Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord began work on his solo album during his time in Whitesnake in the early '80s. Before I Forget was the result, an album that is half instrumental and half rock songs. Like many a metal musician, Lord tried to bridge the gap between classical and rock with questionable success. Still, this is definitely an interesting mix that may lack cohesion, but may appeal to Deep Purple fans who wanted to see the group evolve in this direction anyway.
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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano