CGEFC 24487 Coverdale Page
Produced by David Coverdale, Jimmy Page and Mike Fraser
Released on March 27, 1993
UK CHART POSITION #4 . . . US CHART POSITION #5 . . . PLATINUM RECORD
Find it at GEMM
CGEFC 24487 cover  

M @th#rf*ck&r! The first three tracks on here rocked. Then nothing but the sound of two dollars being swallowed by insensitive moving parts of metal and plastic. So in lieu of the usual contructive criticism (“Coverdale Page totally rocks”), you’ve got the scan of the Canadian cassette cover to contemplate and little else. (Well, the discographical data that drives the engine.) Onward we must, then, onto the other online pundits for perspective. Pam from Sleaze Roxx was disappointed with it and only gave it one thumb up. (Apparently, you can put both thumbs up if you really like something or you’re the Fonz. Roger Ebert, clearly, is not the Fonz.) On All Music Guide, you learn that “the power ballads tend to be slightly tedious.” Mind you, it’s only a tendency, and even then only toward a small amount of tediousness. Robert Christgau gave it a bomb. Benjamin Ray wrote a good, short review that I liked until I read his reference to an “11-note arpeggio” and realized that he’d actually counted the notes in the arpeggio. John Alroy of Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews does a good, short job of it on his site, as usual. Theirs is one of a handful of sites worth bookmarking. (Mark Prindle’s would be the other. You’ll have your hands full with those two.)

CGEFC 24487 lyric sleeve
CGEFC 24487 lyric sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. SHAKE MY TREE    4:50
  2. WAITING ON YOU    5:15
  3. TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE    6:17
  4. PRIDE AND JOY    3:32
  5. OVER NOW    5:22
  6. FEELING HOT    4:10
  7. EASY DOES IT    5:51
  8. TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF    5:02
  9. DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY    7:52
  10. ABSOLUTION BLUES    6:00
  11. WHISPER A PRAYER FOR THE DYING    6:54

    All songs written by David Coverdale & Jimmy Page

CREDITS

DAVID COVERDALE -- vocals, acoustic guitar, mixing
JIMMY PAGE -- electric guitars, 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars, dulcimer, electric harmonica, electric dog, TransPerformance, mixing
DENNY CARMASSI -- drums, outburst
JORGE CASAS -- bass
TOMMY FUNDERBUNK -- backing vocals
LESTER MENDEZ -- keyboards, percussion
John Harris -- acoustic harmonica (1,4)
Ricky Phillips -- bass (7,10)
John Sambataro -- backing vocals
Mike Fraser -- engineer, mixing
Hugh Syme -- art direction and design
Michael McIntyre -- production coordinator

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK March 27, 1993 EMI CD/CS CDEMD/TCEMD 1041  
US March 27, 1993 Geffen CD/CS GEFD/GEFC 24487  
CAN 1993 Geffen CS CGEFC 24487 lyric sleeve
JPN 1993 Sony CD SRCS-6662  

 

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