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Fireball - 25th Anniversary Edition

1 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

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3:25
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6:53
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5:21
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4:43
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5:21
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8:19
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6:26
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Oct 1996
  • Release Date: 14 Oct 1996
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 1996 HEC Enterprises Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1996 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:18:39
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  • ASIN: B001KVLPTS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,857 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By music lover on 16 Oct 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you like Deep Purple but don't own Fireball, you are in for a real treat. This album is a hard rock masterpiece and Ian Gillan would totally agree with me. It's a shame that Fireball has been kind of forgotten about, it clearly holds up against In Rock and Machine Head. One nice thing about this album is, besides the great material, you won't be sick of ANY of the songs, because "classic rock" radio ignores this great stuff, just blows me away.

Anyhow, if you're just starting to collect their albums, maybe you already have Machine Head, this one won't disappoint. One of the great hard rock albums of the seventies.

Highlights: Fireball, Strange Kind of Woman, Anyone's Daughter, Fools and No One Came.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
Fireball, on a first listen isn't really that impressive compared to other dp albums. Just listen to it again...and it hits you. Everything about this album just works and it sounds fantastic...covering hard rock to soft almost ballad like...to genius individual performances. Ian Gillan himself claimed this to be his favourite of all purple albums and based on his performance I can see why. It's a real shame there isn't more of this sort of stuff out these days.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Feb 2000
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When this album was launched in '71, the band was accused by John Peel of playing formula rock. It's a shame if any rock fan's first exposure to this album was influenced by this opinion, as it's totally offside. Fireball was, and still is a CLASSIC. Okay, so there are no Speed King or Hard Lovin' Man type scores on the album: what IS on the album, however, is an excellent mixture of hard rock (Fireball, Strange Kinda Woman),bloody good songs (No No No, Demon's Eye).We've all been there at some point in our lives where our parents took exception to a partner we had on tow at the time (Anyone's Daughter). The (old) 2nd side of the album, however, in my mind, ranks the score at 5 stars. The Mule, Fools and No one Came take DP on to another plateau altogether. Close your eyes and you could be listening to Pink Floyd or Zeppelin. DP elevate themselves from being merely an excellent hard rock band to leading edge prog rock. May be John Peel really meant Formula 1 Rock! It's a must for any music lover's collection.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By G. G. Saunders on 5 Dec 2006
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I dont want to get into a debate about which album is the best , but to me hearing Fireball remastered this is their best, obviously following `In rock` was no mean feat! Fireball has it all , my favourites are No one came, The mule, Fools, Demons eye, and the extra`s, Slow train, and Freedom .There is a loose but tight jammy feel that makes me think certain songs kinda just happened and progressed in the studio. overall a job well done. No one came for miles around and said man `who`s he`!,now wheres my Robin Hood outfit?.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Steven Gall on 23 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is the greatest rock album ever made bar none. It is vastly overlooked due to being sandwiched in between 'In Rock' and 'Machine Head'. This is definitely the most progressive album from the Mark II line up. Each member of the band are at the top of their game and it shows. Every track is a gem and I cannot praise this album enough. Highly Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 16 April 2012
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When you've recorded the album that will stand as a classic that defines the heavy rock sound for generations to come, how do you follow it up? Some bands really struggle to make an impression after a seminal record, but Deep Purple Mk2 followed In Rock with a second masterpiece, which continued the Rock theme and started to subvert it a little so as to keep it fresh and prevent it sounding boring.

Fireball is one of my favourite records in the Purple canon. It has that heavy dense sound the the MK2 band were famous for, but with an interesting dynamic lying behind it that goves it a definite edge. Gillan in particular was on fine form, delivering a vocal much more impassioned than anything on In Rock, letting loose with that full throttle howl on a regular basis. The rhythm section of Paice and Glover holds it all together, allowing Blackmore to deliver a classic guitar, and Lord to wander off on his own with his usual exciting organ solos.

I know the band were never happy with the result, feeling it rushed and not well thought through, but I beg to differ. There is a feeling of spontaneity that helps the album along, and I have to say I love Anybody's Daughter, a slightly more lighthearted track that has a permanent place on my MP3 player.

It's another classic of the hard rock genre, a must for anyone's music collection.

The 1996 25 year anniversary 25 anniversary is a pretty classy affair with a great job having been done of the remastering. There is a host of bonus tracks; in the most part these are interesting but to be honest I tend to programme these out and listen to the album in its original form.

5 stars for an excellent release of a stone cold classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gentlegiantprog TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 July 2011
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Deep Purple's fifth studio album (and second under the now famous MKII line up) Fireball is an absolute stunner of an album, unfortunately underrated being sandwiched as it is between the classic In Rock and Machine Head albums.
For high quality, energetic and interesting rock music with amazing musicanship, Fireball is a shining example.

The album opening title track 'Fireball,' is a fast and frantic number with brilliant guitar and keyboard soloing from Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord, and a great drum performance from Ian Paice, overall one of the best songs in the band's repertoire.

The album is more varied than its predecessor, investigating various territories, from proggier numbers like 'Fools,' to the almost country 'No One's Daughter,' and the almost psychadelic drum showpiece 'The Mule.' Perhaps this variety is the reason the album wasn't as well received as the focused and direct In Rock album, but it definitely adds to the overall experience in hindsight as the band couldn't simply retread old ground anyway.

Stand Out tracks include the aforementioned title track and 'Fools,' as well as the rocking 'No One Came,' which ends the original album really well.

If you like Deep Purple you will definitely want to try out Fireball, a fine album indeed and more than worthy of a place in your collection.

The 25th anniversary edition expands on the original with a detailed set of linear notes about the making of the album, some remixes and alternative takes as well as the inclusion of single 'Strange Kind Of Woman,' and the very enjoyable album outtakes 'I'm Alone,' 'Freedom,' and 'Slow Train,' all of which expand on the album's rock side.
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