Published May 16, 2008Love Story, a documentary about the late Arthur Lee and his legendary psych outfit Love, will finally get some DVD treatment here in North America on July 29.
From the groups origins at Dorsey High School in South Los Angeles to Loves modern-day influence, the feature-length film covers the life of Lee and his L.A. band from beginning to end, which for the original lineup meant 1968 shortly after they recorded their masterpiece Forever Changes.
Love Story, which was filmed in 2005 and 2006 and has already played several festivals in Europe, collects the last ever interviews with the eccentric and sometimes gun brandishing Lee, as well as conversations with all Loves original surviving members: Johnny Echols, Michael Stuart and Alban "Snoopy Pfisterer. The doc also unearths rare unseen footage of band, including archive interviews with the late Bryan Maclean (who penned the Love classic "Alone Again Or) and features contributions from Elektra Records head Jac Holzman, producer Bruce Botnick, arranger David Angel, the Doors' John Densmore, and Bobby Gillespie and Mani from Primal Scream.
On the North American DVD release, a whole hour of bonus material has been tacked on, including additional interview footage with Lee and Echols, live performances and liner notes penned by Gillespie.
For more information on Love Story, as well as clips from the film, you can visit the movies MySpace page here, or to learn about the filmmakers new project, a doc on the influential N.Y. band Suicide, you can click here.
Love Story trailer