Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 1968, Arthur Lee and his rock band Love released Forever Changes, a song cycle that combined elements of folk rock, psychedelic rock, and Latin music with subtle but ambitious string and brass arrangements. The result was an album of rare grace and beauty that won Love a potent cult following, though they never broke though to widespread commercial success. Sadly, the original lineup of Love broke up in the early 1970s, and in 1996, just as Lee had assembled a new version of the band, he was sent to prison on handgun charges which kept him behind bars until 2002, when his conviction was overturned on appeal. In 2003, a revitalized Arthur Lee and his new edition of Love (featuring members of the band Baby Lemonade) staged a series of ambitious concerts in which they re-created the Forever Changes album on stage with the help of a string section and brass players. Love: The Forever Changes Concert documents a January 15, 2003 show in London, with Lee and company performing "Alone Again Or," "A House Is Not A Motel," "You Set The Scene," "The Red Telephone," "Andmoreagain," and many more.
folk-rock, band [music group]