This is the LP that came betweeen 1970’s In Rock, a mostly power chord metalfest and 1972’s Machine Head, which was the Mark 2 line up’s golden hour. Fireball, released in 1971 shows a band finding it’s direction but not afraid to experiemnt with different musical genres, as shown on Anyone’s Daughter with Jon Lord’s ragtime piano and The Mule’s psychedelic freakouts. Every song here is highly competent and enjoyable for fans of the previous LP (Fireball, Strange Kind of Woman, Fools) as well as fans of the hallmark LP to come (No No No, No One Came). I first heard this LP when I was just a kid and it has remained one of my favorite LPs!!!