250:- (24-Bit Limited Remaster Edition. Med "Pinnera" och "Rhino. En av Iron Butterfly's klart bästa album. Nu utgången sedan 2006.)
The heavy, psychedelic acid rock of Iron Butterfly may seem dated to some today, but the group was one of the first hard rock bands to receive extensive radio airplay, and their best-known song, the 17-minute epic "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," established that more extended compositions were viable entries in the radio marketplace, paving the way for progressive AOR.
Though not as successful as its predecessor Ball (1969), it reached number 16 on the US charts.. Erik Brann, who left because of band disputes, was replaced by four session guitarists. Two of them, Mike Pinera (Blues Image frontman), and Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt (called El Rhino on the sleeve), would become members of Iron Butterfly shortly after the album's release. Officially, the album is credited not to Iron Butterfly, but to "Iron Butterfly with Pinera & Rhino", in reference to the two aforementioned guitarists.
The album spawned the single "Easy Rider (Let the Wind Pay the Way)", which reached number 66 on the Billboard chart, making it the band's biggest hit aside from "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". The album is noted for having one of the earliest uses of the Talk box on a rock album.
01. Free Flight - 0.50
02. New Day - 3.20
03. Shady Lady - 3.57
04. Best Years Of Our Life - 3.59
05. Slower Than Guns - 3.49
06. Stone Believer - 4.25
07. Soldier In Our Town - 3.22
08. Easy Rider (Let The Wind Pay The Way) - 3.06
09. Butterfly Bleu - 13.57