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Love was an American rock group founded by singer/songwriter Arthur Lee in 1965, along with Bryan MacLean (guitar, vocals). Lee wrote most of the songs, although some of their best known songs were written by Bryan MacLean. The initial version of the band featured Alban "Snoopy" Pfisterer (drums), Ken Forssi (bass), and Johnny Echols (lead guitar), though personnel changes were frequent from the beginning. In 1968, after three albums, MacLean left the band, and Lee dismissed all of the others, forming a new edition of the band with a more blues-oriented style that released another three albums. From that point onward Lee and Love were plagued by record label issues that left several albums recorded but not released until decades later. In about 1974, Lee disbanded the group, though reunions of various former members happened starting in 1978, though Lee also played shows using the Love name using entirely new musicians. Starting in 2001, Lee began performing as Arthur Lee and Love, meeting increasing success until illness forced Lee to retire. He died from leukemia in 2006, and Echols has carried on using the Love name since then.
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Various Artists — A Band for All Seasons Various Artists — A Band for All Seasons
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 87CD, 2020, 4CD)
Various Artists — 7 and 7 Is Various Artists — 7 and 7 Is
(Fruits de Mer Crustacean 51 to 57, 2014, 7x7")
Arthur Lee & Love — Complete Forever Changes Live Arthur Lee & Love — Complete Forever Changes Live
(RockBeat ROC-3348, 2003/2017, CD / LP)
Love with Arthur Lee — The Forever Changes Concert Love with Arthur Lee — The Forever Changes Concert
(Snapper Music SMACD869, 2003, CD)
Love — Reel to Real Love — Reel to Real
(High Moon HMRCD-03, 1974/2016, CD)
Love — Black Beauty Love — Black Beauty
(High Moon HMRCD-01, 1973/2014, CD / LP)
Love — Love Lost Love — Love Lost
(Sundazed SC 11207, 1971/2008, CD / 2LP)
Love — False Start Love — False Start
(Collectors' Choice CCM-932, 1970/2008, CD)
Love — Four Sail Love — Four Sail
(Elektra 8122 73640-2, 1969/2002, CD)
Love — Out Here Love — Out Here
(Collectors' Choice CCM-931, 1969/2008, CD)
Love — Forever Changes Love — Forever Changes
(Elektra R2 428796, 1967/2008, 2CD)
Love — Da Capo Love — Da Capo
(Elektra 8122 73604-2, 1966/2002, CD)
Love — Love's Dead Leaves Love — Love's Dead Leaves
(Elektra R2 511936, 1966/2001, CD)

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