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Delta Deep

Delta Deep cover art; image courtesy of Mailboat Records

Phil Collen of Def Leppard fame has a side new project — a heavy blues band called Delta Deep. Their self-titled debut album sounds pretty good to these ears. But that’s not the reason we mention it here. And the reasons are twofold: first, David Coverdale had dropped by and sang on one of the tracks — Private Number; and second, the album closes with a cover of Mistreated (with guest vocals from Phil’s day job coworker Joe Elliott).

Delta Deep is Phil Collen (vocals, guitars), Debbi Blackwell-Cook (vocals), Forrest Robinson (drums, percussion), and Robert DeLeo (bass).

Thanks to Bengt Johansson for the info.

6 Comments to “Delta Deep”:

  1. 1
    kazz says:

    I’m tearing out my heart. No further comment.

  2. 2
    kraatzy says:

    very very bluesy and then: Mr. DC (no way – he is it)
    and then again very very bluesy
    and then: Mistreated (nice)

    nice – but nothing for me



  3. 3
    Zlatan Hadzic says:

    Great cover of Mistreated.

  4. 4
    nupsi59 says:

    Well, this is old-fashioned bluesrock, nice guitar work, and really my cup of tea…

    Private Number: I think, Paul Rodgers would fit better on this song

    Mistreated: Nearly a 1:1 copy, but there’s nothing wrong with it…

    Think I have to hear the entire album…

    …and have nice Day!

  5. 5
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    That’s turrable.

  6. 6
    leonr2z says:

    Like the version of “Mistreated”. It is such a powerful blues number that the “Aretha” treatment works well on it and Joe Elliott handles DC’s part well too (mind you coming from Sheffield I’ve always liked Def Leppard). Has to be said though that the drumming is shocking.

    As for “Private Number” good enough record but just not a fan of DC’s vocals these days. Shame because he used to be so good. Wouldn’t mind see this done with someone like Paul Carrack singing it or the late great Joe Cocker (there you go the Sheffield connection again) or Paul Rodgers.

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