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For the album of the same name, see Coverdale•Page (album).
Coverdale•Page
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David Coverdale and Jimmy Page
Background information
Origin UK
Genres Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Years active 1991–1993
Labels EMI, Geffen (US/Canada)
Associated acts Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Page and Plant
Website

Whitesnake official website

Led Zeppelin official website
Past members David Coverdale
Jimmy Page

Coverdale•Page was a musical collaboration featuring Whitesnake and former Deep Purple lead vocalist David Coverdale, and former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

The project between the two artists commenced in 1991 at the suggestion of American A&R executive John Kalodner, as both artists were signed to Geffen Records at the time in North America.

Their debut album, Coverdale/Page was released on 15 March 1993, reaching No. 4 in the UK and No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Five singles were released to promote the album: "Pride and Joy", "Shake My Tree", "Take Me for a Little While", "Take a Look at Yourself" and "Over Now". The album was recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, Criteria Studios in Miami, Highbrow Productions in Nevada and Abbey Road Studios, London. Recording commenced in the fall of 1991 and concluded in early 1992. It was produced by Jimmy Page, David Coverdale and Canadian record producer, Mike Fraser.[1]

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for sales of the LP, CD & Cassette in excess of 500,000 copies[2] and eventually went Platinum.[3] The album also received the official Japanese Sony Music in-house award for sales in excess of 150,000 copies in Japan[4] as well as the EMI in-house sales award for sales in excess of 60,000 copies in the UK.[5]

It has been rumoured that Page collaborated with Coverdale in order to irk Page's former Led Zeppelin bandmate Robert Plant,[citation needed] who up to that point had been reluctant to reunite with Page.[6] In interviews at the time, Plant expressed some derision at the guitarist's collaboration with Coverdale.[7]

An American arena tour was planned for the summer of 1993, but after sluggish ticket sales the tour was scrapped in favour of a series of concerts in Japan, after which the partnership was dissolved.[citation needed] Page subsequently teamed up with Plant for an "UnLedded" MTV project and Coverdale returned to Whitesnake.

Members[edit]

Additional musicians

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position Chart Position
1993 "Pride and Joy" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1 UK Singles Chart -
1993 "Shake My Tree" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 3 UK Singles Chart -
1993 "Take Me for a Little While" U.S Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 15 UK Singles Chart 29
1993 "Over Now" U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 24 UK Singles Chart -
1993 "Take a Look at Yourself" U.S Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - UK Singles Chart 43

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.classicrockreview.com/2013/04/1993-coverdale-page/
  2. ^ "Coverdale Page Coverdale Page USA AWARD DISC (406281)". Eil.com. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  3. ^ Prato, Greg. "Coverdale/Page Biography". Yahoo. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Coverdale Page Coverdale Page Japan AWARD DISC (406354)". Eil.com. 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  5. ^ "Coverdale Page Coverdale Page UK IN-HOUSE AWARD DISC (406343)". Eil.com. 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  6. ^ Prato, Greg. "Coverdale/Page". Vh1. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  7. ^ Led-Zeppelin.org. "Led Zeppelin Assorted Info". 
  8. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles and Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 124. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.