RE: David Coverdale's Into The Light - Vandenberg
Posted by: Laurent ()
Date: October 19, 2000 01:44AM

Dear all,

I'm glad to see that I am not far off the mark with my comments ! LOL.

To be very honest, I think that Coverdale made his best music with the classic WS line-up of Murray, Marsden, Moody, Lord and Paice. I think they really captured what Whitesnake was all about. Those guys were the perfect vehicle for Coverdale's voice and their music was original. Of course, this line-up is less appealing to American listeners than the one with John Sykes, which was great as well (but by now you must know that as soon as Murray's in I consider a band as being great !!! LOL).

Andrew soon will post an interview I did with Neil Murray in London and you'll see that it is very unlikely that the classic line-up will reunite even for a one off show.

I was always impressed to see how important Coverdale co-writers have been. They all left their mark on the music If we take the different periods of the band they are hardly comparable. But there is always a logical evolution from the blues based Moody/Marsden era to the slightly American sounding Galley era to the super American sounding Sykes era (funny for two Brits...) to the disappointing "overamericanised" (could it be a new English word invented by a little Swissy ?) Vai era. Since Coverdale/Page, Coverdale seems to go back to his roots which can only please a blues addicted like me.

To say that Vandenberg was not the perfect match is an understatement. I tend to agree with you that his three solo albums are quite good even though I would not wake up at night to listen to them ! Maybe Coverdale needed someone who was less forceful than John Sykes....

I don't know whether I would welcome a reunion tour with Sykes. Coverdale is back in a bluesy mood and Sykes is not a blues player. A great tour would be a tour featuring all the different studio line-up that would play songs they recorded. A three hour show of WS music.... that would be cool !

Cheers. Laurent

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