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Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Love: Collection (1966-2011)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 861 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 344 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 199 Mb
DVD-9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 4.98 Gb
Label: Varius | Psychedelic Rock

~ 1966 – Da Capo (US stereo original pressing), 1967 – Forever Changes (US stereo first pressing – Monarch), 1974 - Reel To Real, 2011 – Black Beauty (record 70-73) ~

One of the best West Coast folk-rock/psychedelic bands, Love may have also been the first widely acclaimed cult/underground group. During their brief heyday – lasting all of three albums – they drew from Byrds-ish folk-rock, Stones-ish hard rock, blues, jazz, flamenco, and even light orchestral pop to create a heady stew of their own. They were also one of the first integrated rock groups, led by genius singer/songwriter Arthur Lee, one of the most idiosyncratic and enigmatic talents of the '60s. Stars in their native Los Angeles and an early inspiration to the Doors, they perversely refused to tour until well past their peak. This ensured their failure to land a hit single or album, though in truth the band's vision may have been too elusive to attract mass success anyway.

Love was formed by Lee in the mid-'60s in Los Angeles. Although only 20 at the time, Lee had already scuffled around the fringes of the rock and soul business for a couple of years. In addition to recording some flop singles with his own bands, he wrote and produced a single for Rosa Lee Brooks that Jimi Hendrix played on as session guitarist. Originally calling his outfit the Grass Roots, Lee changed the name to Love after another Los Angeles group called the Grass Roots began recording for Dunhill. Love's repertoire would be largely penned by Lee, with a few contributions by guitarist Bryan MacLean.

Inspired by British Invasion bands and local peers the Byrds, Love built up a strong following in hip L.A. clubs. Soon they were signed by Elektra, the noted folk label that was just starting to get its feet wet in rock (it had recorded material by early versions of the Byrds and the Lovin' Spoonful, and had just released the first LP by Paul Butterfield). Their self-titled debut album (1966) introduced their marriage of the Byrds and the Stones on a set of mostly original material and contained a small hit, their punk-ish adaptation of Bacharach/David's "My Little Red Book."

Love briefly expanded to a seven-piece for their second album, Da Capo (1967), which included their only Top 40 hit, the corkscrew-tempoed "Seven & Seven Is." The first side was psychedelia at its best, with an eclectic palette encompassing furious jazz structures, gentle Spanish guitar interludes, and beautiful Baroque pop with dream-like images ("She Comes in Colors"). It was also psychedelia at its most reckless, with the whole of side two taken up by a meandering 19-minute jam. It was still a great step forward, but by mid-1967, the band was threatening to disintegrate due to drugs and general disorganization.

The group was in such sad shape, apparently, that Elektra planned to record their third album with sessionmen backing Lee (on his compositions) or MacLean (on his compositions). Work on two tracks actually commenced in this fashion, but the shocked band pulled themselves together to play their own material again, resulting in one of the finest rock albums of all time, Forever Changes. An exceptionally strong set of material graced by captivating lyrics and glistening, unobtrusive horn and string arrangements, it was not a commercial hit in the U.S. (though it did pretty well in Britain) but remains an all-time favorite of many critics.
Just at the point where they seemed poised to assert themselves as a top band, Love's first and best lineup was broken up in early 1968, at Lee's instigation. Several albums followed in the late '60s and early '70s that, though credited to Love, are in reality Lee and backup musicians – none of whom had skills on the level of Bryan MacLean or the other original Love men. Lee largely forsook folk-rock for hard rock, with unimpressive results, even when he was able to get Jimi Hendrix to play on one track. The problems ran deeper than unsympathetic accompaniment: Lee's songwriting muse had largely deserted him as well, and nothing on the post-Forever Changes albums competes with the early Elektra records.

Lee released a solo album in the early '70s, and then put another Love together for one last effort in 1974, but basically Love/Lee (the two had in effect become synonymous) ground to a halt in the mid-'70s. Lee sporadically recorded and performed in the years following without coming up with anything resembling a unified full-length studio statement, though some scattered live and studio recordings appeared, including a 1994 single on the tiny Distortions label.

In 1995, Rhino Records released the compilation Love Story 1966-1972 around which time the label also bailed Lee out of jail after he was arrested for trying to set his ex-girlfriend's apartment on fire. Lee's troubles continued the following year after he was again arrested after shooting a gun in the air during an argument with a neighbor. He was subsequently convicted for illegal possession of a firearm, and due to a prior drug offense in the '80s, was sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison under California's three strikes law. In 2000, Rhino issued an expanded version of Love's classic Forever Changes and helped reignite interest in Lee. In 2001, a California federal appeals court found the prosecutor at Lee's trial guilty of misconduct and reversed the charges against Lee who was then freed. Buoyed by renewed fan support, Lee toured with a new Love lineup playing Forever Changes in full and even received a Living Legend Award at the 2004 NME Awards. In 2006, Lee was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and underwent three bouts of chemotherapy as well as a bone marrow transplant before his condition worsened. He passed away on August 3, 2006, at Memphis, Tennessee's Methodist University Hospital.

by Richie Unterberger, allmusic
Love: Collection (1966-2011):

Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Tracklist LP01 - 1966 – Da Capo (US stereo original pressing):
Elektra EKS-74005

A1 Stephanie Knows Who
A2 Orange Skies
A3 ¡Que Vida!
A4 Seven & Seven Is
A5 The Castle
A6 She Comes In Colors

B1 Revelation

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-09-29 09:03:08

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Love / Da Capo (US Stereo)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -2.46 dB -14.96 dB 2:34 01-Stephanie Knows Who
DR10 -2.44 dB -15.09 dB 2:53 02-Orange Skies
DR11 -2.27 dB -15.77 dB 3:42 03-¡Que Vida!
DR10 -2.19 dB -14.73 dB 2:19 04-Seven & Seven Is
DR12 -1.22 dB -17.00 dB 3:03 05-The Castle
DR11 -2.33 dB -15.66 dB 2:44 06-She Comes In Colors
DR12 -1.60 dB -16.46 dB 18:52 07-Revelation
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 760 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Original ripper: ?
Original format: 24/96
Vinyl Condition:
Cleaning:
Direct Drive Turntable: Technics SL-1210 MKII
Cartridge: Audio-Technica AT150MLX
Amplifier: Pro-Ject Tube Box SE
ADC: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Postprocessing: Click Repair

Downsampled to 16/44

Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Tracklist LP02 - 1967 – Forever Changes (US stereo first pressing – Monarch):
Elektra EKS 74013

A1 Alone Again Or
A2 A House Is Not A Motel
A3 Andmoreagain
A4 The Daily Planet
A5 Old Man
A6 The Red Telephone

B1 Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
B2 Live And Let Live
B3 The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
B4 Bummer In The Summer
B5 You Set The Scene

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-09-29 09:01:42

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Love / Forever Changes Stereo US (Monarch)
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -1.35 dB -20.03 dB 3:18 01-Alone Again Or
DR11 -2.09 dB -16.99 dB 3:27 02-A House Is Not A Motel
DR14 -2.77 dB -20.19 dB 3:22 03-Andmoreagain
DR12 -1.17 dB -15.83 dB 3:25 04-The Daily Planet
DR10 -5.16 dB -20.96 dB 3:01 05-Old Man
DR11 -3.05 dB -17.84 dB 4:45 06-The Red Telephone
DR13 -2.29 dB -18.78 dB 3:35 07-Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
DR11 -2.24 dB -16.75 dB 5:30 08-Live And Let Live
DR14 -0.55 dB -19.47 dB 3:10 09-The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
DR12 -2.17 dB -16.74 dB 2:23 10-Bummer In The Summer
DR13 -1.22 dB -17.17 dB 6:53 11-You Set The Scene
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 772 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================




Original ripper: ?
Original format: 24/96
Vinyl Condition:
Cleaning:
Direct Drive Turntable: Rega P3
Cartridge: Audio-Technica AT150MLX
Amplifier: Pro-Ject Tube Box SE
ADC: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
Postprocessing: Click Repair

Downsampled to 16/44

Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Tracklist LP03 - 1974 - Reel To Real:
RSO – SO 4804

A1 Time Is Like A River
A2 Stop The Music
A3 Who Are You?
A4 Good Old Fashion Dream
A5 Which Witch Is Which
A6 With A Little Energy

B1 Singing Cowboy
B2 Be Thankful For What You Got
B3 You Said You Would
B4 Busted Feet
B5 Everybody’s Gotta Live

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-09-29 09:06:16

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Love / Reel To Real
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.91 dB -15.38 dB 3:04 01-Time Is Like A River
DR11 -0.93 dB -15.79 dB 3:03 02-Stop The Music
DR12 -0.46 dB -14.75 dB 3:09 03-Who Are You?
DR12 -0.31 dB -15.42 dB 2:54 04-Good Old Fashion Dream
DR12 -5.39 dB -19.76 dB 2:03 05-Which Witch Is Which
DR12 -0.75 dB -16.08 dB 3:00 06-With A Little Energy
DR11 -2.15 dB -15.17 dB 3:07 07-Singing Cowboy
DR13 -0.31 dB -15.62 dB 4:35 08-Be Thankful For What You Got
DR12 -1.33 dB -15.26 dB 3:05 09-You Said You Would
DR11 -1.31 dB -14.29 dB 2:43 10-Busted Feet
DR12 -3.14 dB -18.60 dB 3:20 11-Everybody's Gotta Live
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 775 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================




Original ripper: ?
Original format: 24/96
Vinyl Condition: EX
Cleaning:
Direct Drive Turntable: Technics SL-1210 MKII
Cartridge: Technics EPC-305MC
Amplifier: AT-630 SUT + Heathkit AA-11 Tube Preamp
ADC: Sony PCM-M10 Recorder
Postprocessing: Click Repair

Downsampled to 16/44

Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Tracklist LP04 - 2011 – Black Beauty (record 70-73):
High Moon Records - HMRLP-01

A1 Young & Able (Good & Evil)
A2 Midnight Sun
A3 Can't Find It
A4 Walk Right In
A5 Skid

B1 Beep Beep
B2 Stay Away
B3 Lonely Pigs
B4 See Myself In You
B5 Product Of The Times

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-09-29 09:06:05

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Love / Black Beauty
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR9 -3.47 dB -15.81 dB 3:22 01-Young & Able (Good & Evil)
DR10 -2.51 dB -15.01 dB 3:31 02-Midnight Sun
DR9 -4.50 dB -16.38 dB 3:43 03-Can't Find It
DR10 -4.12 dB -16.81 dB 3:21 04-Walk Right In
DR9 -4.13 dB -15.86 dB 2:47 05-Skid
DR11 -3.21 dB -17.10 dB 2:10 06-Beep Beep
DR10 -2.74 dB -15.38 dB 2:45 07-Stay Away
DR10 -3.73 dB -15.93 dB 4:23 08-Lonely Pigs
DR10 -3.09 dB -15.64 dB 3:01 09-See Myself In You
DR9 -5.83 dB -16.98 dB 4:07 10-Product Of The Times
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 901 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================




Original ripper: ?
Original format: 24/96
Vinyl Condition: NM
Cleaning:
Direct Drive Turntable: Rega P3
Cartridge: Audio-Technica AT150MLX
Amplifier: Pro-Ject Tube Box SE
ADC: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface
Postprocessing: Click Repair

Downsampled to 16/44


Title: AudioDVD
Size: 4.73 Gb ( 4 954 844,00 KBytes ) - DVD-9
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

VTS_01 :
Play Length: 00:32:23+00:42:48+00:34:01+00:33:07
Video: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR
Audio:
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Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Love: Collection (1966-2011) [4LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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