Other Sellers on Amazon
Forever Changes (Collector's Edition) (2 CD)
|Listen Now with Amazon Music|
Forever Changes (2015 Remastered Version)
|Amazon Music Unlimited|
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
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
Top customer reviews
The only greater tragedy than never touring past going up to S.F. was Arthur finally getting it together and doing a very well-received tour of the UK only to be diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was so talented and after decades in a drug-induced & influenced wilderness Arthur Lee only had that brief, sweet taste of the fame he so richly deserved. He had no medical insurance, not enough money for the huge medical bills. I can recall Ian Hunter at a benefit seeking to raise money for Arthur.
Despite everything, Arthur Lee and Love left us with three albums of note. Forever Changes is a great recording filled with imagination and brilliance that stands the test of time. On a personal level the album sounds as great today as when I first heard it some 40 years ago. It is essential for any fan of R&R. Also a nod to Bryan MacLean, who had the talent & skills to have fronted his own band but was instead another casualty of excessive drug use. MacLean made a strong contribution to Forever Changes and it was not just Arthur Lee and four guys. Without "Alone Again Or" and "Old Man" Forever Changes would not be the transcendant work it definitely is.
Also one of the best uses of overlaying orchestration on a Rock album I've ever heard. Something I'd like to add came up in a conversation I had recently with one of my college-aged sons. This album holds up better than maybe any disc of its era. Better than Hendrix, better than Rubber Soul or Revolver (ok, maybe not Abbey Road), better than most Dylan of the time. It is a top ten all-time album.
The leadoff track may go down as one the best songs of the 60's, Bryan MaClean's tune "Alone Again Or", this is a drop dead classic! Sweet acoustic guitar with Mexican trumpets and beautiful strings. Bryan couldn't reach the notes in this song, so, Arthur sang it. The 60's vibe lyrics written by Lee, "A House Is Not A Motel", with some stinging guitar by Johnny Echols, Michael Stuart brings the beat in this one also. Arthur gives us the string laden ballad "Andmoreagain", "And i'm wrapped in my armor". "The Dailey Planet", is a great pop song, with flooding acoustic guitars, with nice signature swings, on this track session musicians appeared. MaClean gave us another winner in "Old Man", Ken Forssi's bass is so smooth here, Bryan's vocals are so delicate, some nice horns. Arthur Lee's "The Red Telephone", was about the bomb, is another fine example of 60's writing, this song has that psychedelic feel with some great swirling strings, "There locking 'em up today, I wonder who it will be tomorrow, you or me". "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale", (what a title), this jazzy number with those horns and acoustic guitars, splendid indeed. They let it fly at the end of "Live And Let Live", Love at their very best! "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This", (wow, Arthur had a thing for long titles), the sweet horns and strings make this a keeper of a tune. The strut of "Bummer In The Summer", some nice picki' here. And the album closes with the pure L.A. feel song, "You Set The Scene", nice strings and horns and the band just sounded great, "You look so lovely, with that same old smile".
Bonus material include the demo "Hummingbirds", early version of "The Good Humor Man", produced by Jac Holzman , recorded in 1966. The sunny bright pop-psych of "Wonder People (I Do Wonder)", but you know this tune has to be a little dark. The alternate mix's of "Alone Again Or" and "You Set The Scene". A very interesting track is the recording of "Your Mind And We Belong Together", with run throughs, "Relax a little guys, take 36", good stuff, Arthur taking control. Then we get the final version of "Your Mind", the time signature's with Echols guitar and Forssi's bass are amazing! "Laughing Stock", is a nice little romp. This line-up would break up after this release, Arthur would bring in a new band for Love's 4th release "Out Here". Like i said everybody that loves rock, pop and jazz should listen to Love's "Forever Changes".
Most recent customer reviews
Set The Scene" is the greatest rock song ever. (No exaggeration.Read more