David Coverdale's Into The Light - Vandenberg
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: October 18, 2000 05:37PM

Hi all,

I'm a huge Coverdale fan. I have been pleasantly surprised by ITL which is a big imporvement compared to Resteless Heart. David is heading to some quieter areas which is fine for me. The voice is still there and, most importantly, the songs are better written.

ITL is, IMHO, Coverdale's best album since 1987. The fact that Vandenberg is no longer working with DC is probably the main reason for this quality improvement. I have never understood all the raving about VDB... he's a poor songwriter, not a great guitar player (certainly not for the blues influenced rock of WS) and very boring on stage. Since he joined WS, it all went downhill : he co-wrote Slip Of The Tongue which is for many early WS fans the band's worst album and Restless Heart which is OK but not outstanding. He never penned one classic WS tune (don't tell me that The Deeper The Love or Now You're Gone are classics) and he never managed to bring some new fire into older songs even from Slide It In (I saw him four times in concert).

By working with Slick and Bossi (although they have not been very much involved in the songwriting, Coverdale gave his career a good kick in the butt. ITL is maybe not the masterpiece some people think it is but it is the album that will "sow the seed" of the future. And the future looks good for one of the greatest rock singer, if not the greatest, of all time.

Laurent

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