“The Butterfly Ball” Gets A Box Set Treatment

While the reissue of this project’s live version remains in contractual limbo, 1974’s The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper’s Feast” – credited to Roger Glover And Friends but written in significant part by Eddie Hardin – will emerge anew as a box set on resurrected Purple Record in April. Remastered and expanded, the fine collection of kids-oriented pieces is comprised of three discs now, with the original album on the first one – that, like previous CD editions, has the “Little Chalk Blue” single among its tracks, alternative versions and a dedicated radio special on the second, and a replica of the “Love Is All” EP on the third.

It’s going to be a collector’s item, given not only booklet and individual wallets for each CD, but also poster, although there’s nothing previously unheard here. If only the concert recording made the cut…

Disc One – The Album:

ROGER GLOVER AND FRIENDS - The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast

The Butterfly Ball And
The Grasshopper’s Feast

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

Disc Two – Bonus Tracks:

1. Love Is All (demo)
2. Dawn (alt. mix)
3. Magician Moth (alt. mix)
4. Harlequin Hare (alt. mix)
5. Magician Moth (alt. mix)
6. No Solution (alt. mix)
7. Waiting (alt. mix)
8. Fly Away (alt. mix)
9. Aranea (alt. mix)
“Butterfly Ball” Radio Special:
10. Band 1
11. Music: Old Blind Mole
12. Magic Moth
13. Band 2
14. Music: Aranea
15. Band 3
16. Music: Sitting In A Dream
17. Band 1
18. Music: Watch Out For The Bat
19. Band 2
20. Music: Love Is All

Disc Three – “Love Is All” EP:

1. Love Is All
2. Old Blind Mole
3. Magician Moth

February 25, 2018

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