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Tracklist

CD 1

1)

August (05:08) Love

2)

Your Friend And Mine - Neil's Song (03:50) Love

3)

I'm with you (02:43) Love

4)

Good times (03:33) Love

5)

Singing cowboy (04:48) Love

6)

Dream (02:52) Love

7)

Robert Montgomery (03:38) Love

8)

Nothing (04:48) Love

9)

Talking in my sleep (02:49) Love

10)

Always see your face (03:29) Love

11)

Robert Montgomery (Alternate Vocal) (03:35) Love

12)

Talking in my sleep (Alternate Mix) (02:55) Love

13)

Singing cowboy (Unedited Version) (05:52) Love

Review

This might be the first album in the career of singer and songwriter Arthur Lee that would have been received with more enthusiasm had it been released under his name, and not under the band name. Obviously, it must have been in his commercial best interests to retain the Love identity, but here Lee is the only member of the original band left; he is left trying to recreate a Love-able identity with fewer players than he had before and a completely different sound. The old Love delivered material in a solidly folk-rock vein, meaning among other things an emphasis on combinations of acoustic and electric guitars. When the original group wanted something a little heavier, it would really put the hammer down. Records such as "My Little Red Book" and "Seven & Seven Is" were tough enough to be rightly considered precursors of punk rock, which is a lot of mileage to get out of a Burt Bacharach tune. Lee's new lineup does not have this kind of versatility. Guitarist Jay Donnellan plays a heavy lead guitar minus the impressive chops and gets lots of solo space in the arrangements. The rhythm section favors a more leaden sound as well, particularly drummer George Suranovich, who soaks the barbecue with Keith Moon and Mitch Mitchell licks. Lee fills in on several different instruments, but his real strength is the set of ten original songs he has provided. The tracks are deep in feeling and performed with an emotional fervor that sometimes approaches anguish. It is like going into a dark coffeehouse late at night and finding an electrically charged performer delivering messages about things familiar to one and all: love, memories, friendship, "Good Times," and even "Nothing." Lee's lyrics and performances have been compared to Jimi Hendrix, certainly a compliment. This album is such a good example of these strengths that it rises above the garage band sound to communicate a sense of time and place as well as some truly sincere feelings. [A 2002 European remastering by Elektra Traditions added alternate versions of three songs from the original program.] ~ Eugene Chadbourne

Contributors

Artist Love

Illustrator Peter Schaumann

Label Thunderbolt (UK)

Label Elektra

Product Details

DUIN 8QH75PELVAA

GTIN 0081227364021

Release Date 18.11.2002

Amount of Discs 1

Product type CD

Track Count 13

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LOVE

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Seller: Dodax

Delivery date: between Tuesday, September 29 and Thursday, October 1

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