In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is the second studio album by the American rock band Iron Butterfly, released in 1968.
In-a-gadda-da-vida, baby Don't you know that I'll always be true? Oh, won't you come with me And a-take my hand? Oh, won't you come with me And a-walk this land? Please take my hand. The song reached in the US, the band’s only top 40 hit. Its namesake album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was the best selling album of 1969. The original name for the song was In the Garden of Eden, but Ingle garbled the title when telling it to drummer Ron Bushy-and it stuck. What have the artists said about the song?
Someone had written "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," possibly while drunk, on a demo copy. A record company executive saw it and decided to use it as the title, since it sounded mystical and Eastern spirituality was big at the time, with The Beatles going to India and The Rolling Stones experimenting with Indian instruments. Doug Ingle did not intend it this way when he wrote the song, but he album version is over 17 minutes long. Barry from New York, NcIron Butterfly released a live album in 1970, which featured another side long epic version of This version was recorded sometime in 1969. If you listen carefully during the drum solo, you can hear a very exuberant crowd of high school age boys and girls cheering and chanting along. Billy from Jefferson, NjBoth the melody and words(in a garden of eden) were ripped from Donovans "Sunshine Superman".
derived from "In the Garden of Eden") is a song recorded by Iron Butterfly and written by bandmember Doug Ingle, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. At slightly over 17 minutes, it occupies the entire second side of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album. The lyrics are simple, and heard only at the beginning and the end. The track was recorded at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York.
Hard Rock Iron Butterfly. 6. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Bonustracks (Re-Issue 1995). 7. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Live). 8. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Single Version).
Psychedelic Rock Iron Butterfly. 5. Are you Happy? SIDE TWO. 1. Other productions from Iron Butterfly.
The album has sold more than 30 million copies and was once the bestselling album in the Atlantic Records catalog until Led Zeppelin IV blew past it. Iron Butterfly's second album became such a huge hit due to the 17-minute side-long title track, which included a phased drum solo and extended jams on guitar and organ before turning back to its key riff. There was an under-three-minute single version, but clearly fans wanted the complete experience.