Mistreated

  • This track which runs to nearly 7 and a half minutes is as good as Deep Purple Mark III ever got. A Blackmore/Coverdale composition, it appears that Ritchie wrote the music some years before, but it never found its way onto the Machine Head album which featured lead vocalist Ian Gillan in the Mark II line up.
  • Although it has some fine guitar work (what else would one expect from Ritchie Blackmore?) "Mistreated" shows David Coverdale at his rawest and most powerful, and it is just a shame that he chose to develop his undoubted talents in another direction - downwards.
  • Like the rest of the Burn album, the 7th track was recorded at Montreaux, Switzerland in November 1973. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3
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  • Valentine Adonee from Strawberry Fields ForeverIf not for the bunch of subpar songs that constitute the album (bar the title one, which I really like) - I would dismiss this one as too generic. Yet, aside from Coverdale's whining, it's a great song with mighty guitar.
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