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Love – Forever Changes (1967)

April 10, 2020

[Album 751/1001]

“Anytime with me’s okay
I just don’t want you using up my time
’cause that’s not right”
– Love, The Red Telephone

As I teacher, this is how I try to show respect for my students.

If you come to my class, I want to help you learn / develop skills / be productive / be kind…and ideally, at the end of the semester, decide that time in my class was okay!

Although I haven’t spent a great deal of time with the band, I’m pleased to report that 220px-Love_-_forever_changeswith Da Capo & Forever Changes, Love has showed plenty of respect for me as a listener.

As was the case with Da Capo, Arthur Lee & Bryan MacLean are no slouches at writing the songs & their song titles might be even more memorable. Standouts here include the chattily-titled The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This and Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale.

The strongest songs also feature additional instrumentation, such as the trumpet in Alone Again Or, or the strings & harpsichord in The Red Telephone.

So yes, I can confirm that time spent with Love’s Forever Changes is certainly Okay.

And it’s even more than Okay when the harpsichord & horns make appearances!

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Verbalize the Positive

With album #751 in the books, we’re at the 3/4 mark of the 1001 list.

Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure!

From → 1960s

12 Comments
  1. Serendipitously, I’ve spent a bit of time with Love this week, having been invited to represent the Southern Hemisphere in zoom gathering of Pacific Northwest music fans. The topic of Thursday’s meeting? Love’s Forever Changes.

    It is a very interesting and diverse album with unusual production. Take away the horns, strings, etc and you have a basically acoustic set. My faves were ‘Andmoreagain’ and ‘The Daily Planet’. But is it, as NME claimed, a 10/10 album? Or indeed, as MOJO failed to understate, ‘the greatest rock album ever made’? Not for me. But I can say that more time spent with Forever Changes has resulted, for me, in more love.

    • A well-timed listen, Bruce!
      I’m pleased I didn’t see those NME/Mojo reviews before listening, I was able to enjoy it without being aware of the hype & hyperbole.
      And that’s encouraging to read that more time spent with Love leads to more of that feeling too!

  2. I would definitely concur with the preference for the songs with horns etc…

  3. jprobichaud permalink

    You’re really making up some ground on this project this year!

  4. The snot has caked against my pants and turned into crystal! Again.

  5. Love are a band I enjoy and own nothing by, so strange.

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