Thursday, January 18, 2007

Love With Arthur Lee

Before he died for leukemia in the past August, Arthur Lee, the leader of the legendary sixties' Californian band Love, found the time to obtain some of the success that was missing from his life since a long time.
He had passed through a long troubled period, culminated with almost six years of prison for illegal possesion of a firearm, from the fall of '96 till December 2001. After he got out he started touring again with a band called Love With Arthur Lee, accompanied by members of the Los Angeles' neo-psychedelic band Baby Lemonade. Arthur and these very good musicians began performig live in its integrity the 1967 album Forever Changes, that wrote the name Love into the rock history book. In 2003 they played all over the world, obtaining an enthusiastic acclaim by audience and critics. The tour is documented by a CD and a DVD.
On November that year they appeared on the BBC 2 program Later...With Jools Holland for another brilliant gig, joined also by a string and horn section, to reproduce the lush arrangements of these old songs.
The videos are very big, but the quality is as good as a DVD.
This post is dedicated not only to Arthur, but also to Bryan MacLean, the other singer and composer of Love (he wrote Alone Again Or) who died on the Christmas day of '98.

Love With Arthur Lee - Alone Again Or (2003)
Love With Arthur Lee - Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale (2003)





Blogger • B E N B E N E K • said...

I had the divine pleasure of seeing Arthur Lee and Love at the Knitting Factory here in LA (2004) - the entire Forever Changes album with strings and a trumpet player

I was 4 feet from the interesting as his contemporary Brian cool as a cat

it was a benefit for one of his buddies

Kurt B

thanks for the HPS link
Houseplant Picture Studio

1/30/2007 9:03 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thanks Kurt, it's a pleasure to meet you here ;-)

1/30/2007 1:42 PM  
Anonymous jose ignacio said...

excellent (and original) blog and excellents clips. Congratulations
jose ignacio

1/31/2007 10:54 AM  
Anonymous realdinho said...

arthur lee must be one of the coolest guys ever, what a great artist...thanks a lot for these clips.
i saw him in edinburgh twice in the summer 2002, the best gig i ever seen?
after watching these clips i could only play LOVE records...mind you they're hardly forgotten as i often play them!

2/01/2007 12:52 AM  
Blogger wibbler said...

The links seem dead - i get a 0KB file 8-<

2/07/2007 12:38 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Open that 0 Kb file...

2/07/2007 12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I created a webppage in Arthur's memory the day after his death. I think you may enjoy it. There are rare links under many titles, audio interviews and just lots of cool stuff.

3/24/2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger runswith said...

I would really really love to watch these clips but when I download them I get html files. Is there some trick here that I am missing?

4/04/2007 9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw/heard Arthur & Love many many times in a tiny place (named Bido Lito) down a side street in Hollywood in the late sixties. The club was no bigger than a typical suburban living room. Their innovative and fearless music FILLED the place and spilled out into the dark streets. None of us could have known at the time we were witnessing the birth of a legend. A week later Tim Buckley played on the same stage. What a time!

12/29/2009 4:06 PM  

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