It had been 11 years since the last full Whitesnake studio album (okay, it was really a Coverdale solo album, but it had Whitesnake in the name) and 2 years since any new music with the four new tracks on ‘Live…In The Shadow of the Blues’. Whitesnake was finally ready to bring us a full album’s worth of new material. David Coverdale and his new guitar flavor of the day, Doug Aldrich, worked diligently to bring us an album of new Whitesnake material that would hopefully remind us of old and take us in to the future.
The line-up of the band is now…
- David Coverdale – Vocals
- Doug Aldrich – Lead Guitar
- Reb Beach – Guitar
- Timothy Drury – Keyboards
- Uriah Duffy – Bass
- Chris Frazier – Drums
The biggest difference between this album and the last live album is Tommy Aldridge is no longer in the band. I love his drumming and I have to admit when I found out, I was a little disappointed, but Chris does well on his own and doesn’t disappoint.
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In just 9 months after the release the live DVD…’Live…In The Still of The Night’, the band releases another live album. Released on November 24th, 2006 is ‘Live…In The Shadow of the Blues’. Surprisingly, this album never got an official release here in the U.S. and I am hurt by that, but I got over it. This is the band’s third live album with the whole ‘Live…’ set up as the first was ‘Live…In the Heart of the City’ back in 1980. However, it is the technically the fourth live album thanks to ‘Starkers in Tokyo’.
Now, I am a little baffled as to why release another live album so quickly after the DVD release. It doesn’t really make any sense. Especially since the band’s line-up is relatively unchanged with the exception of bass. On bass for this set is Uriah Duffy and the last one was Marco Mendoza. Otherwise, the players are the same…
- David Coverdale – vocals
- Doug Aldrich – guitar
- Reb Beach – guitar
- Tommy Aldridge – drums
- Timothy Drury – keyboards
Let’s talk about the positives with this set. You do get 20 songs from various shows. And most importantly, you do get 4 brand new songs written by David Coverdale with his new partner in crime, Doug Aldrich. We will review those songs in detail, but before we get to those songs, let’s go through the live set a little. Continue reading “Whitesnake – ‘Live…In the Shadow of the Blues’ – Album Review (The David Coverdale Series)”
After David Coverdale’s solo album, ‘Into the Light’, in 2000. Whitesnake layed dormant for another 2 years. It was December of 2002 that David decided to reform Whitenake. And what a band he put together. It was Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach on guitar, Marco Mendozza on bass, Timothy Drury on keyboards and the mighty Tommy Aldridge on drums.
The band toured for a couple years and in 2004, they recorded a show. It was on October 20, 2004 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London that a video recording was made of the show. The video, however, would not see the light of day for until February 2006. I know because I remember when this came out as I received a very special copy. Why was it special? I will tell you.
It is not special because it is the ‘Special Collector’s Edition’. No. It is special because I won it on some music website give away. Sadly, I don’t remember what website, but I remember entering the contest, receiving an email that I won, and lastly receiving a parcel in the mail with the DVD set included. And it was this set that reignited my passion for David Coverdale and the rest is history. Continue reading “Whitesnake – ‘Live…In the Still of the Night’ – DVD Review (The David Coverdale Series)”