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“No plans for a new album” from Coverdale

David Coverdale at the Waerdse Tempel, Netherlands, 2009; Photo: Arthur Nazarian http://www.fotovriend.nl/, CC-BY-NC-ND

David Coverdale posted to his message board on what he’s been up to:

At this time there are no plans for a new studio album of new material… we are busily mixing & editing a ‘live’ album & a separate in concert DVD from the ‘Forevermore’ world tour, plus mixing an special expanded editions of ‘Into The Light’… ‘Restless Heart’… plus archiving so much audio & visual material & content from so many years… ( & we have hardly touched the tip of THAT iceberg… )… plus other assorted goodies to hopefully whet thy collective appetites… but, definitely not a whole new studio album at this time… Quite simply we wouldn’t have time to write & record a new studio album… It was never on our agenda for 2012…

(Sorry, we can’t provide a direct link as his web site appears to be, ahem, a tad overengineered. Go to the message board and look for DC’s post #172065 dated 7/6/2012 3:09:16 PM).

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

15 Comments to ““No plans for a new album” from Coverdale”:

  1. 1
    Masse444 says:

    No worries David, You’ve had a good run in the business, active through all the good years.. Listening to your vocal performance today, I think it’s safe to say that mixing old recordings ( besides the Forevemore” material) when you had a voice is a good choice..

  2. 2
    Alan says:

    That iceberg sounds very exciting, Let’s hope there is a lot of unreleased material from various sessions over the years.

  3. 3
    Drdp says:

    With Cov’s voice in the shape that it is, this live product will probably be mostly Live In The Studio.

  4. 4
    Roberto says:

    A new live album? why? what’s the reason we should be interested in it?…I think people want to listen to a new studio album or an “old” live album…

  5. 5
    Bo says:

    We want the old days of Whitwesnake. When they could plya and Coverdale was the best singer around. That is MANY years ago, but many of us still remember.
    I dont understand David. His cant sing the high-notes songs anymore. And who cares. He has always been best when he was the blues-rock singer on the planet. I’m sure he still can sing those old Whitewsnake songs as before. Just forget the new boring rock.

    So – let us all here “Walking in the Shadow of the blues” and the other great ones again. In Europe you will for sure have succes!

  6. 6
    Wiktor says:

    Why don´t dear ol Dave just retire…

  7. 7
    Sami says:

    Let’s not be so negative, BUT I gotta agree with most you guys, seeing DC/WS a couple of times in the last few years wasn’t that lifting to say the least(embarrassing or so at times even), so instead of a new live album/dvd I’m looking forward to these Into The Light/Restless Heart etc. renditions much more.

  8. 8
    Paul Jacklin says:

    I thought Whitesnake (and DC) were fantastic at Manchester Apollo in 2011, much better than at Nottingham in 2008, and that the Forevermore stuff – particularly ‘Steal your Heart Away’ – was sensational live (You Tube doesn’t do it justice I’m afraid). So I’m looking forward to this live DVD.

    My first 2 albums I bought were Ready & Willing and Live in the Heart of the City (aged 11) and the late 70s/early 80s Whitesnake is my favourite. However, the later material is pretty awesome in my book too and “Still of the Night”, “Judgement Day” & “Love Ain’t a Stranger” are right up there with the earlier classics in my opinion. The difference is also overplayed a little at times – Here I go Again was a Coverdale/Marsden song (and I prefer the Saints & Sinners version) but it is also a song which defines the “hair metal” period as a Billboard #1 song

  9. 9
    Kenn says:

    It’s a shame people chose to talk of Coverdale this way. Ok his voice is not in as good shape as it used to be, but anyone who has given years of Solider of Fortune, Burn, Blindman and many more deserves alot of respect.

    Furthermore unlike many who appear on these pages he has the balls to stand alone.

  10. 10
    Nigel says:

    “David Coveradle posted to his message board”
    David Coveradle?!?!
    ;^) It beats Cloverdale, I guess.

  11. 11
    Nick Soveiko says:

    mea culpa. d’oh!

  12. 12
    Purple Tickler says:

    Saw whitesnake in 2011, and it was fantastic. Will certainly get the DVD as a reminder.
    If you dont like WS fine, but everyone is screeming for a new DP album, that just doesnt seem to be coming ? David continues to produce super rock, although I think it would please many to see WS go back to the more bluesy style.

  13. 13
    Purplemaniac76 says:

    You are all there whining and moaning…Coverdale’s voice is this…Coverdale’s face is that…hair metal is passe…new live CD recorded in the studio, etc… DO YOU REALLY WANT DAVID COVERDALE TO BE RETIRED??? I guess You are all Purple fans here, so give him all the support he deserves! You should be happy that Mr. Coverdale is still on board, and yes…he’s different from who and what he was years ago… I’m a fan of Whitesnake 1978-84 era, but these times will never come back and it is pretty clear for me… Remember: none of our Heroes (from the Purple family) is in their 20’s, 30’s….not even 50’s!!! There ain’t gonna be next “Machnie Head”, or next “Ready An’ Willing”… so, let’s wait for their new albums, studio or live, and don’t moooaaaaaan and groooaaaaaan…because they all won’t live forever! Cherish every moment with Purple Family! Cheers.

  14. 14
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:


    Though I’ve said what you state here over and over, I never said it better. You are quite astute in regards to your expression of the obvious that many here seem reluctant to accept. That is the beauty of great music. It is documented by recording it. Lives ‘forevermore’ and ‘ready and willing’ to be listened to whenever one so desires. The music lives on and as long as the artist is alive, he may stay in that place or move on with new material and continue evolving with the times. The problem is that too many wish all things to stay the same and find more to whine about through the times than they do appreciating it……

    Cheers Purplemaniac76. I myself have been a Purple Maniac since ’69. Been an awesome adventure that ain’t over yet. Far from it.

  15. 15
    Buttockss says:

    david you deserve a break today, ahh there now edith tell meathead to get out of my chair, and when is dinner ready !

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