- Released: December 14, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: JVC Japan
Rolling Stone - 10/29/70, p.46
"...about as subtle as a club, with orgasmic vocals falling into roars and grunts, and a rhythmic emphasis that's like a punch in the nose..."
- 1.Free Flight
- 2.New Day
- 3.Shady Lady
- 4.Best Years Of Our Life
- 5.Slower Than Guns
- 6.Stone Believer
- 7.Soldier In Our Town
- 8.Easy Rider (Let The Wind Pay The Way)
- 9.Butterfly Bleu
Iron Butterfly: Mike Pinera (vocals, guitar), Doug Ingle (vocals, organ), Bill Cooper (12-string guitar), El Rhino (guitar), Richard Podolor (sitar, 12-string guitar), Lee Dorman (bass), Ron Bushy (drums).
Recorded at American Recording Company, Studio City, California. Originally released on Atco (33-339). Includes liner notes by Barry Alfonso.
All songs written or co-written by Iron Butterfly.
Personnel: Mike Pinera (vocals, guitar, organ); Doug Ingle (vocals, organ, keyboards); Richard Podolor (guitar, 12-string guitar, sitar); Larry "Rhino" Rheinhart, Bill Cooper (guitar); Ron Bushy (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Barry Alfonso.
Recording information: American Recording Company, Studio City, CA.
Photographers: Bob Jenkins; Ken Perry.
On Ball, Iron Butterfly began to expand its sound, attempting to write more concisely. On Metamorphosis, the group continued its musical explorations, adding a layered production to its sound. This ambition, highlighted by a handful of strong tracks, particularly the single "Easy Rider (Let the Wind Pay the Way)," makes for an interesting listen, since Iron Butterfly's albums can be weighed down by their relentless heaviness. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine