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With Whitesnake is not the case, this is the kind of band that gets stronger with the years, even when they crossed through the 80's hair metal era, David Coverdale has been always a talented musician bringing new and fresh ideas in every Whitesnake record, but at the same time being consistent and clear on the sound he wants.
I felt confident to buy this record because I had the opportunity to see them performing live on this tour as opening act for Judas Priest in Mexico City and loved the show.
This is a good summary of the Whitesnake career, Coverdale keeps his great voice, excellent mix of songs between the old records and the 80's-90's era, great musicians line-up... and the band sounds mature and stronger than ever. Like good old wines, getting better with time.
The unreleased songs at the end sound good and fresh,definitely worth to listen, they sound more like a preview of an upcoming Whitesnake record rather than old cut tunes that didn't make it to previous records.
For metal fans that started in the early 80's like me, this record is an oasis, without tags, without molds, without crossovers, just an uncompromised pure rock album from a band that stills enjoys to play. I have really enjoyed listening this record from beginning to end.
Ironic, but good old bands sound fresh these days....
Coverdale's voice is pretty good (not the best it's ever been, but strong) and Doug Aldrich is awesome on guitar, playing the Sykes solos very well --- Anybody who reads that really negative review should see it through the true perspective: that some felt it wasn't 'their' Whitesnake anymore when WS made it huge on the trilogy of albums they put out on Geffen ... So if one has the premise anything they've done since the
"Come and Get It" days is junk, there's NO WAY a live album largely consisting of post-1984 material (with a couple new tracks) is gonna get a
normal review. And WS was great pre-1984? But not after?? B.S. - the
1987 album is a metal work of art (even though I didn't like "Is This Love"), a masterpiece of mood ... and while they contained great songs the production of the 3 WS albums, "Ready and Willing", "Come and Get It", and even "Saints and Sinners" is TERRIBLE, sounds like 3 guys jamming in a garage on 40 Watt amps.
Of particular note on this live album is the smash-mouth drumming, in the live songs ... the drummer does a superb job, gives this lineup of WS a really solid backbone. One other note of contention - Coverdale has in fact been given the runaround by certain folks in the American record industry, since Whitesnake's return to the scene 3 years ago.Read more ›
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Brilliant live album captured really really well another King Coverdale Whitesnake releasePublished 13 months ago by VH 5150
Loved every song from beginning to end! David Coverdale at his best ! Brings back memories of good times and good friends !Published on February 15, 2014 by Sharon M.Donovan
If you have been listening to Whitesnake as long as I have and enjoy their earlier stuff to then this album is for you.Published on July 19, 2013 by Rocker Guy
Do you wanna get blown away by great guitar playing? Well then look no farther than Live In The Shadow of the Blues. Read morePublished on July 16, 2013 by frank
One of my fav live albums. All the hits are here and David Coverdalev vocals are stellar.
Cov has the great band of Reb Beach, Dough Aldrich, Marco Mendoza, Tommy Aldrdge and... Read more
OMG - just when I think I can't appreciate Whitesnake any more, I suddenly realise that although I got hold of the "Live ... Read morePublished on July 16, 2009 by Movie Fan
For someone that wants something different from WS. Over those they just launched collections, I think there were 3, could you believe that? The album is fine and the lineup great. Read morePublished on July 31, 2008 by Sergio P. Bordonalli
David Coverdale has really put together an amazing lineup for the return of the Snake. Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach on guitars is a explosive combination. Read morePublished on July 27, 2008 by Chris Kaiser