Legendary rock band Whitesnake has released the official music video for the remixed version of the song ‘Lay Down, Stay Down’. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “The Purple Album: Special Gold Edition”, which will be released on October 13, 2023 as a 2-CD/Blu-ray set, and a 2-LP set on resplendent gold vinyl.
‘Lay Down, Stay Down’ was originally released on Whitesnake‘s 2015 album, “The Purple Album”. The album was a tribute to Coverdale‘s time with Deep Purple, and the single was one of the band’s biggest hits from that era.
In a statement, Whitesnake front-man David Coverdale said: “‘Lay Down Stay Down’ was one of the first songs I wrote with Ritchie Blackmore at his house in Camberley, Surrey …I took the music demo home to Redcar, on the North East coast, Glenn Hughes drove up from Cannock in the Midlands to hang out and we messed around with the lyrics … it’s a lyric about dealing with bullies…an aspect of the human condition I despise…I can’t tell you the original ‘working’ title I had, as it’s quite disgusting…It’s about fighting back & not taking any shit from anybody…One of my favourite Ritchie guitar riffs from the “Burn” album and my guys totally drive it, as it should be driven…absolute balls to the wall…Super scorching solo from the incendiary Joel Hoekstra and the band firing on all six cylinders…Super new video put together especially for this new GOLD celebration…N.B…Not Responsible For Speeding Tickets!!!”
The “Special Gold Edition” of “The Purple Album” will feature remixed and remastered versions of all of the songs from the original album, as well as a number of bonus tracks. The album will also be released on gold vinyl. You can pre-order yours HERE.