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Christmas Crackers from Lake Tahoe

David Coverdale’s version of Christmas greetings includes the best of Whitesnake TV for the 2012, complete with some blues unlugged and personal memories of Jon Lord recalled:

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

19 Comments to “Christmas Crackers from Lake Tahoe”:

  1. 1
    Dave says:

    Jon Lord Eulogy starts at 6:43. Interesting…

  2. 2
    gambler says:

    I just love the north east of England accent, nearly as class as the accent from where I’m from in the outer hebrides, fantastic dignified tribute to the one and only Jon

  3. 3
    Drdp says:

    Who sez he has lost his voice? The trouble is in a live setting this screaming Heavy Rock/Metal he has morphed into with Whitesnake. With that awesome deep tone he has he really should go back to the early solo/Bluesy BRITISH Whitesnake/Into The Light.. material.
    Nice thoughts on Lordy.

  4. 4
    Scott F. Feighner says:

    That was pretty cool. Honestly, I didn’t know there was such an animal as Whtiesnake TV. Good tribute to Jon…

  5. 5
    kraatzy says:

    geile Stimme 🙂 aber abstoßende Mimik … hmmmm 🙁


  6. 6
    klausvonscribe says:

    Coverdale, classy as always, thank you.

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    David used Jon as a backingground musician, what a foolish thing to do.

  8. 8
    Roberto says:

    Nice, thanks for this David…

  9. 9
    JOEY says:

    Very nice tribute to Jon Lord. Very well done David

  10. 10
    Juan Pomer says:

    Nice words to Jon’s memory

  11. 11
    ivica says:

    David warm the soul

    I love his “hard rock blues” voice, passionate artist

    In Ljubljana was an unforgettable
    David is like wine


    Gillan and Coverdale together on stage? or duo new song?
    It would be nice to see and hear all the Purple family …. not just those

  12. 12
    Roberto says:

    @11 really great performance by David…he was on fire that night…hope they will consider it for the next dvd of ‘Forevermore’ tour…

  13. 13
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Sorry Roberto and ivica,

    Not very impressed with the Cov’s performance there. I couldn’t distinguish but one note that he screeched. He didn’t sing anything. The only time there were any changes in notes was when the band backed him up, then you could make out the proper tone. He really needs to stop pushing out that shrill and go back to singing. I know he still has a voice. He needs to start using it…..


  14. 14
    Roberto says:

    @13 I still think he has a good voice, still able to scream and to sing middle and low notes well…that is something for his age, even compared to other ‘old school’ singers…

  15. 15
    James Gemmell says:

    Some of that was awesome; some not so much. But good hearing David again.

  16. 16
    ivica says:


    David is the ultimate rock singer who still sings in a high register that he himself imposed all these years, made the standard, raised the bar high and to yourself
    At his age he still sings in such a way
    sometimes live imperfect but jedinstven.David sings passionately, from the fifth, which I myself was convinced at all the performances which I attended
    And I was his voice would prefer the old Deep Purple and Whitesnake Rocen rol-hard rock-blues group with Bernie, Lord, Moodie ….

  17. 17
    LRT says:

    Somewhewre between good and bad, and then comes @4:05 -you can call that “bad” all you want… I can’t find the letters for that word when I hear him at that point. Of course, I suppose it’s habit forming to sing rock ‘n roll, so these are natural blemishes by now. I’ve listened to several recent performances of Purple and when Gillan belts out that part in HLM, or the late mid-section SCREAM in TBRO, there does still seem to be something strong there. Do it every other minute and no thanks, it just doesn’t work. They should’ve left that “Mistreated” part out of this, but he’s too honest I guess. If this musical legacy is really with you, there should be no way it doesn’t emote at least a virtual tear for Jon. I think Keith Olson is right, I come from that ilk myself, as well as any self respecting fan or colleague of his can relate to. Thanks, Daniel B.

  18. 18
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    14 and 16:

    Yes I hold heartedly agree. Old Cov still has a fantastic voice. I’ve seen Whitesnake live a couple of times over the past few years. I have his last album. He can still do it all, but…..

    His ability to go for that super high stuff he attempts is limited. That’s all fine, but he overdoes it to the point he isn’t anywhere close to the proper notes. He needs to stick with what works overall and go for those extreme range notes less frequent. He would do himself and the audience a huge favor. Most of the songs don’t even call for it, yet he for some reason can’t seem to find the balance it takes to pull off the songs in a manor that comes across with the quality of voice he is fully capable of. Just standing there screaming your ass off with no reference to the pitch or note that should be hit isn’t the act of a professional front man. Especially one with the true talent this man has and is capable of.


  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I miss the voice of Behind The Smile : )

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