Love - Forever Changes

 (50th Anniversary Edition 4 CD + DVD + LP + Book)


Label:

Elektra

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
CELE 565276
UPC: 603497862634
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Multi-Format Box Sets


No. of Discs: 6



Numbered, limited edition of 15,000 copies

Forever Changes (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 4 CD + DVD + LP + Book)

Remastered by original co-producer and engineer Bruce Botnick

First-ever mono version release on CD!

LP contains Botnick's stereo remaster of the original album!

Includes album alternate mixes, as well as rare and unreleased singles and studio outtakes

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 40/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "Alone Again Or" - Rated 442/500!
Mojo: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made 11/100 - (1995)

Love's Forever Changes is the psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' finest achievement. This set features a few firsts for the album, including the CD-debut of a remastered version made by its original co-producer and engineer Bruce Botnick, as well as the first-ever release of the mono version on CD. Also included are alternate mixes of the album, as well as a selection of rare and unreleased singles and studio outtakes.

Botnick's stereo remaster of the original album makes its vinyl debut on the LP included with this set. It was cut from high resolution digital audio by celebrated audio engineer Bernie Grundman. The DVD that accompanies the anniversary collection includes a 24/96 stereo mix of the album version of the original album remastered by Botnick. Also featured is "Your Mind And We Belong Together," a rare promotional video directed by Elektra producer Mark Abramson that was originally released in 1968.

Commercially ignored upon release in November 1967, Forever Changes confronts the alienation, paranoia, violence, and strife that would soon plague the countercultural movement and send the Summer of Love into a tailspin. Apart from its lyrical themes and profetic malaise, the record's enduring nature equally owes to intertwined arrangements sewn together with Latin guitar-picked lines, finessed folk harmonies, mariachi-inspired horn charts, and subdued strings.

The seemingly opposing combination — ominous, dark reflections situated amidst lush, light melodic beds — affords Forever Changes a distinguished tension of claustrophobia and openness, dourness and ecstasy, ugliness and elegance enjoyed by no other record in the rock canon. Much of the contrast owes to leader Arthur Lee's mental state and pertinent observations. Lee, whose suppressed romanticism often surfaces even amidst the blackest shadows and most cynical moments, believed he would soon die, and hence channeled everything from lasting hopes to acid-addled decay to the chilling testimony of a Vietnam veteran in his narratives.

 



FOREVER CHANGES: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Track Listing:
Disc One: Original Album
1. “Alone Again Or”
2. “A House Is Not A Motel”
3. “Andmoreagain”
4. “The Daily Planet”
5. “Old Man”
6. “The Red Telephone”
7. “Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale”
8. “Live And Let Live”
9. “The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This”
10. “Bummer In The Summer”
11. “You Set The Scene”

Disc Two: Mono Mix
Disc Three: Alternate Mix
1. “Alone Again Or”
2. “A House Is Not A Motel”
3. “Andmoreagain”
4. “The Daily Planet”
5. “Old Man”
6. “The Red Telephone”
7. “Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale”
8. “Live And Let Live”
9. “The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This”
10. “Bummer In The Summer”
11. “You Set The Scene”
12. “Wonder People (I Do Wonder)” – Outtake – Alternate Mix

Disc Four: Singles and Outtakes
1. “Wonder People (I Do Wonder)”
2. “Alone Again Or” – Single Version
3. “A House Is Not A Motel” – Single Version
4. “Hummingbirds” – Demo
5. “A House Is Not A Motel” – Backing Track
6. “Andmoreagain” – Alternate Electric Backing Track
7. “The Red Telephone” – Tracking Sessions Highlights
8. “Wooly Bully” – Outtake
9. “Live and Let Live” – Backing Track *
10. “Wonder People (I Do Wonder)” – Outtake, Backing Track *
11. “Your Mind And We Belong Together” – Tracking Sessions Highlights
12. “Your Mind And We Belong Together”
13. “Laughing Stock”
14. “Alone Again Or” – Mono Single Remix

DVD: 24/96 Stereo Mix
1. “Alone Again Or”
2. “A House Is Not A Motel”
3. “Andmoreagain”
4. “The Daily Planet”
5. “Old Man”
6. “The Red Telephone”
7. “Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale”
8. “Live And Let Live”
9. “The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This”
10. “Bummer In The Summer”
11. “You Set The Scene”
12. “Your Mind And We Belong Together” – Video

LP: Original Album
Side One
1. “Alone Again Or”
2. “A House Is Not A Motel”
3. “Andmoreagain”
4. “The Daily Planet”
5. “Old Man”
6. “The Red Telephone”
Side Two
1. “Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale”
2. “Live And Let Live”
3. “The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This”
4. “Bummer In The Summer”
5. “You Set The Scene”

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