Roger Glover and Guests

Also known as Butterfly Ball, Butterfly Ball & Roger Glover, Butterfly Ball, The, Roger Clover And Guests, Roger Glover, Roger Glover & Butterfly Ball, Roger Glover & Friends, Roger Glover & Guests, Roger Glover's Butterfly Ball
Members of Roger Glover and Guests: Ann Odell, Barry St. John, Chris Karan, David Coverdale, Eddie Hardin, Eddie Jobson, Glenn Hughes, Helen Chappelle, Jack Emblow, Jimmy Helms, John Goodison, John Gustafson, John Lawton, Judi Kuhl, Les Binks, Liza Strike, Michael Giles, Mickey Lee Soule, Mike Moran, Mike Smith (16), Mo Foster, Neil Lancaster, Nigel Watson (2), Ray Fenwick, Robin Thompson (2), Roger Glover, Ronald Padavona, Tony Ashton

Discography of Roger Glover and Guests:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1974-12-00 Purple Records
2 Love Is All (Butterfly Ball) 2 Audio 1985
3 Love Is All 3 Audio 1975
4 The Butterfly Ball And Wizard's Convention 32 Audio 1989 Connoisseur Collection
5 Love Is All 3 Audio 1974
6 Love Is All 2 Audio 1992
7 Love Is All 3 Audio 1974
8 Love Is All 3 Audio 1974 Purple Records
9 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 21 Audio 2008-07-23 Victor
10 The Butterfly Ball 21 Audio 1999 Connoisseur Collection
11 Love Is All (Special '92 Remix) 2 Audio 1992 Lama Music
12 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1974 Purple Records
13 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1974
14 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio Safari Records
15 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1975 UK Records
16 Love Is All 3 Audio 1974 Purple Records
17 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1987 Line Records
18 Love Is All 2 Audio 1991
19 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 30 Audio 1998
20 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1974 Purple Records
21 Love Is All 2 Audio 1992
22 Little Chalk Blue 4 Audio 1975 Purple Records
23 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1975 UK Records
24 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1975 Purple Records
25 Butterfly Ball - Love Is All 19 Audio 1991 Charles Talar Records
26 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1983 Line Records
27 Love Is All 2 Audio 1992 Pomme Music
28 The Butterfly Ball 21 Audio 2001 Spitfire Records
29 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1983 Line Records
30 Love Is All 2 Audio 1991
31 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1995 Repertoire Records
32 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1975 Safari Records
33 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 30 Audio 1995 Repertoire Records (2)
34 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1979 Safari Records
35 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1974 Safari Records
36 Love Is All 3 Audio 1974
37 Love Is All 2 Audio 1975 UK Records
38 Love Is All 3 Audio 1974
39 Love Is All 2 Audio 1978 Safari Records
40 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1974 Safari Records
41 The Butterfly Ball And The Grasshopper's Feast 19 Audio 1974-12-00 Purple Records


A project assembled to musically support [a1535839]'s (1903-73) book of poems called 'The Butterfly Ball and Grasshoppers Feast'; in which [a1622608] had provided the illustrations. [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/341317-British-Lion-Music-Ltd]British Lion[/url] had secured the rights, and commissioned Glover, through [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/2859400-Tony-Edwards-9]Tony Edwards[/url] (the Deep Purple manager), to add the musical dimension that it required if it were to be made into a 26-part animated cartoon series, suitable for TV.

After over-coming his initial doubts, Glover set about assembling the personnel he felt he needed in order to bring such a commission to fruition. He began recording in the summer of 1974, and by the time it was completed he had involved over 30 individual musicians, and an orchestra. Glover decided to assign a musical identity to each of Aldridge's illustrated characters, and to this end he wrote motifs for all of them. To further enhance this identity he assigned each lead vocalist to a specific role.

It was released in December 1974, to a lukewarm reception in the UK, though the single 'Love Is All', and accompanying animation, was well-received in continental Europe. Unfortunately, they failed to find any financial backing for the animated series, or film, and the project was, metaphorically, put on the back-burner. Glover resolved to produce it as a stage musical, and on 16th October 1975, it was performed at the [l251627]. British Lion took the opportunity to film the concert, and released it in March of the following year.


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