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Stands the test of time - still great,
This review is from: Forever Changes (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