Forever Changes

Love - Forever Changes
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1967 Ratings: #10 / 60
User Score
Based on 412 ratings
1967 Ratings: #11
Liked by 23 people
November 1, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra, Rhino / Label
Bruce Botnick, Arthur Lee / Producer
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Forever Changes is inarguably Love's masterpiece and an album of enduring beauty, but it's also one of the few major works of its era that saw the dark clouds looming on the cultural horizon, and the result was music that was as prescient as it was compelling.


Throughout, the music is quite fast-paced, upbeat, and full of life. But there's always something just under the surface, letting you know that something is just plain wrong.

The History of The Albums – n°357

[I also invite you to read my previous review on the album Da Capo de Love (1966), in order to better understand their beginning and this one]. Sometimes you shouldn't trust appearances, especially when they are deceiving. As its name suggests, Forever Changes changed the history of music forever, as a major element of the musical revolution, however it must be understood that this masterpiece was a huge commercial failure when it was released in ... read more
You can spot some good moments on it, but for the most part it's just bland, average rock music with not too much substance in it
The girl said: "You said you would love me forever!," and the boy replied: "Well, forever changes."
As for the rest of us, we will always enjoy this precious fruit of the summer of love.
Loves 'Forever Changes' is one of the more interesting 60's psychedelic rock records I've heard, it strives in creating a joyous, carefree and grand atmosphere that lets you get soaked into the sound and forget all the negatives around you. Love delivers psychedelia in a pretty delicate and melodic vein and for an album that came out in the mid-late 60's it honestly sounds like it hasn't really aged all that much, surely this album deserves a few more plays.
When I think of joy, I think of this album. When I think of sadness, I think of this album. When I think of hardships, I think of this album.

This album captures so much emotion inside it sometimes I tear up from just the music and not even what the songs are about. Some of my most favorite songs come off of this album because of just how well crafted they are. This is such a stunning album, it stunned me, even more, when I saw that this was released in 67. This is ahead of its time.

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Track List

  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
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Added on: April 3, 2013