Scorching Beauty is the fifth studio album released by Iron Butterfly. Released four years after their original breakup, it was recorded by a reformed lineup with only one member (Ron Bushy) remaining from their previous album. In addition to Bushy, this lineup includes Erik Brann, Phil Kramer, and Howard Reitzes. The album cover was designed by Ernie Cefalu and illustrated by Drew Struzan. This album, along with Sun and Steel (released later in 1975), failed commercially. This album is usually ignored on Iron Butterfly compilations/greatest hit collections.
Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine rated Scorching Beauty two out of five stars. He called the album "undistinguished" and pointed out that it "fell between the group's heavy acid rock and mid-'70s arena rock conventions."