After the final Whitesnake Tour back in 1998, David felt lost. He had been David Coverdale of Whitesnake for so long, he wasn’t sure who he was anymore. He needed to find himself. After a little break, David Coverdale re-emerged, but this time without the Whitesnake persona. This time, he was just David Coverdale. Even though his previous album, ‘Restless Heart’, was supposed to be a solo album, this is now officially his first one since 1978’s ‘Northwind’…and no, Coverdale/Page doesn’t count as a solo album.
The cool thing about the solo album is that it really is just David and a lot of great, talented musicians pitching in on songs. You get Doug Bossi, Earl Slick, Marco Mendozza, Tony Franklin and Denny Carmassi, just to name a few, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. With all these different artist, you don’t get that typical Whitesnake sound. But you do get hints. There are some blues tracks, there are some Zeppelin style fare and there is stuff that is truly only David.
The album came out on September 25, 2000 in the UK and it was released with little fanfare. It didn’t blow up the charts or set the world on fire. Heck, it was pretty much non-existent in the States. I accidentally stumbled across back then, but I did add it to my collection. What it did do was get David back in the music business and working again, if at least for a brief time. Continue reading “David Coverdale – ‘Into the Light’ – Album Review (The David Coverdale Series)”