Love

Comes in Colours

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Prior to Rhino's comprehensive two-disc anthology Love Story, Raven's single-disc Comes in Colours was far and away the best Love compilation to be released in the CD era. Following Love Story, Comes in Colours is still a noteworthy entry in Love's catalog because it summarizes their peak years on one disc yet still boasts a generous 24 tracks (including one track that is an interview with leader Arthur Lee). Each of the band's major tracks is here, including singles ("My Little Red Book," "Seven & Seven Is," "Alone Again Or") and album tracks ("Stephanie Knows Who," "¡Que Vida!") alike. Dedicated fans will inevitably find personal favorites missing, but it's hard to argue with what's here, since it's all prime stuff. Overall, Comes in Colours is a wonderful, basic introduction to the glories of Love for neophytes -- who may indeed find this single disc more manageable than the double-disc Love Story -- and it's just a good, thoroughly entertaining listen for the already converted.

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