Forever Changes: Arthur Lee and the Book Of Love - The Authorized Biography of Arthur Lee

Forever Changes Arthur Lee and the Book Of Love The Authorized Biography of Arthur Lee Widely hailed as a genius Arthur Lee was a character every bit as colorful and unique as his music In he was Prince of the Sunset Strip busy with his pioneering racially mixed band Love and a

  • Title: Forever Changes: Arthur Lee and the Book Of Love - The Authorized Biography of Arthur Lee
  • Author: John Einarson
  • ISBN: 9781906002312
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Widely hailed as a genius, Arthur Lee was a character every bit as colorful and unique as his music In 1966, he was Prince of the Sunset Strip, busy with his pioneering racially mixed band Love, and accelerating the evolution of California folk rock by infusing it with jazz and orchestral influences, a process that would climax in a timeless masterpiece, the Love album FoWidely hailed as a genius, Arthur Lee was a character every bit as colorful and unique as his music In 1966, he was Prince of the Sunset Strip, busy with his pioneering racially mixed band Love, and accelerating the evolution of California folk rock by infusing it with jazz and orchestral influences, a process that would climax in a timeless masterpiece, the Love album Forever Changes Shaped by a Memphis childhood and a South Los Angeles youth, Lee always craved fame Drug use and a reticence to tour were his Achilles heels, and he succumbed to a dissolute lifestyle just as superstardom was beckoning Despite endorsements from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, Leess subsequent career was erratic and haunted by the shadow of Forever Changes, reaching a nadir with his 1996 imprisonment for a firearms offence Redemption followed, culminating in an astonishing post millennial comeback that found him playing Forever Changes to adoring multi generational fans around the world This upswing was only interrupted by his untimely death, from leukemia, in 2006 Writing with the full consent and cooperation of Arthur s widow, Diane Lee, author John Einarson has meticulously researched a biography that includes lengthy extracts from the singer s vivid, comic, and poignant memoirs, published here for the first time.

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    1. I thought I'd better speak up here in response to the rather uneducated character assassination of Arthur Lee posted earlier by Jon who tells us which Love songs He likes. Some folks are just stuck on the Arthur they LOVE. Arthur was a great friend of mine. He was not easy but he was no rip-off artist either! It's easy to judge and gossip or to get stuck on a certain era/vibe. He was no hippy that's for sure! Every Rock bio or band history is littered with "hard-done-by's" ex-band mates claiming [...]

    2. Love, is a band that has had a lot of myth, lore and rumor surrounding it. “Forever Changes: Arthur Lee and the Book of Love” separates the fact from the fantasy and legend sticking to the bones of Love due to the years, if not decades of fan conjecture in the face of silence from Arthur Lee. Author John Einarson does this with meticulous research and interviews with family, friends, and bandmates of Arthur Lee from his earliest days to his death in 2006. Einarson also incorporates the manus [...]

    3. Einarson's meticulously researched rock biographies are the Behind the Music of print. With Forever Changes, Einarson has once again captured an era through music. The music of the sixties defined my life, and while I had Love albums, I knew little about Arthur Lee or the band. Although Einarson discusses the drug use of Lee and his bandmates, the book does not bog down under repetitive details of who took what and how much. The focus is the music, which makes this account a joy to read.Einarson [...]

    4. I haven't read former band member Michael Stuart's book, but it's hard to believe there's a better biography on Love and Arthur Lee. I would have liked more analysis of the later albums, and there's almost a jump from the late 80's to the mid-90's (Granted, Lee's least productive time), but these are minor quibbles. I found the book very readable and, among many other things, was pleased to learn about the individual contributions of the original band members to the group's first three LPs.

    5. This is Arthur Lee's "authorized" biography and he still comes off as a complete bastard, an egomaniacal ripoff artist. (Among other charming deeds, he screwed sidekick Bryan Maclean out of his royalties for the Love songs Maclean wrote.) Oh well, Love did make 3 fine albums (I'm counting side one of DA CAPO and the half-dozen good songs on FOUR SAIL as one LP). This book clears up a number of myths about Love (no, they didn't kill their manager, and no, guitarist John Echols and bassist Ken For [...]

    6. 1) if your familiar with the music of Arthur Lee go to #3 if not 2) go listen to the album Forever Changes and/or The Forever Changes Concert. 3) read this book! Here is the story that's touching, maddening, happy and sad of the man who recorded the greatest rock album ever. Ok all you Beatles, U2 and Stones fans you didn't follow directions! Now go!

    7. Author Einarson was always going to be a safe pair of hands for a biography of Arthur Lee given his other required books on American West Coast rock.The book makes some sense of a life more remembered through myth and legend. Clearly a powerful and charismatic man, he was never able to be open enough to others in his life to ultimately fully benefit from his talents. As many have said, he was his own worst enemy but it speaks to his considerable talents that so many were prepared to make so many [...]

    8. One of the only two books I've ever ILL'd (instead of summit-ing)- the other was John French's book on Beefheart, which delivered and then some. So I was disappointed based on that alone. But it is a reasonably good and comprehensive book, though you never get a sense what was the magic that made Love's first few albums. Those records are so unusual and brilliant musically and lyrically, and I just never got a sense of how the songs were created, they just seem to come out of the ether. But that [...]

    9. John Einarson doesn't bother tarting up this history of one of the quintessential 60s bands, Love. The story is beguiling enough in itself, full of mystery, wonder and magic. Narcotic meltdown, barely contained fury both musical and otherwise, the totemic presence of bandleader Arthur Lee is the breathing heart of the 'Book of Love' and this is a recommended read for fans of the band and of the period.

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