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Studio album by Deep Purple
Released 15 February 1974
Recorded November, 1973
Montreux, Switzerland
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock
Length 41:37 (Original LP)
72:00 (2004 CD edition)
Label EMI/Purple TPS 3505 (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Producer Deep Purple
Professional reviews
Deep Purple chronology
Who Do We Think We Are
Alternate cover
30th anniversary CD slipcase

Burn is the eighth studio album by the 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.


Recording and release

It introduced new lead vocalist David Coverdale and new bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes from Trapeze. They replaced Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. This was the first Deep Purple album with the Mark III lineup. With the addition of Coverdale and 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.

"Coronarias Redig" was recorded during these sessions, but not used on the album, only appearing as a B-side on the "Might Just Take Your Life" single. It appears as a bonus track (in remixed form) on the anniversary edition rerelease.

'"Might Just Take Your Life"/"Coronarias Redig"' was Deep Purple's first UK single in two years. Released on February 12th, three days before the album.

Unusual for the time, the album was advertised on British television at the time of its release.

Track listing

All songs written by Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Jon Lord and Ian Paice except where indicated.


Side one

  1. "Burn" – 6:04
  2. "Might Just Take Your Life" – 4:36
  3. "Lay Down, Stay Down" – 4:15
  4. "Sail Away" (Blackmore, Coverdale) – 5:48

Side two

  1. "You Fool No One" – 4:47
  2. "What's Goin' On Here" – 4:55
  3. "Mistreated" (Blackmore, Coverdale) – 7:25
  4. "``A´´ 200" (Blackmore, Lord, Paice) – 3:51

30th anniversary bonus tracks

  1. "Coronarias Redig" (single b-side 2004 remix) (Blackmore, Lord, Paice) – 5:30
  2. "Burn" (2004 remix) – 6:00
  3. "Mistreated" (2004 remix) (Blackmore, Coverdale) – 7:28
  4. "You Fool No One" (2004 remix) – 4:57
  5. "Sail Away" (2004 remix) (Blackmore, Coverdale) – 5:37

Glenn Hughes participated in songwriting, 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" and "Mistreated".


Additional personnel

Sales accomplishments

RIAA certification[4] (United States)

Date Designation Total Sales
March 20, 1974 Gold 500,000

BPI certification (United Kingdom)

Date Designation Total Sales
May 1, 1974 Silver[5] 60,000
July 1, 1974 Gold[6] 100,000



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