Possession (Iron Butterfly song)

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"Possession"
Single by Iron Butterfly
from the album Heavy
B-side "Evil Temptation"
Released 1970
Recorded Early 1967 - Late 1967
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock
Length 2:41
Label EMI, Stateside
Writer(s) Doug Ingle
Iron Butterfly singles chronology
"Little Girl"
(1969)
"Possession"
(1970)
"Easy Rider"
(1970)

"Possession" b/w "Evil Temptation" is a rare single recorded by Iron Butterfly between 1967 and 1968, but not released until 1970 for unknown reasons. The first side is "Possession", which is the same version from their earlier single, "Don't Look Down on Me".

On the flip side is "Evil Temptation", an instrumental. Like many of Iron Butterfly's songs from the Heavy era, "Evil Temptation" is extremely simple, based entirely on a single riff. The lineup is mostly unknown, though Erik Brann has been confirmed as the guitarist. Doug Ingle denies having played on the recording, and has pointed out that the drumming sounds distinctly unlike Ron Bushy. It is possible that, Brann's guitar work aside, the recording is actually the work of studio musicians. However, the song itself is an Iron Butterfly composition, and a version with lyrics by Darryl DeLoach was performed during the band's early tours.

Track listing[edit]

A-side
No. Title Length
1. "Possession" (Doug Ingle) 2:41
B-side
No. Title Length
1. "Evil Temptation" (Iron Butterfly) 2:28

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