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FOREVER CHANGES: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Love’s 1967 Masterpiece Celebrated With A 4CD/DVD/LP Collection Packed With Various Mixes Of The Original, Rare And Unreleased Tracks, Plus A 1968 Promo Video

By Harvey Kubernik C 2012, 2017

Courtesy of Rhino Records

Love’s FOREVER CHANGES is the psychedelic R&B folk-rock pioneers’ finest achievement. Mostly overlooked when it was released in 1967, today the album is considered an indispensable masterpiece.

In 2008, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and – in 2012 – the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry.

Rhino Entertainment has touted the acclaimed album’s golden anniversary with an extensive 4CD/DVD/LP collection housed in a 12 x 12 hardbound book that features a newly written essay and track-by-track notes by music historian Ted Olsen.

The package features the CD-debut of a remastered version made by its original co-producer and engineer Bruce Botnick, as well as the first-ever release of the mono version on CD.

Also included are alternate mixes of the album, as well as a selection of rare and unreleased singles and studio outtakes. Botnick’s stereo remaster of the original album also makes its vinyl debut on the LP included with this set. It was cut from high resolution digital audio by veteran audio engineer Bernie Grundman at his Hollywood facility.   Continue reading