Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Deep Purple - Fireball CD (album) cover


Deep Purple



3.79 | 853 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

2 stars A bit of a strange album, but still very deep purple.

Deep Purple tries to branch out into all areas on this, the follow up to the hard rock masterpiece Deep Purple In Rock. The album still has the Deep Purple stamp all over it, but the music is very diverse. Almost too diverse to create a coherent unity. The title track is a standard hard rocker. The second song somewhere between pop and rock and so it goes on and on. The quality of the songs is pretty average. Only The Mule and Fools passes the Deep Purple classic tracks test. Tracks like No One Came is best forgotten. The tracks are in general substandard. The only saving grace is the musicianship of Blackmore & Co. A normal band would not had pulled this one off. But Deep Purple has done it......... just. It is very funny to listen to Blackmore and Lord's solos over some hopeless songs. That and The Mule is the only good thing about this album. The rest is best forgotten. I guess this is the final album on any Deep Purple fan's shopping list and with those reasons I have mentioned here.

2.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DEEP PURPLE review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.