Live in ’84 Back to tHe Bone
David Coverdale is a firm believer in acknowledging the anniversaries of Whitesnake’s pivotal albums. Amazingly it’s been 30 years since the release of Slide It In so in celebration the live show from 1984 has been reissued. It’s a Deluxe CD/DVD version that includes demos, bootlegs, rare videos and audio recordings. It’s a treasure trove of material from the classic line-up of John Sykes on guitar, Neil Murray on bass and Cozy Powell on drums, but if that’s not enough it also includes Jon Lord’s final performance with the band. This is a lovingly restored and enhanced release that will thrill Whitesnake fans everywhere. But it’s also an interesting look into the workings of the band at the time, and another chance to enjoy this music taken from Coverdale’s personal archives. Every effort has been made to provide the best sound and video quality and that’s really paid off. Check out John Sykes’ solo on Love Ain’t No Stranger, his guitar acrobatics on his spotlight feature and the sheer force of Ready An’ Willing all on the DVD. Great to see Jon Lord on keys with the band in Las Vegas too, making this is a real collector’s gem.