love Archive

A look back at Love’s ‘Forever Changes’

This article appeared originally on BestClassicBands. From the release of Love’s March 1966 debut single, “My Little Red Book” b/w “A Message to Pretty,” it was clear the Los Angeles Group was a breed apart from its contemporaries. The group – led by Arthur Lee – built much of its music upon a snarling, sneering

Best Music of 2016: Reissue/archival Releases

I love new music, but I’m also attuned to keeping up with the latest in reissues and archival releases. Sometimes those feature some of my favorite artists; other times they turn me on to music of the past that I’ve never even heard. In 2016 I’ve been able to select my Top Ten reissue and/or

Album Review: Arthur Lee / Love — Coming Through to You: The Live Recordings (1970-2004)

With the (both critically and commercially) belated realization by the music world-at-large that Love‘s 1967 album Forever Changes is a classic came an unfortunate misconception. That was the idea that once the original lineup of Love broke up, Arthur Lee and/or his subsequent Love didn’t produce anything of lasting value. It’s true on one hand

Album Review: Love — Reel to Real

In the community of pop music critics and historians, it’s common to find Love‘s Forever Changes cited as one of the great lost albums of the 1960s. Under-recognized at the time of its release, Forever Changes has in recent years taken its rightful place among musical treasures of its era. There it joins The Beach