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Fire & Water


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Editorial Reviews

A certified hard-rock classic that reached #17 in 1970. This is the one with their definitive smash All Right Now .

1. Fire And Water
2. Oh I Wept
3. Remember
4. Heavy Load
5. Mr. Big
6. Don't Say You Love Me
7. All Right Now

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: A&M
  • ASIN: B000002G9S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,706 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This album is one of my all-time favorites.
Putnay
For those who know Free, this review will be preaching to the converted however, younger rock/blues fans who are unfamiliar with the band must get hold of this album.
skyfly
Overall, Fire and Water remains Free's most accessible and recognizable piece of rock artistry within their craft.
Thirty-Ought Six

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Rubendall HALL OF FAME on May 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Free's one true gem "Fire and Water" is also one of the best hard rock albums of the early 1970s, raking along with "The James Gang Rides Again" and Deep Purple's "Machine Head." And this is not just because their biggest hit, "All Right Now," appears on the album. The songs are uniformly excellent, though such cuts as "Mr. Big," "Do You Remember," and "Don't Say You Love Me" really stand out. It is too bad that lead singer Paul Rodgers's subsequent band, Bad Company, could never achieve this level of mastery.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By BluesDuke on July 7, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Free was nothing if not the proof that less is more; what distinguished them from their bloozerocking peers was the point that they didn't need to shove themselves into overdrive to make their point. Minimalists in the best sense of the word, they set a legitimately funky rhythm section behind the strikingly simple but gripping guitar playing of the late Paul Kossoff and the thrusting vocals of Paul Rodgers and delivered as singular a hard bloozerock attack as could be found during their brief but bristling existence.
"Fire and Water" was their best selling album and still the album on which their reputation rests (though the predecessor, "Free," was no less effective). The title track impressed Wilson Pickett enough to make a striking soul hit out of it. And "All Right Now" remains a masterpiece of pure rocking R and B fire; never mind Rodgers's only too classic lyric of predatory obsession-compulsion (so he doesn't get the girl in the sack, she's too smart to fall for his jive, but you know damn well it isn't going to stop him from hunting fresh prey and probably landing one less gullible), the chunky verse playing is relentless, and that classic midsection, piano and bass nudging Kossoff to his most memorably melodious solo (that's saying something considering his consistency), is impossible to resist.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the all time classic British Blues Albums. "Alright Now" is only a culminating incidental to this recording. A grinding rythem guitar sound coupled with solid bass and drums underlays the meaningful and soulful vocals. Transferring a ton of emotional energy, the lead guitar work just sings on its own almost negating the necessity of even words to the songs. It is rare when lead guitar work sets a mood changing a song into a tapestry of tone poems. I love every song on the recording.
Becareful not to think that this band is a just a precursor to Bad Company. This band had it's own life. I feel that this recording is a necessary part of any classic rock collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steven Sly on March 27, 2007
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Today Free is best known for their huge classic rock anthem "All Right Now" which still gets played daily on classic rock radio. The song is indeed an all time AOR classic and is the closing track on the "Fire And Water" album. Free got fairly big in the years that they were together, but have been somewhat eclipsed by the subsequent success of Bad Company which morphed out of Free after the original band called it quits. Of course both Free and Bad Company were fronted by one of the great rock vocalists of all time Paul Rogers, and he is in fine form throughout this release. "Fire And Water" was the band's 3rd album and one where they really gelled together to form the backbone of what would become the patented AOR sound of the 70's. There are lots of good songs here including the title track, "Mr Big", "Oh I Wept", "Remember", "Heavy Load", and "Don't Say You Love Me". The music is blues based rock with Rogers soaring vocals up front and lots of tasty guitar from the underrated Paul Kossoff who would unfortunately pass away not long after the band's demise. Rogers and Kirke would go on to fame and fortune with Bad Company. Free is one of those classic rock bands that often go overlooked, but if you were ever a fan of the more popular Bad Company you might want to check out Free. This album in particular is one of their best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By skyfly on February 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I recently caught up with "Fire and Water" after a gap of about 30 years and was amazed that it had lost absolutely none of its soulful, emotional power. For those who know Free, this review will be preaching to the converted however, younger rock/blues fans who are unfamiliar with the band must get hold of this album. Every single track is brilliant, from the title track opener, with Paul Rodgers' smouldering vocal, Paul Kossoff's powerchord riffs and police siren lead, through to the close of the band's anthem, "Alright Now". "Oh I Wept", "Heavy Load", "Don't Say You Love Me" are all slow paced, moving soul ballads, the latter two building steadily to concluding crescendos of Rodgers' desperate, Otis Redding-like pleading twinned with Kossoff's crying leads - glorious, heart-rending songs. "Remember" and "Mr Big" are both slow-paced, powerful rockers, the latter climaxing in a breathtaking guitar duel between Kossoff's lead and Andy Fraser's bass. This is such a brilliant, mature album that it is impossible to imagine that all of the band were teenagers at the time and that this is the same Paul Rodgers who would later churn out so much tedious corporate rock with Bad Company. Although Free's last three albums, "Highway", "Free At Last" and "Heartbreaker" would all have sublime moments and are all worth getting hold of, the band's internal tensions and Kossoff's drug problems would prevent them from ever fulfilling their true potential or from putting together a work so consistently superb as "Fire and Water". This was when it all came together for Free, resulting in what is surely one of the top ten all-time great rock albums.
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