Fire and Water - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Hard Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- John Kelly; Andy Fraser; Paul Kossoff; Paul Rodgers; Simon Kirke
- Fire and Water
Personnel: Paul Rodgers (vocals); Paul Kossoff (guitar); Simon Kirke (drums).
Recording information: Island Studios; Trident Studios, London, England.
Photographer: Richard Polak.
Free emerged from the British blues boom with a tight, muscular style that framed Paul Rodgers' throaty voice. Guitarist Paul Kossoff provides the perfect foil with incisive, measured solos exemplified by his contribution to "All Right Now." This successful single transformed the group from club to festival status. Free's unhurried, careful intensity is captured perfectly on the album's title track and "Oh I Wept," two songs charged with emotion. Where many contemporaries tended towards excess, Free implied a resonant power, particularly through Andy Fraser's liquid bass work, which weaves between the melody lines, rather than asserting them. FIRE AND WATER is a high spot in heavy rock; rather than merely asserting masculine qualities, this album also shows a rare vulnerability.
- Country of Origin
- A&M (USA)
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Fire and Water
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Oh I Wept
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Remember
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Heavy Load
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Mr. Big
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Don't Say You Love Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] All Right Now
- Universal Distribution
Q (12/01, p.157) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The definitive Free album - rock has rarely been better..."
Uncut (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] mix of the mercantile and mercurial....FIRE & WATER captures the band at their best..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Paul Kossoff's guitar is a feral thing of slow-fermenting passion."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "1970's FIRE & WATER was Free's third album, showing their stripped-down blues-rock honed to understated perfection."
- 35m 1s
- Video Disabled
- Roy Baker
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