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Forever Changes Original recording remastered, Extra tracks

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  • Audio CD (19 Feb. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Elektra
  • ASIN: B0000594YM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,931 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Alone Again Or
2. A House Is Not A Motel
3. Andmoreagain
4. The Daily Planet
5. Old Man
6. The Red Telephone
7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
8. Live and Let Live
9. The Good Humour Man He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set the Scene
12. Hummingbirds
13. Wonder People
14. Alone Again Or
15. You Set the Scene
16. Your Mind And We Belong Together
17. Your Mind And We Belong Together
18. Laughing Stock

Product Description

LOVE Forever Changes (2001 UK Expanded Edition 18-track digitally remastered CD album expanded with 7 Bonus Recordings featuring demos outtakes & alternate mixes including You Set The Scene and Wonder People picture sleeve)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Steven Miller on 16 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I wanted to write this review for Amazon UK because while this album was slow to take off in the US , the Brits seemed to embrace it much more easily and it is no coincidence that Arthur Lee and Love devoted a lot of tours throughout Britain to perform this album. Whether this album is one of the greatest of all time or not, or sold poorly in the beginning , or ranks with the Beatles best or the Beach Boys or whoever, is of little importance. I believe it is a rock master work and add my opinion with the rest of the enthusiastic reviewers on this site only in hope of encouraging others to listen. It's reputation is enough to make many curious to give it a try. The album is largely acoustic as was much of Love's early recordings , and while Love's lead guitarist John Echols does let loose here and there don't expect anything like what the Jimi Hendrix Experience or Cream were serving up at the time. I believe the albums strength is in the lyrics of Lee and Maclean and the unique way they are delivered. The approach is not verse chorus verse. There is a lot being said on these songs as befits performers who have something to say and want to say it in the normally constrictive confines of a rock and roll album. It doesn't matter if every line is not the most profound statement. Lee was writing about what he knew (alienation ) or what others related to him ( soldiers home from Vietnam telling him blood mixed with mud turns grey in color ). As has been mentioned here, Lee has said he believed this album was " his last words to the planet ". It is a psychedelic album in a sense but that label alone is too limiting. Roger Waters used to get annoyed when Pink Floyd's music was described as being about "outer space"- it was all about "inner space", he said . In the end the best recommendation you can give a recording is the staying power it has. I've listened to this album far too many times to accurately know and I never get tired of it, I'm quite sure I never will.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By B. Arthur on 11 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
This one has been on my desert island list since 1967. It is an acoustic/ electric/ mariachi/ flamenco/ psychedelic classic of the highest order. Every moment is glorious and no drugs needed.
A couple of months after my wife died in 2002, Arthur Lee came to Newcastle with the final incarnation of Love - just when I needed him most. I saw the 'Forever Changes' gig in 2003 and in 2004 I took my new (and continuing) love to see Love at Newcastle University. The place was packed with undergraduates and 50-somethings. The kids new all the words!
In his final years Arthur Lee and Love performed brilliantly and he was a contender for the title of 'Coolest Man on the Planet'. Buy both the studio and the live version of this album.
Thank you Arthur Lee wherever you are now.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Whitehead on 1 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
If any criticism could be levelled at Love's first two albums it would be that the first album was too disparate a collection of songs, and that half of da Capo, their second album, comprises a long boring self-indulgent jam (Revelations).

On Forever Changes, however, everything comes together. Every song on Forever Changes belongs on this album and nowhere else - such is this album's and Love's unique sound. The band's sound is also expanded by a range of horns. On some of the tracks (e.g. Alone Again Or) if you close your eyes and listen, you could be in some downtown Mexican suburb listening to a mariachi band... Some people may find the horns over the top. Me, I love them.

Lee's song-writing (and that of his co-pilot Bryan Maclean) also scales new heights on Foreover Changes. But it's not just the song structures, interesting as they are, but Lee's lyrics. These are bizarre, obscure, witty, but never throw away. No doubt their meaning has been the source of many a drunken bar-room conversation.

Pick up any of the band's first three albums - Love, da Capo or Forever Changes and you will find a rich selection of quality songs. How would I classify them? Hmmmm, that's difficult. Slightly Byrds-ish, slightly Doors-ish, slightly Beefheart-ish, slightly Flying Burritos-ish, slightly folk-rockish with a latin twist... Really, though, they created their own distinctive sound... Love are unique - thanks in large part to Lee's distinctive voice, lyrics and song arrangements. Because of this you may not find them an instant 'hit', but if you do fall for their sound, I think you'll find them a life-long love.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Edwards VINE VOICE on 24 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
One of the first albums I ever bought, about 2 years after it was released. I had to replace the vinyl version twice, but over time I played it rather less. Arthur Lee's death sent me back to listen again, and conclude that this is still one of the best few albums ever made.

Most of the songs still stand up, all of the melodies are great, one or two of the lyrics sound a bit hippy/dippy today.

The orchestration was considered revolutionary at the time, although Neil Young had already started along that path with Buffalo Springfield. It would have been interesting to see what Young would have made of Forever Changes, if, as was mooted at the time, he had produced the songs.

Play "Alone Again Or" to anyone, and you'll have a new Love fan. AndMoreAgain, is not far behind, likewise "House is not a Motel, and "You Set the Scene".

All in all essential listening which has stood the test time, and still sounds great today. That is the true test of a great album
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