In 2011, Eagle Rock Entertainment has released not one, but all three of the Deep Purple CDs with the Mark I lineup. Deep Purple’s self titled album was the least successful album of the Mark I lineup. The end result was the band shifting to a heavier sound, and eventual joining of Ian Gillan and Roger Glover.
The lack of chart success is by no means a reason to not check this CD out. There are a bunch of interesting moments such as the epic twelve-plus minute song “April”, the rockin’ psychedelic jams of, “The Painter”, “Why Didn’t Rosemary?” and “Bird Has Flown”, plus the original released single “Emmaretta”.
If you like bonus tracks, this re-issue has four of them to sink your ears on. You get three versions as originally performed on the BBC, the other is a B-side version of the song “The Bird Has Flown” that was originally found on the B-side of the “Emaretta” single.
If you are a rock fan that loves to hear deep cuts from bands that rarely ever get radio play, you are going to love this album. The self titled album may have caused changes in the Deep Purple lineup, but it is interesting listen, and one should be in every Deep Purple fan’s collection.
Rating: Out of 10
1.) Chasing Shadows
4.) Fault Line
5.) The Painter
6.) Why Didn’t Rosemary?
7.) Bird Had Flown
9.) The Bird Has Flown (alterntive b-side version)
10.) Emmaretta (single a-side)
11.) Emmaretta (BBC Top Gear session Jan. 16, 1969)
12.) Lalena (BBC radio session June 6, 1969)
13.) The Painter (BBC radio session June 6, 1969)
Deep Purple is:
Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Rod Evans – lead vocals
Nick Simper – bass, backing vocals
Jon Lord – Hammond organ, keyboards, backing vocals
Ian Paice – drums
Scandinavian Nights, In Concert 1970-1972, Live in London and MK III: The Final Concerts
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the August 16 release of four double-discs of the deepest of Deep Purple’s onstage action: Scandinavian Nights, In Concert 1970-1972, Live In London and MK III: The Final Concerts. [MSRP $13.98]
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Just looking at the band roster for this album, I shake my head with the crazy amount of talent that this band had.
“Burn” was the beginning of a bluesier sound for Deep Purple, and this new direction was reportedly one of the reasons for Ritchie Blackmore leaving the band. Nonetheless, “Burn” is a very important part of Deep Purple and hard rock history. This album introduced David Coverdale to the world of hard rock, and for that I will always be forever grateful.
The title track “Burn” is easily one of the best Deep Purple songs, and top hard rock songs of all time. The mixture of Coverdale’s and Hughes vocals on this track are awesome. Not only are the vocals great, but Ian Paice may have laid down the best drum beats of his life. Jon Lord’s keyboards really drive this song as well. Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar riffs are fantastic.
While the song “Burn” is my defacto favorite, I enjoy listening to this entire disc. There is no doubt that this disc was highly influential on a large number of musicians. It is amazing how good this disc sounds when played loud today. Each member of this band is extremely proficient in the instruments that they play, and were easily some of the best hard rock musicians of this 70’s hard rock era. The music just shines when blasted through your stereo speakers!
On the 30th Anniversary Remastered edition, there are 5 bonus tracks added to this disc. “Coroniaras Redig” which was originally only available as a “B – Side” track is one of the bonus tracks, as well as remixed versions of “Burn”, “Mistreated”,”You Fool No One”, and “Sail Away”.
Sometimes in order to see what direction hard rock music is heading in, you have to go back and listen to the bands that help form it. It doesn’t get more classic than Deep Purple’s “Burn”.
2. Might Just Take Your Life
3. Lay Down, Stay Down
4. Sail Away
5. You Fool No One
6. What’s Going On Here
8. “A” 200
9. Coronarias Redig (2004 Remix)
10. Burn (2004 Remix)
11. Mistreated (2004 Remix)
12. You Fool No One (2004 Remix)
13. Sail Away (2004 Remix)
David Coverdale – Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore – Lead Guitar
Glen Hughes – Bass Guitar/Vocals
Jon Lord – Keyboards
Ian Paice – Drums