Sun and Steel (album)
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Sun and Steel Album
Sun and Steel
Iron Butterfly - Sun and steel.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1975[1]
Recorded1974-1975
GenreHard rock
Length35:05
LabelMCA
ProducerJohn Ryan
Iron Butterfly chronology
Scorching Beauty
(1975)
Sun and Steel
(1975)

Sun and Steel is the sixth and final studio album released by Iron Butterfly in 1975. It explores a wider variety of styles than any other Iron Butterfly album, yet always remains within the contemporary conventions of hard rock. Tracks from this album are usually left out of Iron Butterfly compilations/greatest hit collections.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1/5 stars[2]

Allmusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine delivered a negative review of Sun and Steel, rating it one out of five stars. He said it "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."[2]

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead VocalsLength
1."Sun and Steel"BrannBrann4:01
2."Lightnin'"Bill DeMartines, Philip Taylor KramerKramer3:02
3."Beyond the Milky Way"Ron Bushy, DeMartinesDeMartines3:38
4."Free"BrannBrann2:41
5."Scion"BrannBrann5:02
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead VocalsLength
6."Get It Out"BrannBrann2:53
7."I'm Right, I'm Wrong"DeMartines, KramerKramer5:27
8."Watch the World Going By"BrannBrann2:59
9."Scorching Beauty"BrannBrann6:42

Personnel

Iron Butterfly
Additional personnel
  • David Richard Campbell - orchestration on "Beyond the Milky Way" and "I'm Right, I'm Wrong"
  • Jerome Jumonville - horns on "Beyond the Milky Way" and "Free"
  • Julia Tillman, Maxine Willard, and June Deniece Williams - backing vocals on "Free"

Singles

  • "Beyond the Milky Way" b/w "Get It Out"
  • "I'm Right, I'm Wrong" (3:50 edit) b/w "Scion" (3:40 edit)

References

  1. ^ "Scorching Beauty/Sun and Steel". CD/DVD Reviews. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Sun and Steel - Iron Butterfly at AllMusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011.

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