May 25, 2013 – 5:22 am

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Norway 2004 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Ole Bull Teater, Bergen, Norway; April 23, 2004. Very good soundboard.

This is what Harald Bratseth posted at

The concert was at Ole Bull Teater and 500 lucky people had gotten their tickets (almost sold out). The local press had been doing a great job in promoting the concert, even getting an interview with Robert Plant where he told us about Love’s history and the respect he had for them.

The set started a bit slow but quickly loosened up as Arthur started ”movin’ around ”(?). The sound was clear, but not quite loud enough and I thing Mike (Randle) struggled a bit with this. The band is unbelievable tight and Mike really shone during his solos. Arthur’s harmonica used for jamming parts is getting really interesting.

Old Man was dedicated to Mike and while presenting the band Arthur almost choked [David] Chapple while introducing him as MY FRIEND. Arthur (and Rusty [Squeezebox]) smiled a lot this evening and he obvioulsy had a great time and of course so had we.

The concert was professionally taped and filmed so maybe something will be released in the future.

Thanks to The New Guy who shared this show on the net in 2008.

When rock musician Arthur Lee (of Love) died in 2006, journalist Stuart Goldman wrote:

Musicians are like old boxers. They don’t know when to quit. Eventually they become punch drunk - sad, ridiculous caricatures of their old selves.

Not Arthur Lee.

Arthur Lee is a survivor. He had the crap kicked out of him a million times. He had to go back to his corner, wobbly-kneed and bloodied. His corner men begged him to throw in the towel, but he refused. He got right back into the ring, and came out slugging. That, my friends, is nothing short of a miracle.

Forty years has passed since I first saw Love. But you know what? It doesn’t mean a thing. Because for me at least, that magical Saturday Night at Bido Lito’s will last forever.

Click here for the full write-up.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Your Mind And We Belong Together (cuts in) (3.0MB)
Track 102. Alone Again Or (6.7MB)
Track 103. Andmoreagain (6.7MB)
Track 104. Seven And Seven Is (4.7MB)
Track 105. Old Man (6.4MB)
Track 106. Live And Let Live (9.2MB)
Track 107. Little Red Book (4.5MB)
Track 108. Orange Skies (5.4MB)
Track 109. A House Is Not A Motel (11.3MB)
Track 110. Red Telephone (14.6MB)
Track 111. My Flash On You (3.7MB)
Track 112. Bummer In The Summer (4.2MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Instant Karma/Everybody’s Gotta Live (10.0MB)
Track 202. You Set The Scene (15.0MB)
Track 203. August (8.7MB)
Track 204. Signed DC (12.4MB)
Track 205. Daily Planet (6.9MB)
Track 206. Singing Cowboy (20.4MB)
Track 207. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale (7.3MB)

For some, Arthur Lee and Love are best known for their 1967 album, Forever Changes. Click here to order Love releases.

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  1. 37 Responses to “LOVE with ARTHUR LEE - NORWAY 2004”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on May 25, 2013

  3. thank you so much for the Love!

    By Paul on May 25, 2013

  4. Thank You for posting this. Arthur Lee touched so many artists… Love was one of the great ones.Forever Changes Concert is incredible.RIP Arthur Lee….

    By Ron Massie on May 25, 2013

  5. there was a show a few yrs back. not sure if this was it or if perhaps it was a couple of years even earlier than this one. i seem to recall it being the entire forever changes album live plus more. it had been recorded off the board but the copy that was available in collectors circles as i recall wasnt that one. it seems that it was a reasonably decent audience recording but my memory is vague on this. i think it was 11 yrs ago but im not 100% positive on this. i may have dl’d this item so i might have it in my collection and if i looked before posting this message i wouldnt really have to say all this. haha. but i wonder if the sbd version of it ever got out. it was a one off concert intended on being a reunion of sorts. the performance was superb as i recall also. ill probably look after i hit submit and post a follow up on this.
    btw.. there is a fabulous love show from roskilde denmark 70 that i had from 1980-02 that i loved to death. if anyone out there has this or finds it. jump on that. its killer.

    By darth on May 25, 2013

  6. there was a show a few yrs back. not sure …..

    blah blah blah me , blah blah blah more me blah blah blah me

    By blah blah billy on May 25, 2013

  7. This is great. I loved Love & Arthur. But who would care what Plant has to say about them? I doubt he respected anyone, let alone Arthur Lee.
    Anyways, Thanx for this………..!

    By Timmy on May 25, 2013

  8. This from the guy who calls other people retarded??

    not sure if this was it or if perhaps….
    i seem to recall…
    as i recall…
    it seems…
    my memory is vague…
    i think it was…
    im not 100% positive…
    i may have…
    i might have it…
    but i wonder if…
    as i recall…

    By forget me darth on May 25, 2013

  9. Here we go again! Grow up children and leave Darth to his reminiscences. He obviously has had a lot of musical experiences and I for one wish I had had just a small proportion. I tend to believe what he writes as it is so authentic - perhaps others should, or maybe they could just keep their jealous comments to themselves.
    Oh! By the way - the Love show is great.

    By pudwoody on May 26, 2013

  10. hey pud, stick around , darth will piss you off before long.

    By blah blah billy on May 26, 2013

  11. He obviously has had a lot of musical experiences and I for one wish I had had just a small proportion.

    it`s not hard, just leave the house and go to a show. don`t be like dirth and sit at your mom`s computer 24/7 downloading music you never listen to.

    By cbgb ron on May 26, 2013

  12. how would ron know if i go to shows or not? i dont currently go to many. i did last year. i went to 2. til 95 i went to 1000s. in the year following i went to 3. after that til last year none. i havent lived with my mom since 75. my mom never had a computer til a few yrs ago as far as i know. i am 500 miles west of her. how would u know if i listen to the music i download? what a ridiculous thing to say.

    as for billy goes.. if u get pissed off at things other people say in a public forum perhaps u should learn that they have as much a right to express their viewpoints and opinions as u do. and they dont need to cater to what u believe any more than u have to.. to what they believe. why dont u understand this? do u understand the idea freedom of expression? its not that im only allowed to say what i wish as long as it meets up with your approval or that of the majority. what about if u said something that pissed off other people? in my case the only thing u could say that would piss me off is something that showed u were uneducated or intentionally being ignorant or stupid. kinda like that posting u just made in fact.

    pudwoody - thank u.

    forget - its kinda special that u went thru my entire post looking for certain phrases and key words that u liked. as if to suggest that they implied that theres something wrong with me. since the abuse by the retarded person u point out that i made reference to then u try to say that its me because of my phrasing.. im not so sure that what u are saying holds much water. i left certain things open for possible error. i dont claim that i know everything. i specifically said i didnt remember which item it was because i didnt. that was the point of my posting in the first place. the item may have been on tube in fact. theres nothing wrong with any of the phrases i used that u quoted. they certainly dont infer that im retarded. if anything that u yanked them out of my posting shows your obsession with me which borders on psychotic. dont u think?

    By darth on May 26, 2013

  13. No. Your previous 1000 words indicate psychosis, specifically thought disorder. Who else but a psychotic, delusionary egomaniac would type 200 words about his/her poor memory? This isn’t an Alzheimer’s blog.

    By forget me darth on May 26, 2013

  14. is it 200 words or 1000? did u count them? tell me the diagnosis for someone who does what youre doing. tsk tsk.

    By darth on May 26, 2013

  15. …Too much snot has turned to crystal in this comment section…

    By 5yrsnojob on May 26, 2013

  16. Snot, keyboard diarrhea, babbling, BSing, the usual characteristics of a darth comment, unfortunately not crystallizing into coherency .

    By forget me darth on May 26, 2013

  17. once again darth has left a trail of mung all over bigo

    By cbgb ron on May 26, 2013

  18. this is my doing huh? whodathunk.

    By darth on May 26, 2013

  19. Thanks for the Arthur Lee and Love.The snot has caked against my pants. What more can be said of great rock lyrics. Sorry you left us Arthur and Bryan.

    By john mitchell on May 27, 2013

  20. Psyched that they played August - one of my all time favorite Love songs!

    By Jeremy Shatan on May 29, 2013

  21. I feel old, I still have the 45 rpm record of 7 and 7 is.
    boom dip dip…..

    By sluggo on May 29, 2013

  22. having said that ..I feel old, I still have the 45 rpm record of 7 and 7 is.
    boom dip dip…..
    I wonder, will this generation of music fans ,that only have files, be as guarded and protective of their collections as us old vinyl junkies are.
    There is nothing physical to hold ,touch, see or read on the files , they just seem so disposable that way but my records are almost a piece of art that I can hold , play, look at and read. thoughts ?

    By sluggo on May 29, 2013

  23. sluggo, what i miss with downloads is the album artwork. the covers, the inset piece, lyrics sheet, etc. i almost felt cheated when i bought an lp and the record only had a blank white protective sleeve. the full package seemed to show that the band cared more, and it made the album itself more important. back in the day, id buy albums by bands i never heard of because i liked the cover artwork. i like the cd booklets but the smaller size somehow makes it less significant.

    im not around younger people on a regular basis, but music isn’t very important to my nephews, nieces, or children of friends. they have it on an ipod or smart phone, but theyre not going to the clubs like i used to when i was their age. everythings backed up on a hard drive, thats the best protection these days, its easy and cheap. its much easier and safer to share an mp3 than an lp. i never loaned out albums unless i really trusted the person.

    i see plenty of white earbuds, but are the listeners really into whatever theyre listening to, tuning out ambient sounds, or avoiding interaction?

    By barth on May 30, 2013

  24. hey barth, do you have zappa-brest, france 3.19.79. it’s a great one. i was listening to it earlier on my ipod. if you want, i can tell you where to download it at in mp3 and flac. i will tell you that city of tiny lites has filthy habits in the same track.

    right now i am jamming ufo-international amphitheatre, chicago, il 3.31.81. it’s a good one. i’m on rock bottom. you need atleast one show with paul chapman on guitar and several with schenker on guitar. i even have one with vinnie moore on guitar too.


    By Ed Saad on May 30, 2013

  25. totally hear you there barth..I guess it[music] doesn`t hold the same relevance or reverence to them as it does to just seems so disposable anymore..I don`t have a single cd either that means as much to me as any of my lps.

    By sluggo on May 30, 2013

  26. hey ed- yes i have that show. i havent listened to it in a while but i remember its a good one. btw “in france” with johnny guitar watson is hilarious! a great show is November 17 1974 at the spectrum in philadelphia. i know its great because i was there! its a dick barber tape, the audio quality is excellent until the last 3 songs. franks having a lot of fun, he says it was was the best show of the tour.

    sluggo- it could be because theres just too much new music available. theres a lot of good stuff, but nothing i’d call truly great.

    for cds, off the top of my head i’d buy anything by steve earle, lucinda williams, beck, delbert mcclinton, toni price, neko case, kelly hogan, and james mcmurtry. bloodshot records has a lot of worthy bands. they arent changing modern music but they’re a damn good listen.

    By barth on May 30, 2013

  27. hey barth, if that zappa philly show had mahavishnu orchestra as the opener, there’s a guy who posts here named jamwell who was there too.

    now i have zeppelin-mobile, al may 13?, 1973. the day slips me right now, but i think, that’s right above. i heard zappa opened that show. i’d love to have his set. zeppelin only played the state twice. i also have bjcc arena, b’ham, al 5.18.77. it’s a good one. if you get on youtube, you can watch a video clip from that very show. i have the 1977 tour shirt with dates on the back.

    i’ll tell you i found zeppelin-memorial hall, kc, ks 11.5.69 and o’keefe centre, toronto, ontario, canada 11.2.69. you need both. i now have 80 zeppelin jams. my drive is full so to get more jams i have to delete stuff i like but not listening to on my c drive. it’s ok cause it’s on my external drive.


    By Ed Saad on May 30, 2013

  28. hi ed- i dont remember who the opener was, jamwell is probably right. thanks for the info and i know what you mean about hard drive space. you might want to have two external drives just to be safe theyre cheap these days.

    By barth on May 30, 2013

  29. ed you mention the okeefe , i saw a few good shows there especially the jeff beck 7/23/75
    which came out on a single boot disc called beckelectric at okeefe and then a two disc two set called complete okeefe center show from scarecrow discs.

    By sluggo on May 31, 2013

  30. yeah sluggo, zeppelin played there in august 1969 also and at the rockpile in toronto i think twice also in 1969. i don’t have those three shows. i am still looking for fillmore west 1.10.69.

    if you like boc, i got another jam yesterday from grugahalle, essen, germany 1.28.84. zeppelin played there. i have one of the shows. i counted yesterday, and i have 74 boc shows. i delete stuff to to get more boc, zeppelin, ufo and thin lizzy. a great zeppelin is k.b. hallen, copenhagen, denmark 5.3.71. you need it cause it’s the only known live performance of four sticks. they played most of 4 that night the battle of evermore and one other song i can’t think of right now. rock and roll wasn’t rock and roll yet. plant introduces the song as it’s been a long time.


    By Ed Saad on May 31, 2013

  31. Hey forget me darth!
    you’re talking out of harmony
    you can’t remember what you said
    cut it out you feel retarded
    take the scissors saw the head
    bloody red eyes go to nausea
    bloody red eyes go to nausea
    bloody red eyes go to nausea
    bloody red eyes go to sleep

    By NumbNutz on Jun 1, 2013

  32. Thanx 1,000,000 for the Love!

    Any chance you could get ahold of the 4 July 2004 show from St. Albans, UK? It was my first Love show and it would mean a lot to hear it again.

    In a related story, the next time I saw Love was in New York at Town Hall on a double bill with The Zombies the following October. The Zombies’ home town is St. Albans, as is my wife’s.

    Any chance you could find that as well (both groups?)

    Thanks for all the great stuff Big O!

    By dreadbagel on Jun 9, 2013

  33. Thank you so much! My own recording of this show turned out rather awful (audience recording from the balcony for one), but the show was INTENSE I remember. There was such a positive vibe from the audience, the father of a friend shouted that ‘we love you’ and it was a natural thing to shout … After so many concerts experiences down through the years, this one was one of the very best. If not the best. Thanks again, I’m gonna listen to it now :)

    By Ketil Svendsen on Feb 3, 2015

  34. After hearing the concert, I feel it - while being a clear sounding recording - really lacks the live atmosphere I experienced, so I’ll make an attempt to mix my own recording together with the dry soundboard one … Hopefully it’s a good match :)

    By Ketil Svendsen on Feb 3, 2015

  35. Almost done with a version, combining the mixing desk and the audience recording - sounds infinitely better! Crystal clear, with great ambience and audience response!

    By Ketil Svendsen on Feb 17, 2015

  36. Ketil will you post a link to it somewhere?

    By sluggo on Feb 17, 2015

  37. In due time, trying not to over-eq now :)

    By Ketil Svendsen on Feb 18, 2015

  38. ok, it’s ready now - best of both worlds … somebody help me with some tip on how to upload & share?

    By Ketil on Feb 26, 2015

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