The late Arthur Lee will be commemorated on the release of a five-CD box set by his band Love’s old label Elektra next month.
‘Forever Changing: The Golden Age Of Elektra Records – 1963 to 1973‘ is out in November, and the compilation will also feature tracks by The Doors, Queen, Carly Simon, The Stooges and MC5 among others.
The collection focuses on the heyday of the Elektra label, the brainchild of Jac Holzman, who handed over the reins in 1973 at the LA-based label after an astonishing period of success.
All tracks will be newly remastered, and at least half of the songs included have never before been available on CD.
The book will include a special foreword by Holzman and new interviews with the artists plus contributions from Elektra insiders and fellow artists.
In addition to the regular version, a special limited edition in a 12-inch box, is being prepared that will include goodies such as a lavishly illustrated hardback book to accompany the discs, four art prints of classic Elektra sleeves and a set of postcards.