Thursday, April 19, 2007

LOVE - Forever Changes

One of rock's most overlooked masterpieces, this third album by the L.A. folk-rock outfit led by inscrutable singer-songwriter Arthur Lee sounds as fresh and innovative today as it did upon its original release in 1968. With David Angel's atmospheric string and horn arrangements giving the work a conceptual underpinning, Lee explores mainstream America's penchant for paranoia ("The Red Telephone") and violence ("A House Is Not a Motel") with songs that are as sonically subtle and lilting as they are lyrically blunt and harrowing. Add two gems by Love's secret weapon, second guitarist Bryan MacLean ("Alone Again Or" and "Old Man"), and you've got one of the truly perfect albums in rock history. --Billy Altman
This is among my top 10 albums ever!!!

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


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Anonymous said...

I dont know what was happening in Love's minds that time but this record is beyond any imagination. I disagree with you man. This is among the FIVE best records in rock history!!Thanx for this upload man! I wanna say to anybody who is not sure if he must download or buy this album: "you don't know what you're missing!

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mark said...

Holy Smokes! This album is absoluely amazing. And to get it @ 320 too. I'm tellin' ya again, your blog you have going here is GREAT!:))

Anonymous said...

This album gets more timeless every year as it perfectly sums up the paranoia that is so prevalent in todays world!!!! Every music collection should have a copy of this sadly I wish I could say long live "Love" but alas I can't......

bootab2 said...

Hey rockanthology;
Thanks for this post! Essential. Unique. Timeless @320. It's a great day!
R. Bruce G.

md said...

Have to disagree.....
This is actually the greatest poprock album ever made. ;-) :-)

Followed closely by that orig mix of 'Raw Power' of course...

Love your work, sir - many thanks.

Purple Haze said...

Downloaded this one because of the positive comments....but i was quite disappointed. can't understand your enthusiasm..what's so special about this band? sounds boring to me...

but maybe poprock is simple not my music ;-)

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To Purple haze - Who cares my friend, some things I like and you do not, and oposite. Music is food to our souls so what ever fits your taste is fine with me. I like this one and hope you respect that. If it is pop or whatever I do not care. Also, I will be glad if you can find something that you like at this blog. For Love, yust delete it and go on with downloading.

Purple Haze said...

sure, you are absolutely right...and it wasn't my intention at all to criticise your blog.

there is so much great music here i really enjoy..thanks for all the time you spend to share your stuff.

i only thought it's better to remark what i really think about this record than always writting great great please don't take it personally.

of course everybody has his own taste of music...but when i browse through your blog, it seems to me ours is quite similar... ;-)

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Oh, sorry, I did not mean that you are criticiseing this blog.

gordon said...

Well, I have to agree with rockanthology, this album is one of the best of its kind.
No musician does more than he should, everyone just plays for the song and when the songs are this well written it makes for a great album. No flashiness, just great songs.
Something that always makes me laugh are the lyrics to 'Live and let Live'. They are so random =)Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Right at the top of my list.