Deep Purple

This was the first Deep Purple album to feature both David Coverdale (Whitesnake) and Glenn Hughes. As a band that has endured for around 40 years there has been many lineup changes over their history. This album was originally recorded in 1974 and the lineup included David Coverdale (vocals), Glenn Hughes (vocals and bass), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Jon Lord (keyboards), and Ian Paice (drums). It was one of those classic rock 'n roll albums that almost everyone in the 70s owned. This reissue of Burn includes some bonus tracks which are longer and recently remixed versions of the originals. There are many classic guitar riffs on the album and the keyboard solo on the title track is a great one. With the departure of lead vocalist/guitarist Ian Gillian, Deep Purple's sound was definitely much bluesier on this album. The production, vocals and musicianship on "Burn" are excellent. The highlights of the album include the hit 'Might Just Take Your Life', an extended version of 'Mistreated', 'Burn', and 'Sail Away'. As an added bonus there is a liner booklet which includes some interesting background information about the band and the making of the 1973 album.

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