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FIREBALL

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.72 | 594 ratings

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HarryTon
3 stars After the great In Rock here we have Fireball, a work so much apart of that by means of quality. Of course in a band like Deep Purple even a poor album or poor songs represents great artistic deeds, but this album is no match for Machine Head, In Rock or even Burn if we want to sprawl our comparison range.

The opener is Fireball, a very interesting hard rock tune; but too short to present so much musical challenges. This is why I don´t put it in the same level of Speed King, Flight Of The Rat or Highway Star; but Jon Lord with his Hammond organ presents an interesting closing for it. No, No, No, is a long and catchy song, proper to my taste; at least because it is long enough to present interesting instrumental passages. Demon´s Eye is an average song; but Anyone´s Daughter is one of my preferred Purple´s song because it is so unique in their whole work, having some interesting country scents!

Last three songs sounds to be as the weakest B-side of a vinyl in a golden age Purple album; even the so much explored in live performance The Mule. Considering all above, I only can think about a three stars rating, with no doubt if it should or could be more or less than it.

HarryTon | 3/5 |

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