David Coverdale of the band Deep Purple

Anthony Behar

LISTEN: Whitesnake Share "Love Ain't No Stranger" From 'The Purple Tour (Live)' Album

By: KANE-O!

January 12, 2018

Two years ago, singer DAVID COVERDALE (Whitesnake, Deep Purple) decided to revisit his tenure in DEEP PURPLE (1973-1976) by re-recording some of the songs he put down on tape with the heritage hard rockers. The Purple Album was the result, and it was followed by a successful tour that presented fans with new, updated takes on Purple classics like “Burn” & “Mistreated” (see the video for 'Burn' below!), as well as a handful of signature Whitesnake songs. 

Now, Whitesnake has shared a new live recording of the beloved 1984 ballad “Love Ain’t No Stranger.” Listen below!

Set for release on January 19th is Whitesnake’s chronicle of The Purple Tour, appropriately titled The Purple Tour (Live), which will be available on CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray sets as well as a double-LP, single CD, and digital version. (Check the complete track listing below.)

During his time as the front man for DP, Coverdale recorded the albums Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974), and Come Taste The Band (1975), and some of the songs featured on the new live set include "You Fool No One," "The Gypsy," and "Soldier Of Fortune." The new collection also offers up blistering versions of some of Whitesnake's more memorable songs like "Fool For Your Loving" from Slip Of The Tongue (1990), "Love Ain't No Stranger" from Slide It In (1984), plus "Still Of The Night," "Bad Boys," "Is This Love," and the #1 smash "Here I Go Again" from Whitesnake (1987). Mr. Coverdale wanted to make sure people did not assume that he and the band were trying to compete against or improve on the original versions, explaining that the main reason for the recordings was because, well, they just wanted to rock!

Whitesnake - The Purple Album (Live) CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray track listing:

1. Burn
2. Bad Boys
3. Love Ain't No Stranger
4. The Gypsy
5. Give Me All Your Love
6. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
7. Mistreated
8. You Fool No One
9. Soldier Of Fortune
10. Is This Love
11. Fool For Your Loving
12. Here I Go Again
13. Still Of The Night

DVD/Blu-ray Contents:

Concert Video in 5.1 and Stereo

* "Burn" - Music Video
* Band Interviews

Bonus 5.1 High Resolution Live Audio:

* You Keep On Moving
* Lay Down Stay Down
* Lotsanotes
* Stormbringer

CD track listing:

01. Burn
02. Bad Boys
03. Love Ain't No Stranger
04. The Gypsy
05. Give Me All Your Love
06. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
07. Mistreated
08. You Fool No One
09. Soldier Of Fortune
10. Is This Love
11. Fool For Your Loving
12. Here I Go Again
13. Still Of The Night

LP track listing:

Side One

01. Burn
02. Bad Boys
03. Love Ain't No Stranger
04. The Gypsy

Side Two

01. Give Me All Your Love
02. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
03. Mistreated

Side Three

01. You Fool No One
02. Soldier Of Fortune
03. Is This Love
04. Fool For Your Loving

Side Four

01. Here I Go Again
02. Still Of The Night
03. You Keep On Moving - LP Bonus Track