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Whitesnake

WhitesnakeAudio CD
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Whitesnake are an English rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple but by the mid 1980s Whitesnake had moved away from the early blues influenced hard rock to a more commercial heavy metal style. Whitesnake was named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by ... Read more in Amazon's Whitesnake Store

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000000OPZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,653 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When Whitesnake broke into the spotlight with Slide It In (1984), a battalion of cynical critics predicted the band's success couldn't last, but Coverdale and company silenced all the naysayers with 1987's self-titled album, which rocketed to No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record was driven by the pumping rocker "Here I Go Again" and the tender power ballad "Is This Love," but the band's mainstream appeal might have had as much to do with their unabashedly sexual videos as with their bubblegum metal. The clips, which seemed to splash across MTV every 20 minutes, starred Coverdale's girlfriend and B-movie actress Tawny Kitaen, and highlighted her busty, scantily clad body in various provocative poses. Volume and T&A--a metalhead's wet dream. --Jon Wiederhorn

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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely intelligent buttrock. May 26, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Can vintage pop metal from the 1980s be taken seriously by adults? Sometimes, yes. Case in point: Whitesnake's eponymous 1987 album, which catapulted them to international success and made them one of the top bands of the late eighties.
This album is the result of the songwriting collaboration between singer David Coverdale and guitarist John Sykes, and it has everything one could ask of good pop music: melody, wit, energy, and immaculate production. Coverdale is in very fine voice, and Sykes' guitar playing--well, it simply must be heard to be believed. This man is a virtuoso's virtuoso; his fingerwork alone is worth most guitarists' tapping. One scintillating solo follows another, but the fireworks are always in the service of the songwriting, which is largely first-rate.
Unfortunately, David Coverdale's personality is not one that cultivates collaborative bliss. By the time this album was released, Sykes had been fired and the Whitesnake lineup was completely transformed. Indeed, the big hit off this album, "Here I Go Again," was a recycled 'Snake song from the 1982, and featured a solo from Sykes' replacement, Dutch guitarist Adrian Vandenberg (and a fine solo it is). That said, this is still very much Sykes' album, and an enormous accomplishment at that.
Who knows what heights Whitesnake would have reached had Sykes stayed and continued to write with Coverdale. The band's follow-up, "Slip of the Tongue" (1990), was relatively lackluster, despite some good tracks, and they never again reached the level of this album. Oh, well--at least this still makes good listening. Even for people who are now older and wiser.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Sykes is GOD!! February 4, 2006
By Michael
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
You must hear this record. John Sykes is one of the greatest guitarists of all time - I am not joking. He writes killer songs and the solos are outstanding. He has created a musical masterpiece with this release. His songwriting skills shine and in particular his arrangements of the songs are brilliant. These songs are destined to be played forever. You will not be musically complete until you hear this stuff.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ULITMATE '80s hard rock album! January 11, 2002
By Brad
Format:Audio CD
This album was among "the best of the best" of all the great hard rock albums that came out in 1987. The combination of classic and melodic hard rock make this an all time mainstream rock masterpiece.
"Still Of The Night" is, beyond a doubt, one of the best hard rocking tracks of all time. Clocking in at just over 6:30, this song just doesn't let up! Begins and ends heavy with a slight slowdown in the middle for dramatic effect. Obviously the two huge radio hits "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love" are fantastic--the epitome of a time when pop radio was listenable. "Give Me All Your Love" is an underrated track--I particularly love the exploding drums at the end of the track. "Cryin' In The Rain" and "Children Of The Night" both are great heavy rockers, and "Don't Turn Away" is an excellent anthem to end the album.
Quite simply, there is not a bad track here. Nearly 15 years after its release, this album is just as rocking and enjoyable to me today as it was when it came out. Absolutely an essential purchase for fans of '80s melodic hard rock.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hard rockin' classic! November 27, 1999
Format:Audio CD
If you love rock music you should buy this album.
The songs on it are musically superb and John Sykes really shines on this album. Some of the songs are a little bit cheesy at times but not to the extent that would spoil the album. 'Children of the night', 'Heat of the night' and 'bad boys' are all great rock songs. Although I'm very fussy when it comes to ballads (I always either really like them or totally ignore them) I think that 'Cryin' in the rain' is one of the best ballads ever written, having said that I don't like 'is this love' at all.
This album is a favourite of mine and I would reccomend it to anyone.
Oh yeah, while I've possibly got the attention of a few Whitesnake fans. Is it me or is David Coverdale's speaking (Not singing) voice very similar to Roger Moore's (a past James Bond)?. David Coverdale, the next James Bond? Far fetched and somewhat surreal but it would be cool!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Waiting 20 years June 12, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I decided to buy this special edition to replace my cassette tape of 1987 (U.S. Version) from 20 some years ago. This turned out to be such an excellent replacement. Comes with so much more than just the remastered album. I particularly enjoyed the DVD and 2 additional tracks from the originally released European version of the album. The other reviewer said DVD wouldn't work for US region, but it played fine on my standard JVC $100 DVD player. I highly recommend this special edition, especially, if you don't already own their recent releases such as Live in the shadow of the blues CD or Live in the Still of the Night DVD.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Album December 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
It's 1987 and Whitesnake throws in guitarist John Sykes. He was from the band Thin Lizzy. "The Boys Are Back In Town" was one of Thin Lizzy's biggest hits. If you noticed, Thin Lizzy didn't have alot of huge guitar solos with John Sykes. So, how will he fit into Whitesnake then? In the song "Straight To The Heart" a very fast guitar solo is present, and it shocked me. This song mos def rubbed off me alot, because of the guitar solo. It's so incredibly fast. I'm sure this also shocked Whitesnake lovers. Also, a new version of "Here I Go Again" came out. It wasn't so "churchy" as some of my friends say. This album has everything, and after this album was thrown out there, John Sykes left the band.

So, 1989 comes around, just about to crack into 1990. Whitesnake has a crazy guitarist named Steve Vai. He was in David Lee Roth's band, and was taught guitar by Joe Satriani who are 4 years apart. Steve Vai mos def does a great job.

Basically, Whitesnake's self-titled debut was a huge hit, just like Boston's self-titled debut. But, it wasn't a debut. So, you need to go out and get it if you love classic rock/hair metal. What a surprise John Sykes was.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock and Roll
I tend to think this is Whitesnakes best album. The transitions are smooth and deep with build ups that release tons of energy such as Crying in the Rain. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Awesome
Published 2 months ago by Tara L. Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars rock N roll forever!
good album! I listened to Whitesnake as a teenager, I still enjoy this album, good music, good times, good memories
Published 3 months ago by Krista Ulrich
4.0 out of 5 stars Albino python for the people
Great album. Classic in every sense. Takes me back to hot chick's dancing on cars doing flips. Here I go again...
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars km
this band is one of my favorites from along time ago. i have the album from along time ago. i highly recommend this cd.
Published 3 months ago by km
5.0 out of 5 stars WHITESNAKE
GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME CELEBRATING THEIR GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME
DAVID COVERDALE RULES!!
LONG LIVE THE SNAKES!!!
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Published 3 months ago by Michael J. Papillo
4.0 out of 5 stars 80s classic again
Another classic from the past great selection great price if you like the past classic worth checking out for sure
Published 4 months ago by K. Riemer
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for your Rock/Metal collection
I love Whitesnake and this cd had to be in my hard copy collection. Must have for Classic Hair Metal.
Published 4 months ago by Maria C. Marcel
5.0 out of 5 stars Whitesnakes' Masterpiece... but Without One Incredible Song (?)
FANTASTIC ALBUM! I bought this masterpiece on vinyl the day after it came out (oh, those where awesome times... Guns'n'Roses, Y&T, Ratt, Motley Crue! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Michael Lee Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd
I have listened to this group for along time and replacing stolen cd so I am glad I found this one.
Published 8 months ago by Hunter
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