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One of the first pop albums to become a cult classic, Love's 1967 masterpiece, FOREVER CHANGES, is the pinnacle of the L.A. freak (the locals' preferred term over "hippie") scene. Singer/songwriter Arthur Lee's lyrics are increasingly fragmentary and paranoid, foreshadowing the band's eventual drug-fueled collapse. Yet these drop-dead hip tunes are set in arrangements featuring Herb Alpert-style mariachi horns, lush middle-of-the-road strings, and other tropes of the easy listening scene, creating a more unsettling sense of tension than if the songs were given the usual heavy rock instrumentation. Every single track is a stone classic, although second songwriter Bryan MacLean's contributions, the haunted "Old Man" and especially the simply gorgeous opener "Alone Again Or", deserve special consideration. FOREVER CHANGES belongs high on any halfway serious list of the greatest pop albums of the '60s.

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 He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set The Scene
12. Hummingbirds (demo)
13. Wonder People (I Do Wonder) (outtake)
14. Alone Again Or (alternate mix)
15. You Set The Scene (alternate mix)
16. Your Mind & We Belong Together
17. Your Mind & We Belong Together (alternate take)
18. Laughing Stock
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#1
Classic Arthur Lee
#2
Worth every penny. Heat added.
#3
One of the greatest albums ever made
#4
Amazing album. The essential West Coast sixties album. Hot.
#5
Not heard it but heard of it, will take a chance for a couple of quid.

Heat added.
#6
jimmythehat
Amazing album. The essential West Coast sixties album. Hot.


+1
excellent stuff
#7
Wonderful, wonderful stuff.Rush to buy this album, you'll listen to these incredible songs again and again and again. The late Arthur Lee was such a genius and his band were sensational. I never tire of this music; it's timeless, classic music. We'll never see quality like this again.....
#8
Andy knows his music. Fantastic write up of this in Hifi news a couple of months back. Ordered.
#9
One of the best albums ever!!!!!!
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I've listened to this countless times and still find it impossible to categorise. Best I can give is a fusion of folk/rock/psychedelia with a dose of middle ages madrigal thrown in for good measure.

Some might find it less immediate than your typical 60's pop/rock album - but the layers of instrumentation in these tracks rewards repeated listening. It does definitely have sinister bad trip undertones throughout, "The Red Telephone", being an acute example.

An album very much of its time. I can't imagine anyone creating anything like this nowadays. But is it any good? Oh **** yeah!

"Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale" and "Alone Again Or" are pretty much perfect. £1.99 is a sacrilege to be honest.

Now where did I put that joint...
#11
Now £6.99. Missed it - shame.

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