Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by the Iron Butterfly, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is a 1981 pressing on the Atlantic label of an album that was originally released in 1968.
The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight corner and edge wear. The obi is M-.
The insert is M-.
The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: Iron Butterfly had a relatively short-lived career, releasing only 4 albums between 1968 and 1971, but their second album, In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida, is one of the biggest-selling albums in rock music history.
Allmusic.com gave In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida a glowing 4 1/2 star review:
With its endless, droning minor-key riff and mumbled vocals, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is arguably the most notorious song of the acid rock era. According to legend, the group was so stoned when they recorded the track that they could neither pronounce the title “In the Garden of Eden” or end the track, so it rambles on for a full 17 minutes, which to some listeners sounds like eternity. But that’s the essence of its appeal — it’s the epitome of heavy psychedelic excess, encapsulating the most indulgent tendencies of the era. Iron Butterfly never matched the warped excesses of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” either on their debut album of the same name or the rest of their catalog, yet they occasionally made some enjoyable fuzz guitar-driven psychedelia that works as a period piece. The five tracks that share space with their magnum opus on In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida qualify as good artifacts, and the entire record still stands as the group’s definitive album, especially since this is the only place the full-length title track is available.
The 17 minute title track more or less defines excessive psychedelic rock, and the album has continued to sell well from its 1968 release until the present day.
You can listen to the edited (2:56) single version here:
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1981|