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In 1973, with the departure of Ian Gillan (vocals) and the firing of Roger Glover (bass), Deep Purple undergoes the second line-up change of its existence. First to be hired in Trapeze bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, a young talented, enthusiastic and prolific musician. The choice for the next singer is David Coverdale. At that time, Coverdale is not a full professional musician and shares his active live between blues bands (The Governments) and his salesman job in a clothes store. For Ritchie Blackmore (guitarist) who has already considered the possibility of going solo at the time, the new line-up offers the opportunity to explore new music genres, including blues and R'n'B. Burn sounds indeed much more in that direction: tracks such as 'Mistreated', 'What's Goin' on Here?', 'Might Just Take Your Life' departs from the previous UK rock'n'roll based style of the Gillan/Glover line up. Deep Purple joins fellow bands such as Grand Funk Railroad or The Allman Brothers. At the time, this breakdown puzzled many fans and followers who couldn't make the link with the previous line-up. Today, Burn sounds deliciously vintage and soulful, inspired and powerful. It has become one of the most 'cult' albums of the band