The Forever Changes Concert [CD/DVD] [Spec]

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All Music Guide - Joseph McCombs
"Arthur! You don't know how long we've waited!" shouted one enthusiastic female member of the audience after Love had finished performing their first song. "But you know how long I've waited," Arthur Lee playfully tossed back, eliciting sharp cheers from the crowd. Such was the spirit at the Royal Festival Hall, where, on January 15, 2003, Lee and Love re-created the Forever Changes album live in London for the first time. What could have been a pathetic display -- Lee, the onetime star, performing old hits by rote -- actually becomes a transcendent experience through two virtues: inspired string and horn accompaniment from a Scandinavian eight-piece, and the sheer shock...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joseph McCombs
"Arthur! You don't know how long we've waited!" shouted one enthusiastic female member of the audience after Love had finished performing their first song. "But you know how long I've waited," Arthur Lee playfully tossed back, eliciting sharp cheers from the crowd. Such was the spirit at the Royal Festival Hall, where, on January 15, 2003, Lee and Love re-created the Forever Changes album live in London for the first time. What could have been a pathetic display -- Lee, the onetime star, performing old hits by rote -- actually becomes a transcendent experience through two virtues: inspired string and horn accompaniment from a Scandinavian eight-piece, and the sheer shock and relief that Lee is able to hold himself together despite his years of well-documented self-abuse. The Forever Changes Concert does not take any liberties with the content of the legendary Forever Changes album, preferring note-for-note replication over reimagining. While this may be disappointing to some listeners, others will revel in the impressiveness of how well those strings and horns blend in with Baby Lemonade, the backing band that, with Lee, comprises the touring version of Love. Meanwhile, Lee himself cuts a sympathetic and winning figure throughout the show. While he misses a note or two on "The Daily Planet," and can't quite touch Bryan MacLean's graceful high notes on "Old Man," he acquits himself vocally quite nicely and retains the precisely measured diction that made the album such a psychedelic peculiarity upon its initial release. Age has taken away the punk gruffness of tracks like "Bummer in the Summer," though. The interplay between Lee, his band, and the small orchestra is nothing short of breathtaking in certain spots, particularly when the show hits its crescendo on "You Set the Scene," the closer to the original album. The second half of that song is an unqualified triumph, instruments blending beautifully and Lee demonstrating clear elation at the fact of simply having made it through. When it's done, the instinct is to cheer much as one would for a sports underdog who's unexpectedly won a big game. That the bonus tracks -- renditions of selected well-known cuts from the rest of Love's erratic history -- are anticlimactic and less powerful hardly takes away from the success of this live set. Fans of Love will be impressed that Lee and his group are holding together so well, while listeners less familiar will find a sterling recapture of one of rock's greatest albums. [Snapper UK issued a CD/DVD edition in 2009.]
Billboard - Troy Carpenter
An impressive performance... [Lee's] voice is remarkably intact, and the songs are strong as ever.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/5/2009
  • Label: Snapper Uk
  • UPC: 636551295024
  • Catalog Number: 950
  • Sales rank: 50,122

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Alone Again or - Love (4:00)
  2. 2 A House is Not a Motel - Love (4:06)
  3. 3 Andmoreagain - Love (4:05)
  4. 4 The Daily Planet - Love (3:42)
  5. 5 Old Man - Love (3:29)
  6. 6 The Red Telephone - Love (7:12)
  7. 7 Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale - Love (3:57)
  8. 8 Live and Let Live - Love (5:13)
  9. 9 The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This - Love (3:42)
  10. 10 Bummer In the Summer - Love (2:34)
  11. 11 You Set the Scene - Love (7:11)
  12. 12 Orange Skies - Love (3:10)
  13. 13 She Comes In Colors - Love (3:00)
  14. 14 Listen To My Song - Love (2:54)
  15. 15 August - Love (5:04)
  16. 16 Seven and Seven is - Love (2:51)
  17. 17 Your Mind and We Belong Together - Love (4:12)
  18. 18 Signed Dc - Love (6:46)
  19. 19 My Little Red Book - Love (2:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Alone Again or - Love
  2. 2 A House is Not a Motel - Love
  3. 3 Andmoreagain - Love
  4. 4 The Daily Planet - Love
  5. 5 Old Man - Love
  6. 6 The Red Telephone - Love
  7. 7 Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale - Love
  8. 8 Live and Let Live - Love
  9. 9 The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This - Love
  10. 10 Bummer In the Summer - Love
  11. 11 You Set the Scene - Love
  12. 12 Seven and Seven is - Love
  13. 13 Orange Skies - Love
  14. 14 Listen To My Song - Love
  15. 15 She Comes In Colours - Love
  16. 16 Always See Your Face - Love
  17. 17 Arthur Lee Interview - Love
  18. 18 Tour Documentary - Love
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Arthur Lee & Love Primary Artist
Arthur Lee Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Group Member
Robyn Hitchcock Guest Appearance
Graham Coxon Guest Appearance
Rusty Squeezebox Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Dave Chapple Bass, Group Member
Mike Randle Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Eric Holm Viola
David Green Drums
Björn Samuelsson Trombone
Andreas Forsman Violin
Caroline Valdermossen Violin
Anna Landberg Cello
Fredrick Oskarsson Trumpet
Stefan Persson Trumpet
Ketil Solberg Violin
Erik Holm Viola
Technical Credits
Love Audio Production
Burt Bacharach Composer
Arthur Lee Composer, Audio Production
Mark Linnet Mastering
Bryan MacLean Composer
Dave Sinclair Liner Notes
Gene Kraut Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Gunnar Norden Arranger, Director
David Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Love always and Forever!!

    Love is my all-time favorite rock group, period! This live presentation of their "Forever Changes" material is some of the finest rock music ever heard. There is also a DVD enclosed on which you can watch the concert, also. I am not able to give an un-biased review of this music. It is some of the most challenging, thought-provoking, controversial, and original music that came out of the 1960s, and it is just as powerful, today.

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