WHITESNAKE "LIVE IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT" DVD AND CD

  • It certainly captured the essence of a live performance and he obviously has great respect for his fans.

    But I must say, there were just to many overdubs for my liking and at times it was almost embarassing to watch as he strained to deliver on some of his former glories - Burn & Stormbringer are two such examples, but even some of the Whitesnake material suffered the same fate.

    Having said that, it is a good live performance with great audience participation and the other musicians were in fine form. Tommy Aldridge must get some kudos - don't think he stopped once throughout the whole show!

    This is the type of DVD Glenn deserves the opportunity to shoot - HD, 5.1 DTS surround, multiple camera angles - the works - maybe one day - meantime I can only give this one 6 out of 10.

  • aaah thats too bad. I already suspected this DVD would be full of overdubs. I just can't understand why a record company would release such a product when it's so obvious ovberdubs are used. Unbelievable ....

    The same is with a DVD I got from a band called Ring of FIre feat. Mark Boals (former vocalist of Yngwie Malmsteen) and Tony MacAlpine.

    During a ballad Mark playes acoustic guitar. In the beginning of the song you'll get a shot from behind the stage. During this shot you'll see Mark from behind and and you'll see him fixing his mike for 2 seconds but the acoutic guitar music goes on!! Why give a shot like that because it destoyes the whole crebility of the show. If something like this happens give us a shot at the keyboardplayer or the crowd for heavens sake. I just don't understand the people responsible for this.

    Still the Ring of Fire DVD rocks!! Go buy it. :) :)

  • quote from Classic Rock:

    "Hamilton (the director) has done an amazing job. i was there at the gig and, good as it was, watching the dvd is a completely different experience. it looks like the greatest gig on the planet."

  • As much as Aldridge is a powerhouse of a drummer, he lacks in feel. He should take a lesson or two from Ian Paice. I have only seen the trailer but I also suspected overdubs. What makes you come to this conclusion David?

    Daniel

  • Hi,
    I have a "making of Whitesnake's Live DVD" -DVD...and DC surely wasn't singing that well that night at Hammersmith Ode...I mean Apollo...:)

    By the way - after Still Of The Night - if you press your remote control's downward button a couple of times - you'll find DC's easter egg...(Shirean, I got the package - 10000000 thanks) and if you compare DC's vocals during Still Of The NIght and Soldier Of Fortune you'll notice the difference...

    It is nice looking DVD...but it ain't live DVD! Today while driving to play ice hockey I was listening to Whitesnake's "live" CD and John Sykes' Bad Boy Live - and the winner.......John Sykes...:)

    ...I have some sort of problem with Doug Aldrich's playing...sometimes he tries to sound like Vivian Campbell or Craig Goldy...sometimes like John Sykes...he isn't that bad, but lacks originality...that little extra something...that for example JJ has!

    :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer:

    T:)

  • Quote from danielb

    What makes you come to this conclusion David?

    Daniel



    Primarily because it sounded like a studio recording in parts....some of a song was obviously live, but other parts sounded like a studio echo was in place - difficult to describe unless I'm pointing it out to you in front of the screen - but think you'll notice when you view it.

    Like I said, it's a good overall performance, and kudos to DC also for creating a fantastic intimate atmosphere with the crowd - there aren't too many musicians you can say that about these days.

    By the way, I read somewhere there are sync issues with the PAL edition of the disc - in the Documentary section only - I can't vouch for that as I haven't seen it. The NTSC edition doesn't suffer from the issue from all accounts.

  • I prefer a great dvd with full of overdubs and a perfect image quality, it's a pleasure to watch it, the sound is incredible.

    I know it will be difficult for some of you to hear this but...
    Glenn's dvd is one of the badest dvd of my collection....
    Perhaps David had a bigger budget to release his dvd but....

  • So..there was more than a bit of sonic spackle applied??

    I certainly won't hold that against DC...if he wanted to put out the best product possible. I am assuming that he put a lot of his personal capital into this with the absence of a major label deal. When DC and company toured the States in 2003 I rememebr Glenn saying that you had to give David credit in that he put his wallet where his mouth was. He wasn't going to play in small halls even if he had to finance things himself.

    In a way, I do appreciate the recent DP DVD's all the more for the fact that there is no "patchwork" done at all. You see things exactly as they went down on those respective nights. You get the dated camera work on the Scandanavian Nights DVD where Gillan gets much of the camera time; that's the way it was shot back then.

    Yours In The Funk
    Bill "Capt. Midnite" Redford

    :ghcp:

    www.facebook.com/bill.redford

    "Cause if you fake the FUNK..your nose got to grow!" Bootsy Collins

  • Hi Capt, you may be right re: 2003 touring, but the reason there has been no new studio material from DC (be it solo or with WS) for many, many years is because he seemingly doesn't want to accept anything other than a major deal. As that's not going to happen the fans get to suffer in that there's no new music to talk about. Couldn't he just go with an indie label who believes in him? WS can't go on touring the same greatest hits package over and over again imho.

    Daniel

  • What happen here? many overdubs,etc,etc... it is a great performance with the audience.I think you are in the eternal comparations between Glenn and David.David has a great feeling but he can not sings as Glenn does.But,who can?

    I wish an audience like this for Glenn and a dvd which makes justice his quality.Here in Spain it could happened because the voice has die hard fans :confused: :ghcp:

  • I'm sad to say but David's voice doesn't do it for me anymore... Compare his REAL live vocals to his early 80s output. It's not pretty.

  • Hi Mistreated,
    I don't think people's opinions on Whitesnake's DVD are any kind of comparison between David and Glenn...people have just been critical about one of their favourite singer's performance. I think it is good thing. Remember that Glenn's DVD got also criticism...singing on SLITCOA is superb though!

    Whitesnake used to be one of my favourite bands - I love everything MK IV related......it was OK in 1997, but since then it has been all about nostalgia...just like Deep Purple...

    ...and Whitesnake's version of Burn/Stormbringer is just horrible...just like a bar band doing a cover...

    :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer:

    ...I wonder if DC will release the Whitesnake double live album - with couple of new studio tracks - he promised a couple of years ago....he has had enough time to fix those vocal parts...:)

    :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer:

    T:)
    T:)

  • Don't know what it is why people seems to give more effort finding faults and mistakes about David singing instead of enjoying it....I found new WS dvd most entertaining as ever..and there's enough wrong notes and graspy sounds in Coverdales Voice to make it sound like live....
    I find it very hard to beliave that there's going to be another dvd from whoever to match this one...
    Btw... i catched two live shows from that tour...and the bands
    playing was as good as in dvd...I don't think aldrich and beach
    needs to do overduppin...
    Whoever don't have this one yet..buy it!! Don't listen those needles critics...

    Pease!!

    M



  • I like the dvd and I give my opinion.I love SLITCOA but I think it could be better and I am sure that all the people in this site feel the same.We need a high quality dvd in the future like LIVE IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT OR LIVE AT THE GODS 2002(J.S.SOTO).Glenn's fans wait this big moment.

  • Tero: It's ok not to like the current DP line-up, but to say they are a nostalgia act is plain wrong. Then why would half of their current show be filled with songs from the new album? Thankfully Glenn seems to be over the days of only playing nostalgia shows with old Mk 3 stuff.

    Hammerheadshark: Accept that opinions differ when it comes to the new WS line-up. Technically they are perfect, but sometimes that is not good enough. Feel was a big thing with WS too, and it is sometimes lacking these days I'm afraid. As for DC's vocals, it's the truth. He's not the singer he used to be. It's not that he doesn't sound acceptable today, it's just that he's a shadow of his former self which makes it difficult for me to enjoy his live singing with WS.

  • DanielB I agree with you 100%...i only hope that these critics
    won't keep anybody from buing this dvd because if you only
    look at the bad sides you might get the picture of very poor
    expression and that's not the truth at all...
    The's still very good singing, playin, direction, etc...
    I agree that DC voice is not the same anymore but other hand i
    found some charisma and personality in his singin..
    like you said you either find the 'feel' or you dont...
    i found the feel from the both old and new...

    Like Glenn said : you are the music we are just a band..;)

    peace and love brothers :)

    M

  • Hi,
    my point was that I don't enjoy today's Whitesnake's and Deep Purple's performances anymore...that's why they are nostalgia acts to me..and still they both have done albums that I will love till death...

    I believe that DC could deliver a good studio album, but those days are over for Deep Purple...

    :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer: :bouncer:

    T:)

  • But back to the DVD...

    I have to say that, in all honesty, I really don't have any problems with it myself. It's beautifully shot and pretty well recorded, and if it's touched up in places here and there, so what? Coverdale's voice isn't what it used to be - that's really no secret - but that's not tantamount to saying that he is washed up either. The DVD really shows DC for what he is; an accomplished frontman in front of a tight band who delivers a solid show with all he's got to give, and he definitely has given his fans what they want with this professional looking, nicely polished concert DVD.

    I'm sure that Glenn would be proud of just such a product himself.

    -Marc

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