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Whitesnake - Forevermore

Published March 20 2011

=Staff's pick

Steal Your Heart Away*
All Out Of Luck
Love Will Set You Free
Easier Said Than Done
Tell Me How*
I Need You (Shine A Light)*
One Of These Days
Love And Treat Me Right
Dogs In The Street*
Fare Thee Well
Whipping Boy Blues
My Evil Ways

Genre Hard Rock
David Coverdale
Tracks 13
Doug Aldrich
Runningtime 63 Min.
Reb Beach
Label Frontiers Records
Michael Devin
Release 25 March 2011
Briian Tichy
Country England
Producer Michael McIntyre/Coverdale/Aldrich    
Similar artists Deep Purple

Whitesnake is back with their 11th album, Forevermore. Formed in 1977, following David Coverdale's departure from Deep Purple. Whitesnake released their debut album in 1978 and has been one of hard rock's top acts ever since. Multi-platinum self titled album (1987) took them to international stardom, with radio friendly hits like Is This Love and Here I Go Again '87. A few years later it became quiet and the band didn't make their real comeback until 2008 with the album Good To Be Bad.

The album starts with Steal Your Heart Away and you can hear that David Coverdale's blues inspired hard rock is still present to this day. An uptempo track and a typical album opener. The already released single, Love Will Set You Free, is one of the album's better songs, but will probably not be a future classic.

Of course, we get a couple of ballads on this album as well, starting with Easier Said Than Done, which won't stay in my heart for even a short while. A song that seems to have been written for the chance of some radio time. One Of These Days is just too cheesy and should have been recorded for some sleazy American pop album instead. The title track is actually the only ballad on this album that should have made the cut.

The album's stronger songs are the ones with classic Whitesnake hard rock vibes like Dogs In The Street, Tell Me How and I Need You (Shine A Light). Songs that are typical for the sound of Whitesnake, but with a new touch, and they will be well received by the listeners. With these songs they get their full potential out.

With Forevermore, Whitesnake gives you what you can expect. A solid hard rock album, but without any potential super hits.

See also review of: The Purple Album
See also: interview with Doug Aldrich








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