Love - Forever Changes

(Elektra K42015)

Released 1976, Elektra Label, manufactured in Great Britian.

Single sleeve.

 

Track Listing

Side 1

Track 1: Alone Again - 3:15

Track 2: A House Is Not A Motel - 3:25

Track 3: AndMoreAgain - 3:15

Track 4: The Daily Planet - 3:25

Track 5: Old Man - 2:57

Track 6: The Red Telephone - 4:45

Side 2

Track 7: Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale - 3:30

Track 8: Live And Let Live - 5:24

Track 9: The Good Humour Man He Sees Everything Like This - 3:00

Track 10: Bummer In The Summer - 2:20

Track 11: You Set The Scene - 6:49

 

Description

Forever Changes is the third studio album by the American psychedelic rock band Love. It was released by Elektra Records in November 1967 and would be the final album by the original band, as subsequent albums featured leader Arthur Lee backed by a variety of new players.

Forever Changes failed to achieve commercial success when it was first released in 1967, but it has since become recognized as one of the finest albums ever, ranking 40th on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 as well as being added to the National Recording Registry in 2012.

In 1966, Love had released two albums in relatively rapid succession, including their second LP Da Capo, which spawned their only Top 40 hit, "7 and 7 Is".However, the group's opportunity for major national success dwindled as a consequence of frontman Arthur Lee's unwillingness to tour, Lee's deteriorating relationship with Love's other songwriter Bryan MacLean, and the overshadowing presence of label-mates The Doors. In a 1992 interview, MacLean spoke of him and Lee "competing a bit like Lennon and McCartney to see who would come up with the better song. It was part of our charm. Everybody had different behaviour patterns. Eventually, the others couldn't cut it". Throughout this period the band – reduced to a quintet with the departures of Alban "Snoopy" Pfisterer and Tjay Cantrelli – were known to retreat to Bela Lugosi's mansion in Hollywood, nicknamed "The Castle", where the group became further stagnated by their use of LSD and heroin.

Rather than base his writings on Los Angeles's burgeoning hippie scene, Lee's material for Forever Changes was drawn from his lifestyle and environment. The songs reflected upon grim but blissful themes and Lee's skepticism with the flower power movement. Writer Andrew Hultkrans explained Lee's frame of mind at the time: "Arthur Lee was one member of the '60s counterculture who didn't buy flower-power wholesale, who intuitively understood that letting the sunshine in wouldn't instantly vaporize the world's (or his own) dark stuff". Love's third studio album also brought about a sense of urgency for Lee. With his band in disarray and growing concerns over his own mortality, Lee envisioned Forever Changes as a lament to his memory.

At this juncture, Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman suggested to Love to "advance backwards" by embracing the more subtle approach of folk music. While typically independent in his musical directions, Lee accepted Holtzman's proposal, setting the foundational approach to the Forever Changes recording sessions. Having already produced the group's first two albums, Bruce Botnick was enlisted in overseeing the production of the third album along with Lee. Botnick, who had just finished working on Buffalo Springfield's Buffalo Springfield Again, invited Neil Young to co-produce the upcoming Love album, but Young, after initially agreeing, excused himself from the project. As Botnick recalled "Neil really had the burning desire to go solo and realize his dream without being involved in another band". According to the liner notes in the compilation album Love Story, Young was involved in Forever Changes long enough to arrange the track "The Daily Planet." Young, however, has denied such involvement.

The title of the album came from a story that Lee had heard about a friend-of-a-friend who had broken up with his girlfriend. She exclaimed, "You said you would love me forever!" and he replied, "Well, forever changes." Lee also noted that since the name of the band was Love, the full title was actually Love Forever Changes.

 

(information sourced from wikipedia)

Internet Location

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Changes

Love - Forever Changes, 1976, UK

£22.00Price
  • Details

    Band: Love

    Album: Forever Changes (Single sleeve)

    Label: Elektra, K42015

    Year: 1976

    Country: Great Britain

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    All pictures are of actual record for sale.

  • Condition

    Used.

    Single Sleeve in very good condtion.

    Small area of creasing to front cover bottom right hand corner and brown stain to back cover bottom right hand corner (see pictures)

    Internal sleeves, Generic in good condition.

    Vinyl in good condition, play tested, no jumps etc, usual crackling, but nothing to affect listening pleasure.

    Sleeve and records have been very well looked after and are overall in very good condition. Very Good copy.