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FIREBALL

Deep Purple

 

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3.72 | 602 ratings

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WaywardSon
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5 stars Ian Gillan has often stated that this is his favourite MK 2 Studio album. It is a more experimental album than In Rock,and once again there isn´t one weak track.

Opening up with that classic drum introduction by Ian Paice, the band bursts into "Fireball", a fast paced song with a hypnotic beat that has become a firm live favourite by fans, and is always included in any "Best Of" Purple compilation.

Gillan belts out some fine vocals with his classic scream in "No No No" and "Demons Eye" while Blackmore delivers some vintage riffs and clean guitar solos. You can also hear each instrument so clearly on this album.

"Anyones Daughter" is quite a surprise, as it´s an almost country blues type of song. It somehow all seems to come together and is done with a lot of a style. This track features Jon Lord on piano while Blackmore´s guitar sings sweetly over a honky tonk piano sound.

"The Mule" is another interesting number and gives Ian Paice the spotlight for a short drum solo (Later on he would do a longer solo on "Made In Japan")

"Fools" has to be one of my all time favourite Purple songs. You can also hear Gillan breathe in air before each line! Actually "Anyone´s Daughter" "The Mule" and "Fools" are all very experimental sounding songs.

The album closes with "No One Came" and has some very witty lyrics written by Ian Gillan. Its a song about fitting into society, and at the end of the day the moral of the story is to just be yourself!

Another classic album from Deep Purple.

WaywardSon | 5/5 |

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