Starting back on August 1st, 2019, we started the David Coverdale Series of reviews. It was a long process and after 36 reviews, we are capping off the series with not one, but two album rankings. The first one covered only the Whitesnake albums. The second one, this one, will cover ALL albums that David Coverdale has done. The list are only studio albums. No E.P.’s, no live albums and no greatest hits.
David started his career back in 1974 with Deep Purple’s Mark III lineup on the album Burn. Through 20 studio albums that cover Deep Purple, David Coverdale solo albums, Coverdale/Page and of course, Whitesnake, there is so much music to cover in his 46 years of music. It was so much fun tackling this David Coverdale series that part of me hates to see it end, but all good things come to end.
Why don’t we get started and let’s see how David Coverdale albums rank from the Worst to the First.
THE WORST – WHITESNAKE: ‘THE PURPLE ALBUM” (2015):
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Starting back on August 1st, 2019, we started the David Coverdale Series of reviews. It was a long process and after 36 reviews, we are capping off the series with not one, but two album rankings. The first one, this one, is going to cover only the Whitesnake albums. The second one, next week, will cover ALL albums that David Coverdale has done. The list are only studio albums. No E.P.’s, no live albums and no greatest hits.
Whitesnake started back in 1978 and was a result of David going solo after his stint in Deep Purple and he realized he enjoyed the band aspect and Whitesnake was born after 2 solo albums. The name was taken from the title of David’s first solo album and now David is the only original member. Hell, it was really his band anyway. One of the few bands it doesn’t matter who is in it as long as David is singing. If you want to read the reviews of each album, check out the list at the bottom of the post and click away and go explore each album in more depth. Thanks
The really cool thing I discovered when I went back to compile my list is that no album saw a score of less than a 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars. How many bands can say that. Probably not a lot. Enough chit chat, now let’s get started…
THE WORST – ‘THE PURPLE ALBUM” (2015):
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After the album ‘Come an’ Get It’, the band was starting to crack. Issues were developing, tensions were rising. They started to work on the album during 1981, but it wasn’t a smooth ride. In December 1981, Micky Moody left the band. Then in early 1982, David Coverdale put the band on the back burner and took some time off to be with his daughter who had become ill.
The sick daughter wasn’t the only reason Coverdale put things on hold. The band was having financial troubles and he couldn’t understand where the money was going. During the hiatus, he parted with his management and Coverdale started to handle the business side of things. Also during this time, three other members left the band (or were fired). They would be Ian Paice, Bernie Marsden and Neil Murray. Jon Lord was the only one to stay in the band with David. And of course Martin Birch still produced. He hadn’t left yet either.
As a result, David needed a new band. Not to finish the album because it was basically done, but to tour with. David found guitarist Mel Galley from Trapeze and Cozy Powell on drums from Rainbow and lastly, Colin Hodgkinson on bass. The band was complete. However, the album still had some backing vocals needed so Micky came back briefly to finish the backing vocals along with Galley. Galley is the only new player to appear on the album.
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