|Studio album by|
|Released||15 February 1974|
|Studio||Montreux, Switzerland with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio|
|Deep Purple chronology|
|Singles from Burn|
Burn is the eighth studio album by the English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in February 1974. This was the first Deep Purple album to feature then-unknown David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes, from Trapeze, on bass and vocals.
The album was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland, in November 1973, with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. With the addition of David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, Purple's hard rock sound became more boogie oriented, incorporating elements of soul and funk which would become much more prominent on the follow-up album, Stormbringer.
Hughes participated in song-writing, but wasn't given cr due to unexpired contractual obligations. However, the 30th anniversary ion of the album included Hughes in the crs for all the tracks except "Sail Away", "Mistreated", "'A' 200" and the bonus track "Coronarias Redig".
|Christgau's Record Guide||C+|
|The Daily Vault||A|
Burn hit #3 in the UK albums chart, #9 in the US Billboard 200, and reached #1 in four European countries.
Eduardo Rivadavia of AllMusic wrote in his review:
The phenomenal title track started things off at full throttle, actually challenging the seminal "Highway Star" for the honor of best opener to any Deep Purple album, while showcasing the always impressive drumming of Ian Paice. The fantastic slow-boiling blues of "Mistreated"'s greatness qualifies it for the highest echelons of hard rock achievement, and therefore ranks as an essential item in the discography of any self-respecting music fan.
In 2004 Burn was remastered and released with bonus tracks. "Coronarias Redig" was recorded during the Burn recording sessions, used only as a B-side for the "Might Just Take Your Life" single in 1974. It appears as a bonus track (in remixed form) on the anniversary ion re-release. The 2004 remix version of "Burn" was later used in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.
In 2005 an unauthorised documentary about the album was produced as part of "The Ultimate Critical Review" series. It featured brand new interview with the original Deep Purple Mk III bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes.
"Might Just Take Your Life", released three days before the album on 12 February, was Deep Purple's first UK single in two years.
|2.||"Might Just Take Your Life"||4:36|
|3.||"Lay Down, Stay Down"||4:15|
|4.||"Sail Away"||Blackmore, Coverdale||5:48|
|1.||"You Fool No One"||4:47|
|2.||"What's Goin' On Here"||4:55|
|4.||"'A' 200"||Blackmore, Lord, Paice||3:51|
|9.||"Coronarias Redig" (2004 remix)||Blackmore, Lord, Paice||5:30|
|10.||"Burn" (2004 remix)||6:00|
|11.||"Mistreated" (2004 remix)||Blackmore, Coverdale||7:28|
|12.||"You Fool No One" (2004 remix)||4:57|
|13.||"Sail Away" (2004 remix)||Blackmore, Coverdale||5:37|
|USA||RIAA||1974||Gold (+ 500,000)|
|Germany||BVMI||1974||Gold (+ 250,000)|
|France||SNEP||1975||Gold (+ 100,000)|
|UK||BPI||1974||Gold (+ 100,000)|
|Argentina||CAPIF||1975||Gold (+ 30,000)|
|Sweden||IFPI||1975||Gold (+ 50,000)|
|Classic Rock||United Kingdom||"100 Greatest British Rock Album Ever"||2006||27|