Love – Forever Changes 2012 U.S. 180 gram test pressing LP


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Offered for sale is a U.S. 180 gram test pressing of Forever Changes by Love.

About this copy: This copy of Forever Changes is a 2012 U.S. pressing on the RTI label of an album that was originally released in 1967.

This 180 gram LP is a test pressing from manufacturer RTI for the 2012 reissue by Rhino.

The plain white cover is VG++ with very slight wear near the bottom edge and a small corner dent.  The original RTI plastic inner sleeve is M-.

The 180 gram disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a classic LP.

Background: While Love’s first two albums saw moderate sales success with their hard-edged psychedelia, their third album toned down the rock and added both folk and Latin influences.  Unfortunately, despite critical acclaim, Forever Changes got lost amid the incredible list of classic albums that came out in 1967 – Sgt. Pepper, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Surrealistic Pillow, The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Who Sell Out, and Are You Experienced? among them.

That’s a pity, as Forever Changes is now regarded as one of the best albums ever made.  The album only reached #154 on the Billboard album chart, but Rolling Stone recently named it #40 in their list of the top 500 albums of all time. gave Forever Changes a rare 5 star review:

Love’s Forever Changes made only a minor dent on the charts when it was first released in 1967, but years later it became recognized as one of the finest and most haunting albums to come out of the Summer of Love, which doubtless has as much to do with the disc’s themes and tone as the music, beautiful as it is. …The punky edge of Love’s early work gave way to a more gentle, contemplative, and organic sound on Forever Changes, but while Arthur Lee and Bryan MacLean wrote some of their most enduring songs for the album, the lovely melodies and inspired arrangements can’t disguise an air of malaise that permeates the sessions. … Forever Changes is inarguably Love’s masterpiece and an album of enduring beauty, but it’s also one of the few major works of its era that saw the dark clouds looming on the cultural horizon, and the result was music that was as prescient as it was compelling.

You can listen to “Maybe the People Would Be the Times or Between Clark and Hilldale” here:


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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: RTI
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 2015
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in