Firebird was the first Gazpacho album to be launched under a label, Intact Records (later reissued by Kscope). On Firebird, Gazpacho kept faithful to melancholy-filled artistic music with it’s somewhat serious themes, but also renewed themselves with a rougher edge and a fuller soundpicture.

Appearing on Firebird is none other than Marillion’s guitar legend Steve Rothery contributing with stunning melodic guitars in ‘Do you know what you are saying?’. Firebird marked the fact Gazpacho managed to release 3 albums in 3 years, an achievement any full time band would be proud of, however Gazpacho members all have full time jobs.