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Whitesnake’s Burn streaming

Another track from the upcoming Whitesnake Purple Album has been released for streaming. It’s Burn:

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

53 Comments to “Whitesnake’s Burn streaming”:

  1. 1
    stoffer says:

    NICE…….an old classic with a new twist…

  2. 2
    Stephen James Smith says:

    As much as I love Deep Purple, very much admire the work Coverdale did when he was with the band and subsequently, and have enjoyed Whitesnake, this album just doesn’t sit right with me. It just seems rather mercenary; I won’t be buying it.

  3. 3
    Stevie Gillespie says:

    Then your no DEEP PURPLE fan then….

  4. 4
    KlausVonScribe says:

    Ya….good stuff!! See ya, July 22 at the beach!!!!!!!

  5. 5
    Kim Peters says:

    That was rancid.

    I need to hear the original version pronto.

  6. 6
    al says:

    I like the energy on this one! Reb is on fire! and yes I do hear some keyboard …..

  7. 7
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    The more that I hear, the less that I like. If they keep releasing songs it may cause me not to buy, and who is playing with the Keyboard at 4-1/2 minutes………well it sounds like some kind of keyboard.

  8. 8
    Moreblack says:

    Well done!!It’s cover!Sounds great!

  9. 9
    MacGregor says:

    Not bad for a mediocre version of a great song! At least there is a nod to Lord towards the end! Still glad Hughes isn’t involved! Even with old Cov’e gravelly vocal, it still sounds more true to the song than Hughes wailing the lead vocal, like he did in sections of the Lord tribute concert 12 months ago! Cheers.

  10. 10
    stormin says:

    David Coverdale….didn’t he used to be a singer?

  11. 11
    Blake says:

    Oh dear! Why did it all go so very wrong?

  12. 12
    Steve Clowes says:

    How can you say that? I have loved Purple since 1973 and this is a pile of garbage

  13. 13
    MartyZephead says:

    Great version! A bit slower than I expected. Reminds me a bit of the old Deep Purple live versions from the 70s. Some new riffs added after Hoekstras solo which sound ok but nothing groundbreaking.

  14. 14
    Robert says:

    And again. A wall of a wall of a wall of sound and compression. Who is the drummer? He should fall on his knees and beg Mr. Paice’s forgiveness.
    This is not a bad idea. I love it. But I really hope that the CD sounds better, that the Vinyl sounds much better and that DCs voice will be strong enough to do this live.

  15. 15
    George Martin says:

    Over all it’s not bad but man I really miss Jon Lord keyboards. The organ solo just doesn’t cut it for me but I really did not expect it to. I’m guessing the whole album will be like that.

  16. 16
    Jeff Summers says:

    Not so keen on this. I think Stormbringer worked better. I understand that they are trying to give it a different sllghtly more modern spin, but its such a classic and pretty well perfect as is. I do wish that DC would sing the most exciting piece of vocal phrasing in the whole song: “She makes you burn with a wave of her Hayyyannnd!” Which I have never heard him sing live. Even back in 74/75.

    Still looking forward to the album though 🙂

  17. 17
    Dave Hodgkinson says:

    So bad. No Glenn, no Paice.

  18. 18
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    It sounds like a competent cover version not a worthwhile remake. To me.

  19. 19
    tim says:

    So wanted this to sound great, its a brave attempt but it falls so short of what i and i presume many others hoped to hear,trying to polish a gem as this was when first issued was always going to leave DC open to criticism , still at least he’s still out there giving it a go who knows he has great ability to revive himself just when everyone is writing his musical obituary so it might not be his final output.

  20. 20
    Hristo says:

    It sounds as Neo metal/Scandinavian type/Tribute band. Sorry David

  21. 21
    Catseye says:


    Glenn Hughes many versions with BCC , California Breed, Jon Lord Tribute stomps over Coverdales weak weak version.

  22. 22
    kraatzy says:

    This thing is not so fresh like the original … it seems like an old man BURN version




  23. 23
    Brian Hensley says:

    Being a fan doesn’t mean blindly purchasing everything, we are allowed to be selective and retain our own taste and views.

  24. 24
    Stevie Gillespie says:

    Yeah an being a fan doesn’t mean you dismiss everything …..

  25. 25
    Ivan says:

    It’s allright; significantly heavier than the original; who signs the Hughes portion?

    The California Jam live version is still the best version of the song out there. Can listen to it over and over again…

    People laughed till she said “Burn!” Epic!

  26. 26
    Heepfan says:

    I think from now on I am going to say that I am NOT a Purple fan anymore, since all the so called “fans” keep complaining about anything new done by the band and ex-members …. so the fact that I like the new recordings make me a “non-fan” I believe….

    If DC decides NOT to play DP songs on his tours, the “fans” complain about that…
    If DC DOES decide to play DP songs on his tours, the “fans” also complain about it because they do not sound original….

    If Gillan DOES NOT sing Child in Time, the “fans” complain about it…
    If Gillan DOES sing Child in Time, the “fans”also complain about it…

    These new versions recorded by Whitesnake are just amazing ! Of course they are NOT going to sound like the original ones, but guess what?!? They are NOT the original ones !!!!

    I am looking forward to hearing these on the new tour !!

    From a guy who actually LIKES the band and ex-members and appreciate the effort of his heroes to keep these great songs alive !!

  27. 27
    henrik says:

    – Aldridge plays beautifully!

  28. 28
    Paul says:

    I’m bored of hearing Macgregor each time he posts having a go at Glenn Hughes. We all know you don’t like him! Glenn recorded a fantastic version of Burn in the mid nineties.
    I quite enjoyed this version but David can’t do the “wave of his hand” phrasing anymore and these subtle things added to the brilliance of the original song. Similarly About three singers try to do Glenn’s vocal parts and still can’t do it justice. I don’t like the bit in the middle of the guitar solos that’s been added, it just doesn’t sound right, maybe I need to get used to it. The production also isn’t to my taste. A bit dry and tinny.
    Enjoyably, but not fantastic. Maybe needs to grow on me like Stormbringer has

  29. 29
    JohnL says:

    beltin’ look forward to hearing all the tracks

  30. 30
    Scott W. says:

    Thanks Heepfan @26. Finally there are other ‘fans’ out there who get it! If you don’t like it, don’t buy it and do not go to the shows. I know I don’t want to hear a bunch of whining and complaining while I try to enjoy the show…

  31. 31
    kelly_S says:

    I agree with Heepfan.
    And utterly.

  32. 32
    LRT says:

    It’s pretty bizarre when people rate a product based on an example, even two or three. It never works. Besides, does anyone really interest themselves AT ALL in a cover of Burn? It will never withstand comparisons. Let’s get lives here, either that or you’re all SOTW fans and can’t fathom anything but their well known./radio hits. I will say that to everyone seeming to nay say this album over crap like this, you can save that attitude for Might Just Take Your Life and Lay Down Stay Down. Behind Stormbringer they fail and make Burn sound pretty good, actually. But the rest works well, you’ll see.

  33. 33
    James Gemmell says:

    Very good. I miss Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord’s original version, but the guitarist on this “remake” does an outstanding job, too.

  34. 34
    MacGregor says:

    Paul@ 28- you don’t ‘hear’ me at all, you may read the occasional comment, as you would other people’s no doubt! Who said I don’t like Hughes?????? I don’t like a particular aspect to his modern day vocal histrionics at times! There are other people who state very similar comments, some even more so than mine. Each time I ‘post’????? Sheeesh, I didn’t realise I was obsessed with not liking Hughes so much! Thanks for pointing that out to me! I will try to refrain from now on, just for your pleasure. If you are bored, move on, simple really & of course, don’t read certain comments or maybe any comments! And certainly do not comment saying you don’t like something, people get bored with it! Cheers.

  35. 35
    Hard Rock Pete says:

    @26 Heepfan……touche”

  36. 36
    DaveG says:

    Having been a Purple fan for longer than I care to remember I think this and Stormbringer are pretty awesome……I accept that DC doesn’t sound like he did in his 20s or his peak in the Ready An’ Willing years but he is keeping the DP MK3/4 back catalogue alive which is more than the current version of DP (shame on IG for refusing to sing the material though he probably couldn’t anyway).

    The originals can’t and won’t be improved. Fact. ……..but to hear some of this material once again live will be awesome. We’ve seen Glenn do some, we’ve seen Ritchie do Burn with the last incarnation of Rainbow and we’ve had Whitesnake over the years cover some as well. All of these never seem as good as the magic that DP created during that brief period in the 70s.

    All credit to DC for giving us a chance to hear this again and I truly hope we get to hear forgotten classics such as Sail Away and Lady Double Dealer live as these guys won’t be around forever and no one else will ever play them.

    Good on yer DC. I love it and will buy it. If you don’t like it then that’s cool….leave it on the shelf for someone else.

    We all have opinions and as ever in the land of DP we can’t all agree.

  37. 37
    Jeff says:

    The version of “Burn” on the Jon Lord Celebration DVD is incredible!
    I’ll take Hughes doing all the vocals on Burn any day over Coverdale. Lets face it DC has declined a bit, Hughes has not. I wish Blackmore and Hughes would do something together.

  38. 38
    purple69 says:

    Well …. Mr DC does his very best , his voice is honest. Time moves on , with me , with DC , with everyone but i still do enjoy Burn once in a while and i do not miss Glenn high screamin Hughes. Not sure if i will buy a ticket for a Whitesnake show cause i`m not into Hard Rock nowadays as i used to be 30 years ago but i will buy this album for summer nights having a beer or two and half a pack of Camel cigarettes – yep . For me it`s fine

  39. 39
    maya says:

    wouldve liked to have heard a new take on u fool no one instead of burn. simply coz both sb & burn been out there for yrs also in ws live dvd. a totally new take on a no usual suspect tune wld’ve been really fresh & int to hear.

  40. 40
    bruce says:

    I liked it. Still not as much as the original but I wasn’t expecting to. Frankly, I always preferred Coverdale’s bluesy vocals to his screaming anyway. He can have great tone.

  41. 41
    Kevin Staden says:

    I am just so fed up of reading negative comments every time one of the guys does something!! I’ve got it playing now and it’s a damn good version. No it’s not the same as the Purple original… why would it be? What would be the point!
    Someone commented earlier about wondering what it sound like Live….. Keep up lad, Cov’s been doing burn Live for years!!

  42. 42
    Rock Voorne says:

    Not impressed

  43. 43
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:


    Look. It is a tribute to some great stuff the Man did back in the day. It is Hard and Heavy. It is Different. It is Friggin’ AWESOME! Trust me, if you all weren’t so attached to the “Originals” and you heard these versions for the first time you would be “Frothing at the Mouth”. Good JOB DC. Long overdue and I’m thankful for it. Will be buying it and PLAYING IT. Yes, I will even continue to play the Old Originals too, but these are going to be nice additions to that.

    CUDOs Mr. Coverdale. Hope to see the tour LIVE and please do as Purple has finally figured out, COME TO MUSIC CITY….. NASHVILLE!!!!!


  44. 44
    Child of Babylon says:

    God knows I love old Cov’ but this really hurts when we know it could have been so good. It doesn’t sound as bad as the marshmallow version I’ve heard of Sail Away on the EPK, though…

  45. 45
    Bob Lawrinz says:

    Well said HeepFan.
    I am fed up with all the negativity. Everyone’s an expert, their opinion carries great weight; yada yada yah.
    If you’re a fan give it a go. If you don’t love it leave it there, move on. There’s no need to take the time to voice negative comments. There will be plenty of that from generic rock fans or non Purple fans anyway.
    There is plenty of Purple material to satisfy everyone.
    I know I will not love every part of this; so what.
    Deep Purple and its extended family has always been ‘a warts and all’ kind of thing. DC has every right to breathe new life into his early work.
    On a personal note, I get to see and hear some Mk111 songs for the first time ever, when seeing Whitesnake in concert and then two days later I get to see the greatest rock group in the history of the World; Deep Purple.
    Life is good

  46. 46
    LRT says:

    Not impressed with this track, you mean. I’m laughing to myself at how wrong people will be about this album. What sounds on paper like a lame idea, doesn’t come out so bad after all. What I find the most bizarre is that people either don’t appear to read comments and take word for anything, or they do and just completely ignore it, coming out with all the more disjointed threads on this website, with comments that only pertain to them and the topic, rather than the apparent conversation. It’s bar none the silliest thing people do here. Hold a dam conversation for once, READ and reply to comments in succession by the time the topic becomes three comments old(the topic is way open by then to other things). Can anyone actually do this? 😀

  47. 47
    Boswell's Johnson says:


    I don’t have a problem with the concept for the album, it’s just that I don’t like MK3 enough to listen to the originals more than a couple times a year, so I can’t imagine listening to this album more than once.

  48. 48
    MacGregor says:

    I have to throw my two cents worth in regarding certain comments about the so called ‘complaining or negative comments etc’! It isn’t negative at all if someone doesn’t like a particular musical happening & they comment on it. It is all personal opinions, to like or dislike or leave it alone or get into it etc etc! I am repeating myself again, but really, why should everyone like everything?
    That just doesn’t happen in this real world, people are different for different reasons, how incredibly boring for everyone posting a comment on this site, to agree with everyone else all the time or even worse, to drivel over every release by any past, present or future Purple related member!!
    Or is it that some commenting here cannot handle people not liking something they do like? I read comments from all sides, if people don’t like it so be it, same with the people who do like it. What I have a good laugh at are the people who say they are fed up with ‘all the negative’ comments! Why then would those people bother to read them? If it annoys you so much, as soon as you see a ‘down’ side to what you don’t want to see, cease reading it, do not continue. Let it go. Simple really! I have ‘bitten’ & commented here before in regards to others comments, most of us do at one time or another, it’s all ok, it really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things!
    Like I stated earlier, good on old Cov’s for doing this album, the songs are there for all time, the melodies are retained importantly, but it isn’t my kettle of fish so to speak! That doesn’t stop me from being interested enough to have a listen though! Curiosity killed the cat, didn’t it? Now, am I being positive or negative or both? Positive because I am saying good on old Cov’s etc, negative for not liking it for a reason or two! Sounds like both, actually it sounds like most of the ‘fans’ commenting here most of the time! It’s all ok, the world keeps turning, at least for a little while longer! Cheers.

  49. 49
    Uwe says:

    I’m comfortably sitting on the fence. Not awful, I’ve heard a lot worse versions. It’s hard to match Ritchie’s barbarian riff (Tommy never got it right), Hughes’ funk bass and high vocals, Coverdale as a young singer, Paice’s eternal swing and Lord’s classic school embellishments on this particular track which I rate among the best DP songs of any line up. It at least sounds better than the live versions I have heard from Whitesnake. The organ solo is kind of quirky, me like. There would have been no point in aping Jon’s.

  50. 50
    Robert says:

    Good idea. But how to make a conversation when comments are subject to moderation before? This means in the worst case for example that a comment written on March 25th on the evening might not be visible before midday of March 26th. Maybe this is why most people don’t answer to other comments or try to establish a conversation. It’s just not possible this way. Please keep in mind that this is no discussion forum or chat.

    Cheers. I love what Glenn Hughes did with “Burn” at the Lord tribute concert 12 months ago! But much more I love your comment #48. Most negative posts are just that: comments and own opinions. Like most positive comments they are not meant to brainwash other people. I do not call this specific track “overproduced” just to hear that I have no idea how good music is produced today and how ignorant I am. If you think this track is good, let me know, tell me why you think this good, as I tell you why I find it bad. Have your own thoughts! Share them! Everybody who feels personally attacked by someone else’s opinion on some piece of music should reconsider his or her thoughts. This is a page about music (and thankfully not politics or religion).

  51. 51
    MacGregor says:

    Robert@50- thanks for the reply, good to see. In regards to this Whitesnake Burn track, the things I don’t mind are Coverdales’ vocal. He is singing within his capabilities as a mid 60 year old veteran, who has been singing for decades, all 4 of them & he retains the melody as I thought he would! Tommy Aldridge on drums I think is doing a decent job, he is also a veteran from all those decades & I have albums with his drumming featured, Gary Moore, Ozzy etc. It is the guitars that I don’t like, that modern ‘metal’ style has not had an impact on me, from most players. Sure they get the job done here & the riff is fine. But that sound & technique just doesn’t do it for me! The nearest I get to the modern metal style guitarist is 90’s Dream Theatre (Theater) with John Petrucci & Living Colour with Vernon Reid! Unless I go back to the early 80’s with Randy Rhoads & the heavier style of Gary Moore! But that is where I draw the line with modern hard rock guitarists, they are all decent players of course, it’s just that I prefer the ‘old school’ guys for many reasons! As I have already said, I salute Coverdale for doing it & I have defended him in regards to some comments at Classic Rock, who simply fall for the ‘cashing in’ line!
    As if old Cov’s needs the money! Cheers.

  52. 52
    John says:

    Heard the version of “Stormbringer” and have to confess I don’t like the playing. the guitar playing is dreadful. I went off Whitesnake in the early 80’s and the hairdo/big sound bores me silly. I did hear a short snippet of “Sail Away” and liked it. I will reserve judgement fully on it all till I hear it properly. I give Mr Coverdale credit for reworking the material that we all know and love so well plus Tommy Bolin gets some much deserved attention on four tracks. Would have been interesting to see/hear Ritchie with David again but its not to be.

  53. 53
    Robert says:

    @McGregor _ thanks for the reply, too.
    Rereading my comment it partly sounds as if it is specifically asking you to make your points clear. That was not the intention, as I thought you already did give some insight in your opinion. Nevertheless: I prefer your new comment as it has much more info added.
    But to get back to my first point: This part of my posting #40 was directed to all, because it would make this plattform much more interesting:
    “If you think this track is good (or bad), let me know, tell me why you think this good (bad), as I tell you why I find it bad (good). Have your own thoughts! Share them! Everybody who feels personally attacked by someone else’s opinion on some piece of music should reconsider his or her thoughts.”

    For the songs/the Purple Record. I still hope that the Vinyl will sound much better – as (in my opinion) it was the case for nearly all Whitesnake releases in the past few years. This youtube-track to my ears sounds overproduced and overcompressed. And for me the drumming is killing the song (but Tommy Aldridge normally doesn’t ruin a song like Godzilla walking through Tokyo). So maybe it is just the production.
    As I really like the idea of hearing the Mark III and IV purple songs again (one of the reasons I try to see Mr. Hughes live as often as possible), I hope for the vinyl and for the tour. (Mr. Coverdales voice of course has lost intensity, but so has Mr. Gillans voice and I still love to go to a DP concert from time to time.)

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