What does it sound like?:
David Coverdale has one hell of a voice. His time with Deep Purple (and indeed with the early ‘UK’ version of Whitesnake) produced some great rock music. This album, reissued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his debut with the band, selects material from the three Purple studio albums he sang on – Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste The Band – and reinterprets them with the then current line up of Whitesnake, who prove more than capable of recapturing the original magic. There’s certainly some superb songs to cherry pick from this era – the title tracks of the first two albums stand out as of course do Soldier of Fortune and the epic Mistreated. However there are a number of maybe less well known pieces too, the likes of Sail Away, You Fool No One, Lay Down Stay Down and Holy Man. The original 2015 album has now been expanded into a two cd plus bluray set, augmented with live recordings (and videos) from the ensuing tour plus half a dozen alternate mixes. There are also several demos of ideas for the Stormbringer sessions, but the most intriguing part of this extra content » Continue Reading.