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Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast (Ltd Edition Purple Vinyl)

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Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast (Ltd Edition Purple Vinyl)
Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast (Ltd Edition Purple Vinyl)


Deep Purple were originally signed in 1968 to Parlophone Records, before switching to EMI's progressive imprint, Harvest, the following year. Purple Records was set up in 1971 to release future Deep Purple's records, from "Machine Head" onwards. It was also home to various side projects from the band members, including artists that they had discovered and were developing. The label would eventually become home to solo releases from Jon Lord, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, as well as early releases from Michael Des Barres' Silverhead and Ronnie James Dio's original band, Elf. After an extensive campaign of expanded reissues from the resurrected Purple Records by Deep Purple's Jon Lord and from Glenn Hughes, Silverhead, Elf and Hard Stuff, Cherry Red are proud to announce the new 2 LP edition of The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast, expanded to a double album for the first time. After leaving Purple in 1973, Roger Glover was asked to compose music to the illustrated book of the same name by William Plomer and Alan Aldridge. His first major project since leaving Purple, Roger was able to enlist many top names to help him realise his vision, including Glenn Hughes, who was then in Deep Purple, as well as Elf's Micky Lee Soule and Ronnie James Dio. As well as the remastered original album, it now features a second LP that includes demos and alternative mixes, the non-album single 'Little Chalk Blue' featuring future Uriah Heep singer John Lawton, plus excerpts from the rare Butterfly Ball Radio Special; a 1974 promo only release where the album's creator and producer, Roger Glover, discusses and explains the story behind the creation of this project..Presenter in a gatefold sleeve replicating the original artwork with illustrated lyrics, Malcolm Dome has written an essay based on interviews with Roger, and pressed on strictly limited edition Purple vinyl.


  1. Name
  2. Dawn
  3. Waiting
  4. Get Ready (Featuring Glenn Hughes)
  5. Sir Maximus Mouse (Featuring Eddie Hardin)
  6. Saffron Dormouse And Lizzy Bee (Featuring Helen Chappelle & Barry St. John)
  7. Dreams Of Sir Bedivere
  8. Harlequin Hare (Featuring Neil Lancaster)
  9. Together Again (Featuring Tony Ashton)
  10. Old Blind Mole (Featuring John Goodison)
  11. Watch Out For The Bat (Featuring John Gustafson)
  12. Magician Moth
  13. Little Chalk Blue (Featuring John Lawton)
  14. No Solution (Featuring Mickey Lee Soule)
  15. The Feast
  16. Behind The Smile (Featuring David Coverdale)
  17. Love Is All (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)
  18. Fly Away (Featuring Liza Strike)
  19. Homeward (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)
  20. Aranea
  21. Sitting In A Dream (Featuring Ronnie James Dio)
  22. Love Is All (Demo Version)
  23. Excerpts from The Roger Glover Butterfly Ball Radio Special - 1974
  24. Dawn (Alternative Mix)
  25. Harlequin Hare (Alternative Mix)
  26. Magician Moth (Alternative Mix)
  27. No Solution (Alternative Mix)
  28. Waiting (Alternative Mix)
  29. Fly Away (Alternative Mix)
  30. Aranea (Alternative Mix)
  31. Little Chalk Blue (7" Single 1975)
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