Released on March 15, 1993 (Geffen)
Billboard Chart Position #5
01. Shake My Tree
02. Waiting On You
03. Take Me For A Little While
04. Pride And Joy
05. Over Now
06. Feeling Hot
07. Easy Does It
08. Take A Look At Yourself
09. Don’t Leave Me This Way
10. Absolution Blues
11. Whisper A Prayer For The Dying
David Coverdale – vocals and guitar
Jimmy Page – guitar and bass
Jorge Casas – bass
Denny Carmassi – drums
John Harris – harmonica
Tommy Funderburk – backing vocals
John Sambataro – backing vocals
Lester Mendez – keyboards
Ricky Phillips – bass
Produced by David Coverdale, Jimmy Page and Mike Fraser.
This was the much-publicized collaborative effort between Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page and Whitesnake/Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale. Certain songs like “Shake My Tree”, “Pride And Joy” (the debut single), and “Feeling Hot” do their share of rocking, but the majority of the album is fairly mellow, as demonstrated by the excellent ballad “Take Me For A Little While”.
The album has good musicianship, in fact Page hasn’t sounded this motivated since Zeppelin‘s heyday, but it just doesn’t rock as hard as it could. All in all a fairly good album, but for some reason it just didn’t seem to move me. Coverdale/Page is an album you will either love or feel disappointed with, I found the later and only give it one thumb up.
Reviewed by Pam for Sleaze Roxx, August 2003.