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FIREBALL

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.77 | 823 ratings

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progadicto
5 stars What I cab say about Deep Purple? I was a child the first time that I heard Machine Head, In Rock and Fireball and immediatly I was hypnotized and seduced by Gillan's voice, Blackmore's technique and Jon Lord's organ sound.

The 25th Anniversary Edition of Fireball is a treasure. Besides the seven original songs (most of them classics of the hard rock) this re-issue contains some outakes and the awsome B-side I'm Alone necessary to any DP fan. But the real value of the album is in the seven original songs that makes Fireball a masterpiece of hard rock and why not, of Prog.

DP always gets my attention because during the 70's Gillan, Blackmore and company were capable to put into their albums and songs a lot of different styles based on hard rock. Psychedelic, blues, jazz and other were mixed by DP to make some of the most amazing albums of the 70's.

Back to the album. The powerful and rocker Fireball opens the fire. With the best style of the classic 70's DP, this song a powerful and rhythmical piece that makes you feel as a teenager again!. No No No is a kind of blues with an interesting organ solo. Demon's Eye is another classic full of power. Anyone's Daughter sounds really good even when it's a bit "country" for my personal taste. The Mule... no comments, maybe one of the legendary DP songs. Unforgettable initial riff, a bit spacy, very psychedelic and a short but awsome guitar solo (at least in this studio version). Fools has a great organ intro that turns into a classic DP song but in the middle (oh! surpirise!) there's a slow and floating rhythmical section with a kind of glissando guitar... really amazing... The hard No One Came closes the album brilliantly BTW...

The bonus tracks are great too. I'm Alone is a great hard rock song but the outake Slow Train deserves all the applauses.

Old rock fans will really enjoy this album... and newcomers has to listen this album to learn about music!

progadicto | 5/5 |

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