False Start (album)

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False Start
Studio album by
Released December 1970
Recorded 1969-1970
Genre Psychedelic rock, folk rock, rhythm and blues
Length 31:54
Label Blue Thumb (USA)
Harvest (UK)
Producer Arthur Lee
Love chronology
Out Here
False Start
Reel to Real
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

False Start is the sixth album by the American rock band Love, released in December 1970.


The second and final Love album for Blue Thumb Records saw bandleader Arthur Lee heavily influenced by his friend, Jimi Hendrix, with Hendrix appearing on the opening track, "The Everlasting First", one of the several tracks that Hendrix recorded with Love at a March 1970 session.

"Stand Out", a song from the band's previous album Out Here, was included here in a live rendition.

Three selections from this LP were added to the Love compilation by Love, entitled Out There.

False Start was issued as part of the May 2007 Hip-O Select release The Blue Thumb Recordings.

Track listing

All tracks written and arranged by Arthur Lee, except "The Everlasting First" arranged by Jimi Hendrix and Arthur Lee.

Side 1
  1. "The Everlasting First" — 3:01
  2. "Flying" — 2:37
  3. "Gimi a Little Break" — 2:10
  4. "Stand Out" (live) — 3:35
  5. "Keep On Shining" — 3:50
Side 2
  1. "Anytime" — 3:23
  2. "Slick Dick" — 3:05
  3. "Love Is Coming" — 1:24
  4. "Feel Daddy Feel Good" — 3:15
  5. "Ride That Vibration" — 3:34


Additional personnel


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Love: False Start > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Love". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
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