Whitesnake revisited the music that singer David Coverdale recorded with Deep Purple in the '70s when it released The Purple Album in 2015. The album, and the tour that followed, offered fans modern interpretations of Purple classics like "Burn" and "Mistreated." Now highlights from the tour will be featured in the new 2LP live collection The Purple Tour. Whitesnake puts its distinctive spin on several songs from Coverdale's studio albums with Deep Purple – Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974), and Come Taste The Band (1975). Highlights include: "You Fool No One," "The Gypsy" and "Soldier Of Fortune."
The Whitesnake line-up here includes: singer David Coverdale, guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, drummer Tommy Aldridge and keyboardist Michele Luppi. Coverdale says there was never any intention to compete against the original recordings. "We just wanted to play the damn songs. Each member of the band brought their incredible individual talents and a real band identity to this music. We've all done the best we can with this project with respect to the music, and the legacy of Deep Purple Mk3 and Mk4."
In addition to songs originally recorded by Deep Purple, The Purple Tour also features performances of killer Whitesnake tracks like "Fool For Your Loving" from Ready an' Willing (1980), "Love Ain't No Stranger" from Slide It In (1984), plus "Bad Boys," "Is This Love" and the No. 1 smash "Here I Go Again" from Whitesnake (1987).