Price: £18.49
Format: boxset
Artist: Roger Glover
CatNo: PURPLEBOX016
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Roger Glover The Butterfly Ball And The Grass
A deluxe 3 CD edition of Roger Glover’s charming 1974 conceptual work based on the illustrated book The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast.
 
Featuring an astonishing line-up including Michael Giles, Eddie Jobson, David Coverdale, Ronnie James Dio, Tony Ashton, Glenn Hughes, John Lawton and more, the album’s subtle and Psychedelic tone belies the Hard Rock royalty nature of its guest list.
 
Alongside a remastered version of the main album, a second disc contains nine demos and alternative mixes, plus the very rare Butterfly Ball Radio Special, a 1974 promo only release where Roger Glover explains the story behind the project. 
 
The third disc replicates the hit Love Is All EP, with Ronnie James Dio on vocals. 
 
Presented in a clamshell box with booklet, individual wallets, poster, sleeve-notes from Malcolm Dome, interviews with Roger Glover, and text reproduced from the original 1974 press release. 
DISC ONE: 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
11.SITTING IN A DREAM (featuring Ronnie James Dio) 12.WAITING
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)
 
DISC 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]
 
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: ROGER GLOVER AND GUESTS: LOVE IS ALL EP [PUR125 – RELEASED: 8th NOV 1974]
 
1. LOVE IS ALL (featuring Ronnie James Dio)
2. OLD BLIND MOLE (featuring John Goodison)
3. MAGICIAN MOTH