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Whitesnake

After recording two solo albums, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale formed Whitesnake around 1977. In the glut of hard rock andheavy metal bands of the late '70s, their first albums got somewhat lost in the shuffle, although they were fairly popular in Europe and Japan.During 1982, Coverdale took some time off so he could take care of his sick daughter. When he re-emerged with a new version ofWhitesnake in 1984, the band sounded revitalized and energetic. Slide It In may have relied on Led Zeppelin's and Deep Purple's old tricks,but the band had a knack for writing hooks; the reco ...read more

After recording two solo albums, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale formed Whitesnake around 1977. In the glut of hard rock andheavy metal bands of the late '70s, their first albums got somewhat lost in the shuffle, although they were fairly popular in Europe and Japan.During 1982, Coverdale took some time off so he could take care of his sick daughter. When he re-emerged with a new version ofWhitesnake in 1984, the band sounded revitalized and energetic. Slide It In may have relied on Led Zeppelin's and Deep Purple's old tricks,but the band had a knack for writing hooks; the record became their first platinum album. Three years later, Whitesnake released aneponymous album (titled 1987 in Europe) that was even better. Portions of the album were blatantly derivative -- "Still of the Night" was adead ringer for early Zeppelin -- but the group could write powerful, heavy rockers like "Here I Go Again" that were driven as much bymelody as riffs, as well as hit power ballads like "Is This Love." Whitesnake was an enormous international success, selling over six millioncopies in the U.S. alone.

Before they recorded their follow-up, 1989's Slip of the Tongue, Coverdale again assembled a completely new version of the band, featuringguitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Although the record went platinum, it was a considerable disappointment after the across-the-board success ofWhitesnake. Coverdale put Whitesnake on hiatus after that album. In 1993, he released a collaboration with former Led Zeppelin guitaristJimmy Page that was surprisingly lackluster. The following year, Whitesnake issued a greatest-hits album in the U.S. and Canada focusingsolely on material from their final three albums (as well as containing a few unreleased tracks).

In 1997, Coverdale resurrected Whitesnake (guitarist Adrian Vandenberg was the only remaining member of the group's latter. day lineup),issuing Restless Heart the same year. Surprisingly, the album wasn't even issued in the United States. On the ensuing tour, Coverdale andVandenberg performed an "unplugged" show in Japan that was recorded and issued the following year under the title Starkers in Tokyo. Bythe late '90s, however, Coverdale once again put Whitesnake on hold, as he concentrated on recording his first solo album in nearly 22years. Coverdale's Into the Light was issued in September 2000, featuring journeyman guitarist Earl Slick. After a lengthy hiatus that sawthe release of countless "greatest-hits" and "live" collections, the band returned in 2008 with the impressive Good to Be Bad. Coverdaleand Whitesnake toured the album throughout Europe and Japan. The band returned to the recording studio in 2010 with new membersbassist Michael Devin (formerly of Lynch Mob) and drummer Brian Tichy, who appeared alongside guitarists Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach,and guest keyboardist Timothy Drury (as well as Coverdale's son Jasper on backing vocals on various tracks). The band's 11th album,Forevermore, was preceded by the issue of the single, "Love Will Set You Free," and released in the spring of 2011. « hide

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LPs
Forevermore
2011

3.7
71 Votes
Good To Be Bad
2008

3.7
76 Votes
Restless Heart
1997

2.5
19 Votes
Slip of the Tongue
1989

3.3
91 Votes
Whitesnake
1987

3.8
200 Votes
Slide It In
1984

3.8
102 Votes
Saints and Sinners
1982

3.3
58 Votes
Come An' Get It
1981

3.6
54 Votes
Ready An' Willing
1980

3.6
66 Votes
Lovehunter
1979

3.2
70 Votes
Trouble
1978

3.3
44 Votes
Snakebite
1978

3.2
35 Votes
EPs
1987 Versions
1987

3.4
5 Votes
Snakebite (EP)
1978

2.4
7 Votes
Live Albums
Made in Britain/The World Record
07/09/2013

3.2
3 Votes
Made In Japan
04/23/2013

3
3 Votes
Live at Donington 1990
2011

3.2
9 Votes
Live: In the Shadow of the Blues
2006

3.5
14 Votes
Live... In the Still of the Night
2006

3.8
9 Votes
Starkers in Tokyo
1998

3.5
13 Votes
Live... In the Heart of the City
1980

3.4
15 Votes
Compilations
Box 'O' Snakes – The Sunburst Years 1978-1982
2011

1
1 Votes
30th Anniversary Collection
2008

4.6
7 Votes
The Definitive Collection
2006

3.2
3 Votes
The Early Years
2004

3.4
5 Votes
I'll Show You My Whitesnake... neck!
2003

2.5
2 Votes
Best of Whitesnake
2003

3.3
18 Votes
Here I Go Again: The Whitesnake Collection
2002

2
2 Votes
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
2000

2.3
3 Votes
Whitesnake's Greatest Hits
1994

3.6
28 Votes

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