“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is a song by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 album, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is among the world’s 40 best-selling music albums, selling more than 30 million copies.
The uniqueness of this song is that it is probably extremely rare that a rock group will actually use the organ – the kind that is played in a church, as one of its acoustic instruments. In this song, the organ lends tremendous depth and texture to the sound; and yet at the same time exudes a tantalising eeriness that is exciting to the quintessential rock fan.
Amongst “discerning” rock music fans, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is considered an all time favourite classic.
At slightly over 17 minutes, the song occupies the entire 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 on May 27, 1968, at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York.
Iron Butterfly is an American psychedelic rock band. Their heyday was the late 1960s, but the band has been reincarnated over the years with a host of various members.
Hope you enjoy the song!!! 🙂