During a recent conversation on SiriusXM’s ‘Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,’ the founder of the popular English band Whitesnake, David Coverdale, talked about his upcoming project in collaboration with Jimmy Page and revealed that they have four unreleased tracks and a couple of ideas that will definitely excite their fans.
As you know, David Coverdale is one of the most popular figures of the ’70s and ’80s rock scene and he rose to fame as the lead singer of Deep Purple. He founded Whitesnake back in 1978 and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple in 2016.
In the ’90s, the successful rockstar collaborated with a rock legend, Led Zeppelin’s founder and guitarist Jimmy Page, and their album ‘Coverdale–Page‘ which was released in 1993, achieved mainstream success. The recording of the album had started in 1991 and was concluded in early 1992, and the album was produced by Coverdale, Page, and Mike Fraser.
‘Coverdale-Page’ ranked Number 4 in the UK and Number 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart and it was certified Gold by the RIAA. In his recent interview, Coverdale revealed that he has been in contact with Jimmy Page and that as they now own the rights to the ‘Coverdale-Page’ album, they have started working on a ‘very big, luxurious, complete box set for the 30th anniversary in 2023.’
David Coverdale said that they have four unreleased tracks which only have to be mixed and that he has been working on a couple of ‘fun’ tracks that could be added to the remastered album. Talking about the great chemistry that they have with Jimmy Page, Coverdale said that he thinks it would be very interesting to release a combination of two remastered versions of the album.
He suggested to Jimmy Page that each of them could remaster the album to their own liking so that there can be a ‘Jimmy Page mix of the album’ and a ‘David Coverdale mix as bonus stuff.’ Coverdale went on to say that he thinks that’s a great idea as they did everything 50/50 on their 1993 album and that preserving that authenticity would be highly appreciated by their fans.
Here’s what David Coverdale said in the interview considering the latest updates on Vol.2 Coverdale-Page collaboration:
“Well, I’ve gotta tell you, there’s been immense progress. I finally reached a very positive agreement with my former record company regarding missing assets. And I got the rights to the Coverdale–Page album. So, of course, my first phone call was to Jimmy, and I said, ‘We’ve got it. We’ve got it back, and we can do with it what we want.’ And, of course, Jimmy is in lockdown in the U.K., where it’s really very heavy duty [with the pandemic]. So he’s in his country estate…
I literally just texted Jimmy two days ago, and I said, ‘Jimmy, I’m so sorry I haven’t been in touch.’ But we’re resuming contact starting next week to discuss. I’ve got a couple of ideas. I wanna see if we can write courtesy of FaceTime or Zoom. I‘ve got a couple of ideas which I think would be good for if indeed we can get back into the studio and plan for a very big, luxurious, complete box set for the 30th anniversary in 2023.”
Here’s what he said about the bonus materials that will be included:
“We’ve got four unreleased tracks, which just need to be mixed. But since we reconnected, I’ve been messing around, writing at home. And I have two ideas which could make really fun tracks – just to throw at him and, ‘See what you can do with this.’
The way we did it before – we wrote really very potent music together. The other thing that I recommended to him was, ‘Let’s remaster the original, but I’d love you, in England, with a mixer of your choice, to do the Jimmy Page mix of the album, and I’ll do the David Coverdale mix as bonus stuff.’
And I think that’d be great. He trusts me, I trust him, and I think it would be great for the fans to get Jimmy’s take on it, ’cause we did everything 50/50 on the project. It was an amazing three years together. I loved it. So, yeah, that’s definitely in the pipeline.”
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