Whitesnake – The Purple album


The new Whitesnake album is an album of Deep Purple covers. It’s not just any old Deep Purple songs though, it’s songs from the three albums that a young David Coverdale sang on – “Burn”, “Stormbringer” and “Come taste the band”. David Coverdale describes this album as a tribute to Deep Purple – the bandThe new Whitesnake album is an album of Deep Purple covers. It’s not just any old Deep Purple songs though, it’s songs from the three albums that a young David Coverdale sang on – “Burn”, “Stormbringer” and “Come taste the band”. David Coverdale describes this album as a tribute to Deep Purple – the band that gave him his big break in music. Lets face it, without Deep Purple the chances are we wouldn’t have Whitesnake. It does make a lot of sense that he’d have a strong attachment to these songs as they are what introduced David Coverdale to the world, so are a big part of his life. Frankly at this point in his career he has earned the right to record whatever songs he wants – after all by now he must be at the stage where he does it because he enjoys it rather than because he’s desperate to earn a few quid. It’s also worth remembering that Whitesnake have done Deep purple songs in their live shows before now. It’s an interesting decision though – to go back and re-record songs that he first sang around 40 years ago. Fans never like hearing the songs […]

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