Whitesnake will bring together some of its hardest-hitting songs of its multi-platinum career on “The Rock Album“, a new collection that features revisited, remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best rock songs. The album is the first release in the band’s “Red, White And Blues” trilogy, a series of fresh, new collections organized by musical themes that will include: “Love Songs” (red), “The Rock Album” (white) and “The Blues Album” (blue).
“The Rock Album” will be available on June 19 on CD ($14.98), and as a double-LP set pressed on 180-gram, white vinyl ($31.98). The music also will be available through digital and streaming services. The collection features the debut of “Always The Same”, a previously unreleased song that was recorded during the 2019 sessions for “Flesh & Blood”.
In the album’s liner notes, Whitesnake founder and lead singer David Coverdale writes: “All the songs have been revisited, remixed and remastered. Some have been musically embellished where my co-producer Michael McIntyre, my new mixer Christopher Collier and I felt it appropriate or necessary to bring out the best in these songs.”
“The Rock Album” spans over three decades with songs originally released between 1984 and 2011 on six Whitesnake studio albums. One track — “She Give Me” — is taken from Coverdale’s 2000 solo album “Into The Light”.
The group’s music from the 1980s is well represented by “Love Ain’t No Stranger” from “Slide It In” (1984) and “Judgement Day” from “Slip Of The Tongue” (1989), as well as “Still Of The Night”, “Give Me All Your Love” and the No. 1 smash “Here I Go Again” from Whitesnake ‘s 1987 self-titled album, which has been certified mega-platinum.
“Restless Heart” (1997) gets its due on the collection with four songs, including the title track, the official lyric video for which can be seen below. “The Rock Album” also features music from 2008’s “Good to Be Bad” (“Best Years” and “Can’t You Hear The Wind Blow”), in addition to the title track from 2011’s “Forevermore”. Other highlights from “The Rock Album” include a remixed version of “All Or Nothing” that features additional guitars pulled from the original multi-track tapes, plus an alternate arrangement of “Tell Me How” from “Forevermore”.
Earlier in the month, Whitesnake released a 35th-anniversary remix of “Slide It In” as a 2LP set on 180-gram transparent red vinyl. Whitesnake scored its first platinum-selling album in 1984 with “Slide It In”, a release that has sold more than six million copies worldwide thanks to hard-rocking songs like “Love Ain’t No Stranger”, “Slow An’ Easy” and the title track.
Still Of The Night
Tell Me How
Love Ain’t No Stranger
All Or Nothing
Give Me All Your Love
Can You Hear the Wind Blow
Anything You Want
Here I Go Again
She Give Me
Can’t Stop Now
Always The Same *
* previously unreleased