Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly

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Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 22, 1971
Recorded1967–1970
GenreRock
Length36:23
LabelAtco
ProducerBrian Stone, Charles Greene, Jim Hilton, Richard Podolor

Evolution: The Best of Iron Butterfly is a greatest hits album released in 1971 by Iron Butterfly. Songs come from four of their albums: Heavy, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Ball, and Metamorphosis.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Iron Butterfly Theme" (Doug Ingle) – 4:34
  2. "Possession" (Ingle) – 2:45
  3. "Unconscious Power" (Ingle, Danny Weis, Ron Bushy) – 2:32
  4. "Flowers and Beads" (Ingle) – 3:05
  5. "Termination" (Erik Brann, Lee Dorman) – 3:00
  6. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (45 RPM single edit) (Ingle) – 2:52

Side two[edit]

  1. "Soul Experience" (Ingle, Bushy, Brann, Dorman) – 2:53
  2. "Stone Believer" (Ingle, Bushy, Dorman) – 4:25
  3. "Belda-Beast" (Brann) – 5:45
  4. "Easy Rider (Let the Wind Pay the Way)" (Ingle, Bushy, Dorman, Robert Woods Edmonson) – 3:06
  5. "Slower Than Guns" (Ingle, Bushy, Dorman, Edmonson) – 3:22

Band members[edit]

  • Doug Ingle – lead vocals (except where indicated), organs
  • Ron Bushy – drums
  • Jerry Penrod – bass on side 1 tracks 1–3
  • Darryl DeLoach – tambourine and backing vocals on side 1 tracks 1–3
  • Danny Weis – guitars on side 1 tracks 1–3
  • Erik Brann – guitars on side 1 tracks 4–6 and side 2 tracks 1 and 3, lead vocals on "Termination" and "Belda-Beast"
  • Lee Dorman – bass and backing vocals on side 1 tracks 4–6 and side 2 all tracks
  • Mike Pinera – guitar on side 2 tracks 2, 4 and 5, additional lead vocal on "Stone Believer"
  • Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt – guitar on side 2 tracks 2, 4 and 5