Da Capo is the second studio album by the American psychedelic rock band Love, released in November 1966. It was recorded between September and October 1966 at RCA Studios in Hollywood, California.Wikipedia
This album sounds the way wet socks feel.
I listened and now I can die
Gran disco con una Cara B completamente fuera de si. Tiene un poco de psicodelia, jazz, folk, garaje... I like it.
Required a couple of listens but this was an excellent record that seems heaps far ahead of its time. Orange Skies is such a beautiful tune and easily my highlight, sounds like it could've been released yesterday. Revelation is a big old journey which I especially loved the last 8 minutes of, closing out a track with a drum solo is prime time.
El reverso barroco del Forever Changes, igualmente psicodélico, con toques jazz, sobre todo en la Jam final de 18 minutos, Revelation. Fantástico.
This band is listed as "psychedelic rock" which ... isn't wrong, exactly. But it's also not entirely right. At times, it feels very Stones and at times, it feels like early punk but with more skill. It was like the best of psychedelia and the best of punk and it was really enjoyable... mostly. I loved it up until the last track which got very self-indulgent and then the vocalist just sorta started screaming... not the best experience and it did kill what was going to be a 5 star review. Still a good album, though.
This band is sweet, kind of proto-punk, while staying within that 60s garage rock vibe. The sound seems ahead of its time for sure, and they wrote a lot of songs that survived into relevancy after all these years.
Solid late 60’s psych/garage. Definitely of its time. Fans of The Velvet Underground and Can will probably find something to like here, especially of the more garage-y tracks like ‘Seven and Seven Is’ and the side long ‘Revelation’.
Somehow this reminds me of what The Doors would have sounded like without Ray Manzerak and not as into drugs.
At once frightfully earnest and obtusely satirical, they aim for bonkers and hit their target right in the ghoulies. The quiddling lyrics, frenetic drumming, and puckish pipe-blowing play their part, but it wouldn't be anywhere near as successful--or listenable--if they weren't incorrigible melodists. That means there's always a firm point from which to depart from on one of their zigzags. They find the temptation to return irresistible, too, even if the melody has changed after they've returned from outer space. Also: One more for the small pile of albums where the stupidly long closer is rather good.
Love the folk and psychedelia mix
Listened to this so much at the turn of the century.
Lush instrumentation with some brilliantly written songs. However, quite a few of the deeper cuts fell flat for me.
Amazing, can't believe I haven't heard of Love before.
It would be easy to that this album does psychedelic folk rock by the numbers, but that fact is that Arthur Lee and Love wrote the rules then broke them as many times as they could. How does an album so syrupy on one level exhude such punk as f**k energy?
Love is great, though I’ve never heard this particular record before. “Stephanie Knows Who” is a whirlwind of several music styles and approaches. Folk, Baroque, proto-funk, proto-punk, garage rock. Arthur Lee’s energy is infectious. “Orange Skies” has a nice classic 60’s vibe as it starts, reminding me of Peggy Lee and other 60’s loungey jazz-inflected pop. Though the songs on this album evoke other musical styles, the result is something especially unique and unparalleled in style and vibe. “Que Vida” is especially lyric-forward, introducing a collection of questions with the exception of the last verse which ends in an assertion about death. We move from loungey 60’s pop to garage roc/proto-punk on 7 and 7 is! So 7 and 7 is certainly 14, though I’m not sure what else the title could be referring to based on the lyrics. Lee is known for expressing societal and philosophical truths in his lyrics, though this one is especially hidden. From what I’ve heard thus far, “The Castle” is my favorite of this record. The acoustic guitar riff is lovely, the lyrics are engaging, and the harpsichord is a fun witty harkening back to times in which there were castles. Again, “She Comes in Colors” has great lyrics and a unique yet accessible melody. Lastly, we have “Revelation” which is 18 minutes long! All in all, this is a record that I’d love to return to and listen closely to the lyrics, as Lee is very much a wordsmith.
Great stuff, beautiful, chaotic and full of charm
Short songs but with a lot of quality except for the last song which is long and at some point it could boring, however in general it's an album that I enjoyed a lot, relaxing but with a lot of energy.
Solid West Coast rock, that has an experimental edge, stemming from the use of harpsichords, flutes, and abnormal song structure. I can imagine they were heavily influenced by what the Beatles were doing around the same time.
Last song is a banger
похоже на смесь King Crimson, битлов и немного Pink Floyd
Fun psychedelic (?) record. Felt almost gonzo at times.
I liked it but I dont get it, there were too many sounds and genres mixed in this album, and the last song was longer than the rest of the albm, like why?
Remember me the cramps! Very funny!
Better than expected. Some good guitars and vocals. Pyscadelic riffs and licks in there but entertaining. Great harmonicas too.
Liked it- very phychedelic 60's. Impressive guitar. The Castle is an epic tune, as well as Revelation. Also Liked the first track a lot - Stephanie Knows Who *She Comes in Colours
I listened to it while working and I gotta say it's really enjoyable
Schönes Album, noch nie gehört!
FUCK THIS STUPID ASS FAILURE OF A STEREO MIX. Sounds like a budget 8D youtube video. Music's dope tho. // Favs: Orange Skies / !Que Vida! / Seven And Seven Is Score: Light to Decent 4
Very eclectic but some cool sounds/grooves :)
super good, cool song names, liked the harmonica and drums, just didn’t appreciate the end 19 min song but surprisingly liked for 60s rock music x
Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Baroque Rock
An existence that matches The Stooges in timeframe and albums recorded, this is to me VASTLY superior to Funhouse (which I just listened to). This album is a solid listenable slice of the sixties, though "Revelation" is about 14-minutes too long. Added to my library, regardless.
Lovely (no pun intended) 60s psych rock. Woud listen again.
I enjoyed this. I'd never heard of it before and it's pretty up my street. Can't complain!
Well, this was great. I do already like Love. But this was upbeat and fun and a different.
Ah man I started writing a review and then lost it! I really enjoy Love and I haven't spent enough time diving into their work. It's very exciting and kind of picks you up and drops you all over the map, is it psychadelic? Rock? Electronic? Punk? Jazz? I like how it gives you so much.
Side 1 and side 2 are very different and it works up to a point. I really like this album - always have - but the side 2 single track, "Revelation" could do with a bit of editing; I've never been a fan of rock drum solos. That would give room for another track perhaps. Side 1 is a little patchy but contains some great tracks, particularly "7 and 7 is".
Every single song went hard, but “!Que Vida!,” “Seven and Seven Is,” “She Comes in Colors,” and “Revelation,” especially.
Now THIS is the combination of psychedelic, heavy rock, folk, and baroque (dig that harpsichord solo!) that the 60s is known for, I love it!
Gostei bastante. É um álbum para baixar.
Cool album, I really like it's psychedelic sound!
All around groovy
The precursor to Love Forever Changes roars with all the might of its proto-punk attitudes and the rollicking saga of its 19 minute long Revelation. Do not overlook this part of Love if you want to understand how they came into being what they were on their way towards their masterpiece. Favorites: Stephanie Knows Who, Orange Skies, Seven and Seven Is, She Comes in Colors, Revelation.
We happened to be on vacation in Arizona for this one and it was great for a scenic drive on our way to the Grand Canyon. I like folk rock like this and I appreciate that Love has two lead singers with pretty different styles - the rocker and the more melodic folk singer. The rocker almost sounds like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins at times! Wow, that last track “Revelation” covers a lot of ground! An epic 18-minute jam! I’m looking forward to spending more time with this album.
At first I was quite sceptical, but after a second listen I'm pretty convinced of the quality of this album. Love the instrument selection - they created some lovely harmony throughout the record (special kudos for harpsichord - you don't find it often outside of classical music). I also enjoyed the psychedelic style which reminded me of The Doors and Jimi Hendrix. To sum up - a really pleasant surprise and a time well spent. Highlight: She Comes in Colors Bonus: Revelation (for psychedelic vibes)
A sharp and compact overall sound, with relatively melodic compositions. The arrangements are among the most eccentric of their time. (7/10) FT: Seven and Seven Is
Pretty groovy. One song really wanted to be "What's New, Pussycat?" but couldn't quite get there.
For the time it came out its pretty good.
A band ahead of their time. I really enjoyed this album.
Duidelijk de jaren 60. Zeker van kunnen genieten. Ook het nummer van 18 minuten lang verveelde niet
Muy de los 60. Hermoso
3.5 Pretty solid 60s fare. This album seems to have found a nice middle ground between The Beatles and The Who and I dig it for the most part. Not much else to say because it’s nothing I haven’t heard before but it is pretty well done even in that sense. Favorites: Stephanie Knows Who, 7 and 7 is, The Castle
Really enjoyed this. Not sure why I hadn't heard of this before. Happy to have "discovered".
They use different types of instruments to make simple melodies sound more intriguing.
Its fine. I prefer the selt titled and Forever Changes though.
They really went there with that last track huh
Unsure what to make of this one - absolute rippers ('Seven and Seven Is') among cheesy ballads ('Orange Skies') and extended jam tracks ('Revelation'). I don't know if this stands as an album per se, but the parts themselves are interesting and unique enough to warrant further listening.
A real 1960's record. Funny.
It's alright but it doesn't quite hold up compared to other 60's psych such as the 13th floor elevators. This is more of a basic rock feel.
Semibängeri Helt jees psykadelisk rock. Passligt långa biisin
La derniere chanson a suave l’album car je l’ai repartit et j’etais beaucoup plus dans le ood pour les 1eres tounes. J’aurais mit 3 ou moins sinon mais cela change pour un 3.5
Some interesting stuff but it has the same production hiccups as many albums from around this time. Also, I hate the harpsichord and the last song was highly unnecessary (my left ear really experienced that drum solo). 6
Bacana amigo, mas um pouco coisa loca demais
I don't understand why this is considered psychedelic rock, because normally I'm not a fan of psychedelic songs and I liked it very much....probably I don't know what is real psychedelic rock. :-) In short, A good album with very pleasable songs and the last one "real" experimental or psychedelic but still cool! Worth it!
Not bad, sort of a rocky jazzy bluesy thing with a pretty varied sound. The last song was half the album which was weird and it went on for awhile but in general it was a pretty relaxed album.
5/10. Pretty forgettable I guess, because I already don't remember it.
alright album but weird and in a good way. i enjoyed listening to it but not quite as much as others similar
This is exactly the kind of music my parents used to listen to when I was growing up, so had a weirdly nostalgic feel to it despite being from years before my time. I enjoyed it, and did chuckle at every song being 2-3 minutes apart from the 18 minute finale.
Never heard of these guys. Good fun. LOVEd that epic last track
haha theres a modern rapper with that name but idk about the 1966 version? this would be more fun if i were stoned. Solid 3 stars so far though, i dont hate it.
It was an OK album, nothing too exceptional. Nice listen as background music.
Disco rock con toques psicodélico, algo clásico de los 60 (excepto por el último single, que es innecesariamente largo). Nota: 3.5
Better than I expected. Some great tracks.
Hätte ich davon schon hören müssen? Ich fand es nicht schlecht - kann Musik „gewollt psychedelisch“ klingen oder haben da einfach die Drogen nicht bis ganz zum Ziel getragen?
Side 1 is a mess. Side 2's sprawling 19 minute jam 'Revelation' is worth the admission but skip the rest. 'Forever Changes' it isn't
beatles vibes from this album. best song: emotions
it's quite good! lol idk can learn "the castle"
mellow dramatic, repetitive, but nice sound
1. The weird one instrument per ear stereo is much better than the unmastered mono. 2. The sound is kinda sweet. It makes me smile. 3. Revelation is entertaining background music. I like this music a lot, but at the same time I kind of prefer Jazz Music like Gerry Mulligan. I like this album tho, solid fun. It's the little nuances that make it. Very fun. So why only 3? Because I feel as supposedly significant and fun this is, I couldn't read into the lyrics and I don't see this growing on me. 3+/5
Strong album, songs felt lively and the instrumental was also fun till the last song where it kinda got into wankery
que vida tof
3.3 Nog wel leuke schijfkes soms. Leuke energie ook.
Busy and ambitious.
Fun album, nothing particularly caught my attention enough to rate it any higher than a 3 though.
I enjoyed the theatrics and good use of the flute, clavi, etc. Last song was a turn off though
There are some interesting songs here, but it didn't feel like a cohesive work to me. There is some lovely guitar work and the little baroque touches were fun. I didn't find Lee's vocals particularly compelling, which seemed flat against some of those more flowery arrangements. He does best on "Seven and Seven Is" and “Revelation,” which interestingly are less sing-y than they are talky/shouty. I thought I would hate “Revelation,” but it’s not bad. They lose me a little when the squonky sax comes in, but it’s a pretty solid jam if you’re into that sort of thing. Fave Songs: The Castle, 7 and 7 Is
Pretty progressive for the 60s. Pleasant but not really my thing.
This was interesting. Side one had some nice moments, but overall I didn't love it. Side two was more interesting to me, with shades of the Doors, Iron Butterfly, and even the Byrds. Overall I'm glad I listened to it, definitely an early example of the experimental sixties, but probably wouldn't listen again. 3 stars.
Don't know the album. Hear one other by Love on this "Albums to listen to before you die" series. I do like the sound of this one. "7 and 7 is" is a nice pre-pre-punk sound. I can see why other punk bands have recorded it. Not bad. Revelation almost gives me a "Doors"/"Jim Morrison" feel. Interesting because this came out before anyone ever heard of the Doors. Stand outs: Orange Skies, Que Vida! The Castle, She Comes in Colors. This is a 3/5 for me. Which is a "good rating" for an album I hear for the first time. I can see this one growing on me and just getting stronger. I smell a 4/5 in its future.
3/5 - Meh. Not my style.
3.3 - Confusing. Vocally, It sounds like an album better suited for Jim Morrison. Unlike on “Forever Changes”, here Lee’s voice sounds strained and guttural. Lyrically, it’s stereotypically psychedelic. I like the jazz exploration on “Revelation” though it’s 19 minutes of a 36 minute album. And is that Chewbacca grunting in the middle of the track??? “She Comes in Colors” is pretty. I love the incorporation of the jazz flute.
Some indulgent bits but I liked the bits that inspired those jingle jangle Glasgow bands many years later.
Overall, an ok album. Not minding some of the harpsichord trilling and flute arrangements. A very folksy album epitomised by the 19 min jam session Revelation, with its spoken word lyrics, guitar, harmonica, and drum solos it's what one would expect. When it got to the sax solo, started to hurt my ears. :/ Best: 7 and 7 Is; She Comes in Colours Worst: "¡Que Vida!"
sort of a punky kind of Doorsy kind of thing? Very hard to describe. That doesn't mean it's bad... but doesn't necessarily mean it's good. There were a few good songs on here, but also a few stinkers. And it's tough when there's only 9 songs on the album and one of them is almost 20 minutes long.
The rythm can be great and sometimes really anoying. I have mixed feelings with this album even if the energy and intentions are always there.
She Comes In Colors is amazing. The rest is nothing special but still enjoyable.
Nice melodies and musicianship with solid recording quality for it’s time. Nothing overly compelling beyond the last song though to keep my interest. Some protopunk and folk vibes. Revelation, Orange Skies.
Took me a few tracks to settle into this guys voice. 7 and 7 is cool. Kind of sounds like a Jim Morrison impression. I like this genre.
Kinda middle of the road, not anything I'd listen to again but not bad. 3.5
в стиле битлов и 60 о любви, простенько со вкусом немного джаза
Like his voice First track wild It's good Many styles Like it
Un disc de contrastos. Els temes més melòdics, 'She Comes in Colors', 'The Castle', 'Orange Skies'... són del millro que va composar mai la banda, la resta està a un nivell alt també, tot i que mai he estat fan del single '7 and 7 Is'... Lastra el tema de 18 minuts de la cara B, una amalgama de sons precursor del rock progressiu que es podrien haver estalviat
As if to test my statement about getting bored with '60s psych rock, the list claps back. This one is much more lively and interesting than the Blue Cheer album though. Lots of cool instruments at play; a bit folksy in spots. It closes with a super long jam song, which was actually one of my favorites. I like this one though, good stuff. Favorite tracks: Orange Skies, She Comes in Colors, Revelation. Album art: Framing is a bit goofy, but I like this one overall. The band photo is menacing, reminds me of Night Gallery. With enough makeup and blue paint, the guy in the middle could have acted as one of the Morlocks in the Time Machine. I want to befriend these bruisers. 3.5/5
Better than the last 60's rock group that we just saw. I figured we would have heard all the rock groups by now with the amount of unknown bands we are getting but there's always more. Creepy man in the middle, looks like a morlock or the giant from Equinox.
J'étais très content de relancer ce groupe que j'avais particulièrement apprécié sur leur autre album présent sur le générateur. Malheureusement c'est un fiasco total, qui atteint son paroxysme lorsque le groupe tente tout simplement d'imiter Led Zeppelin, dans une performance absolument désastreuse. J'ai à ce sujet contacté Robert, qui m'a mis en relation avec le chanteur du groupe Led Zeppelin. Ce dernier m'a déclaré que Love n'était, je cite "qu'un groupe de sac à merdes". Les mots sont lourds mais nécessaires.
J'avais attribué la note de quatre à ces hurluberlus la dernière fois, j'étais donc particulièrement curieux de voir ce qu'ils nous avaient préparé cette fois-ci. L'album commence de manière assez banale. Les pistes s'enchaînent à une vitesse très curieuse. C'est une fois arrivé à la dernière piste que l'on comprend dans quel piège on vient de tomber. 18:57 minutes. C'est la durée de celle-ci. Une éternité pendant laquelle le chanteur et les musiciens font absolument n'importe quoi.
De muziek komt wat rommelig over. Verder wel aardig voor op de achtergrond. Zang voelt soms wat onzuiver. Andere liedjes zijn weer verrassend goed. Favorieten zijn "Que Vida!" en "She Comes In Colors" ***
Rock suave de los 60-70's. No lo conocía. Fácil y agradable de escuchar. Grandes partes instrumentales
This is the second album from Love that was recommended to me by 1,001 albums generator. I almost forgot about the previous album. On "Da Capo" I can still hear a notably late-60s characteristic to the music with prominant psychodelic sounds. This album seems to venture into progressive rock a little more that the last record I listened to. For example, "Revelation", which was the track I enjoyed the most, is 18 minutes long and takes up the entire B side of the album. The progressive sound is not just a matter of length. The shorter tracks on the album also experiment with progressive rock layers and transitions. My enjoyment of the music was periodically interrupted by some of the delivery of the lyrics, and sometimes the content of the lyrics. I'm not a big fan of songs whose themes revolve around "ooo, baby" or "hey, mama". I have a soft spot for the occasional odd lyrics, but after hearing "Oop-ip-ip, oop-ip-ip, yeah" a couple of times I was feeling a little confused about whether I liked "7 and 7 is" or not. For the moment, I'll say that I like the track. After a first listen, this album is 3 stars, but there might be room to grow with a re-listen.
Hectic then mellow, then hectic, then cool, but always mono.
Typical 60s with some psychodelic pop edge. Not bad but in the end the album is just going to be one of hundreds that are not bad but listening to them once is enough
With all the legendary bands from this era, it’s hard for an album like this to stand out. It was really disorganized and the track Revelation really gets annoying. I respect the musicianship and use of the harpsichord however.
Great 60’s album.
Some good songs on this one, but as a whole it didn't grab me and pull me in like I thought it would. A fine document of some late 60's psych-pop-rock and it gets kind of jammy to conclude the record. Nice touch.
Never heard this album before, but it was pretty decent. Not as good as "Forever Changes", but still good. I love this album cover, by the way.
Pompy pomposity. Quite fun actually.
Look, their next one is MUCH better.
not immediately grabbing me
"Seven and Seven is" and "She Comes in Colors" are very good tracks and made me into a fan.
Pros: - Very cool sound! It's my first time actively hearing this band. They are very dynamic and the overall sound does a lot of things right. - Even though it's 1966, the production is really crisp. - It's a dynamic album while also existing inside of a defined sound. Track 1 is a "tough" psychedelic rock song with a harpsichord shred part. Track 2 is a gushy ballad, Track 3 is another sweetheart track, and then Track 4 is a "The Who" type rabble-rousing shout-off. That's a lot of moving around. Cons: - Some tracks' lyrics are not exactly bad but a little uninspired. - I'm assuming it's a victim of the time period, but man I can't comfortably listen to hard-panned instruments and layers for very long. Track 3, "Que Vida", has the FULL drumset 100% in the left ear, and guitars in the right ear. I'm personally a big believer in symmetry in production and while panning is a great condiment to add to your flavors, you can't have things sound balanced with 70% mustard in your right ear and 30% ketchup in the left ear. Don't put condiments in your ears. Misc: - Interesting that the total length of the album is 36 minutes 9 seconds, and the final track is over half of that, coming in at 18 minutes and 58 seconds. This track is mostly a jam though, as the vocals leave around the 3 minute mark and only come back briefly before leaving again.
I enjoyed having this album on in the background while doing busywork because it just kept me moving. So interesting that the final song was so expansive! I feel like you never really see that these days, so props for a unique album format.
Not as good as forever changes. Some nice pop psychedelic stuff and the 20 minutes song on the second half was fun, but lacking in great song writing.
Powoli przestaję pisać recenzje, bo w każdej z nich jestem zmuszony pisać dokładnie to samo i tu nie będzie inaczej. Średniawa.
Kolejne stare nowosci z hameryki, tym razem Da Capo od bandy Love, nazwa znajoma, bo wczesniej juz slyszalem ich Forever Changes, album z podobnego okresu, bo capo wydany byl w 66, a changesy w 67, sklad na obu plytach jest taki sam, wiec jakiejs rewolucji w brzmieniu nie bylo, ale nie zmienia to faktu, ze oba albumy znaczaco sie roznia i wyjasnilo sie czemu changesowy jest o wiele popularniejszym wydaniem, pierwsza sprawa jest jakosc remastera do stereo jednej i drugiej plyty, da capo wypada tutaj fatalnie, ale jednak na spotifaju jest on dostepny zarowno w wersji mono jak i stereo, wiec nie ma tutaj problemu z wyborem dobrej jedynej drogi, kolejna sprawa jest sama struktura plyty, 35 minut grania podzielone na 7 utworow z czego pierwsza strona brzmi podobnie jak changesy z swoimi psychodelicznie popowymi utworami tak popularnymi w latach 60, ale druga strona to cos calkowicie innego, potezny 19 minutowy utwor pod tytulem revelation, ktory byl prawdziwym objawieniem tego albumu, ktory bez niego bylby wybrakowany i raczej szybko zapomniany, a tak na tym 19 minutowym jamujacym kawalku slychac w dluzych ilosciach, to co juz bylo modelowane na wczesniejszych utworach, ale podane w takich ilosciach i z taka energia, ze banda brzmi zupelnie jak inny zespol, malo wokalu, a wiecej instrumentali, jesli jakies wokale sie pojawiaja sa to raczej dzikie wrzaski, ktore tylko hajpuja instrumentale niz jakies liryczne spiewy, bo lirycznie raczej nigdy wysoko nie stawialem pana Arthura Lee, a ten album tylko mnie w tym przekonaniu utwierdzil, wiec banda przypomniana i cos nowego sie uslyszalo dodatkowo, perelka ktora zapamietam z tego odsluchu bedzie utwor b sajda, ktory leci na plejke
this was a fun listen, nothing that really stood out to me though
Pretty good rock/pychadelic that I haven't heard of, but not going to make my rotation.
C’est pas mauvais. La face A est la plus intéressante. Le jam de la face B est trop long même si certains moments sont intéressants. C’est varié et différent de ce qui se faisait à l’époque. Je ne crois pas que j’y reviendrais d’emblée, mais je ne skipperais pas dans une playlist.
Jamais entendu parlé C'est pas mauvais. Le chanteur et le bassiste sont faux et le drummer est loin d'être clean mais sinon il y a de belle trouvailles. Clavecins, beats en 5/4 à la take five, sax pas gossant Étonnamment heavy par bout, c'est quasiment punk avant l'heure (seven and seven is) Sur spoty il y a les versions mono et stereo J'aime de plus en plus le mono, pour le jazz c'est magique et pour le early stereo c'est franchement mieux que des hards pannings waks de contraintes technique et non de choix artistiques. Tellement hippie d'appeler ton band Love😄
Of moderate interest musically, but lyrically pretty silly. “Stephanie Knows” is overstuffed and not representative of what’s to come, most immediately, the dreamy “Orange Skies.” “She Comes in Colors” is a Stones rip-off, no? The most interesting song, the epic, slow-jam closer “Revelation” suggests the darkness of the ‘70s to come, with some guitaring that sounds like Neil Young was sitting in and a soprano sax (or clarinet) solo for the ages. Those bits are way better than the extended vocal improv bit in the middle of the 20 minutes, and the strange transition ending – drum solo into harpsichord nod-off.
Decent disco but nothing special for me
Well forever changes is like a boarderline classic but this I don’t know what to expect… The album opens with Stephanie knows who a rather fast paced rocker ( well for love) with some sorta off key sounding instrumentation. Other than the screaming nothing matches to forever changes though. Following is the rater mellow orange skies the song is closer to what they would make forever changes it’s a nice slow song with drugged up lyrics and amazing flute work in particular. !Que vida¡ again goes in this direction I love the guitars in this one still not matching those. Seven and seven is, is what I would say is love’s heaviest song amazing drums and amazing bass work not what I expected from this band. Love goes full on folk at the start of the castle being a bumbling Simon and Garfunkel like song at the start but slowly loses all of this with the second half being a unique spiralling instrumental piece. Ending the first side of the album is she comes in colours, it’s no red telephone, but it’s still a nice rock song with off lyrics and great flute work ( which seems abandoned in forever changes). Side two of the album is only one song revelation a nearly 19 minute long thing it starts off as a pretty formulaic rocker then is filled with so many other layers at points completely warping the song as a whole, vocal work is good slightly echoey and doesn’t fill up the song all too much for a song of this length. The bit where it’s like he’s having sex is rather awkward for the listener. But eh I really don’t like it but it’s unique. It’s half proto forever changes and half a mess not dreadful or forgettable though.
It was good, the last track was a bit out there and long, but the first 6 tracks were great.
Before Forever Changes, the band Love were rocking out pretty well. For the time, this is pretty good, but I can't say the 19 minute long Revelation was worth the length. Favorites: "Stephanie Knows Who", "Orange Skies", "Seven and Seven Is"
Best wel lekker, helemaal niet verkeerd en catchy
Very summery and psychedelic, and very very dated. Daft lyrics, clichéd music, but fun and enjoyable in spite of that.
Decent album. The Rolling Stones song “She’s a Rainbow” sounds a lot like “She Comes in Colors.” This predates the Stones’ song.
Strangely pleasant - i was surprised as dont really like the 60s style as a general rule
OK, wasn't a fan at the start but middle of the album really grew on me. Harmonica let it down a bit. but glad I listened.
ikkje lika fra som forever changes
It grooves and it swings and the first few cuts have a slightly exotic feel, but then vibes its way into a sorta generic ‘60s energy. Glad to know it (if only for the epic “Revelation”) but one won’t be playing it at one's funeral.
It was aight.
3.5 to be fair, I hadn't listened to this one before. A couple of good songs but not my favorite.
Ik ken een ander plaatje van hen en ik geloof dat ik dat net leuker vind. Desalniettemin: fris en fruitig.
Onbekende plaat voor mij, maar vond het wel tof eigenlijk. Ik hou wel van die beetje psychedelische 60's sound.
Dit kon ik wel waarderen. Heel sisters, maar wel tof.
3 For a 60s band named "Love", this album went pretty hard. Musically it was a little all over the place - it bounced pretty abruptly from psychedelia to surf rock to finally an 18-minute blues closer. The punk in me really enjoyed Seven and Seven Is, and I see how it could have influenced punk in the years ahead (The Ramones even covered it at one point). Other than that, nothing in particular seemed to jump out, and I don't really think the closing track was quite interesting enough to justify its length. Favorite songs: Stephanie Knows Who, Seven and Seven Is
Very first song reminded me a little of the Doors. Thought this was an interesting album. A mixture of "kind of" punk and psychedelic to a little rock. I can't say I loved, but I did enjoy listening. Favorite song was Revelation. A good 3 for me
well, it's certainly a choice to have six short songs on the first side, then the second side have one nineteen minute song. arthur lee and jethro tull have something in common. this was an interesting album. i could hear similarities with other artists from the mid-sixties. "relevation" sounded like the rolling stones crafted it. "stephanie knows who" is a little too harsh for me, but the harpsichord presence is of its time. "she comes in colors" could have been a beatles track. a big treat for me with this album was "7 and 7 is." as a huge alice cooper fan, i recognized the song immediately from his special forces album (a deep cut). i do enjoy comparing covers in my spare time, too.
A couple of good singles. This should have been an EP. Best track: Seven and Seven Is
Another solid album fits right in with what I expected of Love
Not really feeling this one.
Nothing special, not awful.
Was going okay until the extended jam last track...
Not surprisingly, this album isn't really my jam. It was groovy enough in that 60's style, and I could be tricked into listening to it again, but I wouldn't reach for it. 2 stars.
Nothing too noteworthy for me.
This is very 60s psychedelia. I might have liked it more, there are some interesting sounds and melodies going on, but it became repetitive and seemed to never stop. I only checked the running length afterwards, it tells me this album was 36 minutes long. I claim this is a barefaced untruth! I think it must have transported me into some alternate passage of time because I swear this was at least 90 minutes of time I spent wishing it was over.
60s we definitely weird
I mean it's fine. I find it kind of folksy (again) but more entertaining than yesterday. Very average.
Has a couple good tracks but I find both the lyrics and the vocals obnoxious. The grooves and solos in the final track are just not good enough to justify the 20 minute length. 4/10
It's quite a big deal to be one of the first racially-diverse American rock bands. At the time (especially live) I can imagine this band being really good but this album to me sounds dated, I wasn't really into it. Their most influential album seems to be "Forever Changes", maybe that's better? 5/10
Not a mad fan of psychedelic rock, apart from The Doors maybe, but this was a fun listen. The last track took me places.
Start of the album is incredibly boring. However the last two songs save it from being very bad. Las song by itself is an awesome jam, and if the whole album contained just this jam, it would easily receive 4/5 rating from me.
I wasn't a big fan of this album, but I did like Orange Skies. 2/5 stars.
Honestly not bad. The vocals were mixed a little weird at times but I didn't hate it. I probably wouldn't listen to it again all the way through. 5/10. Revelation is definitely the highlight.
Love is one of those "deep dive" groups I completely missed growing up but would occasionally read about - having a supposed "huge influence" on groups in the 60s/70s. Then when Rush did a cover of '7 and 7 Is' in 2004 I figured I had to delve in and did briefly... There's absolutely some advanced musical knowledge here - changing time signatures, varied textures and moods which on the surface should be something I usually like. Overall the album seems very "of the time" which occasionally works for me but in the end unfortunately I just don't really like any of the songs at all - nothing was remotely memorable to me. Hate to boil this down to a lazy simple word but.... boring. (additionally...it's the voice - I can't get by it.)
Cool but probably wouldn’t listen to again
Never heard of the band before but Not my type of music I felt the songs leaned more bad than good and it’s an album I won’t be listening to again 2/5
Another cult 60s records that I'm just not connecting with. The A-side, aside from the great "Seven and Seven Is," is full of songs that drag and feel longer than they are, full of harpsichord and flute (which just do not work). The B-side is a single long jam. And it's pretty good! This record works better when they can stretch their muscles, it seems. A full LP side is pushing it though and it doesn't make up for the first half.
Het had iets maar ook niets.. not sure about this one
Kinda got bored
seem like some real psych freaks. goofy tin organs.
1966, band called Love. *sigh* lol. Here we go... Well whaddaya know, folk rock and psychedelia. Fucking hell, wasn't expecting THAT! Seriously though, there doesn't need to be any more. I get it, we all get it. This stuff existed. Is it irony if this list of things I need to hear before I die makes me kill myself in frustration, before I even get halfway? lol jk but far out, enough with the 60s garbage. 2/5 just cause the band didn't know any better at the time, and it's still better than MIA.
Nothing memorable for me. I liked the other Love album more.
Not for me
Got a vibe of The Zombies, House of the Rising Sun here. That being said, it's nowhere near that good. First track is musical discomfort. There's just a vibrant frenzy all over it. Not a bad thing, but I'm not really feeling it. Orange Skies is a total time capsule. Jazz flute, psychedelic vocals, weird song. Again, I'm not feeling it. Que Vida is jaunty. It feels like it's making fun of itself though. A this point - I'm feeling this album did not stand the test of time, but it must be influential in its own way. I see a lot of comparisons between Love and The Doors. I guess I see it...but The Doors is fully realized music. Yes, there are organs, horns, and psychedelia, but it just doesn't work. Seven and Seven Is is interesting. The rhythm section is solid. I like how it "blows up" at the end into something else. I'd have liked to see where that musical interlude goes. The Castle is the best song on the album. I'm not sure where Love went after this, and if they pursued more ballad, guitar driven baroque songs, but that's where they are strongest. She Comes in Colors and Revelation are bluesy and decent. Revelation really is the crux of the album, but I'm not really sure if this album works in the first place, and then to end it with this opus is a little unusual.
I liked one song
No. There's nothing about this that I dig. It's not HORRIFIC but it ain't good.
Liked the harpsichord, harmonica player good.