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Love - Forever Changes: Collector's Edition/Remastered & Expanded [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered] £5.17 delivered @ Amazon
Love - Forever Changes: Collector's Edition/Remastered & Expanded [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered] £5.17 delivered @ Amazon

Love - Forever Changes: Collector's Edition/Remastered & Expanded [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered] £5.17 delivered @ Amazon

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Never seen this collector's edition below a tenner before, let alone at this amazing price. Bit of a wait on delivery as it has to be ordered in, but well worth it - simply one of the best albums ever made and the standard expanded edition cheapest is a fiver and elsewhere for this edition:-
Zavvi £12.85
Base.com £13.29
DVD Source £13.99
Tesco £14.47

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.

11-track digitally remastered CD album plus a Bonus 21-track CD containing a previously unissued alternate mix of the entire album previously unreleased outtakes of Wonder People [Do I Wonder] a mono remix of Alone Again Or The Red Telephone tracking sessions highlights & more presented in a digipak picture sleeve complete with a 20-page picture booklet containing rare photos and new sleevenotes).

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 He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set The Scene

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 He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set The Scene
12. Wonder People (I Do Wonder) (Outtake - Original Mix) (Bonus Track)
13. Hummingbirds (Demo) (Bonus Track)
14. A House Is Not A Motel (Backing Track) (Bonus Track)
15. Andmoreagain (Alternate Electirc Backing Track) (Bonus Track)
16. The Red Telephone (Tracking Sessions Highlights) (Bonus Track)
17. Wooly Bully (Outtake) (Bonus Track)
18. Alone Again Or (Mono Single Remix) (Bonus Track)
19. Your Mind And We Belong Together (Tracking Sessions Highlights) (Bonus Track)
20. Your Mind And We Belong Together (Bonus Track)
21. Laughing Stock (Bonus Track)

22 Comments

Classic album, well worth a fiver of anyone's cash, having said that I'm fairly sure I didn't pay more than 4.99 for it about 15 years back! Can't understand why it's so expensive everywhere else. It was always in the 3-for's and general sales back in the day.

Classic album even if the lyrics do sound a bit strange these days. Why do people on acid think the drivel that comes out of their mouths is so profound & meaningful???

This is the 2 disc edition.Having said that,the 1 disc has some of these extra tracks.
Who cares?At the end of the day its one of the best albums ever made.I bought the CD a few years back but had to keep my old vinyl copy.

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paulmcuk

Classic album, well worth a fiver of anyone's cash, having said that I'm … Classic album, well worth a fiver of anyone's cash, having said that I'm fairly sure I didn't pay more than 4.99 for it about 15 years back! Can't understand why it's so expensive everywhere else. It was always in the 3-for's and general sales back in the day.


Yeah - standard and the extended are usually around £4 / £5 but not this 2CD Collectors Edition

Not sure I agree with the "Lyrical drivel" comment, as there is often a profundity to these songs that can't be easily worked out. In the final interviews before he died, Arthur Lee spent time explaining the meanings to some of the more oblique songs here. See the "Love Story" film, or the "Arthur Lee and the Book of Love" book, for much more information.

Hey, that aside, this is a briliant spot Andy. If I didn't already have these songs in many forms I'd rush out and buy it

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Price shot up by an astonishing 10p so edited X)
Well done those of you who ordered at £5.07

am i the only person who's never heard of this?

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phillyboy

am i the only person who's never heard of this?


Hmmm - probably not - and this guy (sadly now dead) - Arthur Lee deserves wider appreciation. Read that link - you'll see how appreciated he is in the music industry and what a fantastic life. And then have a listen to this - my fave track off this album.
Gone but never forgotten - Arthur Lee & Love were simply awesome

andywedge

Hmmm - probably not - and this guy (sadly now dead) - Arthur Lee deserves … Hmmm - probably not - and this guy (sadly now dead) - Arthur Lee deserves wider appreciation. Read that link - you'll see how appreciated he is in the music industry and what a fantastic life. And then have a listen to this - my fave track off this album.Gone but never forgotten - Arthur Lee & Love were simply awesome

nice one andy X). just listened to track and love it!!!

Edited by: "phillyboy" 20th Feb 2011

phillyboy

am i the only person who's never heard of this?



No.

IWannaBeAdored

No.



Me neither,but ordered out of curiosity anyway.

paulmcuk

Classic album, well worth a fiver of anyone's cash, having said that I'm … Classic album, well worth a fiver of anyone's cash, having said that I'm fairly sure I didn't pay more than 4.99 for it about 15 years back! Can't understand why it's so expensive everywhere else. It was always in the 3-for's and general sales back in the day.



The CD that was in the shops 15 years ago is one of the worst sounding CDs I've ever bought - the album was drained of all joy. Listen to one of the newer remastered releases and it sounds like a new album.

1616french

Me neither,but ordered out of curiosity anyway.



I'm curious too, but will YouTube it instead. (_;)

Arthur Lee was a genius. This is essential listening.

The 2 disc version was £5 in store at Fopp a few weeks ago for anybody with one nearby.

I've got a version called the deluxe edition (2001) which seems to be identical to disc 2 (track listing) minus 2 of the songs. I have to say that I love the standard album (tracks 1-11) but some of the add-ons sound a bit dodgy, especially all the 'takes', to anyone who is not a die-hard fan, and I would recommend listening to tracks 12 onwards before deciding whether to buy this over the standard album.
Edited by: "spock1958" 20th Feb 2011

ive bought this twice already not again lol

I was fortunate enough to see him play at Glastonbury in 2003, a beautiful hot summers day, and he was on fine form. I didn't even know he'd died.

sigh...

So much great talent I've seen at Glastonbury over the years now gone, Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, Elliott Smith, Sterling Morrison (VU), and the Sugababes and James Blunt are still alive... Where's the justice?

Joe90_guy

Classic album even if the lyrics do sound a bit strange these days. Why … Classic album even if the lyrics do sound a bit strange these days. Why do people on acid think the drivel that comes out of their mouths is so profound & meaningful???


The lyrics on this album are far from strange I can't believe anyone would make such a ridiculous comment

definitely recommend this to anyone who is into their music - "a house is not a motel" is simply brilliant - this song has been covered by a load of other bands which shows the esteem Love were held in. search on youtube for the song title only. great deal - heated.

Willie_Hmmm

I was fortunate enough to see him play at Glastonbury in 2003, a … I was fortunate enough to see him play at Glastonbury in 2003, a beautiful hot summers day, and he was on fine form. I didn't even know he'd died.sigh...



Indeed that was the 1st time i saw him at Glasto in 03 and huge fan ever since- managed to see them live a couple of times after that too
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