Forever Changes (studio album) by Love

Forever Changes by Love
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 72nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,574 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of the 1960s (18th)
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Forever Changes by Love [ 50th Anniversary Edition ](CD, 2018)
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From 07/30/2023 17:37
Really nice album, very soothing and pleasant despite being a bit samey. I'm sure it'll grow on me even more in future listens. My favourites are Live and Let Live and Alone Again Or.
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From 07/29/2023 03:49
If you wanted an album to explain what the perfect sound to the summer of love is, this is it. It exemplifies the stereotypical style of the time. One of the better albums of that era.
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From 05/01/2023 21:57
This is a truly special record with Love creating not only one of the greatest albums of the 60's but also one of the greatest records of all time. In my opinion, this album goes beyond music and delves in the realm of near perfection. To start with there is the music itself which is complex, engaging and full of experimentation. The groups use of instrumentation is simply sensational and they build upon the foundations of the band by adding beautiful orchestral arrangements such as horns and strings. These added bonuses give the music such depth and create a rich soundscape which all comes together alongside the drums and guitars to great a stunning atmosphere. It is so easy to get completely lost in this environment as well with the record sucking me in every time I hear it. They also create some outstanding hooks and melodies such as on The Good Humor Man... and Alone Again Or which make it more accessible and gives that extra flare to a record that is already packed full of it. The music on here does need some patience with the album taking 3 or 4 times before it finally clicked with me but now I struggle to fault the genius musicianship of this release. Then there is the vocal display from Arthur Lee which is fantastic. His voice is unique and he demonstrates a huge and impressive range across every track. It also seamlessly pairs with the music making the whole record feel so cohesive in style and sound. Finally, there is the fantastic lyrics from Arthur Lee that deserves its own special mention just for how great they are. His writing is mature, intelligent and goes into detail about interesting and darker themes such as mortality. This is best evidenced on a song which I believe to be possibly the greatest song ever recorded which is You Set The Scene as it perfectly encapsulates all aspects of what makes this album so special. Overall, this album is in the debate for the greatest record ever made as it is just that good and deserves all the hype and praise it receives.
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From 04/29/2023 03:43
The complex lyrics of "Forever Changes" are characterized by their poetic and introspective bent, exploring themes of love, mortality, and the human condition. The songs often feature Arthur Lee's distinctive vocals, which are at once plaintive and incisive.

Musically, the album is lush and richly textured, with horns, strings, and other classical instruments enhancing the psychedelic rock sound. The album's songs range from upbeat and catchy, such as "Alone Again Or" and "A House Is Not A Motel," to darker and more introspective, such as "The Red Telephone" and "Live and Let Live."
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From 04/27/2023 17:35
Orchestrated psychedelic folk with bizarre lyrics and Morrison-like vocals.
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From 08/31/2022 03:39
Solid album
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From 02/03/2022 22:45
Quite special
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From 02/03/2022 12:47
Never to be forgotten this album, hopefully; definitely one of the highest points on the whole music history.
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From 01/17/2022 19:13
This is much better than I expected, great 60s pop rock tune and a lot of excellent tracks on here.
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From 01/03/2022 18:39
Uno de los pocos discos del auge de la psicodelia que se mantiene perfectamente con el paso del tiempo.
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
7. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
8. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
9. Axis: Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. Strange Days by The Doors
11. Disraeli Gears by Cream
12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
14. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
15. Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks
16. The Who Sell Out by The Who
17. Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
19. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
20. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
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