If the 1975 comeback Scorching Beauty was faceless, Iron Butterfly's 1976 follow-up, Sun and Steel, was an outright disastrous attempt at reshaping the band's signature sound to '70s hard rock conventions, lacking even the curiosity value of Scorching Beauty.
Erik Brann - Lead Guitar, lead vocals
Ron Bushy - Drums
Alex Quigley - Marimba, background vocals, tamborine
Phil Kramer(Philip Kramer) - Bass, vocals
Bill DeMartinez – Keyboards
1 Sun and Steel 4:01
2 Lightnin' 3:01
3 Beyond the Milky Way 3:38
4 Free 2:40
5 Scion 5:02
6 Get It Out 2:53
7 I'm Right, I'm Wrong 5:27
8 Watch the World Going By 2:59
9 Scorching Beauty 6:44
The lineup was different of course, but it's pretty much a wash across the board. Doug Ingle wasn't a visionary or anything, so he isn't here, who cares. They did leave their neo-psychedelia behind when they regrouped for their two mid '70's efforts. At least.
Of course, they can't do the arena rock thing all that well, but it's still Iron Butterfly, so if you like them at all you should like this one as well.
Rip from CD 256@ (full artwork included)