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MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS
'Made In Britain/The World Record'
Just a few months after the live 'Made In Japan' release, Whitesnake release another live offering and it's a double CD. Disc 1 is 'Made In Britain' which is exactly what it says on tin, recorded on the 'Forevermore' 2011 World Tour, whilst Disc 2 features assorted odds and sods recorded around the world.
'Made In Britain' is the perfect souvenir for any Whitesnake fan who witnessed the band live on the first leg of the 'Forevermore' 2011 World Tour as it features the entire set in correct running order with only the guitar and drum solos edited out making it a more comfortable listening pleasure and just like the 'Made In Japan' live release it is the inclusion of newer material that gives the album a renewed freshness highlighting the fact that Coverdale and his young guns can still come up with quality tunes such as 'Love Will Set You Free', the epic 'Forevermore' and the glass raising 'Fare Thee Well' that sit neatly next to the other Snake classics one would expect to find on any Whitesnake live retrospective.
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Disc 2 features other songs recorded on the latter part of the tour and also a couple from the previous 'Good To Be Bad' tour with songs such as 'Lay Down Your Love' and 'Can You Hear The Wind Blow'.
A couple of enjoyful acoustics live offerings are included with the only track that is repeated over the two discs in 'Fare Thee Well' which works better in acoustic form as does 'One Of These Days. The set ends with a storming Purple reminder of 'Burn/Stormbringer'.
There are some titles on here that may fool some fans such as 'Pistols At Dawn', 'Snake Dance' and 'The Badger' but these are instrumental solos only loved by budding musos.
There's enough here to keep Whitesnake completists happy but I do feel that on this occasion less is more as Disc 2 does confuse the exercise of this release. As I said in my previous 'Made In Japan' review, a full acoustic album would be a most welcome release because the band sound as they are having so much fun when Coverdale dosn't have to scream like he did back in 87. However, this will do just nicely.
Click here for an exclusive interview with David Coverdale by with Mark Taylor of MetalTalk.
Click here for the review of Whitesnake 'Made In Japan'.