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To paraphrase Coverdale... here's a fucking great album for ya!

Whitesnake are an all-time Top Three act for me and my love dates back over thirty years to before I was even a teenager. I haven't spent as long with 'Flesh & Blood' as normal due to only receiving my promo copy just before going to print, but it only took one spin to know this is a bit of monster!

The perfectly-titled opener 'Good To See You Again' features a chunky riff, some serious old-school Whitesnake slide guitar and a few typically cheeky 'Snake/Cov-isms – "I will show you mine, if you'll show me yours" and "make some fucking noise." This "oooo"-inducing belter is one of the best, most fitting concert/album openers I've heard in some time and it immediately had me Tom Cruise-ing around à la 'Risky Business'.

I suspect many will have already heard the orgasm-inducing, monumentally catchy 'Shut Up & Kiss Me'. It's classic Whitesnake and an absolute ripper with a thumping beat, fabulous guitar work and a chorus so infectious the World Health Organization are already despatching emergency responders – it's already a personal 'Snake favourite.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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The album also contains 'Gonna Be Alright' with its recurring riff and layered backing vocals, the thunderous 'Hey You (You Make Me Rock)' which includes effect-tinged vocals and a gang-chant chorus, the pounding riffage and squealing, gyrating solo of 'Trouble Is Your Middle Name' and some scaling twin guitars in the stop-start styled 'Always & Forever'. Elsewhere, the title track incorporates a chunky guitar-fuelled verse and harmonised catchy chorus, the manic 'Get Up' embraces plenty of "woohoo" shouts, 'Well I Never' is a chord-driven, punchy song and the massively epic 'Sands Of Time' closes the release with a really memorable chorus.

Aside from the all-out rockers, there are a few wonderful slower numbers like the classic power ballad 'When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue)', the emotion-drenched Power Blues-based 'Heart Of Stone' and the rather beautiful, heavily harmonised, acoustic-led 'After All'.

Coverdale told me last year that this was going to be one of the best Whitesnake records and I tend to agree – I adore this release and it sits comfortably amongst the band's previous work. As he also promised, it's "a beautiful hybrid of whatever chapters you have enjoyed" with little hints to the past throughout. Having only lived with it for a few days, I will stop short of any type of ranking, but don't be surprised to see this sitting atop my year-end list. To paraphrase Coverdale... here's a fucking great album for ya!

Dave Scott

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  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
  • Berny : Apologies! Magazine can now be accessed from your download section. Best wishes, B.
  • Berny : @Martykelly: We're sorry
  • Martykelly : Just purchased issue 89 hoping its going to be in my download soon.
  • Johns Band : Will "Watch & Listen" music videos make a comeback. Just order H.E.A.T. "Live In London" CD.
  • Berny : @the trapps: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. The magazine is now available in your downloads section.
  • the trapps : waiting for the issue 89 which we purchased to be in our downloads section ???
  • Berny : @tomandpam: Many thanks for your purchase. The download instructions were sent yesterday, please contact me at «email» should you haven't received the email.
  • tomandpam : I paid for a download on issue 89 and didn't receive the download. Please let me know when I can get it. Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Fireworks Magazine #89 will be available at selected UK based newsagents on December 16th. The digital version can already be purchased in our Download Store.
  • zom414 : When's the next mag due for release?
  • Berny : @el nowy: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. Pls. check your mail!
  • el nowy : Hi, how long does it take for my download license to be available? I purchased it 3 days ago. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @l.thijs: Apologies for the delay, your digital copy can now be downloaded from your "My Downloads" section.
  • l.thijs : Hi Fireworks Magazine. I made a purchase on 10 nov and I paid by Paypall. I bought the #85 fireworks mag download for GBP3,50. But I didn,t receive anything. Please can you find out what's going on?
  • kazooba : I have digital versions of every issue from 27 thru 88, any way I can get issues 1 - 26 with cd's digitally?
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: The links are in the Fireworks menu. Have you tried scrolling down? Maybe your screen size is too small...
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; there are only links up to Fireworks 86. Which is kinda strange because i already downloaded CD 87 but i'm looking for the link to CD 88...Chris
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.
  • Berny : @bpomper: Can you pls. contact the Rocktopia team here: «email»
  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
  • Rocktopia Te : @bpomper: For security reasons, we removed your previous message. Please do not post your private e - mail address. Many thanks for your understanding.
  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.

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