“If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” ~ Charles Bukowski
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That's all the expertise I got to offer regarding matters of the heart. But since you're already here, feast your ears on a classic gem from 1967...
...ranked #40 on the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2003), ahead of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon!
“This is the time and life that I am living... and I’ll face each day with a smile...
For the time that I’ve been given’s such a little while... and the things that I must do consist of more than style…” ~ Arthur Lee, Love, Forever Changes (1967)
My kind of Love...
Stream the entire set here... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
"It’s fair to say that Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [by The Beatles] was the album that defined the Summer of Love, and the whole spirit of pop music in 1967. It dripped of lush psychedelia, baroque pop and Indian raga.
But following that fateful summer, another album was released that reflected a darker, more realistic side to the new movement that was at its peak: Love’s Forever Changes." ~ Ryan Sagadore, Spill Magazine
"Sometimes referred to as Arthur Lee’s Love, it was one of the first mixed-race bands — “still to this day, you don’t see many bands like that,” notes Maria McKee, the younger sister of Love member Bryan McLean.
“If we had been an all-black group,” recalls guitarist Johnny Echols, “we would have been typecast as a blues group or an R&B group, and we didn’t want that.”" ~ WNYC Radio Interview
"Folks, would you do me a favor? Love one another!" ~ Arthur Lee
Watch Love Story - the two hour documentary for a whole lotta Love and Arthur Lee...
...and as a bonus, treat yourself to The Forever Changes Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, England (2003)!!
For more Love, check out their entire discography on Spotify below...
Cheers and Lots of Love!!
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