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You Set The Scene (track) by Love

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You Set The Scene
You Set The Scene by Love (1967)
From the album Forever Changes (track #11)
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You Set The Scene appears on the following album(s) by Love:

Forever Changes (this album) (1967), The Forever Changes Concert (2003).

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From BLO 34 hours ago
This song definitely has my favorite lyrics of all time. As an example:

"Everything I've seen needs rearranging
And for anyone who thinks it's strange
Then you should be the first to want to make this change
And for everyone who thinks that life is just a game
Do you like the part you're playing?"

Arthur Lee truly believed that he was going to die when he penned these words. This song is the obituary that he wrote for himself, it's a letter to the entire world. In it he reminds us all that life is short and that we need to be the positive change that we want to see in the world.

Lee and his band were critiquing the hippie movement with this entire album, yet in this last song he shares the same message as a hippie would, but it is conveyed in a much more grounded and realistic way.

This is the best way you could possibly close an album
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Perhaps: Lee's mini rock-opera? It pulls together all the wayward threads on what has been rightfully viewed as the peak of Love's first era.

One of the best album closers ever.

Given a greater pathos after Lee's passing on.

Wonderful arranging. Lee's vocals are sharp, but wry.

I was fortunate to see Arthur and Baby Lemonade tackle the 'Love legend' in an out of the way date c. 2000 or so. Portland OR.

They NAILED everything they assayed. No museum curating that night. Still one of the best gigs I've ever witnessed
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The best track on the best album that I've ever heard.
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Great composition of music. Impressive, big sound.
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