WHITESNAKE – ” The Blues Album “

Posted: January 9, 2021 in MUSIC
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Whitesnake celebrates the blues sound that helped inspire its multi-platinum career on a new collection that features remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best blues-rock songs. “The Blues Album” is the third and final release in the band’s “Red, White and Blues Trilogy”, a series of compilations organised by musical themes that began earlier in 2020 with Love Songs (red) and The Rock Album (white). The new compilation delivers a potent mix of hits and deep tracks that originally appeared between 1984 and 2011 on six Whitesnake studio albums and Coverdale’s solo album, “Into the Light“. 

Whitesnake’s singer-songwriter David Coverdale says, the music reflects how blues artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and the three Kings (Albert, B.B. and Freddie) continue to inspire him. In the album’s liner notes, he writes: “It’s hard to find the words to show how profoundly they connected with my soul. But ‘blues’ to me is a beautiful word that describes emotional expression… feelings, be it feelings of sadness, loneliness, emptiness… but, also those that express great joy, celebration and dance, sexiness and love!!!” 

In the liner notes, Coverdale described how hearing blues legends like Muddy Waters, Albert King and Howlin’ Wolf affected him throughout his life. “It’s hard to find the words to show how profoundly they connected with my soul,” he writes. “But ‘blues’ to me is a beautiful word that describes emotional expression … feelings, be it feelings of sadness, loneliness, emptiness … but, also those that express great joy, celebration and dance, sexiness and love.”

The Blues Album includes two hits, “Slow an’ Easy” and “Give Me All Your Love,” which has been remixed to focus on the track’s guitars. You can check out the set’s opening track, “Steal Your Heart Away,” below.

The Blues Album” showcases two of the band’s biggest songs: “Slow An’ Easy,” a big hit in 1984 from Whitesnake’s massive album “Slide It In”, and the smash “Give Me All Your Love” from the band’s 1987 self-titled globally successful album. Other choice tracks from Whitesnake are also featured: “Looking For Love” and “Crying In The Rain,” and “Steal Your Heart Away.” The collection also includes “If You Want Me,” a studio recording released in 2006 as a bonus track on the live album, “Live…in the Shadows of the Blues“. Coverdale also taps his 2000 solo album, “Into the Light”, for “The River Song.”

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