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Butterfly Ball remaster

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The same people responsible for the restoration and re-release of the Butterfly Ball video last year are now working on the remaster of the original album. The 3CD box set is due to be release on April 27 via Cherry Red Records and can be preordered via their website.

Roger Glover And Friends The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast

  1. Dawn
  2. Get Ready (featuring Glenn Hughes)
  3. Saffron Dormouse And Lizzy Bee (featuring Helen Chappelle & Barry St. John)
  4. Harlequin Hare (featuring Neil Lancaster)
  5. Old Blind Mole (featuring John Goodison)
  6. Magician Moth
  7. No Solution (featuring Mickey Lee Soule)
  8. Behind The Smile (featuring David Coverdale)
  9. Fly Away (featuring Liza Strike)
  10. Aranea (featuring Judi Kuhl)
  11. Sitting In A Dream (featuring Ronnie James Dio)
  12. Waiting (featuring Jimmy Helms)
  13. Sir Maximus Mouse (featuring Eddie Hardin)
  14. Dreams Of Sir Bedivere
  15. Together Again (featuring Tony Ashton)
  16. Watch Out For The Bat (featuring John Gustafson)
  17. Little Chalk Blue (featuring John Lawton)
  18. The Feast
  19. Love Is All (featuring Ronnie James Dio)
  20. Homeward (featuring Ronnie James Dio)

All songs written by Roger Glover, except Little Chalk Blue, Love Is All & Homeward written by Roger Glover and Eddie Hardin; Harlequin Hare & Together Again written by Roger Glover, Ronnie James Dio and Mickey Lee Soule.

The Butterfly Ball bonus tracks disc artworkDISC TWO
Bonus Tracks

  1. Love Is All [Demo Version]
  2. Dawn [Alternative Mix]
  3. Magician Moth [Alternative Mix]
  4. Harlequin Hare [Alternative Mix]
  5. Magician Moth [Alternative Mix]
  6. No Solution [Alternative Mix]
  7. Waiting [Alternative Mix]
  8. Fly Away [Alternative Mix]
  9. Aranea [Alternative Mix]

The Roger Glover Butterfly Ball Radio Special [1974]

  1. Band 1
  2. Music: Old Blind Mole
  3. Magic Moth
  4. Band 2
  5. Music: Aranea
  6. Band 3
  7. Music: Sitting In A Dream
  8. Band 1
  9. Music: Watch Out For The Bat
  10. Band 2
  11. Music: Love Is All

The Butterfly Ball EP artworkDISC THREE
Roger Glover And Guests: Love Is All EP [PUR 125 – Released: 8th Nov 1974]

  1. Love Is All (featuring Ronnie James Dio)
  2. Old Blind Mole (featuring John Goodison)
  3. Magician Moth (featuring Roger Glover)

Thanks to Benny Holmström for the info.

This post has been updated March 13 with corrected track listing.

13 Comments to “Butterfly Ball remaster”:

  1. 1
    Sergio Rodriguez says:

    I have this vinil!!

  2. 2
    Dave Skelton says:

    I have the vinyl.

  3. 3
    Stuart Bartlett says:

    Maybe…but I have one signed by the man!! At 60 it is good to top trump no doubt younger fans!!

  4. 4
    Stuart Bartlett says:

    and let us not forget Sir Maximus Mouse, Tom Fox , agreed?

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    The whole shebang… Ka-ching! I believe Kate Bush was a fan of this album. Very nice.

  6. 6
    KC1961 says:

    I also have the original vinyl, still in decent condition. Still listen to it now and again.

  7. 7
    Martin Ashberry says:

    Is this sanctioned by or is Roger involved? Last I heard, there was an unauthorised release planned that he was not happy about, unless my source is wrong……(!)

  8. 8
    Steve Clowes says:

    Probably go the same way as last years pledge campaign for the dvd

  9. 9
    Tim Summers says:

    ‘…the restoration and re-release of the Butterfly Ball video last year’ referred to here was cancelled. – “Due to unforeseen licensing and legal issues we are no longer able to complete this campaign and produce the products offered therein as we intended. We are therefore closing the campaign with immediate effect and will refund all orders.” One assumes after Roger (justifiably) got all legal on their asses. This latest offering seems to be just a re-hash of previously released audio stuff with a few remixes thrown in…

  10. 10
    Buttockss says:

    I have the original album with lyrics…..Love the Dio songs, his voice never sounded more amazing and so beautiful on them.

  11. 11
    CP says:

    I had the Butterfly Ball Radio Special. Basically, there was a cue sheet with questions typed on it. The DJ would ask the questions and Roger would “answer” via the LP, so it sounded like a live interview.

  12. 12
    Marcus says:

    Just hear John Lawton passed away on 29th June.
    Apparently unexpectedly.
    Another good one gone.

  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    @ 12 – RIP John Lawton, a mighty fine vocalist indeed. Little Chalk Blue is another example of Lawton’s superb vocal attributes. Free me, free me from your spell. The way he sang that song & others, wonderful. Bless him. Cheers.

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