The departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover seemed to rejuvenate Deep Purple, and 1974's Burn was a huge improvement. In an interesting twist, new recruits David Coverdale and ex-Trapeze bassist Glenn Hughes share lead vocals on virtually every track - an enviable tag team, as both possessed exceptional pipes. The title track starts things off at full speed thanks to the phenomenal drumming of Ian Paice, and the intro to Might Just Take Your Life is one of organist Jon Lord's finest moments. Full of starts and stops, Lay Down, Stay Down features a fantastic solo What's Going On Here is about as good a single as Purple ever wrote; You Fool No One is compelling in its intensity; and the funky Sail Away is a sign of the band's future direction.
LP - Remastered 180 Gram Black Vinyl with Download.
LP+ - Remastered Limited Purple Vinyl.