On November 18, 1974.

On November 18, 1974, “Purple” label released “The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast”, the second Roger Glover album. It is a concept album based on the children’s poem of a similar title. It was recorded in 1974, at “Kingsway Recorders” in London, and was produced by Roger Glover, and Alan G. Rainer.

Personnel:

  • Roger Glover – bass guitar, synthesizer, piano, guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ian Gillan – vocals
  • Tony Ashton – vocals
  • Helen Chappelle – vocals
  • David Coverdale – vocals
  • Ronnie James Dio – vocals
  • John Goodison – vocals
  • John Gustafson – vocals
  • Jimmy Helms – vocals
  • Glenn Hughes – vocals
  • Judi Kuhl – vocals, backing vocals
  • Neil Lancaster – vocals
  • John Lawton – vocals
  • Micky Lee Soule – vocals
  • Barry St. John – vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Kay Garner – backing vocals
  • Joanne Williams – backing vocals
  • Jon Lord – piano
  • Mike Moran – piano
  • Ann Odell – piano
  • Eddie Hardin – vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Ray Fenwick – guitar
  • Eddie Jobson – violin
  • Chris Karan – tabla
  • Robin Thompson – bassoon
  • Nigel Watson – saw
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Michael Giles – drums
  • Les Binks – drums
  • The Mountain Fjord Orchestra led by David Woodcock and conducted by Martin Ford, John Bell and Del Newman
  • The album cover design is from Alan Aldridge‘s design for a 1973 book based on the poem “The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast”

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Glover, except where noted.

  1. Dawn
  2. Get Ready
  3. Saffron Dormouse and Lizzy Bee
  4. Harlequin Hare – Roger Glover, Ronnie James Dio, Micky Lee Soule
  5. Old Blind Mole
  6. Magician Moth
  7. No Solution
  8. Behind the Smile
  9. Fly Away
  10. Aranea
  11. Sitting in a Dream
  12. Waiting
  13. Sir Maximus Mouse
  14. Dreams of Sir Bedivere
  15. Together Ahain – Roger Glover, Ronnie James Dio, Micky Lee Soule
  16.  Watch Out for the Bat
  17. The Feast
  18. Love is All – Roger Glover, Eddie Hardin, Ronnie James Dio
  19. Homeward – Roger Glover, Eddie Hardin

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