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I could never figure out how Iron Butterfly could write and perform such a great song and, simply, burn out. Well, burn out isn't exactly what happened. It's just that they could never manage to put together another "masterpiece" like Inna-Godda-Da-Vida.
In July of 1968, Iron Butterfly released the monumental LP, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, featuring the 17:05 minute side-long track that shook the entire music industry with its phenomenal reception. 'Vida outsold every record in the history of recorded music within the first year of its release (over eight million copies sold) and therefore outgrew and outsold the standard of the music industry's "Gold Album" award. For this achievment, Iron Butterfly was subsequently awarded: The Industry's Very First "Platinum Album"! This historic award was created and presented by then-president of ATCO Records Ahmet Ertegun, who went on to become the current CEO of the WEA Group. Most recently, "Vida" received the Multi-Platinum award.
Rhino Home Video in January 1996, released the first, and only video of the group perfoming: Butterfly Bleu, Easy Rider, and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
imagine trying to MAKE the music video..
Originally posted by desert.
Oh, tried to find lyrics but couldn't..
Originally posted by hackster
yes - "close to the edge" (approx. 20 min?).
Originally posted by notbuynit
On a side note, don't you wish for the days when musicians knew because of length it wouldn't receive air play and still forged ahead?
Originally posted by tomcat ha
Slayer even covered this song.