Rebs solo awesome of course which to me makes the song... too bad it is a cover.
DCs band, he is boss but really a cover ?...tribute or not.
Well credit due for keeping it going this long.
But anything that Reb does and is happy with has my wholehearted support. Glad he got lots of video time!
Hey Cherry, hope life in N Cali is still treating you well.
Wouldn't presume to speak for the other guys but suspect they are of a similar opinion to me that we ALWAYS support Reb. And certainly no one is being harshly critical of Reb.
For me the only reason I went to see Whitesnake during the last UK tour was because Reb was playing. I was at a couple of gigs during the tour before that (at Glasgow & London) and was deeply disappointed at Coverdale's voice. In Glasgow in particular he was very croaky, couldn't hit many of the higher notes and in order to compensate they turned the guitars up far too loud and relied on the (more than) backing vocals of Reb and Michael Devin. Probably didn't help that the 2 support bands were Journey and Thunder - whose lead singers were absolutely on point.
I also think the comments were made in a positive manner in as much as we felt it was an opportunity missed for Whitesnake to put out some great new material where Reb might've had a key input, instead of re-doing old songs where Reb's input will be to deliver a fantastic sound.
I am actually intrigued to hear the songs - i'm old enough to have seen Whitesnake waaaayyy back in the day when 3 of the songs on the Purple album were actually part of the set-list: Might just take your life, Mistreated and Soldier of Fortune. It will be really interesting to hear how Reb sounds on these compared to the Marsden/Moody sound. Will also be interesting to see if they do any of these songs live - I saw Whitesnake live in 1981 or 82 at the Edinburgh Playhouse and still get goosebumps thinking about the version of Mistreated they played that night.
Loooong way of saying that we do and will always support Reb - he's a great person as well as an outstanding guitarist, we're just a wee bit disappointed that Mr Coverdale took this opportunity to release an album of old stuff rather than new stuff that would've featured Reb's skills. Doesn't mean I wont buy it though.