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Light & Heavy: Best of
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Michael L. (bluesman) from OXFORD, MA
Reviewed on 9/3/2009...
now i remember why i didn't hang on to the vinyl!
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JOHN SPOKUS | BALTIMORE, MARYLAND United States | 08/23/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Iron Butterfly in their classic era was not the greatest band in the heavy psych genre, but more than listenable nonetheless. Doug Ingle's cheesey organ was a cool garagey touch, much like Manzarek in The Doors; however I find myself more interested in Butterfly these days than Morrison's drunken nonsense. Butterfly always featured some cool bass playing (my instrument)as well. Here you get a good overview of the albums that matter (ie.while Ingle was still in the band)and the single version of "In A Gadda Da Vida". This collection is about the best way to experience them because some of the original albums are a little spotty."
Good package, but does not merit title
Todd M. Pence | Fairfax, VA United States | 08/29/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This collection covers everything essential from the first four Iron Butterfly LPs. Although purists may bemoan the (perhaps necessary) inclusion of the single version of "Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida" instead of the 17-minute album version, this album includes just about every worthy track from that period. (Actually, the entire Iron Butterfly studio output from this period, including the seventeen-minute "Vida", could all fit on 2 CDs). I personally would have picked "Slower Than Guns" over "Easy Rider" from Metamorphosis, but hey. Rhino's packaging and track information is up to their usual standard. However, Rhino's neglect and refusal to ackowledge the two mid-seventies albums Scorching Beauty and Sun And Steel (the latter far and away the best album the band ever did) means that the collection cannot truly earn "The Best Of" moniker and must be docked points for incompleteness."