Coverdale-Page (album)

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Coverdale-Page
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Type Studio album
Artist Coverdale-Page
Release Date 15 March 1993
Recorded Fall 1991 - Winter 1992 at Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver; Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida; Abbey Road Studios in London; and Highbrow Productions in Hook City, Nevada.
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, rock
Language English
Length 61 minutes 5 seconds
Label Geffen Records
Catalogue GEFD 224487
Producer Jimmy Page, David Coverdale, Mike Fraser
Engineer Michael McIntyre

Coverdale-Page (sometimes written Coverdale • Page) is an album by Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale and ex-Led Zeppelin and the Firm guitarist Jimmy Page (as Coverdale-Page), released by Geffen Records on 27 March 1993.

Overview

Despite alternative rock and gangsta rap being in vogue on the charts and radio at the time, the album displayed a strong showing initially, reaching number 4 in the United Kingdom and number 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart, while the first single released, 'Pride and Joy', reached the number 1 spot on the Album Rock Tracks chart for six weeks. The eleven track eponymous debut was recorded at Little Mountain Studios in Vancouver, Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, Abbey Road Studios in London and Highbrow Productions in Hook City, Nevada. A further six tracks recorded between Page and Coverdale remain unreleased, three of them being 'Good Love', 'Saccharin' and 'Southern Comfort'.

Adding to the Led Zeppelin sound of this album was the John Bonham-influenced work of former Montrose drummer Denny Carmassi, and seasoned session bass player Ricky Philips. According to David Coverdale, the traffic sign shown on the cover of the album signified 'two roads joining to one road, trying to express unification or joining together.'[1]

Carmassi later joined Coverdale in Whitesnake, in June 1994, while Page joined Robert Plant in the duo, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant.

Reviews

Reviewer Country Review Year Score
Rolling Stone United States Album Reviews 15 April 1993 3/5 stars
Q United Kingdom Album Reviews May 1993 4/5 stars

Track list

Album information

Track listing:

  • Side One:
  1. 'Shake My Tree' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 4:54
  2. 'Waiting on You' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 5:16
  3. 'Take Me for a Little While' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 6:17
  4. 'Pride and Joy' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 3:32
  5. 'Over Now' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 5:24
  6. 'Feeling Hot' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 4:11
  • Side Two:
  1. 'Easy Does It' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 5:53
  2. 'Take a Look at Yourself' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 5:02
  3. 'Don't Leave Me This Way' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 7:53
  4. 'Absolution Blues' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 6:00
  5. 'Whisper a Prayer for the Dying' (David Coverdale, Jimmy Page) - 6:54

Chart positions

Album

Chart (1993) Peak Position
Norwegian Albums Chart[2] 11
UK Albums Chart[3] 4
US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart[4] 5
Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[5] 5
Swedish Albums Chart[6] 8
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 16
Australian ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart[8] 25
German Albums Chart[9] 27
Dutch Albums Chart[10] 55

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1993 'Pride and Joy' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[11] 1
1993 'Pride and Joy' Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[12] 50
1993 'Shake My Tree' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[13] 3
1993 'Shake My Tree' Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[14] 81
1993 'Take Me for a Little While' UK Singles Chart[15] 29
1993 'Take Me for a Little While' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[16] 15
1993 'Take Me for a Little While' Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[17] 77
1993 'Take Me for a Little While' US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart[18] 15
1993 'Take a Look at Yourself' UK Singles Chart[19] 43

Sales certifications

Album

Country Sales Certification
Canada (CRIA) 100,000+ Platinum[20]
United Kingdom (BPI) 60,000+ Silver[21]
United States (RIAA) 1,000,000+ Platinum[22]

Certification history

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold 8 June 1993
RIAA – USA Platinum 7 April 1995

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • David Coverdale - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
    • Jimmy Page - electric guitars, bass, harmonica, dulcimer, backing vocals
    • Lester Mendel - keyboards, percussion
    • Jorge Casas - bass guitar
    • Ricky Phillips - bass guitar
    • Denny Carmassi - drums, percussion
    • John Harris - harmonica
    • Tommy Funderburk - backing vocals
    • John Sambataro - backing vocals
  • Production:
    • Michael Fraser - producer, engineer, mixing
    • Michael McIntyre - engineer, production co-ordination
    • Keith Rose - assistant engineer
    • Delwyn Brooks - assistant engineer
    • Chris Brown - assistant engineer
    • George Marino - mastering.
    • Hugh Syme - art direction, design.

Notes

  1. Cantine. Led Zeppelin Frequently Asked Questions.
  2. Top 100 Albums - 21 March 1993. norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  3. Top 100 Albums - 27 March 1993. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  4. The Billboard 200 - 3 April 1993. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  5. RPM Albums Chart - 3 April 1993. RPM. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  6. Top 60 Albums - 7 April 1993. swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  7. Top 100 Albums - 11 April 1993. hitparade.ch. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  8. Top 50 Albums - 11 April 1993. ARIA. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  9. Top 100 Albums - 12 April 1993. musicline.de. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  10. Top 100 Albums - 24 April 1993. dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on 2009-01-17.
  11. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 27 February 1993. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-15.
  12. RPM Singles Chart - 10 April 1993. RPM. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  13. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 8 May 1993. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  14. RPM Singles Chart - 5 June 1993. RPM. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  15. Top 100 Singles - 3 July 1993. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  16. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 17 July 1993. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  17. RPM Singles Chart - 31 July 1993. RPM. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  18. Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles - 7 August 1993. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  19. Top 100 Singles - 23 October 1993. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  20. CRIA Coverdale Page - 30 March 1993. CRIA. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  21. BPI Coverdale Page certification - 1 April 1993. BPI. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.
  22. RIAA.org Coverdale Page - 7 April 1995. RIAA. Retrieved on 2009-01-19.