Love ‎– Forever Changes

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First pressings info: It is hard 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.

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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
EKM 84013 Love Forever Changes(8-Trk, Album) Elektra EKM 84013 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 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
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
EKL-4013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Mono, Mon) Elektra EKL-4013 US 1967 Sell This Version
EKL-4013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Mon) 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
EKX 54013 Love Forever Changes(Cass, Album) Elektra EKX 54013 US 1968 Sell This Version
EKS 74 013, EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra EKS 74 013, EKS-74013 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 South Africa 1969 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
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RP) Elektra EKS 74013 US 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 1971 Sell This Version
K42015 EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra K42015 EKS 74013 UK 1971 Sell This Version
ELK 22018 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra ELK 22018 Netherlands 1976 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
WX 1144 Love Forever Changes(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra WX 1144 Spain 1977 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 EKS 74013 US 1982 Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS-74013 US 1982 Sell This Version
74013-2 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 74013-2 US 1987 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
WPCR-13601 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Elektra WPCR-13601 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
RH2 74013 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra/Asylum Records RH2 74013 US 2011 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
none Love Forever Changes(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24-) Rhino Records (2), Elektra none 2014
UDSACD 2131 Love Forever Changes(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Min) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2131 US 2014 Sell This Version
none Love Forever Changes(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, 24-) Elektra/Asylum Records none 2015
8122797115 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) 8122797115 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MFSL 2-402 Love Forever Changes(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, S/Edition) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 2-402 US 2016 Sell This Version
R2 565276, R2 565276 / 603497862634 Love Forever Changes (50th Anniversary Edition)(4xCD, Album, Mono, Dlx, Num, RE + LP, Album + DVD-) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R2 565276, R2 565276 / 603497862634 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
7559-60656-2 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 7559-60656-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7559-60656-2 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 7559-60656-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
8122-73537-2, R2 73537 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Warner Strategic Marketing, Elektra 8122-73537-2, R2 73537 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
R2 76717 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) R2 76717 US Unknown Sell This Version
7559-60656-2 Love Forever Changes(CD, Album, RE, RP) Elektra 7559-60656-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
Tc-54013 Love Forever Changes(Cass) Elektra Tc-54013 US Unknown Sell This Version
CEK 74013 Love Forever Changes(Cass) Elektra CEK 74013 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7559-60656-4 Love Forever Changes(Cass, Album) Elektra 7559-60656-4 France Unknown Sell This Version
K442015 Love Forever Changes(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra K442015 UK Unknown Sell This Version
K 442 015 Love Forever Changes(Cass, Album, RE) Elektra K 442 015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP) Elektra EKS-74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
K42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra K42015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra EKS 74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
K 42015, 42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra K 42015, 42015 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
K42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album) Elektra K42015 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
EKL-4013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Mono) Elektra EKL-4013 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
K42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra K42015 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS-74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS 74013 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
K42015, (EKS 74013) Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra K42015, (EKS 74013) UK Unknown Sell This Version
42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 42015 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
K 42015, EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra K 42015, EKS 74013 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS 74013 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
K 42 015, K 42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra K 42 015, K 42015 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
LP 5102 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Sundazed Music LP 5102 US Unknown Sell This Version
K 42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra K 42015 UK Unknown Sell This Version
K42015, K 42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra K42015, K 42015 UK Unknown Sell This Version
K 42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra K 42015 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS-74013 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS-74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra EKS-74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
K42015, K 42 015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra K42015, K 42 015 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
K 42015, EKS 74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RE, RP) Elektra, Elektra K 42015, EKS 74013 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RP) Elektra EKS-74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, RP) Elektra 42015 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
K42015 Love Forever Changes(LP, Album, Unofficial) Elektra (2) K42015 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, RE) Elektra EKS-74013 US Unknown Sell This Version
EKS-74013 Love Forever Changes(LP, RE) Elektra EKS-74013 US Unknown Sell This Version

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leonthepro

leonthepro

November 29, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Forever Changes, LP, Album, RE, 180, 8122797115

This is the only release I have but I think it sounds great on its own. Very present and realistic. I assume only the MoFi 45RPM 2XLP betters it slightly. For the price this cant be beat, and it seems like EU copies are pressed better, very silent vinyl on mine.

Equipment Used:
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11dandans

11dandans

August 13, 2018
referencing Forever Changes, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, S/Edition, MFSL 2-402
I am very impressed with the quality on this. As a child I had whatever Electra were putting out on vinyl at the time... as an adult I only heard it on cd and mp3. This is a completely different experience of the music. Costly but I am glad I made the purchase,
RoloJam

RoloJam

May 27, 2018
referencing Forever Changes (50th Anniversary Edition), 4xCD, Album, Mono, Dlx, Num, RE + LP, Album + DVD-, R2 565276, R2 565276 / 603497862634
What is the matrix for the LP? It seem unlikely that Grundman would recut the lacquers that is protege Chris Bellman cut for the 45th anniversary edition.
LallumCowes

LallumCowes

May 23, 2018
referencing Forever Changes, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, S/Edition, MFSL 2-402
It's kind of hard to quantify how listening to this made me feel. It was like listening to the album for the first time with a completely different set of ears. I'm not quite sure how to describe how it sounded better, as if Arthur Lee was speaking to me directly. Sort of like I was sitting at the mixing desk listening to it being played back, the percussion, especially has a crisp & muscular impact that I've never really appreciated properly before, despite this being one of my favourite albums. I'm not sure if I've drank the MoFi kool-aid or if the Rhino one is just as good sonically and I'm not about to buy a copy to compare since that'd get in the way of enjoying other records, but all I can say is that this is just a feast for the ears.In terms of presentation, the thickness of the jacket, the immaculate sheen of the discs and even the wrap-around catalogue added up to a sumptuous tactile experience. Overall, I may pick up a couple of my other favourites on MoFi as a sort of treat,
mikeh69

mikeh69

April 29, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Forever Changes (50th Anniversary Edition), 4xCD, Album, Mono, Dlx, Num, RE + LP, Album + DVD-, R2 565276, R2 565276 / 603497862634
Ok let me understand this Bruce Botnick before this box was released was pleading with whoever had the 8 track tapes of Forever Changes to just lend the tapes to copy to make a new mix. How did STEVE HOFFMAN make these new alternate mixes on disc 3 and what year. Does Mr. Hoffman have the tapes. Who else would ? How much you want to make a bet he does and how. If he does have them he can make a new 2018 mix and have them anonymously sent in. Because something is fishy here.
tashi.delek

tashi.delek

April 23, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing Forever Changes (50th Anniversary Edition), 4xCD, Album, Mono, Dlx, Num, RE + LP, Album + DVD-, R2 565276, R2 565276 / 603497862634

The reason that makes me buy another copy of this reissue is to finall listen to the mono mix. But just on CD... that sucks. Who knows why they cared so little about the mono version? Let's just hope for a quality reissue here!
drgn238

drgn238

April 11, 2018
referencing Forever Changes (50th Anniversary Edition), 4xCD, Album, Mono, Dlx, Num, RE + LP, Album + DVD-, R2 565276, R2 565276 / 603497862634
FOR EVERYBODY ( Big Boys included ):

How many reissues of this ( GREAT ) record do we really need ? It does look like big boys / labels are scraping to the very
bottom of a barrel, doesn't it ?
This time it's 50 year edition, next time so many years from whatever, and the story goes on...
Somebody's getting rich in this process, who might it be ?
One guess - it's not customers, for shure !
PsychcollectorNL

PsychcollectorNL

March 8, 2018
referencing Forever Changes, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, S/Edition, MFSL 2-402

Definately worth your money. I own 3 copies. A UK pressing, a Rhino reissue an this one. The Rhino will do on most parts. That pressing sounds awesome. But this, the OMR pressing, is sublime. It takes you more into the songs. It sounds like there is more space for each instrument. More detail, better in the mix and it feels like you can walk around the orchestra, while the band plays in front of it.
ghoststreet

ghoststreet

March 4, 2018
referencing Forever Changes, LP, Album, Mon, EKS 74013
I picked up a copy of this pressing rather cheap at an antique faire and it sounds really really good. Side B plays great but Side A unfortunately has an audible line that pops but neither side has much surface noise. Very fortunate find! Rest in peace Arthur Lee.