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Lay Down Stay Down‘2015

Whitesnake is streaming another track from the upcoming Purple Album. This time it’s Lay Down Stay Down, done with all the finesse of a jackhammer:

45 Comments to “Lay Down Stay Down‘2015”:

  1. 1
    Kevin Kober says:

    Should I tell him, or will you?

  2. 2
    Kim Peters says:

    Not sexy enough.
    With a title like that, you gotta bring on the sex-appeal. lol

  3. 3
    Andy Thompson says:

    Purple were and are class but this isn’t I’m afraid ?!

  4. 4
    KlausVonScribe says:

    Not crazy about this one at all.

  5. 5
    Jim Collins says:

    Lay Down, Stay Down. Once a classic MkIII track, now everyone’s instructions to David Coverdale…

  6. 6
    MaxGregor says:

    This track was always the poorest on Burn, & this version by the sound of it will continue that & worse! It has all the ingredients of the ‘modern metal’ guitar drivel I have often mentioned. A terrible version! Not to worry. Cheers.

  7. 7
    LRT says:

    I’m glad you see it that way, get ready for jackhammers that can appeal tho. This, Might Just Take Your Life, and you can pick any third dud between Stormbringer and the rest, but the rest is what’s waiting to really show. Just wait and see.

  8. 8
    LRT says:

    If what the current Whitesnake calls music is anything, The Purple album rectifies their chops anyway, must be the songs. 😀 And this from a non mkIII lover.

  9. 9
    John Harjo says:

    And no honky tonk piano . The piano is a key element of the original.

  10. 10
    Robert Van Het Hoen says:

    Nice try , but that comes from the strenght of the song. I m gonna play BURN 1974 tomorrow.

  11. 11
    Piet Tromp says:

    And again a fine example of hoe to des

  12. 12
    Piet Tromp says:

    How to destroy a song in a matter of minutes..

  13. 13
    Daz Bramley says:

    I like it.

  14. 14
    Chris Gordon says:

    Tommy Aldridge is no Ian Paice.

  15. 15
    foeVo73XO8bcYcn5HE7HH4Pig1DcOuDtM4J6cfydpTA. says:

    I’m glad they keep streaming the new Whitesnake “Purple” songs Now I know I am not going to purchase the new recording. It’s not pure rock, it sounds like it is over the top, it sounds like teenager heavy rock.
    Not my cup of tea.

  16. 16
    Kevin Forshag says:

    Some of you are so freaking assenine w the comments

  17. 17
    Alket Kellici says:

    the idea is to have a different version not a copycat of the old version,so the idiots in here should stop comparing things.Whether you like it or not is different.

  18. 18
    HÃ¥rstad Roy A says:

    I’m with Alket Kellici! It’s different from the original, and that is the “sellingpoint”. If WS would’ve tried to copy the original DP version, they would’ve failed miserably! It’s not possible to copy the perfection of Blackmore, Lord and Paice

  19. 19
    Frank Hesterberg says:

    i love this idea from whitesnake to made a “new” Purple record. It´s a new magic Ghost in these old amazing songs. I love these new versions – realy!

  20. 20
    Mirko says:

    I state that I love the Mark3 almost as much as the Mark2 but why spoil the wonderful songs, performed by a granitic rock band? Today DC has no voice, if he wanted to thank “the school” Deep Purple, could simply do it publicly with a great interview.

  21. 21
    Les Hedger says:

    Based on the 3 tracks I’ve heard so far, I will get this album!

  22. 22
    Tim says:

    A tantalising reminder of how good it could be if DC would take a more bluesy root instead of the banshee wail , this is easily the best of the released tracks and yes it’s not the original or as good as ,but by the end after the harmonies kicked in it leaves you wondering if finally DC may realise that his future lies in this direction , one can only hope so

  23. 23
    Theo says:

    Stormbringer was ok, Burn was so so and this one I don’t like at all

  24. 24
    Michael says:

    Like it!

  25. 25
    Scott says:

    I can’t stand it. Please Make it stop!!!!

    Coverdale is killing these songs and not in a good way. His voice is horid and the band has no feel at all.

  26. 26
    DaveG says:

    Well its different to the original and done in a Whitesnake kind of way with the twin guitars etc. Its not intended to be better than the 74 version just a different modern interpretation – more like how it might be recorded today with a band like Whitesnake.

    Just listened again to the DP version and interestingly listened hard to Blackmore’s twin tracked guitars which make an interesting comparison with this version.

    Clearly no one will dare ape RBs guitar sound and what is played here is a modern rock guitar sound but the playing is decent and it makes a good counterpoint to what was laid down all those decades ago and I can’t recall any other ex-members attempting this so well done DC. Its good to see these oldies dusted down again.

    Will look forward to hearing it on tour.

    To those that don’t like it then don’t watch the video or buy it. Simples.

  27. 27
    Leonr2z says:

    Sorry not for me. Don’t like it at all.

  28. 28
    albertz says:

    Further HM drivel from DC imho

    if these 3 tracks had been the originals, would anyone still remember them or call them classics deserving of a remake – thought not

  29. 29
    Mike Whiteley says:

    With Stormbringer and Burn being staples in the WS setlist,I kinda knew what to expect:decent renditions with “metal” guitars tuned down a key. I thought “Not great,but not bad”.
    Lay Down,Stay Down is,however,bad,almost viscerally painful to my ears. OUCH !!!
    The record label should stop pre-releasing these official videos.If not,The Purple Album might end up as a free download with every ticket sold to the the WS summer tour.

  30. 30
    mnagoda says:

    Listened to this, then listened to the original. Man has DC’s voice really deepened with age, I suspect he’s a baritone now rather than a tenor! I really think between the two of them Ian Gillan has probably faired the best in the vocal department, but Glenn has them both beat. I agree with some of the criticisms of the sound being over compressed and produced, and the drums lack that Ian Paice swing feel but out of all the tracks that have been released this is my favourite.

    It’s decent, but one thing I did notice: David forgot one of the most important details about this song when they re-arranged and transposed it: the guitar solo changes key in three places on the original, which is what helps make it so exciting. I knew something was off when I heard it, and thought, wait, where’s that key change… now I know, it’s missing! Also, I get it they don’t wanna do the piano like the original, but if you’re gonna have that hammond in the mix, TURN IT UP!!!! This is a Purple tribute we’re talking about! With all of DC’s recent talk about wanting to pay tribute to Jon with this record, you’d think the organ would be much more prominent. It’s almost a slap in the face!

    So far I’m not too happy….

  31. 31
    kelly_S says:

    I kinda liked Burn and Stormbringer, but this is not good at all.
    Where’s the soul?
    Sounds so empty.
    It gives me serious doubts whether or not to buy the album.

  32. 32
    LRT says:

    It’s so funny how people carry on after the label supply what so far are the worst moments on this album. You crack me the hell up with that! You will eat your words if you GET WIND of the entire product. This little nit pick and that little nit pick will be buried. You remind me of critics in the field who rate an album from one track. Frontiers is not going to leak the best of this prior to release, if they do it might be one of the better tracks, so far zilch. This, Stormbringer, Might Just take Your Life are the biggest duds to choose from with Burn not too far behind, and that is all you’ve appeared to hear so far. The rest goes from pretty good to monstrous in areas.

  33. 33
    Arthur says:

    Love it! This isn’t a replacement, just a more modern interpretation by the original singer, really looking forward to the album and tour, I very much doubt David forgot any important details when re arranging the songs Mnagoda, he and the guitarists just chose not to replicate the original and directed it to a modern audience.

  34. 34
    Mike Whiteley says:

    #32-I’ll take your word for it,LRT !! I hope there are monstrous moments among the tunes you’ve heard that most of us haven’t. Heck,I’d even settle for “pretty good” after the first 3 promo vids.
    A true taste of what the album holds would lead to more anticipation for it’s release,don’t you think ?? After all,isn’t that what advance promotion is supposed to do ??

  35. 35
    MacGregor says:

    LRT@ 32- The only person setting themselves up to ‘eat their own words’ is possibly heading your way. Do you seriously think that people are going to suddenly get the ‘wow’ factor upon hearing further tracks? Some may, but seriously, fans will hear what they hear, like it or not like it, comment on it perhaps, it is that simple! That will never change & why would it?
    Why do you waffle on about ‘other’ tracks being ‘pretty good to monstrous’? Your opinion means nothing to others listening to the music. That would be decided by the individual listener I would have thought. Or should everyone take your word for it? I doubt that indeed! Nice little piece of PR though! Cheers.

  36. 36
    Koos Vendel says:

    Oeps its not so good David sorry but
    The original song is played in A…
    This new snake version in E…….
    Now the song has no power/soul in the voice
    no grooving in the bass..
    No rock/swing in the drums….
    It shows that Deep Purple Mark 3 was a super band..
    Maybe “coming home” in Em is better…..

  37. 37
    Jeff Summers says:

    Guys, it’s not Deep Purple, it’s Whitesnake doing Deep Purple. WS have their own sound and style and as Arthur says they are introducing these great songs to a new audience. That’s good isn’t it? In the US and UK WS are bigger than DP and a lot of WS fans have never heard his work with DP. I have a couple of friends in their late 30’s who adore DC and all of the WS albums. They heard Stormbringer and thought it was a brand new WS song. AND loved it!!

  38. 38
    Scott W. says:

    Not sure how I will feel about the album yet, but live it should be a treat!

  39. 39
    Rock Voorne says:

    DC will laugh all the way to the bank anyway.

    If people decide the originals were better he will get more money.

  40. 40
    Ian Douglas says:

    DC is truly one of Rock’s gentleman and very sincere in his gratitude to Lord and Blackmore for his ascension to Deep Purple and I think we need to view the Tribute in that positive light. Of course it will be different and exciting – it is not a note for note transcription unlike as required if reciting Bach for example in a classical concert! The originals are of course beyond question and least-of-all DC would do this as he says he is “not for comparisons” check the tape “Whitesnake is a series of chapters. . . ” Obsessing with this vs Mk 111 or Mk IV does not help. We are way past obsessing about Morse replacing Blackmore (one could be callous and ask “where are the hits since then”) but after all this time it seems to be accepted.

  41. 41
    maya says:

    just dont get why the obvious and the weaest retakes get to be released. it wil ruin the sell.

  42. 42
    RB says:

    Oh dear!

  43. 43
    Uwe says:

    I kinda like it. There I said it. DaveG is right, it’s Whitesnakish, but in a good Marsden/Moody way. Chorus more commercial than it ever was with DP, where David’s and Glen’s respective lead vox stood out more, this sounds more like a Poison chorus now, but I’m not knocking it, it is an entertaining version of a song that I never thought to be one of the strongest tracks on Burn if it hadn’t been for Jon’s excellent piano solo.

  44. 44
    RB says:

    I always thought it to be one of the strongest tracks on ‘Burn’, Paicey’s drumming is out of this world, so imaginative! By contrast, Aldridge is his usual leaden tub-thumping self. Whilst I don’t particularly like Coverdale’s ‘re-imagining’ of his time in Purple I do feel he has every right to do this. Such a shame that he didn’t get to do this with Ritchie, it might have been so very different. Now I can’t help but feeling that the project is let down by a combination of prosaic performances that merely serve to show how inspired the originals are. It’s difficult not to make comparisons when there is such disparity between the two. I listened to ‘Live…In The Heart Of The City’ last night and it’s a real shame that Whitesnake’s sound has seemingly been reduced to heavy metal guitar playing and screeching vocals.

  45. 45
    KIDD PURPLE says:

    Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City !

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