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Fireball Original recording reissued
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Fireball is filled with great classics such as the incredable title track 'Fireball' and the insanly perfect 'Strange Kind Of Woman' Both of which offer amazing playing by the band. Fireball is Blackmores album, his guitar was never better and never more present then here. Songs like 'Strange Kind Of Woman' show off Blackmores amazing abillities on the guitar with its double solos. Other classics include 'Anyones Daughter' and 'Fool' both of which over the band at the top of their game.
Fireball is classic Deep Purple like I said, the whole band was at the top of its game. Fireball could very well hold its own with Machinehead, which by the way is concederd to be Deep Purples best album not to mention a landmark album for hard rock and heavy metal, and thats saying something!
When a band switches lead singers, it can mean one of two things - the band will either go forward into a new golden age with unparalleled successes, or they will be forever damaged, and many of their fans will desert them. Deep Purple is fortunate enough to be one of the bands that falls into the former category. With their Deep Purple In Rock album, the band established that they could get along just fine without Rod Evans. And not long after the release of that album, the follow-up arrived. Read on for my review of 1971's Fireball.
The title track kicks off the album. This straight-up, fact-pased classic metal at its finest. The lyrics are top-notch, and the keyboard solo is great. The second track, No No No, is NOT the same song Def Leppard would record ten years later on their High 'N' Dry album - this is a seventies pop-rock tune done the way seventies pop-rock was meant to be heard. Once again, the keyboards are great. The most irregular song on the album is Anyone's Daughter, which sounds like a cross between Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Lou Reed. Surprisingly, this manages to be a pretty good song, assuming Deep Purple doesn't nomally do songs of this style. Next up we have The Mule. This is a classic hard rocker, simiar to I'm So Glad, a song the band covered on their first album. Once again, it's a great song. Fools is a slower-paced track, but it's no less heavy than the other ones. And, of course, the band closes the album out with No One Came, a rocker that's the perfect fusion of sixties and seventies rock styles alike. All in all, this is one hell of album.
original American pressing of this album featured the track Strange Kind Of Woman, while the original British pressing featured the track Demon's Eye.Read more ›
"Fireball" the title track is a very fast and heavy opener with a great riff and Gillan's voice is aggressive, even the keyboards towards the end are excellent, a magnificent track to start an album with and I feel one of the best Purple songs, just my opinion. Sadly the first track is very much the peak of the album and the rest doesn't quite match or come up to its standard. "No, No, No" is a journey, it has great groove, progressions and it's unmistakably Purple. The highlight to me might the oddest, most out of place song on the album, "Anyone's Daughter". It doesn't sound or have much in common with the DP we know. It definitely has a folk feeling to it and isn't plugged in; it's a much softer song but an amazing one nonetheless. "The Mule" is my least liked track here. The same redundant drum rolls throughout make it tiring and it's too repetitive despite some interesting Organ/Keyboard work by Lord.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is a decent album, perhaps not the masterpiece that is In Rock, but some solid tracks from a talented band in their heyday.Published 1 month ago by Jonathan Ross
Still sounds great after all these years, good buy, good price, great packaging.Published 21 months ago by drew allum
another great album from deep purple.im glad i added this one to my collection.big deep purple fan.what more can i say...Published on May 6 2013 by daniel therriault
it s a really good album i was 14 , great memories ian gillan at his best . j avais 14 ans des souvenirs incroyablePublished on April 29 2013 by dirt2golf3