This is without doubt the bands crowning glory. there musical peak. Gillan were on a roll, the band playing as well as ever, they hit the studio and produced this, what is now, classic album. Good old British rock n roll, heavy metal, call it what you will. Lets see, you have out and out fast rock tracks like " Lucitania express " and " sacre bleu " to the very funny " No laughing in heaven " as is Sacre bleu, giggle.
Then your hit with the commercial " New orleans ", but still damn good,but to me one the most beautiful song you'll hear anywhere hits you. " If i sing softly " is a real breath remover of a track, after all the ram bash of the other tracks it hits you hard. and as for the flute section, fits perfectly. Great great album. And of course there are the add on's. Stuff that didnt quite make it, You'll giggle at " Your sister " and off course the two other singles from the period, "Lucille " and " Trouble ", good fun rock n roll tracks.
If you aint got any GIllan, and if not why not, start here, or anywhere really, but to me this is a good place to start. Enjoy