Love – Forever Changes

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Published on 23 February 2019 by

      Mark Deming: ‘Love – Forever Changes made only a minor dent on the charts when it was first released in 1967, but years later it became recognized as one of the finest and most haunting albums to come out of the Summer of Love, which doubtless has as much to do with the disc’s themes and tone as the music, beautiful as it is. Sharp electric guitars dominated most of Love’s first two albums, and they make occasional appearances here on tunes like “A House Is Not a Motel” and “Live and Let Live,” but most of Forever Changes is built around interwoven acoustic guitar textures and subtle orchestrations, with strings and horns both reinforcing and punctuating the melodies. The punky edge of Love’s early work gave way to a more gentle, contemplative, and organic sound on Love – Forever Changes, but while Arthur Lee and Bryan MacLean wrote some of their most enduring songs for the album, the lovely melodies and inspired arrangements can’t disguise an air of malaise that permeates the sessions. ….. . Forever Changes is inarguably Love’s masterpiece and an album of enduring beauty, but it’s also one of the few major works of its era that saw the dark clouds looming on the cultural horizon, and the result was music that was as prescient as it was compelling.’

 

Love – Forever Changes Tracklist

  1. Alone Again Or
  2. A House Is Not a Motel
  3. Andmoreagain
  4. The Red Telephone
  5. Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale
  6. Live and Let Live
  7. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
  8. Bummer in the Summer
  9. ou Set the Scene

Love - Forever Changes

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