Free Fire And Water on 180g Import LP
Free emerged from the British blues explosion 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 their massive hit "All Right Now" from the band's third full-length Fire And Water (1970), which catapulted the group from club to festival status overnight.
Free's unhurried, careful intensity is captured perfectly on the album's title track and "Oh I Wept," two songs charged with pure emotion. Where many of their 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 diamond in the rough of '70s heavy rock; rather than just merely asserting masculine qualities, this often overlooked album also shows a rare vulnerability. 180g audiophile vinyl reissue from Music On Vinyl.
Free Fire And Water Track Listing:
1. Fire And Water
2. Oh I Wept
4. Heavy Load
5. Mr. Big
6. Don't Say You Love
7. All Right Now (Long Version)