Coverdale/Page have about four to five unreleased songs
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale was recently interviewed by media journalist Mark Dean for Anti Hero Magazine. Dean noted that he understood that a box set for Coverdale/Page‘s debut self-titled album was in the works to which Coverdale replied (with slight edits):
“No, I spoke to Jimmy [Page] about it, I said this is a big anniversary, this will be in 2023. One is it’s 50 years since I joined Deep Purple, huge. And it’s the 30th anniversary of Coverdale/Page. And I’ve just got that album back, the rights to it, from Universal in a settlement deal. Because a lot of my work was lost in that infamous fire. It’s been consistently denied, we were really fortunate to come out with the stuff we did.
And I spoke to Jimmy about it, and I said, “I must tell you, I’m loving working with Rhino, I want to give them first offer.” We still have to come to an agreement on that, but the plan is we have so much content, and I suggested to Jimmy, “Why don’t you do a mix? We’ll always have the original which we’ll remaster. We’ll find amazing guys to work on it. I said, “Why don’t you do the Jimmy Page mix, and I’ll do the David Coverdale mix? You do your own running order, I’ll do my own running order, I think the fans would love it.”
And we have, I think, four unreleased songs, five, I’m not sure. Because working with Jimmy was so inspiring, it was a particularly prolific period for me. So, I said, “Let’s finish off the album. Let’s do a second album.” We could’ve done it easily, and his manager talked him out of it, it was really sad, and thank God that guy’s out of the picture now. But Jimmy and I maintain a super friendship, and I’m hoping to have some good news for him soon anyway. So, we shall see, fingers crossed. But that is part of the plan, yeah.”
You can read the rest of the interview with David Coverdale at Anti Hero Magazine‘s website.
Coverdale/Page’s “Pride And Joy” video: