Best of Love: Golden Archive Series

Best of Love: Golden Archive Series

by Love
     
 

This 2003 CD is an entirely different release than the vinyl LP Best of Love that came out on Rhino in 1980. Although it does happen to include 15 of the 16 tracks from the 1980 release, the CD The Best of Love expands the program to 22 songs, adding a few tracks from Love, Forever Changes, and Four Sail (and dropping the 1966 B-sideSee more details below

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This 2003 CD is an entirely different release than the vinyl LP Best of Love that came out on Rhino in 1980. Although it does happen to include 15 of the 16 tracks from the 1980 release, the CD The Best of Love expands the program to 22 songs, adding a few tracks from Love, Forever Changes, and Four Sail (and dropping the 1966 B-side "Number Fourteen"). A Love best-of, it should be cautioned, is not the best way to appreciate a band whose first three albums are better heard in their totality, particularly Forever Changes. It's also true that for a bigger cash splash you can get the two-CD Love Story 1966-1972, which has all of these songs and more (including all of Forever Changes and some good tracks from the first two albums that miss the listing on The Best of Love, like "A Message to Pretty" and "The Castle"). Still, if you do want a one-disc Love best-of, this has a lot of good music and generally pinpoints the highlights of the group's early albums, though the Four Sail tracks and the non-LP 1968 single "Your Mind and We Belong Together"/"Laughing Stock" are in no way as good as the missing tracks from Forever Changes. The packaging and liner notes are good, too, though again it's not nearly as comprehensive as what you'll find on Love Story. [The disc was later issued in 2007 as Love's Greatest Hits.]

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Rolling Stone - Gavin Edwards
Love... still sound fresh and inventive today.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2003
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227384029
catalogNumber:
73840
Rank:
39291

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Love   Primary Artist
Don Randi   Piano
Billy Strange   Guitar
Hal Blaine   Drums
Robert Barene   Violin
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Chuck Berghofer   String Bass
Norman Botnick   Viola
Bud Brisbois   Trumpet
Tjay Cantrelli   Flute,Saxophone
Roy Caton   Trumpet
Jay Donnellan   Guitar
John Echols   Guitar
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello
Frank Fayad   Bass,Background Vocals
Ken Forssi   Bass
James Getzoff   Violin
Carol Kaye   Bass
Arthur Lee   Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Richard Leith   Trombone
Bryan MacLean   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Alban Pfisterer   Organ,Drums,Harpsichord
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Michael Stuart   Percussion,Drums
George Suranovich   Drums,Background Vocals
Drachen Theaker   Drums

Technical Credits

Burt Bacharach   Composer
Mark Abramson   Producer
Bruce Botnick   Producer,Engineer
Hal David   Composer
Jay Donnellan   Composer
John Echols   Composer
Mark Eitzel   Composer
John Haeny   Engineer
David Hassinger   Engineer
Jac Holzman   Producer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Arthur Lee   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Bryan MacLean   Arranger,Composer
Paul Rothchild   Producer
George Gaal   Engineer
William S. Harvey   Cover Photo
John Fleck   Composer
David Angel   Arranger,Orchestration
Dave DiMartino   Liner Notes
Tim Scanlin   Liner Note Coordination
Billy Roberts   Composer
John Fleckenstein   Composer

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