Love - Da Capo (1967)




Review by Richie Unterberger

Love broadened their scope into psychedelia on their sophomore effort, Arthur Lee's achingly melodic songwriting gifts reaching full flower. The six songs that comprised the first side of this album when it was first issued are a truly classic body of work, highlighted by the atomic blast of pre-punk rock "Seven & Seven Is" (their only hit single), the manic jazz tempos of "Stephanie Knows Who," and the enchanting "She Comes in Colors," perhaps Lee's best composition (and reportedly the inspiration for the Rolling Stones' "She's a Rainbow"). It's only half a great album, though; the seventh and final track, "Revelation," is a tedious 19-minute jam that keeps Da Capo from attaining truly classic status. [An expanded edition of the LP featured back-to-back mono and stereo versions of the album, plus a tracking session of "Seven & Seven Is."]


Tracks:


stereo tracks

1 Stephanie Knows Who Lee 2:33
2 Orange Skies MacLean 2:49
3 ¡Que Vida! Lee 3:37
4 Seven & Seven Is Lee 2:15
5 The Castle Lee 3:00
6 She Comes in Colors Lee 2:43
7 Revelation Echols, Forssi, Lee, MacLean 18:57

mono tracks

8 Stephanie Knows Who Lee 2:33
9 Orange Skies MacLean 2:49
10 ¡Que Vida! Lee 3:37
11 Seven & Seven Is Lee 2:15
12 The Castle Lee 3:00
13 She Comes in Colors Lee 2:43
14 Revelation Echols, Forssi, Lee, MacLean 18:57

Bonus track

15 Seven & Seven Is Lee [Tracking Session] 3:13

Time Total 60:16:19

(this is the 2002 remaster)
2002 CD (digitally remastered) Elektra/Warner 8122 73604-2
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Is NOT the Elektra CD reissue or the German 2004 remaster (which as so includes the mono mixes)

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

AMG said of this "It's only half a great album "because the seventh and final track, "Revelation," is a tedious 19-minute jam that keeps Da Capo from attaining truly classic status". How right they were, how right.

progDeaf gerEars said...

"How right they were, how right."

Not sure at all!
Just a way of listening....
Because "scents and colors are not considered the same for everyone"

And so it is for music (too) ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for making this album available, and in lossless format! It took me forever to find a link still working.