Label: Frontiers 2011
Review by The Bailey Brothers
We have been fortunate enough to witness what it’s like to hit the Monsters Of Rock stage in front of 70,000 fans and the adrenalin rush is intense. The event moved from Castle Donington to the Milton Keynes Bowl in 1989 after the death of two young fans in 1988. It’s a welcome return for the MOR and Whitesnake who headlined for the 2nd time On August 18, 1990. This release is a DVD/live double CD set and really captures the essence of one of the most prestigious festivals of its time. The one thing we admire about David Coverdale is his professionalism, he always keeps himself in the best condition he can and his band Whitesnake is renowned for attracting some of the best musicians on the scene. The line up again is pretty awesome; Adrian Vandenberg and Steve Via guitars, bassist Rudy Sarzo, drummer Tommy Aldridge and one of the best bluesy rock vocalist our country has ever produced, David Coverdale, lead vocals. Back stage Rudy Sarzo told the Bailey’s what it meant to him personally to be playing here today. “For me it’s a personal triumph, I’ve always been a fan of British Rock N Roll; it was always my dream to be in a British band and to headline a major festival in England where people come from all corners of the Earth. For me this is a triumph un parallel”.
Whitesnake are on the crest of a wave after the “Slip of the Tongue” album release in 1989 so it’s no surprise the concert kicks off with the title track. When you have been around as long as Coverdale and wrote so many awesome songs the set list is cram packed with gems such as Fool For Your Loving, Here I Go Again, Slide It In, Still Of The Night, Cryin’ In The Rain, the list is impressive and the performance top notch with a few exceptions such as “Is this Love” which was over played lead guitar wise. This release is a must have edition for any Whitesnake fan and also fans of the Monsters Of rock festivals (now Download). The 'Live At Donington 1990' DVD also includes a substantial gallery of never before seen stills of the band on the "Liquor & Poker World Tour 1990", plus an intimate behind-the-scenes documentary of the making-of the SLIP OF THE TONGUE album. "Live At Donington 1990 1990" is available in 2CD set, DVD cover pack, combo 2CD + DVD in digi pack and digital edition.