Burn (Deep Purple album)

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Burn
Deep Purple - Burn.jpeg
Studio album by Deep Purple
Released 15 February 1974
Recorded November 1973
Studio Montreux, Switzerland with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock
Length 41:37
Label Purple (Europe, Oceania, South America)
Warner Bros. (North America & Japan)
Producer Deep Purple
Deep Purple chronology
Who Do We Think We Are
(1973)
Burn
(1974)
Stormbringer
(1974)
Singles from Burn
  1. "Might Just Take Your Life" / "Coronarias Redig"
    Released: 12 February 1974
  2. "Burn" / "Coronarias Redig"
    Released: 1974 (US only)

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.

Recording[edit]

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 credit due to unexpired contractual obligations. However, the 30th anniversary edition of the album included Hughes in the credits for all the tracks except "Sail Away", "Mistreated", "'A' 200" and the bonus track "Coronarias Redig".[1]

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Blogcritics (favourable)[3]
Robert Christgau C+[4]
Rolling Stone (unfavourable)[5]

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.[2]

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 edition re-release. The 2004 remix version of "Burn" was later used in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.[6]

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.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, except as indicated.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Burn"   6:00
2. "Might Just Take Your Life"   4:36
3. "Lay Down, Stay Down"   4:15
4. "Sail Away" Blackmore, Coverdale 5:48
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "You Fool No One"   4:47
6. "What's Goin' On Here"   4:55
7. "Mistreated" Blackmore, Coverdale 7:25
8. "'A' 200" Blackmore, Lord, Paice 3:51

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple
Production
  • Deep Purple – producer, mixing
  • Martin Birch – engineer, mixing
  • Tapani Tapanainen – assistant engineer
  • Nesbit, Phipps and Froome – artwork
  • Fin Costello – sleeve photography
  • Candle Makers Supplies – candles
  • Tony Edwards – executive producer (2004 version)
  • Matthew Tait – mixing at Metropolis Studios, London (tracks 9-13)
  • Peter Mew – mastering at Abbey Road Studios, London (2004 version)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Year Sales
USA RIAA 1974 Gold (+ 500,000)[22]
Germany BVMI 1974 Gold (+ 150,000)[23]
France SNEP 1977 Gold (+ 100,000)[24]
UK BPI 1974 Gold (+ 100,000)[25]
Argentina CAPIF ??? Gold (+ 30,000)[citation needed]
Sweden IFPI 1975 Gold (+ 50,000)[26]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Classic Rock United Kingdom "100 Greatest British Rock Album Ever"[27] 2006 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burn 30th Anniversary Edition (CD Booklet). Deep Purple. Purple Records. 2004. 7243 4 73621 2 4. 
  2. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Deep Purple - Burn review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Bowling, David (1 December 2011). "Music Review: Deep Purple - Burn". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Deep Purple - Consumer Guide Reviews: Burn". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Barnes, Ken (25 April 1974). "Deep Purple: Burn". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Video on YouTube
  7. ^ "Album – Deep Purple, Burn". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Deep Purple - Burn". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Deep Purple - Burn (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Danske Hitliter: Burn - Deep Purple" (in Danish). Royal Library, Denmark. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Deep Purple Official Charts". Official Chart Company. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Gli album più venduti del 1974" (in Italian). Hit Parade Italia.it. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Deep Purple". infodisc.fr. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Go-Set Australian Charts - 1 June 1974". Go-Set. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Albumit 1974-03 maaliskuu". Wiki.pomus.net (in Finnish). Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Deep Purple - Burn". Dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  17. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 21, No. 11, April 27, 1974". Library and Archives Canada. 27 April 1974. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Deep Purple Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  19. ^ AA.VV. (1990). Oricon Chart Book 1970-1989 (オリコンチャートブック〈LP編) (1 ed.). Tokyo, Japan: Oricon. p. 205. ISBN 978-4871310253. 
  20. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 21, No. 10, April 20, 1974". Library and Archives Canada. 20 April 1974. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Deep Purple Chart History: The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database: search for Deep Purple". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  23. ^ "Purple Gold - Deep Purple". Billboard. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  24. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973 : search for Deep Purple" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  25. ^ "BPI Certified Awards Database: search for Artist Deep Purple". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  26. ^ "Guldskivor: Burn - Stormbringer". EMI. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  27. ^ "Classic Rock – 100 Greatest British Rock Album Ever – April 2006". Classic Rock. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
Preceded by
20 Power Hits by Various Artists
Germany number one album: Burn
1 April  – 2 June 1974
Succeeded by
Otto II by Otto
Preceded by
1962–1966 by The Beatles
Austria number one album: Burn
15 March  – 14 June 1974
Succeeded by
Loud 'n' Proud by Nazareth
Preceded by
Band on the Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
Norway number one album: Burn
18 March  – 21 April 1974
Succeeded by
Waterloo by ABBA