The Purple Album

Whitesnake have released a brand new promo video for ‘The Gypsy‘ taken from their 2015 album ‘The Purple Album

The band are currently out on tour promoting the album, with the following dates still to play:

November 25nd Skopje, MK Boris Trajkovski
November 28th Zurich, CH **Hallenstadion
November 29th Milan, IT Alcatraz
December 1st Brussels, BE Forest National
December 2nd Utrecht, NL Tivilivredenburg

UK & Ireland

 UK co-headline Arena tour with Def Leppard in December 2015.
December 6th Dublin, IE 3 Arena
December 7th Belfast, UK Odyssey
December 9th Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena
December 10th Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
December 12th Birmingham, UK Genting Arena
December 13th Nottingham, UK Capital FM Arena
December 15th Manchester, UK Arena
December 16th Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
December 18th London, UK The SSE Arena Wembley
December 19th Sheffield, UK Motorpoint Arena

Whitesnake – The Purple Album

Frontiers Records (May 2015)

Reviewer – Stephen Brophy

There has been an awful lot of chatter about this release for the last couple of months. Yes this is Whitesnake doing an album of Deep Purple songs, the initial idea to work with Jon Lord never came to pass, but as with all albums I take it at face value and what we get here is an enjoyable romp through a specific period of Purple’s history while David Coverdale was at the helm as lead singer.
Honestly I thought the lead off track from this album was poor, and although I like the original version of ‘Stormbringer’, there is something about the reworking on this album that just doesn’t sit well. Personally I feel it just seems to have too many effects on it that distract from the song itself, but that’s not something that should stop you from giving the album a go. After all it’s only one out of thirteen tracks and you may well like it anyway.
So The Purple Album kicks off with the iconic ‘Burn’ which is a track I’ve always loved, having experienced it both on album and live from a number of singers. Coverdale handles it with ease and for me at least there’s always something different and generally better hearing the original singer delivering the song. And of course there are some great tracks on here, how could they not be, they are classics, such as ‘Sail Away’, ‘Holy Man’ and ‘Soldier Of Fortune’. The arrangements are all really good, but for me they haven’t been able to achieve the impossible and make a great flow through the album, it’s such a very hard thing to do with a collection of songs like this, but there are definite high points and the playing throughout is superb, some wonderful guitar work from Joel Hoekstra certainly helps to add a Whitesnake slant to a number of the songs.
There is bound to be some divided opinion about The Purple Album, and after all you can never please all of the people all of the time, but sometimes you just need to put up the volume, sit back and let it blast, take ‘You Fool No One’ for example, it manages to really rock along, retaining touches of classic and modern, with the ability of sounding fresh, there’s nothing wrong with being torn a bit by an album, but you need to give it a fair shake before dismissing it out of hand, something that is all to do in modern times, as I type this the huge grooves of ‘Love Child’ are bouncing around my head.
This is essentially a covers album, but it’s also a reworking, and in places an attempt to modernise some of the originals, and it’s a good job, but for a couple of tracks that don’t quite hit the mark for me. Having said that to hear Coverdale working on some of these classic tracks again is a joy in itself. This of course would have been a hugely more valuable project had the wonderful Jon Lord survived to play on it and I’d like to think he would have really enjoyed it too. Will be interesting to see how these tracks are received in the live arena, for me a lot of these tracks will suit Coverdale’s voice a lot more now, and that could be a very interesting mix with the Whitesnake standards that will be demanded by the fans. This was never going to be the best Whitesnake release, would be amazed were it intended to be, but it’s interesting, well made and contains all of the musical pieces of the puzzle, take a listen through this archive and make your own mind up.

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© Ash Newell Photography

Whitesnake have just unleased a new promo video for “Soldier of Fortune” – a song taken from their forthcoming album “ The Purple Album”.

The new Snake album is released by Frontiers Music SRL on Monday May 18th.

The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” says Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The university of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

The Purple Album tracklist

Whitesnake will be going out on tour later this year together with Def Leppard & Special Guests Black Star Riders.

Whitesnake Tour 2015

Today Whitesnake premiered Burn from the upcoming “The Purple Album” released via Frontiers Music SRL in the UK on May 18th.

Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” says Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The university of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

The Purple Album – Track Listing:

  • Burn
  • You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
  • Love Child
  • Sail Away
  • The Gypsy
  • Lady Double Dealer
  • Mistreated
  • Holy Man
  • Might Just Take Your Life
  • You Keep On Moving
  • Soldier Of Fortune
  • Lay Down Stay Down
  • Stormbringer

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:

  • Lady Luck
  • Comin’ Home

DVD Content:

Lady Double Dealer – Music Video

Sail Away – Mix Music Video

Stormbringer – Music Video

Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video

Purple Album Behind The Scenes

Purple Album EPK

Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Still Of The Night” and “Is This Love.” Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.

2015 Tour Dates

DATE CITY, STATE VENUE
May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
Jun 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Jun 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp
Jun 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
Jun 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
Jun 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Jun 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center
Jun 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
Jun 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
Jun 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
Jun 25th El Paso, TX Socorro Event Center
Jun 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede
Jun 30th Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Jul 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama
Jul 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Jul 5th Northfield, OH Hard Rock
Jul 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino
Jul 16th Oshkosk, WI Rock USA
Jul 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza

 

                                                MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Whitesnake 2015 © Ash Newell Photography
Whitesnake 2015 © Ash Newell Photography

 

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The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition (http://geni.us/WSPurpleREGamz), Deluxe Edition (http://amzn.to/17Xxc2P)featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format.  Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise.  All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” state’s Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert!”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn”, to album closer “Stormbringer”, Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer”, “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

The Purple Album tracklist

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Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. “The Purple Album” will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL“The Purple Album” is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon: a standard edition (http://amzn.to/1EQjry0), a deluxe edition (http://amzn.to/17Xxc2P) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” says Coverdale. “As I said to Richie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert.”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn” to album closer “Stormbringer“, Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer“, “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

Whitesnake 2015 © Ash Newell Photography
Whitesnake 2015 © Ash Newell Photography

The Purple Album – Track Listing:
1)            Burn
2)            You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
3)            Love Child
4)            Sail Away
5)            The Gypsy
6)            Lady Double Dealer
7)            Mistreated
8)            Holy Man
9)            Might Just Take Your Life
10)          You Keep On Moving
11)          Soldier Of Fortune
12)          Lay Down Stay Down
13)          Stormbringer

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:
14)          Lady Luck
15)          Comin’ Home

DVD Content:
Lady Double Dealer – Music Video
Sail Away – Mix Music Video
Stormbringer – Music Video
Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video
Purple Album Behind The Scenes
Purple Album EPK

WHITESNAKE 2015 TOUR DATES

DATE CITY, STATE VENUE
May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
Jun 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Jun 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp
Jun 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
Jun 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
Jun 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Jun 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center
Jun 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
Jun 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
Jun 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
Jun 25th El Paso, TX Socorro Event Center
Jun 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede
Jun 30th Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
Jul 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama
Jul 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Jul 5th  Northfield, OH Hard Rock
Jul 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino
Jul 16th Oshkosk, WI Rock USA
Jul 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED INCLUDING UK, EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. STAY TUNED!

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