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The Butterfly Ball (1977)

| Music | April 1977 (UK)
Roger Glover puts on a star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall for his concept album "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast".

Director:

Tony Klinger

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Tony Klinger, Alan Aldridge (illustrations: Based on the book "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast") | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Glover ... Self
Twiggy ... Self
Vincent Price ... Narrator
Tony Ashton Tony Ashton ... Self
Helen Chapelle Helen Chapelle ... Self
David Coverdale ... Self
Ian Gillan ... Self
John Gustafson John Gustafson ... Self
Eddie Hardin Eddie Hardin ... Self
Earl Jordan Earl Jordan ... Self
Judi Kuhl Judi Kuhl ... Self
Neil Lancaster Neil Lancaster ... Self
John Lawton John Lawton ... Self
Mickey Lee Soule Mickey Lee Soule ... Self
Al Matthews ... Self
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Roger Glover puts on a star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall for his concept album "The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast".

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Narrator: As night turns to dimness and draws back its curtain, stars, those bright sequins, now all disappear. As dimness grows radient, dawn makes it certain, that butterfly weather, quite perfect, is here! Thundery cumulus masses are drifting very far off. Overhead, very high, cirrus clouds spread their pink feathers, then lifting, dissolve and are lost in the turquiose blue sky. Up comes the sun, and the very long shadows grow shorter. His light is like amber, the glow where grey mists have melted ...
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Crazy Credits

A film of the concert held at The Royal Albert Hall in aid of The Bud Flanagan Leukaemia Fund and Action Research for the Crippled child See more »

Soundtracks

Homeward
by Roger Glover and Eddie Hardin
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Love is all, etc.
22 September 2006 | by soniaandreeSee all my reviews

Probably because I was born the same year, or because I saw it over and over again on French television when there was a technical problem, I have got a sentimental value towards this animation/anime. The video is based on the book of the same name, so the characters are pretty much alike. It is mixed with weird human-like animals/insects and fantastic lyrics by Roger Glover, a certain enthusiasm radiates from the whole. The animation is great, it puts you in a fantastic mood for the day and I would encourage anyone to find the LPs or the new upcoming DVD of the 1976 concert, or go to the Roger Glover website, there are a lot of news flying around. When watching the video, try to spot all the references (three blind mice, the beauty dancing with the beast, the dancing tankard, masquerade, carnival, etc). I just love it! Highly recommended.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schmetterlingsball See more »

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Oyster Films Ltd. See more »
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