Fireball (Remastered) Deep Purple

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Album-Release:
1971

HRA-Release:
11.02.2016

Label: Warner Music

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Classic Rock

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  • 1Fireball03:25
  • 2No No No06:54
  • 3Demon's Eye05:21
  • 4Anyone's Daughter04:45
  • 5The Mule05:21
  • 6Fools08:19
  • 7No One Came06:29
  • Total Runtime40:34

Info for Fireball (Remastered)

Having already gotten off to a great start with „Deep Purple In Rock“, this Purple lineup of Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover, and Ian Paice fit together like interlocking pieces. Blessed with such unerring chemistry, Purple raised the bar for hard rock with such nuggets as the hard-driving title track and the grinding 'Fools.' Elsewhere, they show surprising range with the country-flavored 'Anyone's Daughter' (featuring some impressive finger picking by Blackmore) and the Jimi Hendrix-influenced 'No One Came' (which includes a dollop of psychedelic backwards guitar). Also included is the Purple epic 'The Mule,' a sweeping tour de force dominated by Blackmore's Middle Eastern-tinged soloing and Lord's Pink Floyd-ian keyboard runs. The song became a highlight of Deep Purple's live shows.

„One of Deep Purple's four indispensable albums (the others being In Rock, Machine Head, and Burn), 1971's Fireball saw the band broadening out from the no-holds-barred hard rock direction of the previous year's cacophonous In Rock. Metal machine noises introduced the sizzling title track -- an unusually compact but explosively tight group effort on which Jon Lord's organ truly shined. The somewhat tiring repetitions of 'No No No' actually threatened to drop the ball next, but the fantastic single 'Strange Kind of Woman' nimbly caught and set it rolling again, just in time for the innuendo-encrusted hilarity of 'Anyone's Daughter,' featuring one of singer Ian Gillan's first (and still best) humorous storylines to go with one of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's most uncharacteristic, bluesiest performances ever. 'The Mule' opened the vinyl album's second side with what is perhaps Purple's finest instrumental, and on the hyper-extended 'Fools,' the bandmembers proved they could flirt with progressive rock without plunging off its cliff (although the song could probably have done without its drawn-out middle section). And closing the album was the exceptional 'No One Came,' where intertwining instrumental lines locked together beautifully, Gillan wove another entertaining yarn that was part autobiography and part Monty Python, and the often underrated skills of drummer Ian Paice helped the song sound so unreservedly fresh and intuitive that one could almost be convinced the band had winged it on the spot. Sure, the following year's Machine Head would provide Deep Purple with their commercial peak, but on Fireball, the formidable quintet was already firing on all cylinders.“ (Eduardo Rivadavia, AMG)

Ritchie Blackmore, guitar
Ian Gillan, vocals
Jon Lord, keyboards
Roger Glover, bass, synthesizer
Ian Paice, drums

Recorded from September 1970 to June 1971 at De Lane Lea Studios, the Olympic Studios in London, as well as The Hermitage in Welcombe, North Devon
Engineered by Martin Birch, Lou Austin, Alan O'Duffy

Digitally remastered


Deep Purple
are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band's sound shifted to hard rock in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-Seventies". They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, including 8,5 million certified units in the US.

The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–1984). The 1968–1976 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (organ), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), and Ritchie Blackmore (guitar). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973, and was revived from 1984 to 1989, and again from 1992 to 1993. The band achieved more modest success in the intervening periods between 1968 and 1969 with the line-up including Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass, backing vocals), between 1974 and 1976 (Tommy Bolin replacing Blackmore in 1975) with the line-up including David Coverdale (vocals) and Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), and between 1989 and 1992 with the line-up including Joe Lynn Turner (vocals). The band's line-up (currently featuring Ian Gillan, and guitarist Steve Morse from 1994) has been much more stable in recent years, although organist Jon Lord's retirement from the band in 2002 (being succeeded by Don Airey) left Ian Paice as the only original Deep Purple member still in the band.

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