Burn [Bonus Tracks]

Burn [Bonus Tracks]

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The departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover seemed to rejuvenate Deep Purple, and 1974's Burn was a huge improvement over their previous effort, the lackluster Who Do We Think We Are. In an interesting twist, new recruits David Coverdale and ex-TrapezeSee more details below

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The departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover seemed to rejuvenate Deep Purple, and 1974's Burn was a huge improvement over their previous effort, the lackluster Who Do We Think We Are. In an interesting twist, new recruits David Coverdale and ex-Trapeze bassist Glenn Hughes share lead vocals on virtually every track: an enviable tag team, as both possessed exceptional pipes. The title track starts things off at full speed thanks to the phenomenal drumming of Ian Paice, and the intro to "Might Just Take Your Life" is one of organist Jon Lord's finest moments. Full of starts and stops, "Lay Down, Stay Down" features a fantastic solo from guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who, as usual, serves as the band's primal force. "What's Going on Here" is about as good a single as Purple ever wrote; "You Fool No One" is compelling in its intensity; and the funky "Sail Away" is a sign of the band's future direction. "Mistreated," a fantastic slow blues, closes the album proper (just ignore the boring instrumental "A 200," the record's only throwaway) and showcases Coverdale on his own for the first time. So impassioned is the singer's performance that the song would remain his concert trademark long into his post-Purple career with Whitesnake. [The 2005 reissue of Burn contains copious liner notes and five bonus tracks. Along with "Coronarias Dedig," an instrumental B-side, these tracks are all remixed versions of album tracks. The mixes were done in 2004 and sound true to the originals, only cleaner. Their value is somewhat negligible and as the liner notes almost say, they seem to exist only to pad out the running time of the disc.]

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Release Date:
05/03/2005
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227464127
catalogNumber:
74641
Rank:
5834

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