Live (Iron Butterfly album)

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Live
Iron Butterfly Live.jpg
Live album by Iron Butterfly
Released April 22, 1970
Recorded May 25–30, 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock, heavy metal
Length 36:53
Label Atco
Producer Richard Podolor
Iron Butterfly chronology
Ball
(1969)Ball1969
Live
(1970)
Metamorphosis
(1970)Metamorphosis1970

Live is the first live album by Iron Butterfly, released in 1970. The last album to be recorded with the longstanding quartet of Brann, Bushy, Dorman, and Ingle, it is the only Iron Butterfly album which does not feature more than one lead vocalist. It was a commercial hit, reaching number 20 on the Billboard album chart.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated Live three out of five stars. He called the album "a dull document of Iron Butterfly's thundering live show," and declared the live rendition of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" to be "three times as tedious" as the original version.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "In the Time of Our Lives" (Doug Ingle, Ron Bushy) – 4:23
  2. "Filled with Fear" (Ingle) – 3:27
  3. "Soul Experience" (Ingle, Bushy, Erik Brann, Lee Dorman) – 3:55
  4. "You Can't Win" (Danny Weis, Darryl DeLoach) – 2:48
  5. "Are You Happy" (Ingle) – 3:20

Side two[edit]

  1. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (Ingle) – 19:00

Personnel[edit]

Iron Butterfly[edit]

Technical[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joynson, Vernon (1995). Fuzz, Acid, & Flowers Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine.. London: Borderline Books.
  2. ^ "Billboard 200 - Iron Butterfly". Retrieved September 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Iron Butterfly Live - Iron Butterfly at AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.