This album is extremely limited in quantity. These items were limited exclusively to brick & mortar indie record stores and not provide to major retailers. Mono.
Forever Changes Ranked #40 on Rolling Stone’s List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Love Anticipates Late 1960s Turbulence Via Prophetic Songs and Dark Themes. Any discussion about the finest psychedelic rock record ever recorded is incomplete if it doesn’t grant consideration to Love’s Forever Changes. Ranked by Rolling Stone as the 40th greatest album ever made, and named by Mojo the second-greatest psychedelic set in history, the effort is an internationally recognized seminal work of art. Transcending language and convention, its magnitude and magnificence need to be heard again and again.
Commercially ignored upon release in November 1967, Forever Changes confronts the alienation, paranoia, violence, and strife that would soon plague the countercultural movement and send the Summer of Love into a tailspin. Apart from it’s lyrical themes and prescient malaise, the record’s enduring nature equally owes to intertwined arrangements sewn together with Latin guitar-picked lines, finessed folk harmonies, mariachi-inspired horn charts, and subdued strings. The seemingly opposing combination – ominous, dark reflections situated amidst lush, light melodic beds – affords Forever Changes a distinguished tension of claustrophobia and openness, dourness and ecstasy, ugliness and elegance enjoyed by no other record in the rock canon. Much of the contrast owes to leader Arthur Lee’s mental state and pertinent observations. Lee, whose suppressed romanticism often surfaces even amidst the blackest shadows and most cynical moments, believed he would soon die, and hence channeled everything from lasting hopes to acid-addled decay to the chilling testimony of a Vietnam veteran in his narratives.
|A1||Alone Again Or||3:15|
|A2||A House Is Not A Motel||3:25|
|A4||The Daily Planet||3:25|
|A6||The Red Telephone||4:45|
|B1||Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale||3:30|
|B2||Live And Let Live||5:24|
|B3||The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This||3:00|
|B4||Bummer In The Summer||2:20|
|B5||You Set The Scene||6:49|