The best track is 14, with an instrumental jam following "Ezy Rider. I'm no fan of Lee's "Vindicator" album, which sounds polished in comparison. Format: Audio CD. Lee takes Love in a much harder-rocking direction, but maintains much of his 'arthur-lee-ness. Truly, it's a mixed bag. For instance, "Looking Glass" has an excellent guitar riff - lean, mean and really catchy a bit like Free or Cream , but pretty awful lyrics.
The final and longest track is mostly riffage, a bit too close to "Revelation" for my tastes; and the rest of the full band tracks are similarly here and there. My favorites far and away are two of the acoustic tracks, "He Said She Said" and "Sad Song," both straight up acoustic blues, just Arthur and his guitar - it's wonderful hearing Arthur play them.
It's not a great album, but for folks who seriously go in for Lee and Love it's definitely worthwhile. Back in , I can recall the lengthy hiatus that had seemed to follow the release of the last proper Love album.
I do not recall seeing it reported anywhere at the time that a new look Love had signed with Columbia in early '71 and had already recorded an unreleased album for the label. With this very welcome new release, we are now able to explore fully this hitherto unknown epoch in Love history.
Arthur Lee's solo acoustic tracks on the album definitely have an eeriness to them By the same token, the songs featuring the ensemble playing of Lee, Tarwater, Fayad and Poncher seem to have much more edge and subtlety to them than the versions that were re-recorded for 'Vindicator' a year later.
It is interesting to note that the version of 'Everybody's Gotta Live' included here had not yet been fully developed Arthur had yet to pen the lines that begin: "It's seems like I have seen just about a million sunsets, she said if you're with me I'll never go away".
Of the previously unheard songs, the most melodic is probably 'For a Day', which is vaguely reminiscent of John Sebastian's 'Daydream'. There is also a hidden track tucked away at the very end of the CD You obviously wouldn't want to start with 'Love Lost' if you were seeking to turn someone on to Love's music for the first time. As David Angel observed towards the end of 'Love Story', some people are destined to do a particular thing at a particular time But pitched midway between 'False Start' and 'Vindicator', this album is, to my ears better than either.
And the sound of Frank Fayad's ever faithful bass - every bit as resonant as it is on 'Four Sail' - is strangely moving. See all 11 customer reviews. Write a customer review. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products.
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