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Love – Forever Changes (Stereo/ 180g LP)

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Label: Electric Recording Co.  ERC057S

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“Forever Changes” is the third studio album by the American psychedelic rock band Love. Failing to achieve commercial success when it was first released by Elektra Records in November 1967, it has since been widely accepted as one of the greatest albums ever made, ranking 40th on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. The band, formed around the twin talents of Hollywood brat Bryan MacLean and folk beat rebel Arthur Lee, and were seen as moody outsiders to the LA peace’n’love community, known for their insularity and rather edgy image. By 1967, after two albums released in relatively rapid succession, the band were holed up in Bela Lugosi’s mansion in the grip of acid-fried egotism and early heroin addiction. Recorded in June of that year, “Forever Changes“ is anything but a reflection of those times. This is the truer sound of late-1960s Los Angeles, which was neither a trippy paradise nor a Lizard Kingdom, but a purgatory characterised by paranoia and grievance. “Forever Changes“ continues to sound as visionary today as it did on its release. It is a window into the future, accurately predicting the disillusionment of the seventies, the me-first attitude of the eighties, as well as the news as entertainment mentality of the nineties and beyond. Ideally suited for all times of crisis, it is both a personal requiem and one for a period about to vanish.

Mastered in Stereo from the original master tapes (identified by the abrupt edit at the end of “A House is not a Motel”) via our 1965 all valve Lyrec / Ortofon analogue cutting chain. No equalisation or compression was used during the mastering process.

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Arranged By Orchestration – David Angel Bass – Ken Forssi Brass – Bud Brisbois, Roy Caton Double Bass – Chuck Berghofer Guitar – John Echols Guitar, Vocals – Arthur Lee, Bryan Maclean Percussion – Michael Stuart Producer – Arthur Lee, Bruce Botnick Strings – Arnold Belnick, Darrel Terwilliger, James Getzoff, Marshall Sosson, Robert Barene Trombone – Richard Leith Trumpet – Ollie Mitchell Viola – Jesse Ehrlich Violin – Norman Botnick
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