Features 1970 Concert Classic 19 Minute Version Of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida!"
Iron Butterfly is truly an amazing success story in the record business. For over forty years, this band remained a significant force in the classic rock world with their original mix of rock, metal and classic leanings, solidifying them as one of the true purveyors of the progressive rock movement. Founded by the multi-talented keyboardist/vocalist Doug Ingle in San Diego in 1966, the band hit the charts immediately and soon became one of the key favorite biker bands and west coast hard rockers alongside entities like Steppenwolf, Grateful Dead and The Doors.
Their live performances were challenging, loud, exciting and definitely original, which brought them huge popularity in a very short period of time. The year 1968 changed everything as In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida became a massive smash garnering Iron Butterfly major success globally. This tune displayed the first example of a driving hard rock jam and lyric, with classical, organic and tribal rhythms, making it one of the most important songs of our time. Featuring Doug Ingles keyboard and vocal expertise, Lee Dormans power bass, guitar shredder Erik Brann, and Ron Bushys primitive drum beat, this amazing stage show will forever be associated with the acid rock era, which paved the way for heavy metal bands into the seventies and beyond.
ATCO Records knew the power of their live performances, therefore the quartet was awarded with another smash LP, the concert recording masterwork chart topper Iron Butterfly Live. The 1970 smash contained 6 smokin selections from their first three hit albums. Hard rock is abounding like the 19 minute workout on "In-A Gadda-Da-Vida" and other killer jams like "Soul Experience", "Are You Happy" and "Filled With Fear".
This masterpiece has been out of print on vinyl for many decades...that is until now! Friday Music proudly announces another installment in their Iron Butterfly 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the classic 1970 smash album Iron Butterfly Live.
Impeccably mastered from the original Atco tapes by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead/Yes/Deep Purple) at Friday Music Studios, this limited edition 180 Gram LP is also presented in the original album cover layout, featuring the original photos and artwork elements not seen in years.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Mastered from original Atco Records tapes
Original album cover layout
Original photos & artwork elements
1. In The Time Of Our Lives
2. Filled With Fear
3. Soul Experience
4. You Can't Win
5. Are You Happy