Velvet Thunder review:
If you’re a classic rock fan to any significant degree, you’ll know Doogie White. First coming to the fore in the 1990s incarnation of Rainbow with the album Stranger In Us All, the genial scotsman has done considerable time as regular vocalist for Michael Schenker, as well as working with the likes of Tank, Yngwie Malmsteen, Praying Mantis, Alcatrazz and Mostly Autumn (in the White Noise project). Remarkably enough, with those 25 years of varied activity behind him, this album from 2011 remains the only solo album he has issued to date, and for those – like myself – who may have missed it first time around, this is an excellent reissue opportunity, as the album turns ten years old. Originally a ten-track CD, this time it has two bonus tracks from the original sessions added as well as a bonus disc filled with cover versions that White has recorded over the years.