Light and Heavy: The Best of Iron Butterfly

Light and Heavy: The Best of Iron Butterfly

by Iron Butterfly
     
 
Although the compilation is quite generous, featuring 21 tracks on CD, Light and Heavy:The Best of Iron Butterfly isn't all that entertaining, due to Iron Butterfly's difficulties with producing compelling material. All of the group's highlights from 1968-1970 are included, although the career-making, 17-minute

Overview

Although the compilation is quite generous, featuring 21 tracks on CD, Light and Heavy:The Best of Iron Butterfly isn't all that entertaining, due to Iron Butterfly's difficulties with producing compelling material. All of the group's highlights from 1968-1970 are included, although the career-making, 17-minute "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is presented in its three-minute single edit. Since that is the only Iron Butterfly song most listeners know, the lack of the full-length version could potentially sink the album, but the fact of the matter is, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" gets quite repetitive over the course of nearly 20 minutes. While the quality of the rest of Light and Heavy is spotty -- ranging from heavy psychedelic rock to light psychedelic pop -- it is a more intriguing listen than In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, even if it doesn't have the period-piece charm of the original hit record.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/1993
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227116620
catalogNumber:
71166
Rank:
48609

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Iron Butterfly   Primary Artist
Ron Bushy   Drums
Bill Cooper   12-string Guitar
Darryl DeLoach   Percussion,Tambourine,Vocals
Lee Dorman   Bass,Vocals
Doug Ingle   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Jerry Penrod   Bass,Vocals
Mike Pinera   Guitar,Vocals
Richard Podolor   Sitar,12-string Guitar
Larry Reinhardt   Guitar
Danny Weis   Guitar
Erik Braunn   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Iron Butterfly   Composer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Erik Braunn   Composer
Erik Brann   Composer

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