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Deep Purple on fire,
This review is from: Burn [30th Anniversary Edition] (Audio CD)
I'll make no bones about it,Purple mark 3 have always been my favourite,love the Gillan stuff but Mark 3 always grabs you by the throat,either with the ferocity of this release or the more laid back stuff that followed.
Opening with possibly the most ferocious riff Blackmore ever wrote ,the music thunders from the speakers,stunning riff,great drumming,keyboards superb,the new boys performing at the top of their game,Coverdale's vocal debut immense,thats just for openers.The original albums 8 tracks are all excellent,maybe A200 straying to far into ELP territory.
Stll what classics are here? the lung bustin 'Mistreated',swaggering 'Might Just Take Your Life',the strutting Bad Co influenced 'Sail Away',the class of 'You Fool Know One' which would take on a life of its own in the live arena.
This remaster is superb,giving the music a new(visceral) sheen,the remixes are excellent,in truth they dont bring too much different.The only 'real' bonus here is the sublime instrumental 'Coranarias Redig',a track i've loved since discovering it on some obscure best of years ago,Blackmore's guitar playing out of this world.
As always the packaging is superb,slipcase and booklet top notch.