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    RockChat Rewind with Joe Milliken
    On this day in 1969 Iron Butterfly released the classic album “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” Released on the Atco label, the album was recorded at Gold Star Studio (Hollywood) and Ultra-Sonic Studios (Hempstead, NY), and produced by Jim Hilton.
    The album is widely known for the title track, which consumes the second side of the album at 17 minutes, and the acid/psychedelic masterpiece is the biggest selling album of 1968. It was also Atlantic Records biggest selling album until surpassed by “Led Zeppeling IV.”
    In a retrospective, AllMusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, the album was called “the epitome of heavy psychedelic excess,” and that the five tracks on side one “qualify as good artifacts.”
    A deluxe edition was released in 1995 and featured newly discovered, first-generation master tapes, bonus tracks and a 36-page booklet. It also included three versions of the title track, including a 19-minute live version. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” Reached # 4 on the Billboard album chart and has gone on to sell more than four million copies worldwide.