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Out Here
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Out Here
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Arthur Lee marked his departure from Elektra by jettisoning his old band line-up and putting out the only double-album in the Love discography. 'Out Here' is a sprawling, uneven work whose high points rank with anything fr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Love
Title: Out Here
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collector's Choice
Release Date: 6/10/2008
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Oldies, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 617742093124

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Arthur Lee marked his departure from Elektra by jettisoning his old band line-up and putting out the only double-album in the Love discography. 'Out Here' is a sprawling, uneven work whose high points rank with anything from their Elektra discography, and whose low points descend to a level dependent upon your tolerance for blues-rock jams circa 1969! It's Love louder than you've ever heard them before, with the characteristic Arthur Lee whimsy intact (who else would come up with a song title like 'Love Is More Than Words' or 'Better Late Than Never')? Also includes a new, heavier version of the classic 'Signed D.C.' from their debut album.

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A Combination of the Two
PHILIP S WOLF | SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA. USA | 09/02/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Not being from LA, I did not have the opportunity to hear the music of the great band Love, until late 69. That was when, I found the double LP: "Out Here" in a cut-out bin. With it's painted blue man, raparound cover all for a whopping 99 cents. I had never heard a note of this music, but this sure looked interesting. Was this a Pink Floyd knockoff? An early edition of Bloodrock? Well, I took my 99 cent gamble and bought this strange record.

"Out Here" was really different and that is due to Arthur Lee, or as he wanted to be called at the Time: "Arthurlee". Lee, a veteran of the LA music scene since 1964, formed the first version of Love in 1965, with Bryan "Snoopy" MacLean. By 1969, the band had not broke through with a hit single or bestselling album release, so, outside of Los Angeles, they were not well Known.

Many critics, have labeled, Love's short time with Blue Thumb Records as the band's: "Heavy Metal" period. One listen to this CD, and you know that this is not the case..."Heavy Metal," this ain't! "Stand Out" is flat-out rock, "I Still Wonder" is CSN meeting The Allman Brothers, "Listen to my Song" goes into "Tiny Tim" territory with Arthur's falsetto & whistling. The great: "Everlasting First" features Jimi Hendrix, it was born out of a much longer jam session {featured on many "Bootlegs", the jam is over 10 minutes in length} but, this song is three minutes long, and pales to what goes on during the original session.

Some of the tracks here sound unfinished and/or bad edits of something greater; "Love is Coming", "Listen to my Song", "Nice to Be", all fade out before they really get going. Two Tracks featured on this disc are exended 'work-outs', the first is: "Doggone." That one starts off as a nice little ditty, but it soon turns into a overlong drum solo, ALA: Ginger Baker of Cream & Blind Faith. Next, comes: "Love is More than Words or Better Late Than Never" with a waa-waa pedal guitar gore-fest, that SCREAMS 1969. These two tracks, would be HIGHLIGHTS at The Filmore East shows when Love played between The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead in early 1970, but for The studio record, they just end up being filler { but, well played filler.}

The two standout tracks of this CD are: "Signed D C" & "Willow, Willow".
The revised version of: "Signed D C" is the best song of Love's long history, and this is the most intense performance of the band...PERIOD! The guitars are loud & brash, and the singing is of a man over the edge, it's so good, it sends a chill! Somebody (or band) with guts, should do a cover of this classic...(betcha, it wouldn't be as good as this!). "Willow" is a fine song, the guitars echo the best of The Byrds, but, because of the tune's jazz flavor, it is better than the feathered ones....let's just call this a lost classic.

There are flaws over the course of this CD, but that was Arthur in general. He shows lot's of "flashes" of genius here as well. This is a good peek into the 1969-70 period of this great band. Back at The Whiskey in 1965, Jim Morrison had just watched Love's last set of the night and told Ray Manzarek "That's My Goal...To be Bigger than Love!!!
Three Stars."
An underrated masterpiece from Love *
Hoagie Mike | Sacramento, CA | 04/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yes indeed, this is a different band than was behind the beloved Forever Changes, but that's ok, because this is a great record, a truly underrated gem. Sure, this record is all over the dang place with long psychedelic guitar jams, drum solos, short novelty tunes, 3 minute pop songs-sung with much love, soul and passion by Arthur Lee, down and out blues, and acoustic folk songs. But for music nerds who enjoy stuff like that-this is a buried treasure. Yes, maybe it could have been cut down to a single record, but then why not just let this band do their thing and indulge, after all this was 1968! Indeed the sister album to this, "Four Sail", is the superior of the two, but Out Here is really good and kinda Out There...far out man! No kidding, this Love band was a tight, versataile group. Don't compare it to the first 3 Love records and just enjoy it for what it is. Arthur Lee's "White album", ya know -like the Beatles!. A sprawling 2 LP monster full of melodic, half-crazed, blues/rocking/funk/folk, short, medium, long, quiet, loud, funny, serious, sad, happy and big songs. Gary Rowles' lead guitar solo on "Love Is More Than Words..." is amazing, beyond words.
Favorites are "Gather 'Round", "Listen To My Song", "I'll Pray For You", "Doggone", "Willow Willow", "Run To The Top", "I Still Wonder", "Stand Out", and the slowed down blues version of "Signed D.C." which has one of the greatest harmonica solos ever put down on vinyl, from Arthur of course. Great stuff. If nothing else, you gotta appreciate how awesome and amazing Arthur Lee's vocals were at this point. The guy had range like no other. Believe that!
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R.I.P. Arthur Lee

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Great cd
Ronnie R. Allen | dayton.oh. | 06/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is the orignal release of out there,if your into love,as i am,you will treasure this cd,great arthur songs,great band,on their next release false start,there is a live version of stand out,the confusion comes from a compilation released on mci,with a short version of love is more than words and doggone,with some live tracks,just to clear up some ?,enjoy,we won t get anymore arthur,god bless him"