Whitesnake’s 2011 world tour has been called the band’s most successful tour ever, so it comes as no surprise they have released a second live album from it in three months.
Whitesnake fans had requested another live album, and it appears the band is eager to deliver. The first release, Made in Japan came out in April, and they have followed it up with a two CD package: Made in Britain/The World Record. However, since this album has been released so soon after Made in Japan, it’s probably only the hardcore followers who will actually get into it.
It’s really a shame that this one will probably be overlooked by casual fans, because Made In Britain is an excellent addition to the Whitesnake discography. The sound quality is just as it should be on a live recording- clean, but not too clean and David Coverdale’s conversations with the crowd recreate the excitement of actually being at a Whitesnake concert.
The guitar solo of Pistols at Dawn is the musical highlight of the album, and overall the performance is tight from start to finish. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City is another standout, and the energy and joy they convey in their mega-hit Here I Go Again feels genuine. Still of the Night finishes the concert and the recording in true Whitesnake spirit.
Packed full of catchy, hard-rocking Whitesnake classics, Made In Britain showcases the band on their home turf. With recordings from all 96 shows of the tour across more than 35 countries, there’d be no complaints here if Whitesnake released every last recording!