Love ‎– Forever Changes

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First pressings info: It is to find a copy that plays without excessive surface noise. This is not necessarily because the vinyl is of poor quality, but because the recording itself had to be mastered very softly (due to its length, dynamic range and stereo separation.)
Elektra had this title pressed in 1967 by three different plants: Allentown (AL), Columbia, Terre Haute (CTH) and Monarch (MON). Each plant was sent a different master lacquer to cut from (rather than a copy of the mastertape which was more common in those days), thus ensuring that all pressings had similar high sound quality. Although these three cuttings are almost identical, there is a distinction between pressings when it comes to vinyl quality: Allentown & Columbia copies are usually quieter than the ones from Monarch because they used a higher quality vinyl mixture which is especially preferable when it comes to this album.

Tracklist

Alone Again Or 3:15
A House Is Not A Motel 3:25
Andmoreagain 3:15
The Daily Planet 3:25
Old Man 2:57
The Red Telephone 4:45
Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale 3:30
Live And Let Live 5:24
The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This 3:00
Bummer In The Summer 2:20
You Set The Scene 6:49

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, All) Elektra EKS 74013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKT-A-74013 Love Forever Changes(4-Trk, Album) Elektra EKT-A-74013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKX 44013 Love Forever Changes(4-Trk, Album) Elektra EKX 44013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
CLVLXEK. 218 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Disques Vogue CLVLXEK. 218 France 1967 Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS-74013 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013, EKL 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, M/Print, All) Elektra, Elektra EKS 74013, EKL 74013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Mon) Elektra EKS 74013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKS-74013, EKL-4013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Mon) Elektra, Elektra EKS-74013, EKL-4013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKL-4013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Mono) Elektra EKL-4013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKL-4013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Mono, All) Elektra EKL-4013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Ora) Elektra EKS 74013 UK 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Ter) Elektra EKS 74013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKL 4013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Mono) Elektra EKL 4013 UK 1967 Sell This Version
EKL 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Mono, W/Lbl) Elektra EKL 74013 UK 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, W/Lbl) Elektra EKS 74013 UK 1967 Sell This Version
EKX 4013 Love Forever Changes(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Elektra EKX 4013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013, EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra EKS 74013, EKS-74013 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 UK 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS-74013 US 1969 Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RP) Elektra EKS-74013 US 1969 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RP) Elektra EKS 74013 UK 1970 Sell This Version
K 42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra K 42015 UK 1971 Sell This Version
K 42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra K 42015 UK 1976 Sell This Version
K 42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE, 180) Elektra K 42015 UK 1976 Sell This Version
HKS 541-51 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra HKS 541-51 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS 74013 US 1979 Sell This Version
P-8609E Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Warner Bros. Records P-8609E Japan 1981 Sell This Version
P-8609E Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records P-8609E Japan 1981 Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Asylum Records, Nonesuch EKS-74013 US 1982 Sell This Version
960 656-2 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 960 656-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
74013-2 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, Lon) Elektra 74013-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
7559-60656-1 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 7559-60656-1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
7559-60656-1 Love Forever Changes(LP, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Elektra 7559-60656-1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS 74013 US 1988 Sell This Version
WMC5-382 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra WMC5-382 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
AMCY-3193 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra AMCY-3193 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
11/2000 Love Forever Changes(CDr, Album, Dlx, TP) Rhino Records (2) 11/2000 US 2000 Sell This Version
LVCDR-033 Love Forever Changes(CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial) Collector's Digitally Recordings LVCDR-033 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
R2 76717 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R2 76717 US 2001 Sell This Version
8122-73537-2 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-73537-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
8122735372 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Elektra Traditions, Rhino Records (2) 8122735372 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
AMCY-6255 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, RM, Sli) EastWest Japan AMCY-6255 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
LP 5102 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE, 180) Sundazed Music LP 5102 US 2001 Sell This Version
R2 74802 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RM, RE) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R2 74802 US 2007 Sell This Version
R2 428796 Love Forever Changes(2xCD, Album, RE) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R2 428796 US 2008 Sell This Version
8122-79938-4 Love Forever Changes(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) 8122-79938-4 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
UPLOVE001 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Upfront, Rhino Records (2), The Times UPLOVE001 UK 2008 Sell This Version
R1-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE + 7", Single) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R1-74013 US 2012 Sell This Version
R1-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE, 180) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Rhino Vinyl R1-74013 US 2012 Sell This Version
8122797115 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE, 180) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) 8122797115 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
R1-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE, TP, 180) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Rhino Vinyl R1-74013 US 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-15007 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Elektra WPCR-15007 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UDSACD 2131 Love Forever Changes(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Min) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2131 US 2014 Sell This Version
8122797115 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) 8122797115 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MFSL2-402 Love Forever Changes(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL2-402 US 2016 Sell This Version
7559-60656-2 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 7559-60656-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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RH2 74013 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra/Asylum Records RH2 74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
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StrangelySatisfying

StrangelySatisfying

April 20, 2017
referencing Forever Changes, LP, Album, EKS 74013
yep that's a canadian pressing... had wondered for years if this existed.... :D
.Richard.

.Richard.

January 26, 2017
referencing Forever Changes, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, MFSL2-402
I was suprised at the margin of superiority this has over the Rhino, which is also very good. This has so much more bass and low end details. It excels over the Rhino in every area for me.
mundayschild

mundayschild

October 27, 2016
referencing Forever Changes, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, MFSL2-402
Got a copy from Amazon for 30 quid in the U.K.! No issues with distortion at all. Only heard a gold label first press and this was better.
pajrobin7

pajrobin7

October 7, 2016
referencing Forever Changes, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, MFSL2-402
So far I have received two copies and both had sound distortion on track 1, "Alone again or". Awaiting a 3rd copy and hoping the sound quality is right on this one. Not what you expect for expensive Audiophile releases :o(
jolyon

jolyon

September 30, 2016
referencing Forever Changes, LP, Album, RE, 180, 8122797115
Agree with the comments on the pressing - crystal clear.
baconizgud4me

baconizgud4me

September 12, 2016
referencing Forever Changes, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, MFSL2-402
If this is a reissue, when was it first issued?
baconizgud4me

baconizgud4me

May 4, 2016
referencing Forever Changes, LP, Album, RE, 180, R1-74013
Does anyone know if there were later US releases that were pressed at Optimal? I have this release, but there is no RTI silver sticker on the front. There is the Rhino label on the front with the R1-74013 code not the 081227971151 code as with the EU Optimal press.

The 2012 press of Television's Marquee Moon has later presses that came without the silver RTI sticker but still with the R1 code on the label but the runout info 'BC' tells you it was pressed at Optimal and not RTI.
baconizgud4me

baconizgud4me

April 29, 2016
referencing Forever Changes, LP, Album, RE, 180, 8122797115
Weird, mine is the 'supposed' US press, but does not have the RTI silver sticker on the front of the outer sleeve like the US release, but does have RI-74013 code in the top left corner not the 8122797115 and it does have the exact same Rhino sticker which seems to be on both the US and EU versions. How can I tell I have the US press? I would rather have the RTI than the Optimal press.
music_emporium

music_emporium

April 13, 2016
referencing Forever Changes, LP, Album, All, EKS 74013


I don't think it's hyperbolic to say that Forever Changes is probably the greatest albums ever produced. Like many other people I do feel the album keeps getting better and better after every listen. I'm 55, and first fell in love with the album when I was 22. I've
directly realised just how dark the album really is. Take the first track, a beautiful positive and happy tune. Yet the lyrics are extremely dark, bleak and depressing. The genius of this album comes from the juxtapose between the positivity of the tune and the resigned bleakness of the lyrics. Someone told me that people are the greatest fun. I love everyone, and have so much love to give. Yet tonight I will be alone.The beauty, darkness, and transcendent nature of the album makes sense when you know that Arthur Lee really believed he was dying as he wrote the album. Forever Changes is his epitaph. In Arthur's own words ""When I did that album I thought I was going to die at that particular time, so those were my last words."

Well, this is my TOP 1 album for the desert island...
Remi78

Remi78

February 1, 2016
referencing Forever Changes, LP, Album, RE, 180, 8122797115

One of the 5 best vinyl i've ever heard. Brilliant songs, brilliant sound.