Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Concert and Documentary Europe 1997|
Actor: Iron Butterfly
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Music Video Dist Release Date: 05/19/2009 Run time: 102 minutes
"Best Butterfly Footage Ever Released"
Trout Voice | Spokane, WA. | 02/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off this DVD is from the 1997 European tour, not 1977 as Amazon has misprinted. I saw this lineup of Butterfly in July 1995 and they were amazing. They said at the show that a new album would be released by next Spring. The "New Album" never materialized. I dont know exactly how long this lineup stayed together but in my opinion its the best that the band has ever sounded (no offense to the prior lineups). With Doug Ingle on Lead Vocals and Keyboards, Lee Dorman on Bass and backing Vocals, Ron Bushy on Drums, Eric Barnett on Guitar and Backing Vocals and Derek Hilland on 2nd Keyboards and backing Vocals this band is sensational.
The Five stars I gave this product mainly represents the Quality of the performances. The Sound is very good and the picture is a little grainy at times, also I dont like the fadeouts between songs. That said there is nothing more to complain about other than it's only about 65 mins. of Music. The songs played are: Iron Butterfly Theme, Unconcious Power, In the Time of Our Lives, Flowers and Beads, Silent Screaming, Ezy Rider, Butterfly Bleu, Whispers in the Wind and of course In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. "Screaming and Whispers" are "New songs".
After the "Concert portion of the DVD you get the Bonus Interviews which include a nice Acoustic song by Ingle. The Interviews are very informative and entertaing. Doug Ingle expresses himself well. Steve Howe of Yes talks a bit about his memories of touring alongside the Butterfly. At this time the DVD is available on Amazon for as little as $12.33. I highly reccomend that if you ever liked Butterfly at all to check this show out. Eric Barnetts Guitar work adds a whole new dimension to the classic sound of this great band. His playing exhuberates a lot of soul in each string of notes. Ingle sounds like nobody else and his voice is in great shape after so many years. Enjoy!!!"