David Coverdale said in a new interview that he “never had time” to remaster “Coverdale Page”, his 1993 album with Jimmy Page.
Speaking to Ultimate Classic Rock, the Whitesnake singer said that a remastered and expanded edition of the album isn’t on the way for its thirtieth anniversary. Coverdale has repeatedly discussed his hopes to release a box set version of the album in interviews since 2018.
“By the time we came out of COVID, I never had time to do it,” Coverdale told Ultimate Classic Rock. “I’ve got a very significant agenda, which also, in that time, was a two-year farewell tour after an astonishing 50-year career. There was just no time. It breaks my heart not to do it, it really does, because it’s a super, super record. But yeah, that was the plan and I was very excited.”
Coverdale now says he’s unsure whether to move forward with a remaster of the album after missing the thirtieth anniversary of its release in March. “I really don’t know what to do,” he said. “I don’t know who [to give this project to],” he laments. “But I pray that Jimmy, I think he has potentially exhausted the Led Zeppelin catalogue, that he would take something like this on if he was enthused.”
The Whitesnake singer also confirmed that the original master tapes of the album were destroyed in the 2008 Universal Studios fire. “The actual analogue tapes went up,” Coverdale told Ultimate Classic Rock. “That was one of the things [that was destroyed in the fire], so thank God for digital. I have all of the assets for that.”