Essential: a masterpiece of rock music.
OK, it might not be prog, but anyone who really loves rock music should get this album. This is the reason behind the five stars: "Burn" is a classic, no more, no less, and there's a lot in it for prog lovers to appreciate - for one thing, the interplay between Lord and Blackmore, and Paice's amazing (as always) drum work.
Burn is the eighth studio album by English rock band Deep Purple. It was recorded in Montreux, Switzerland, in November 1973 with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, and released in February 1974.
The set kicks off with the 1969 live album Concerto For Group and Orchestra and also includes In Rock (1970), Fireball (1971), Machine Head (1972), Made In Japan (1972), Who Do We Think We Are (1973), Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974), Come Taste The Band (1975) and Made In Europe (1976)
Limited 10CD box set release from Deep Purple featuring the 2010 remastering. Includes a 120-page booklet, a description, and lyrics. Set includes 10 albums: "Concerto for Group and Orchestra," "Deep Purple in Rock," "Fireball," "Machine Head," "Made in Japan," "Who Do We Think We Are," "Burn," "Stormbringer," "Come Taste the Band," and "Made in Europe."
Fired by Tommy Bolin's energy, Deep Purple Mk4 laid down the powerful "Come Taste The Band" album in 1975 and set off to reconquer the world. The rollercoaster tour produced some incredible highs, none more so than when they arrived in Japan for a sold out tour in December 1975.
Deep Purple's 1974 US tour promoting the Burn album climaxed with this show at the Ontario Motor Speedway in California. The band were well into their stride, they were the highest selling artist in the US in 1973 and were enjoying the rewards and the lifestyle that went with it.
Anyway, Deep Purple co-headlined with ELP. The show has gone down as their most infamous largely due to Ritchie's attempt to burn his hair off. It has been available on video for ages now.
The new Sonic Zoom edition is taken direct from the audio track of the pristine 2" video masters, unearthed in 2002. Although there remain some balance problems (the guitar is a little too far back in the mix at the start), it is a far better recording, and with digital mastering and restoration, the end result is also much louder and clearer than the previous edition. Not only is the sound improved but we also get to hear a 'new' track for the very first time.