'A' 200

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Studio album by
Released15 February 1974
RecordedNovember 1973
StudioMontreux, Switzerland with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio
ProducerDeep Purple
Deep Purple chronology
Who Do We Think We Are
Singles from Burn
  1. "Might Just Take Your Life"
    Released: 4 March 1974 [1]
  2. "Burn"
    Released: May 1974 (US)

Burn is the eighth studio album by the English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in February 1974, and the first 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 was not 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".[2]

Release and reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideC+[5]
Rolling Stone(unfavourable)[6]

Burn hit number 3 on the UK Albums Chart, number 9 on the US Billboard 200, and number one in four European countries.

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.[7]

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.

Lead single "Might Just Take Your Life", released 4 March, was Deep Purple's first UK single in two years.


In a retrospective review for AllMusic, Eduardo Rivadavia said:

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.[3]

Track listings[]

All tracks are written by Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice, except as indicated [2].

Side one
1."Burn" 6:00
2."Might Just Take Your Life" 4:36
3."Lay Down, Stay Down" 4:15
4."Sail Away"Blackmore, Coverdale5:48
Side two
1."You Fool No One" 4:47
2."What's Goin' On Here" 4:55
3."Mistreated"Blackmore, Coverdale7:25
4."'A' 200"Blackmore, Lord, Paice3:51
30th anniversary ion bonus tracks
9."Coronarias Redig" (2004 remix)Blackmore, Lord, Paice5:30
10."Burn" (2004 remix) 6:00
11."Mistreated" (2004 remix)Blackmore, Coverdale7:28
12."You Fool No One" (2004 remix) 4:57
13."Sail Away" (2004 remix)Blackmore, Coverdale5:37


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Weekly charts[]

Weekly chart performance for Burn
Chart (1974) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[8] 5
Austrian Top 40 Albums[9] 1
Canadian RPM100[10] 7
Danish Albums Chart[11] 1
Dutch MegaCharts[12] 7
Finnish Albums Chart[13] 5
French Albums Chart[14] 4
German Albums Chart[15] 1
Japanese Albums Chart[16] 11
Norwegian Albums Chart[17] 1
UK Albums Chart[18] 3
US Billboard 200[19] 9

Year-end charts[]

Year-end chart performance for Burn
Chart (1974) Position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[20] 23


Certifications for Burn
Country Organization Year Sales
France SNEP 1975 Gold (100,000)[21]
Germany BVMI 1974 Gold (250,000)[22]
Sweden IFPI 1975 Gold (50,000)[23]
United Kingdom BPI 1974 Gold (100,000)[24]
United States RIAA 1974 Gold (500,000)[25]


Accolades for Burn
Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Classic Rock United Kingdom 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever[26] 2006 27


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