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Fireball [EMI 25th Anniversary Edition]
     

Fireball [EMI 25th Anniversary Edition]

by Deep Purple
 

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One of Deep Purple's three essential albums, 1971's Fireball finds the band taking the no-holds-barred, hard rock direction of the previous year's Deep Purple in Rock to new creative heights. Metal machine noises introduce the sizzling title track, which is an explosively tight group effort with Jon Lord's

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One of Deep Purple's three essential albums, 1971's Fireball finds the band taking the no-holds-barred, hard rock direction of the previous year's Deep Purple in Rock to new creative heights. Metal machine noises introduce the sizzling title track, which is an explosively tight group effort with Jon Lord's organ truly shining. The somewhat repetitive "No No No" threatens to drop the ball, but the fantastic "Strange Kind of Woman" picks things up again. The innuendo-encrusted hilarity of "Anyone's Daughter" features one of singer Ian Gillan's best lyrics, and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore shows his range with one of his most uncharacteristic, bluesy performances. "The Mule" is perhaps Deep Purple's finest instrumental, and they flirt with progressive rock on "Fools," which probably could have been done without the rather boring, drawn-out middle section. Closing the album is the exceptional "No One Came," which sounds so fresh that it's plausible that the bandmembers improvised it on the spot. Their intertwining instrumental lines lock together beautifully, and Gillan weaves a comic, semi-autobiographical story that is equal parts rooted in fact and Monty Python. [This 25th Anniversary Edition

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0724385371127
catalogNumber:
853711
Rank:
32184

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