Gothic Soul Coverdale/Page (Geffen) 1993

1. "Shake My Tree" (4:50)
2. "Waiting on You" (5:15)
3. "Take Me for a Little While" (6:17)
4. "Pride and Joy" (3:32)
5. "Over Now" (5:22)
6. "Feeling Hot" (4:10)
7. "Easy Does It" (5:51)
8. "Take a Look at Yourself" (5:02)
9. "Don't Leave Me This Way" (7:52)
10. "Absolution Blues" (6:00)
11. "Whisper a Prayer for the Dying" (6:54)

Coverdale/Page is just what one might expect, a mix of the classic sounds of Led Zeppelin and Whitesnake. I was more than pleasantly surprised by this disc, given Jimmy Page's track record with his non-Zeppelin projects. Someone told me this disc was the best thing Page had done since Zeppelin, and I can totally agree with that statement. Several tracks really sound like Zeppelin with David Coverdale doing his very best Robert Plant imitation. Songs like "Pride & Joy" and the eight minute romp "Don't Leave Me This Way," could have been included on "In Through the Outdoor" without anyone even noticing. Others, however, like "Shake a Tree" and "Take Me For a Little While" sound more like something Whitesnake would have released, both in vocal melodies and in the song structure. The last two tracks are especially good sounding like the prefect mix of the two bands. What can I say. Being a fan of both bands, and both musicians, I am extremely happy. Can't believe I didn't buy this disc years ago.

David Coverdale - Into the Light (Dragonshead) 2000
(see Whitesnake page)

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