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4.0 out of 5 stars An underrated classic showcasing Purple at their best., 20 Nov 1999
This review is from: Burn (Audio CD)
Originally released in 1974, a couple of years before the band finally imploded, this is an explosive album. Featuring David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes as replacements for Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, it shows Richie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice at perhaps their creative peak, producing an album of outstanding personal performances and superb rock and roll.
The title track Burn has everything that was great about Purple in the old days - a superb riff, a great Hammond solo and mind blowing drums from Ian Paice. The Hammond driven Might Just Take Your Life gives an indication of the bluesy/funky direction the band later moved into, as does What's Goin On Here, but Lay Down Stay Down and Sail Away are all riffs, rock 'n' roll.
You Fool No One again displays the interaction between Richie Blackmore and Ian Paice. The guitar riff is driven by some awesome drums (listen to the bass drum technique) to produce a track that feels somehow incomplete compared to the numerous live versions. The same could be said of Mistreated which was another stage favourite benefitting from live embellishment. The final track A200 is a bit of an odd ball - all whining synths and a groove strangely reminiscent of Becks Bolero!!!
Deep Purple will forever be remembered for Black Night and the mark-two lineup, but there was more to the band than that. This album and to a lesser extent its follow-up (the even more underrated Stormbringer)shows what was and what could have been if they had managed to stay together. All in all one of the great rock albums of the seventies - enjoy.
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