söndag 10 juli 2016

Deep Purple - Fireball (Classic Album UK 1971)

240:- (24-Bit Limited Remaster Edition. Original "Lettrat konvolut". Klassiker och utgången sedan 2006.)

Fireball is a hard rock album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1971. It was their fifth studio album, and the second with the classic Mk II lineup. It was recorded at various times between September 1970 and June 1971. It would become the first of the band's three UK #1 albums. The album was certified Gold on July 26, 2001by the RIAA, selling 500,000 copies in the US.

The original UK version had "Demon's Eye" as its third track, but did not include "Strange Kind of Woman." It was vice-versa on the American and Japanese releases.

The hit single (Number 8 in the UK) from the album sessions was the boogie-inspired "Strange Kind of Woman." 

"Strange Kind of Woman" became a staple of the live set up until the present day, and "Fireball" has made a few appearances, mainly as an encore. "Strange Kind of Woman" and "The Mule" appear on the classic 1972 live album Made in Japan, with the latter morphing into an Ian Paice drum solo.

"Anyone's Daughter" was played on the 1993-1994 tours, while "Fools", "No One Came", "I'm Alone", "Demon's Eye" and "No No No" have all made periodic appearances in various tours since 1996.

Apart from Ian Gillan, the rest of the band doesn't consider the album a classic. However, he has said that the inclusion of "Anyone's Daughter" on the album was "A good bit of fun, but a mistake".

The original vinyl release was in a gatefold sleeve, with a generic Harvest LP-bag and a lyric-insert.

01."Fireball"– 3:25
02."No No No" – 6:54
03."Demon's Eye" – 5:19
04."Anyone's Daughter" – 4:43
05."The Mule" – 5:23
06."Fools" – 8:21
07."No One Came" – 6:28