Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee’s legendary band Love is making its first-ever official release in any format, anywhere! Chosen as one of Time Magazine’s most anticipated releases, critics are hailing the album as an instant classic. Black Beauty is
that rarest of rock artifacts: an un-released, full-length studio
album, from an undisputed musical genius. It represents the missing link
in a catalog that also includes Forever Changes, the seminal 1967 Love album the New York Times called “one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time.” With Black Beauty,
Arthur Lee manages to combine searing ’70′s rock with gorgeous melodies
and stellar songwriting – topped off by his most distinctive, snarling,
soulful vocals ever. With unparalleled sound, and a wonderfully
eclectic collection of songs, the album offers Love fans a rare glimpse
into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee’s career, while
shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the
music of Arthur Lee and Love. David Fricke wrote about the album in
Rolling Stone: “Black Beauty might have been received as a strong comeback for Lee, a turn to steamy R & B, with heavy-guitar punch — if it had come out.” High Moon Records is honored to finally grant Arthur Lee’s wish for Black Beauty to be available to music fans worldwide.
- 180-gram vinyl LP, packaged in state-of-the-art tip-on sleeve with
11” x 11” full-color, 28-page book with download card for High Quality
- Extensive Black Beauty essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo), featuring all-new interviews with band members, colleagues and close friends of Arthur Lee.
- Abundant, never-before-seen Black Beauty-era photographs by Herbert Worthington, cover photographer of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.
- Brilliantly re-mastered by multi-Grammy® Award nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, the Kinks, the Cars).
- Mastered for vinyl by multi-Grammy® Award winner Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Who).
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 14 March, 2014.