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Forever Changes

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 22, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Elektra / Rhino Records
  • ASIN: B0015D3YX6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,004 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
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 Humor Man Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In the Summer
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Disc: 2
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 Humor Man Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In the Summer
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

The third and final album by the original Love lineup, FOREVER CHANGES regularly draws epic praise. Rolling Stone described it as elegant armageddon when listing it as #40 in the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time, and, placing it in the context of the late 60s in another rave review, called it, one of the most distinctive masterpieces in that era of masterpieces. A landmark work that s the L.A.-based
psychedelic folk-rock pioneers most fully realized studio effort, it was produced by band cofounder/frontman Arthur Lee and The Doors engineer/producer Bruce
Botnick, and released by Elektra in early 68. Rhino s new two-disc COLLECTOR S EDITION revisits this all-time classic, building on its mind-expanding brilliance with over an hour of previously unreleased and rare bonus material, including an
alternate mix of the entire album.
2-CD deluxe, expanded COLL ECTOR S EDITION of Love s
1968 masterpiece. Disc One presents the original album, remastered to
sound better than ever. Highlights include Alone AgainOr, Andmoreagain, The Red Telephone, and Live And Let Live.
c Disc Two features over 77 minutes of additional audio content, most of it previously unreleased. Bonus
material includes an alternate mix of the entire album, previously unissued except for the stand-out closing track, You Set The Scene. Also features ten additional tracks including previously unreleased outtakes of Wonder People (Do I Wonder) and Wooly Bully, a
mono remix of Alone Again Or, tracking sessions highlights from The Red Telephone and more.
c Deluxe DigiPak features a special collector s edition o-card plus a 20-page book with rare photos and
new liner notes

Customer Reviews

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199 of 220 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's set the record straight... April 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I inadvertantly wrote a review for this deluxe re-issue under the banner of the original CD version, so this is my attempt to address the recently released, 7-bonus track edition of this stellar album. I can understand why people wouldn't know or care about Love, but then again they are probably the same people who think Britney Spears is an "artist". To the uninitiated, it helps to know that Love was Jim Morrison's favorite group; when "Forever Changes" was first issued in 1967, it was their third album for Elektra, who eventually signed The Doors and released that group's incredible debut the same year. If it weren't for Arthur Lee and Love: 1) Elektra would not have gotten into the rock game; 2) The Doors might not have gotten signed to Elektra (Arthur Lee saw the group play The Whisky a Go Go and referred them to Jac Holzman and Ahmet Ertugen); 3) Jimi Hendrix might not have been exposed to a recording studio until much later in life (Lee recorded Hendrix on a rare 45 in the early '60's, and later included sessions with Jimi on subsequent Love LPs); and my life would still be the same. The re-issue offers a little insight into this deliberately mysterious group by supplying fans with outtakes from the original line-up's last session ("You and I and Your Mind Belong Together"), a demo version of one of the tracks ("The Good Humor Man..." re-titled as "Hummingbirds"), alternate mixes of classic Love tracks ("You Set The Scene" and "Alone Again Or", which emphasizes Brian Maclean's vocals more prominently), and even a song deleted from the original album completely ("Wonder People"), as well as the B-side "Laughing Stock" which is from the same session as "You and I... Read more ›
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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forever Love March 14, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I love this album! It's gorgeous: completely, utterly and absolutely. It's one of the most perfect pieces of music ever committed to tape, vinyl or CD. Out of all the summer of love albums to have come out, this is the one that strikes the strongest chord of kinship inside me. I don't know what it's like to have cavorted about in dippy-hippy peace, man style, but I DAMN sure know what it's like to be lonely and to be the man who sees things from the outside.
But do not be fooled. This is not a sad album in any way. Like how that totally awesome album cover portrays, it is life itself, a swirling menagerie of colors, moods and emotions. Can anyone doubt this after the way the first song, "Alone again or" begins with that quiet accoustic guitar and then knocks you right out in the middle with that majestic horn solo?
Throughout the album, our singer is sad, but never downtrodden. There is a perkiness even in the really delicate songs like "Andmoreagain" and "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This"-the latter one of the most gorgeous songs about summer ever written. Even with the two rockers, "A House Is Not A Motel" and "Live And Let Live", the mood is subdued, the anger is controlled and aimed carefully like a pointed finger.
Then there are the really bubbly songs: "Between Clark and Hillsdale" makes you want to cha-cha past your own local bunch of sidewalk stores right after you get out of work while there're still a couple hours of summer sun left; and "You Set The Scene" has to be one of the greatest signature songs of the era. It's one of those majestic march of life songs.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album of the 60's May 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
It has been called quintessential, a masterpiece, the great lost gem. Never has an album so encapsuled the tumultuos times we are living than Love's Forever Changes. From the ultimate strums of Flamenco Guitar on Alone Again Or to Sitting on a hillside watching all the people die on The Red Telephone and to facing each day with a smile on You Set The Scene, the listener is hypnotically bombarded with the most fascinating lyrics that seem to forever change with each listen, amazing orchestration, and barrages of electric guitar that influenced oh so many from Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Move, and The Doors to The Ramones, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Robyn Hitchcock, Television, Lenny Kravitz, and Urge Overkill. This album, this band, and Arthur Lee, its leader, deserves to be in the Rock Hall of Fame, and they will be when we stop teething.

Buy this version just to hear it in more ways. Let the re-issues of this classic keep coming and let it Forever Change our lives. Here is hoping for a successful release and an all-encompassing Arthur Lee and Love Box Set in the near future. So we can Keep the same old smile smiling.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Masterpiece April 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I was introduced to this album at thirteen by junior high buddy Bill Loftin, who was somewhat more musically advanced than I. We would sit for hours transfixed by a sound that was different from anything else then being played. "Alone Again Or" was the hook, but "Forever Changes" grew on me until it became firmly implanted in my mind as one of the best albums ever recorded. Now we all can think of albums that we liked when young that we can no longer stand and wonder how we ever did. This album, despite what some critics say, is one that stands the test of time. The song-writing duo of Arthur Lee and Bryan MacLean are at the peak of their collaborative genius here. Sure, some of the song titles are outrageous and some of the lyrics seem to have been written merely to rhyme; i.e. "All the snot is caked against my pants, it has turned into crystal. There's a bluebird sitting on a branch, I guess I'll take my pistol..." But interspersed with all the seeming nonsense are many serious and cryptic lyrics which give the listener pause. Arthur Lee was "punk" before punk was ever thought of and the music much more agreeable. My favorite cuts are the title song, The Red Telephone, Live and Let Live, You Set the Scene, ...Between Clark and Hilldale (a GREAT song musically), and Old Man. Bryan Maclean once said in an interview that the old man in the song was fictitious. Maybe so, but entirely believable. A lucky kid indeed is one whose life is enriched and horizons expanded by a worldly man such as Maclean wrote about. I don't agree with those who say this album didn't age well. In my estimation, "Forever Changes" continues to stand out from its contemporaries as a masterpiece of 1960s underground music.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars very mellow psych rock
this is a very mellow cd. If you are not into VERY mellow music than this one won't do it for you. And it's very much of it's time which is 1967. Very hippie love music. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Michael Dobey
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album
This is a brilliant and underappreciated album. Part psych, part Spanish flavored rock. Very mature, well written and well played. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Steven L. Carroll
4.0 out of 5 stars It will quietly grab a hold of you ... give it time
Takes a little time to find the charm of this album ... but once you figured it all out ... can't stop playing it !!!! masterpiece for the time period
Published 15 days ago by Recyclerob
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply put, it's superb
One of the greatest classics of the era, and it sounds as fresh and interesting today as it did from day one. Read the numerous superlative reviews online for the full story. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Rock Steady
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album. Interesting video interpretation of the music
Great album.
Interesting video interpretation of the music:
Published 28 days ago by Patrick Dean Landon
5.0 out of 5 stars "Forever Changes" on the Love Story 2CD collection
I have "Forever Changes" on vinyl, cassette, the first CD issue, "Forever Changes" on the Love Story 2CD collection, and now on this CD with added songs & excellent... Read more
Published 1 month ago by MainlineRich
5.0 out of 5 stars ... cd takes me back to the 60's I always enjoyed the sound of the...
This cd takes me back to the 60's I always enjoyed the sound of the horns on this album.
Published 1 month ago by Jeff Austin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Product was just as advertised and delivered promptly!
Published 1 month ago by G. Bryan
1.0 out of 5 stars Forever won't change my opinion of this album
The entire album sounds like the soundtrack to a sixties B-movie by a group of unknowns calling themselves "The Centurians" or "The Ascots" and riffing furiously... Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Cheng
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless masterpiece of pure musical art.
This is the type of album that you end up listening to over and over again - timeless masterpiece. The combination of mostly acoustic guitars and orchestration is special and... Read more
Published 4 months ago by j
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