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Burn — The Epic Purple Mk III Album is 43

Burn — The Epic Purple Mk III Album is 43

Deep Purple's classic Burn album is 43 years old today.  How time flies.  Although the album is by some considered second to MkII DP's Machine Head, I believe it is far superior.  Burn went to number one worldwide.  It was Purple's most successful album post Machine Head and Live in Japan.

Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore was at the height of his powers and the riffs on this album are just incredible.  Keyboardist Jon Lord complements Blackmore perfectly with classically influenced runs.

The newly recruited lead vocalist David Coverdale lends a new powerful sound and blends amazing harmonies with bassist Glenn Hughes.  Hughes too performs some lead vocals on this album.

Original member Ian Paice provides the drumming.

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