Fireball [EMI 25th Anniversary Edition]

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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, ...
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • UPC: 724385371127
  • Catalog Number: 853711

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fireball (3:25)
  2. 2 No No No (6:53)
  3. 3 Demon's Eye (5:21)
  4. 4 Anyone's Daughter (4:43)
  5. 5 The Mule (5:21)
  6. 6 Fools (8:18)
  7. 7 No One Came (6:26)
  8. 8 Strange Kind of Woman (4:05)
  9. 9 I'm Alone (3:07)
  10. 10 Freedom (3:34)
  11. 11 Slow Train (5:35)
  12. 12 Demon's Eye (6:10)
  13. 13 The Noise Abatement Society Tapes/Midnight in Moscow/Robin ... (4:15)
  14. 14 Fireball (4:07)
  15. 15 Backwards Piano (0:54)
  16. 16 No One Came (6:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deep Purple Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Deep Purple Producer
Ian Gillan Composer
Ritchie Blackmore Composer
Roger Glover Composer, Liner Notes
Jon Lord Composer
Roy Davies References
Ian Paice Composer
Simon Robinson Sleeve Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fire!

    Three classic songs "Fireball","the Mule" and "Strange Kind of Woman". This has good rock songs but the rest of it isn't so good and if I speak true: A little bit boring. But the vocals and guitars are well done.

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