Slide It In (US Mix, 2019 Remaster) Whitesnake

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
08.03.2019

Label: Rhino

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Hard Rock

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  • 1Gambler (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)03:57
  • 2Slide It In (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)03:19
  • 3Slow An' Easy (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)06:00
  • 4Love Ain't No Stranger (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)04:14
  • 5Give Me More Time (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)03:42
  • 6Standing in the Shadow (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)03:38
  • 7Hungry for Love (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)03:29
  • 8All or Nothing (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)03:40
  • 9Spit It Out (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)04:28
  • 10Guilty of Love (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)03:24
  • Total Runtime39:51

Info for Slide It In (US Mix, 2019 Remaster)



Whitesnake scored its first platinum-selling album in 1984 with 'Slide It In', a release that has sold more than four million copies worldwide thanks to hard-rocking songs like “Love Ain’t No Stranger,” “Slow An’ Easy” and the title track. The classic album turns 35 this year and Rhino is celebrating with several new versions.

After releasing Saints & Sinners in 1982, Whitesnake reconvened the following year in Germany to begin recording songs for what would become the band’s sixth studio album, Slide It In. At the time, band members included Coverdale, guitarists Micky Moody and Mel Galley, bassist Colin Hodgkinson and keyboardist Jon Lord. The album was initially released in 1984 in the U.K., where it climbed into the Top 10.

Soon after, the band’s line-up changed. Lord left to rejoin Deep Purple and Moody and Hodgkinson were replaced by guitarist John Skyes, and Neil Murray, who was Whitesnake’s original bassist. Prior to its U.S. release in 1985, Slide It In was remixed while newly recorded parts by Skyes, Murray and keyboardist Bill Cuomo were added, resulting in two distinct versions of the album, both of which are included in this set.

We spoke to Hugh Gilmour (exclusively for Keymailrecords) who has been working with the band for the past few years on their album artwork, stage backdrops and merchandise: “...the first track I heard from ‘Slide It In’ was when “Guilty Of Love” was in the charts in August 1983. [I] moved abroad at the end of 1983, so it took a while for me to finally hear ‘Slide It In’, which was probably my brother’s cassette, which came with an extra track. I have lots of favourites, but ‘Slide It In’ is definitely near the top. I’m also working on the new album, 'Flesh And Blood' (due May 2019). And it’s not just the artwork, but all things visual, from the backdrops & scrims on stage, David's stage shirts, the tour merchandise… I’ve even just finished a new ladies shirt for Valentine’s Day.”

David Coverdale, lead vocals
Mel Galley, guitars, backing vocals
Micky Moody, guitars
Colin Hodgkinson, bass
Jon Lord, keyboards
Cozy Powell, drums

Produced by Martin Birch

Digitally remastered


Whitesnake
After recording two solo albums, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale formed Whitesnake around 1977. In the glut of hard rock and heavy 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 of Whitesnake 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 an eponymous album (titled 1987 in Europe) that was even better. Portions of the album were blatantly derivative — "Still of the Night" was a dead ringer for early Zeppelin — but the group could write powerful, heavy rockers like "Here I Go Again" that were driven as much by melody as riffs, as well as hit power ballads like "Is This Love." Whitesnake was an enormous international success, selling over six million copies 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, featuring guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Although the record went platinum, it was a considerable disappointment after the across-the-board success of Whitesnake. Coverdale put Whitesnake on hiatus after that album. In 1993, he released a collaboration with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page that was surprisingly lackluster. The following year, Whitesnake issued a greatest-hits album in the U.S. and Canada focusing solely 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 and Vandenberg performed an "unplugged" show in Japan that was recorded and issued the following year under the title Starkers in Tokyo. By the late '90s, however, Coverdale once again put Whitesnake on hold, as he concentrated on recording his first solo album in nearly 22 years. Coverdale's Into the Light was issued in September 2000, featuring journeyman guitarist Earl Slick. After a lengthy hiatus that saw the release of countless "greatest-hits" and "live" collections, the band returned in 2008 with the impressive Good to Be Bad. Coverdale and Whitesnake toured the album throughout Europe and Japan. The band returned to the recording studio in 2010 with new members bassist 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. (ROVI)

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