DP had their influences but they took all their skill and taste that made an impact on many Rockers who would expand Several Genres, that they actually pioneered or helped pioneer; such as hard rock, heavy metal and speed metal all becoming classic over time. No matter what label, you try and slap on it, it's still Rock n Roll at the core. Drummer Ian Paice on the Headline Tune for me, as a young listener set the energy for my entire day for years. Notwithstanding whether your ears prickle at the sharp, loud re-mastering of analogue multi-track tapes from the seventies, or they perk-up at the high end glare of archetypal hard rock guitars and vocals squeezed to the forefront, this limited edition is now slated to be part of a limited edition four CD box coming from Audio Fidelity in early December just in time for Valentine's Day, I guess.
The configuration of each disc will be the same, with "Fireball" once again including "Strange Kind of Woman" instead of "Demon's Eye. To many audiophiles raised on the thick, full spectrum sound of analogue tape and vinyl records, the sound of these discs may sound compressed, with the volume turned up at the source, the "noise reduction" also filtering out certain high-end subtleties, and the overall output sounding harsh and cutting.
However, for others, there may be a new clarity that allows once hidden instruments and vocal bits to be revealed, presenting what may sound like a release that has been remixed rather than just re-mastered. While I probably fall within the group of vinyl lovers who appreciate the near-tangible quality of analogue recordings mastered to achieve the broadest qualities of that recording process, accepting the slight hiss and other anomalies associated with analogue recordings, I kind of like the "differentness" of these re-masters.
Not better. Just different. Retrieved 2 June Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 20 June Retrieved 4 May Archived from the original on 15 February Retrieved 15 July Retrieved 8 April Royal Library, Denmark.
Retrieved 22 September Retrieved 10 March Media Control Charts. Retrieved 7 April Retrieved 5 February Hit Parade Italia. The opening edges had one 'flat sealed' at the factory, and the other open.
The cover is also of '1 piece' manufacture - folding over at the bottom and glued internally at the top. The Gramophone Co. Initial quantities came with a lyrics insert printed in purple on both sides - and this was discontinued in This inner was discontinued in Add Review archioptericks September 24, Report.
Listen and judge for yourself. I'll keep my old UK CD masters until something actually better comes along, but until then, this gives me an excuse to re-buy a release I have loved since first hearing it on "progressive, underground" FM radio in the '70s.
I guess I may be one of those Deep Purple Completists. After its first line-up fell apart in , Deep Purple decided or more appropriately, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore decided to stray from their obvious classical music influence and focus on shaping their music into a much more deliberate hard rock form, making a hard-edged sound which would later be rightfully described as a part of the birth of heavy metal. By straying from their previous sound "Concerto For Group and Orchestra" and later "The Gemini Suite" were the only significant "classical" breaths from this new era , 's innovative "In Rock" saw new additions Ian Gillan and Roger Glover joining Blackmore, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice, making for Deep Purple's most memorable line-up, and firmly established the band's new purpose.
As is always the case, a follow-up was in demand, but Deep Purple were plagued with a hectic touring schedule, thus the several start-and-stop visits to the recording studio, which certainly influenced 's "Fireball. But it's the more traditional rockers that put "Fireball" in the same class as the other Mark II line-up albums; the title track became a radio favorite, and 'Demon's Eye' sounds as if it could have been recorded even by the later Deep Purple line-ups.
The closer, 'No One Came' is on the edge of erratic, with an always clever prose by Gillan. Finally, Warner Archives and Rhino Records have given "Fireball" a well-deserved treatment; this remastered package comes with the hit single 'Strange Kind of Woman,' two songs left off the album one of which, 'I'm Alone,' is ironically one of the best songs on this CD and an unreleased track straight vaults 'Slow Train'.
Also included is 'The Noise Abatement Society Tapes,' a hodgepodge of quirky rehearsals, not to mention a detailed booklet with abundant liner notes by Simon Robinson and contributions from Roger Glover.
See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Always good to listen to the original line-up of Deep Purple's band members. I would not describe this album as 'heavy' it makes for some easier listening. I hoped he would continue to host these shows as they were so good to listen to because of his overall knowledge of rock music and the fact that he is very articulate. I hope he might consider hosting a similar rock music show again, on a permanent basis if at all possible.
Fireball was the second vinyl album I ever bought, when I was 13 years old my first was Disraeli Gears, the second was Fireball and the third was John Mayall - Blues from Laurel Canyon. Fireball was and still is one of my favourite deep purple albums I have all of the original releases and some of the later issues - even some of the unfortunately-awful live ones with Bolin and Hughes.
Then transient information -- fast, clear, sharp attacks, not the smear and thickness common to most LPs. Tight, note-like bass with clear fingering -- which ties in with good transient information, as well as the issue of frequency extension further down.
Next: transparency -- the quality that allows you to hear deep into the soundfield, showing you the space and air around all the players. Then: presence and immediacy. The musicians aren't "back there" somewhere, way behind the speakers. They're front and center where any recording engineer worth his salt -- Martin Birch, Lou Austin and Alan O'Duffy in the case -- would have put them.May 29, · The"Fireball" album sound on CD Re-Issues different than original LP Version. Here is a remastered version I have made with maximum effort to preserve the .