Love’s Legendary Album Black Beauty is Now Available for Digital Download and Streaming
Digital Download + Streaming Through Redeye Worldwide
“A lost classic.” — Rolling Stone
“An inestimable gem in the group’s vaunted catalog.” — UNCUT
“Revelatory.” — Spin
“Live and raw. Imagine the Jimi Hendrix Experience on steroids, with Lee exhibiting the kind of range on vocals that Hendrix was never capable of.” — Variety
“Black Beauty is as eclectic and eccentric as any of Love’s best.” – MOJO
“One of the defining groups of the psychedelic era.” — New York Times
Love’s Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased full-length studio album from an undisputed musical genius. Originally recorded in 1973, Black Beauty remained unreleased for 40 years. It is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 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 powerful, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee’s fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.
“Brilliant, unpredictable and relentless.” — Magnet (9/10 stars)
“Black Beauty rocks with melody and guts.” — Popdose
Black Beauty (Deluxe Version) includes 6 ultra-rare, previously-unreleased bonus tracks: 3 explosive, live performances from the short-lived Black Beauty-incarnation of Love, a revelatory 1974 Arthur Lee interview for Rolling Stone, and two unreleased Arthur Lee studio cuts – the title song from legendary filmmaker Max Julien’sThomasine & Bushrod, recorded a few months after the completion of Black Beauty,and “L.A. Blues,” the last song recorded by Arthur Lee before beginning his six-year prison sentence.
The digital download also features an extensive PDF booklet with an acclaimed essay by renowned rock journalist Ben Edmonds and a trove of never-before-published photos of Arthur Lee and the Black Beauty band.