 Before I Forget

Bass Neil Murray
Drums Ian Paice
Keyboards Jon Lord
Background Vocals Sam Brown
Background Vocals Vicky Brown

6 Say It’s All Right

Bass Neil Murray
Drums Simon Phillips
Guitar Mick Ralphs
Keyboards Jon Lord
Background Vocals Sam Brown
Vocals Vicky Brown

7 Burntwood

Bass Neil Murray
Keyboards Jon Lord

8 Where Are You?

Keyboards Jon Lord
Vocals Elmer Gantry

9 Going Home

Bass Boz Burrell
Drums Simon Kirke
Guitar Mick Ralphs
Keyboards Jon Lord

10 Pavane

Keyboards Jon Lord

11 Lady

Keyboards Jon Lord
Vocals Vicky Brown

12 For A Friend

Keyboards Jon Lord

 

Producer – Jon Lord
Producer (Assistant), Engineer, Mixed By – Guy Bidmead
Engineer (Assistant), Mixed By – Michael Johnson