Album Title: 
The Purple Album
Release Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015
Review Type: 

It’s been a while since Whitesnake have released a new album, yet here it is, albeit not with brand new songs, but with songs from Deep Purple Mark 3 and 4.  It might have escaped you, but for a while David Coverdale has been part of that band, between August 1973 and March 1976.

The songs are taken from the three albums Deep Purple released during that period, being ‘Birn’, ‘Stormbringer’ and ‘Come Taste The Band’, and have been revamped to a more modern style, something David Coverdale has often done in the past with some of his own songs, take for instance ‘Here I go  Again’, a song he’s made quite a few versions of.

To me the opening track ‘Burn’ is the best track on the album, together with the final track ‘Stormbringer’, as these are the heaviest songs on the album, and in these songs Coverdale’s voice is at its best, whereas on other tracks his voice seems to show it’s age. I guess this is an album that can be appreciated by both Whitesnake and Deep Purple  fans alike.