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Whitesnake to Re-issue Iconic 1987 Album + New Album in 2018

It’s hard to believe that Whitesnake’s self-titled 1987 album is 30 years old. One of the most iconic images of ’80s metal is the video for the #1 Billboard single “Here I Go Again,” which featured actress Tawny Kitaen doing gymnastics on the hood of future husband and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale’s white Jaguar. “Still of the Night,” “Give Me All Your Love” and “Is This Love” were also huge hits from the album, and while Whitesnake haven’t released an original album since 2011’s Forevermore, that’s about to change as well. Whitesnake have inked a deal with Warner Music Group Worldwide and Rhino that will see the release of a new album next year, but first, 30th anniversary editions of Whitesnake will be out on October 6th.

Coverdale tells Billboard that he was won over by Rhino President Mark Pinkus, who wooed the singer at his home in Lake Tahoe over the winter.

“We discussed all the projects that were going on and he said, ‘Well, I’m totally in if you are,’ and then drove back to the airport and flew back (to Los Angeles),” Coverdale remembers. “It was the most heroic record company executive scenario I’ve ever experienced. So it was relatively effortless to work together.”

The reissues of the 1987 album will come in two formats, a four CD/DVD super deluxe edition and a two-disc deluxe edition. Whitesnake now features guitarists Reb Beach (formerly of Winger) and Joel Hoekstra, who are currently writing the follow-up to Forevermore for a late spring 2018 release. They plan on a world tour after that.

Coverdale is pumped: “I’m actually very excited about it because it’s the first opportunity both Reb and Joel and I have actually had to sit down and write together,” Coverdale says. “There’s a lot of what one would refer to as arena rock; Reb and I were talking the other night over dinner and he said, ‘Man, there’s so many songs here that no matter where we play — Portugal or Brazil or Tokyo — they’re gonna get this hook. They’re gonna be punching the fuckin’ air and have a great night.’ And I went, ‘Oh, absolutely — and more than usual,’ which is great. I can’t do throwaway shit. The only reason I’m doing this record are the songs are gonna be a great Whitesnake album for Whitesnake fans — and the band. It’s very exciting.”

Here are the track listings for the Whitesnake reissues, after a previously-unreleased live version of “Still of the Night” from the touring cycle behind the album in 1987 and 1988:


Track Listing

Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster

“Still Of The Night” “Give Me All Your Love” “Bad Boys” “Is This Love” “Here I Go Again 87” “Straight For The Heart” “Looking For Love” “Children Of The Night” “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” “Crying In The Rain” “Don’t Turn Away”

Disc Two: Live On Tour 1987-88

“Bad Boys/Children Of The Night” * “Slide It In” * “Slow An’ Easy” * “Here I Go Again” * “Guilty Of Love” * “Is This Love” * “Love Ain’t No Stranger” * Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian * “Crying In The Rain” * “Still Of The Night” * “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” * “Give Me All Your Love” *

Disc Three: Demos and Rehearsals

“Still Of The Night” * “Give Me All Your Love” * “Bad Boys” * “Is This Love” * “Straight For the Heart” * “Looking For Love” * “Children Of The Night” * “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” * “Crying In The Rain” * “Don’t Turn Away” *

Disc Four: 2017 Remixes

“Still Of The Night” – Remix * “Is This Love” – Remix * “Give Me All Your Love” – Remix * “Here I Go Again 87” – Remix * “Standing In The Shadows” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album “Looking For Love” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album “Need Your Love So Bad” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album “Here I Go Again” – Radio Mix “Give Me All Your Love” – Single Version


“Still Of The Night” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1 “Here I Go Again 87” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1 “Is This Love” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1 “Give Me All Your Love” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1 Documentary about the making of 1987 Album * “Here I Go Again” – Purplesnake Video Jam * “Crying In The Rain” – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg * Band Intros – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg * “Still Of The Night” – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg * New Interview with David Coverdale *


LP Track Listing

Side One

“Still Of The Night” “Bad Boys” “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” “Straight For The Heart” “Here I Go Again 87”

Side Two

“Give Me All Your Love” “Is This Love” “Children Of The Night” “Crying In The Rain” “Don’t Turn Away”

Side Three

“Still Of The Night” – 2017 Remix * “Is This Love” – 2017 Remix * “Give Me All Your Love” – 2017 Remix * “Here I Go Again 87” – 2017 Remix * “Looking For Love”

Side Four

“Bad Boys/Children of the Night” – Live * “Here I Go Again” – Live * “Is This Love “ – Live * “Give Me All Your Love” – Live * “Still of the Night” – Live *

* previously unreleased

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