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FIREBALL

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.77 | 823 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars Fireball had a tough time following up the superb In Rock album , but still manages to have its moments. Clearly there are no huge hits or real pleasers , but the album is remarkably even with the track selection.

Demon's Eye, No One came , Anyone's Daughter and Fools would 've fitted as average tracks on the previous In Rock or the following Machine Head , but here they are the better tracks and this spells out a bit the problem. The rest of the tracks , while good are relatively subpar to the average tracks that they wrote in those days. Strange Kind Of Woman and I'm Alone Now are non-album singles that come to much needed beefing-up the content of this album. I never heard the remastered version , so I have no advice on the bous tracks!

Not their best album , but it does not stand much chance to shine on its own , since it is stuck in between two monster albums.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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