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After marking the history of rock music with "Deep Purple in Rock", the second line-up of the band (Ritchie Blackmore - guitar / Ian Gillan - vocals / Jon Lord - keyboards / Roger Glover - bass / Ian Paice - drums), returns to a more explorating approach, revisiting their R'n'B and jazz influences. The album opens on the title track and its overture capturing the sound of the studio airco's starting up. Fireball is a powerful track, with Gillan delivering an incisive vocal line. The more progressive No No No slows the tempo a bit, just in time to move forwards with the soulful Demon's Eye. Anyone's Daughter sounds like an UFO in Deep Purple discography: a country ballad depicting the relation affected by social discordance. The Mule and its jazzy sound will provide a recurring live platform for Paice's solo performance. The superb progressive Fools offers the opportunity to Lord and, most of all, to Blackmore, to once again provide evidence of their technical excellence and their ability to generate ambiances through their melodic construction. The groovy No One Came closes the album with cheeky lyrics delivered by Gillan.