Into the Light (David Coverdale album)

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Into the Light
Studio album by David Coverdale
Released 25 September 2000 (UK)
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock
Length 58:21
Label EMI
Producer David Coverdale
David Coverdale chronology
Northwinds
(1978)
Into the Light
(2000)
The Early Years
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Into the Light is the third solo album by David Coverdale. It was released in September 2000.

Background[edit]

In between 1978 and 1997, Coverdale and his band Whitesnake produced 9 studio albums. After a three year break, he returned with this most recent solo album since 1978's Northwinds. The album sneaked into the UK album chart at number 75.

In an interview with Classic Rock magazine in 2000, Coverdale stated: "The whole premise of my new record, Into The Light, is about coming out of what I felt was a dark period... I didn't really know who I was, using the illusion of David Coverdale I've created, or that other people have. I got tired of trying to live up to that, which is not necessarily who I am."[2]

"Too Many Tears" was a new arrangement of the same song originally appearing on Coverdale's previous studio album, Whitesnake's Restless Heart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "...Into the Light" (Coverdale) - 1:16
  2. "River Song" (Coverdale) - 7:19
  3. "She Give Me..." (Coverdale) - 4:12
  4. "Don't You Cry" (Coverdale) - 5:47
  5. "Love is Blind" (Coverdale, Earl Slick) - 5:44
  6. "Slave" (Coverdale, Slick) - 4:51
  7. "Cry for Love" (Coverdale, Doug Bossi, Slick) - 4:52
  8. "Living on Love" (Coverdale, Bossi, Slick) - 6:31
  9. "Midnight Blue" (Coverdale, Slick) - 4:58
  10. "Too Many Tears" (Coverdale, Adrian Vandenberg) - 5:59
  11. "Don't Lie to Me" (Coverdale, Slick) - 4:43
  12. "Wherever You May Go" (Coverdale) - 3:59

At least three additional songs were recorded for this album that did not make the final CD. Coverdale released these tracks on his official Whitesnake.com website:[3]

  1. "As Long As I Have You"
  2. "Oh No! Not the Blues Again"
  3. "All the Time in the World"

Singles[edit]

  • "Love Is Blind" was released as a single with an accompanying music video, but did not chart.
  • "Slave" reached #33 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
German Albums Chart 45
Swedish Albums Chart 31
Swiss Albums Chart 84

References[edit]