Musically, the record showed a move to a more blues based sound,  even featuring scat singing. Deep Purple became the US's top selling artist of calendar year Despite massive sales, the group disintegrated among much infighting between band members as well as conflicts with their managers. The album's line-up would come to an end after a final concert in Osaka, Japan on 29 June The only other track released from the Rome sessions is the outtake "Painted Horse".
The rest were recorded in Frankfurt after more touring including Japan, which yielded Made in Japan. The group, riven with internal strife, struggled to come up with tracks that they agreed upon.
Members were not speaking to each other and many songs were finished only after schedules were arranged so they could record parts separately. Of "Mary Long", Gillan said: " Mary Whitehouse and Lord Longford were particularly high-profile figures at the time, with very waggy-waggy finger attitudes… It was about the standards of the older generation, the whole moral framework, intellectual vandalism — all of the things that exist throughout the generations… Mary Whitehouse and Lord Longford became one person, fusing together to represent the hypocrisy that I saw at the time.
Ian Gillan left the band following this album, citing internal tensions — widely thought to include a feud with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. However, in an interview supporting the Mark II Purple comeback album Perfect Strangers Bottom Line II - Kylesa - From The Vaults, Gillan stated that fatigue and management had a lot to do with it:. We had just come off 18 months of touring, and we'd all had major illnesses at one time or another.
Looking back, if they'd have been decent managers, they would have said, 'All right, stop. I want you to all go on three months' holiday. I don't even want you to pick up an instrument. We should have stopped. I think if we did, Deep Purple would have still been around to this day. At this point, Deep Purple had become hugely successful.
Roger Glover was fired shortly after Gillan's decision. The original album artwork has many quoted articles from newspapers. Deep Purple get piles of passionate letters either violently Broken English - Marianne Faithfull - Live In Hollywood (DVD, Album) or pro the group.
The angry ones generally start off "Who do Deep Purple think they are Another clipping simply has Painted Horse - Deep Purple - In Memoriam Fireball Paice quote "I bought it so i'll bloody well boot it", which was his reply to an angry letter admonishing the drummer for kicking over his Painted Horse - Deep Purple - In Memoriam Fireball kit at the end of a live performance on the television show South Bank Pops from Despite the chaotic birth of the album, "Woman from Tokyo" was a hit single and other songs picked up considerable airplay.
Fans bought the album in record numbers. In the US, for example, it sold half a million copies in its first three months, achieving a gold record award faster than any Deep Purple album released up to that time. It hit number 4 in the UK charts  and number 15 in the US charts. The last bonus track is a lengthy instrumental jam called "First Day Jam", that features Ritchie Blackmore on bass. Roger Glover, the group's usual bassist, was absent, allegedly lost in traffic. The album received mixed reviews.
Ann Cheauvy of Rolling Stone reviewed the album negatively and comparing Who Do Painted Horse - Deep Purple - In Memoriam Fireball Think We Are to Deep Purple's breakthrough album In Rock wrote that the former "sounds so damn tired in spots that it's downright disconcerting" and "the band seems to just barely summon up enough energy to lay down the rhythm track, much less improvise.
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