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American psychedelic rock


Studio Albums

Forever Changes (1967)







Forever Changes - 8.5

Alone Again Or/A House is Not a Motel/Andmoreagain/The Daily Planet/Old Man/The Red Telephone/Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale/Live and Let Live/"The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This/Bummer in the Summer/You Set the Scene

It seems difficult to come to terms with the fact that this classic album is over 40 years old. It sounds as fresh and vibrant as ever. Think of rock psychedelia and only a handful of albums and bands come to the fore. Yes the Beatles, yes The Beach Boys and yes Love. Somehow they were the epitome of Los Angeles chic. Forever Changes was the band's third album - somehow you always feel it was their first. It shows them at their artistic highpoint. Few songs on any level can compare with the exquisite feel of "Alone Again Or" or the sheer beauty of "Andmoreagain." Quite rightly this album regular makes it into greatest albums ever list. It just has something extra about it. A feel, a mood. It fostered many similar albums from lesser bands but has always risen above criticism and quite rightly so.