Monday, March 20, 2017

Jon Lord





































Artist:  Jon Lord
Birth Name:  Jonathan Douglas Lord
Born:   June 9, 1941.  Leicester, England
Died:   July 16, 2012 (Aged 71).  London, England
Genre:  Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock, Classical Rock, Jazz, Jazz Rock
Occupations:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments:  Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals

Joh Lord was an English Composer, Pianist and Hammond Organ Player, best-known as Keyboards of one of the best Hard Rock Group Deep Purple, besides his works with Whitesnake, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Artwoods and Flower Pot Men.

In 1968,  Joh Lord founded Deep Purple, he wrote the organ riff on "Child In Time", he retired from Deep Purple in 2002.  In 2011, he was granted an Honorary Doctor Of Music Degree by his home town's University of Leicester.  He died on 16th July, 2012 after suffering from pancreatic cancer at the London Clinic.














Title:  Before I Forget (Expanded Edition)  (2017)
Genre:  Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock, Classical Rock, Jazz, Jazz Rock
Label:  Purple Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Chance On A Feeling  (4:08)
 2.  Tender Babes  (4:03)
 3.  Hollywood Rock And Roll  (4:11)
 4.  Bach Onto This  (8:00)
 5.  Before I Forget  (5:05)
 6.  Say It's All Right  (4:50)
 7.  Burntwood  (4:04)
 8.  Where Are You?  (5:03)

Bonus Tracks:  2012:

 9.  Going Home  (4:01)
10. Ravel's Pavane  (3:53)
11. Bach Onto This  (4:04)
12. Lady  (5:33)
13. For A Friend  (6:24)

Personnel:

Produced by Jon Lord

Jon Lord:  Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Mini Moog
Bernie Marsden:  Guitar (Track 1, 4), Lead Vocals (Track 1)
Mick Ralphs:  Guitar (Track 3, 6)
Tony Ashton:  Lead Vocals  (Track 3)
Elmer Gantry:  Lead Vocals  (Track 8)
Vicky Brown:  Lead Vocals (Track 2, 11), Backing Vocals (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6)
Sam Brown:  Backing Vocals (Track 1, 3, 5, 6)
Boz Burrell:  Bass (Track 3)
Neil Murray:  Bass (Track 1, 2, 4-7)
Ian Paice:  Drums (Track 1, 5)
Cozy Powell:  Drums  (Track 2)
Simon Phillips:  Drums (Track 4, 6)
Simon Kirke:  Drums (Track 3)


Bonus Tracks:

Jon Lord:  Keyboards
Vicky Brown:  Vocals on Track 12

Before I Forget is a solo album by Jon Lord, originally released on June,  1982 by Harvest Records, remastered and reissued on January 27, 2017 by Purple Records.  For Expanded Edition with 5 Bonus Tracks.



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