The Purple Album (Whitesnake album)

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The Purple Album
The Purple Album by Whitesnake.jpg
Studio album by
Released29 April 2015 (2015-04-29)
Recorded2014–2015
StudioHook City, Reno, Nevada
Genre
Length66:01
LabelFrontiers
ProducerDavid Coverdale, Michael McIntyre, Reb Beach
Whitesnake chronology
Live in 1984: Back to the Bone
(2014)
The Purple Album
(2015)
Singles from The Purple Album
  1. "Stormbringer"
    Released: 25 February 2015
  2. "Burn"
    Released: 24 March 2015
  3. "Lay Down Stay Down"
    Released: 7 April 2015
  4. "Soldier of Fortune"
    Released: 22 April 2015
  5. "Mistreated"
    Released: 10 January 2016
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Herald-Standard(favorable)[1]
KNAC5/5 stars[2]
The New York Times(favorable)[3]
Sputnikmusic2.5/5 stars[4]

The Purple Album is the twelfth studio album by British hard rock band Whitesnake. It contains remakes of songs from Deep Purple band lineups Mark III and Mark IV, when Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale was a member of that band.[5] It was released on 29 April in Japan, 15 May in Europe, 18 May in the UK and 19 May 2015 in the US through Frontiers Records. The album debuted at number 87 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of around 6,900 units in its first week of release.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Burn"Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian PaiceBurn (1974)6:56
2."You Fool No One" (interpolating "Itchy Fingers")Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, PaiceBurn6:23
3."Love Child"Tommy Bolin, CoverdaleCome Taste the Band (1975)4:13
4."Sail Away" (featuring "Elegy for Jon")Blackmore, CoverdaleBurn4:53
5."The Gypsy"Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, PaiceStormbringer (1974)5:29
6."Lady Double Dealer"Blackmore, CoverdaleStormbringer3:59
7."Mistreated"Blackmore, CoverdaleBurn7:39
8."Holy Man"Coverdale, Hughes, LordStormbringer4:42
9."Might Just Take Your Life"Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, PaiceBurn4:14
10."You Keep On Moving"Coverdale, HughesCome Taste the Band5:06
11."Soldier of Fortune"Blackmore, CoverdaleStormbringer3:18
12."Lay Down Stay Down"Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, PaiceBurn3:52
13."Stormbringer"Blackmore, CoverdaleStormbringer5:17
Deluxe edition bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
14."Lady Luck"Jeff Cook, CoverdaleCome Taste the Band3:02
15."Comin' Home"Bolin, Coverdale, PaiceCome Taste the Band4:15
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
16."Soldier of Fortune" (alternate mix)Blackmore, CoverdaleStormbringer3:18

Personnel[edit]

Whitesnake[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Derek Hilland - keyboards

Production[edit]

  • Michael McIntyre - producer, engineer, mixing
  • David Donnelly - mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 40
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 70
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 24
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 2
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 150
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 13
Italian Albums (FIMI)[14] 91
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[15] 32
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 16
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 11
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 18
US Billboard 200[20] 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rhodes, Clint (5 June 2015). "Music review: Whitesnake - 'The Purple Album'". The Herald-Standard. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ Vickers, Duane. "Whitesnake - The Purple Album". KNAC.com. KNAC. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Review: Whitesnake Delves Deep Into Purple Past on New Album". The New York Times. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Whitesnake - The Purple Album". Sputnikmusic. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  5. ^ "WHITESNAKE RETURN WITH THE PURPLE ALBUM". Whitesnake.com. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
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  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  17. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Whitesnake – The Purple Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
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  19. ^ "Whitesnake | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Whitesnake Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 30 May 2015.