WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE - "When I Was Writing 'Here I Go Again'... I Thought The Party Was Over"

April 27, 2020, 2 years ago

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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE - "When I Was Writing 'Here I Go Again'... I Thought The Party Was Over"

During a recent appearance on the Appetite For Distortion podcast, Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale, who turned 68 years old in September 2019, reflected on his band's #1 single "Here I Go Again" from their self-titled album, released in 1987.  

According to Coverdale, "I thought when I was writing 'Here I Go Again' as I was coming up to my 30th birthday, I thought the party was over. I was inconsolable. And 38 years later, I'm releasing albums, making new deals with record companies. It's mad — teetering on my 69th birthday. So whether or not I can go in and do 'Still Of The Night' when I'm in my 70s, I'm not so sure about that. But who knows? I've been taken by surprise too many times in my life to know that this magic there that exists… Whenever you make plans, that's when God has a laughing fit. 'Oh, really? Those are your plans? Well, let me just throw this into the mix.'"

 

On June 19, Rhino Records will release The Rock Album by Whitesnake - a new collection that features revisited, remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best rock songs. Of special interest is "Always The Same", a previously unreleased song recorded during the 2019 sessions for Flesh & Blood. A lyric video for the song can be seen below:

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).

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 #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 blistering “Can’t Stop Now”. 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.

The Rock Album will be available June 19th digitally, on CD, and as a 2-LP set pressed on 180-gram, white vinyl. Pre-order yours now at this location. The cover art and tracklisting are as follows:

CD / Streaming:

“Still Of The Night”
“Best Years”
“Tell Me How”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“All Or Nothing”
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
“Restless Heart”
“Anything You Want”
“Here I Go Again”
“Judgement Day”
“She Give Me”
“Crying”
“Can’t Stop Now”
“Always The Same” *
“Forevermore”

LP:

Side A
“Still Of The Night”
“Best Years”
“Tell Me How”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”

Side B
“All Or Nothing”
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
“Restless Heart”

Side C
“Anything You Want”
“Here I Go Again”
“Judgement Day”
“She Give Me”

Side D
“Crying”
“Can’t Stop Now”
“Always The Same” *
“Forevermore”

* previously unreleased



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