Whitesnake Deluxe Edition, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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"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.
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.
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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was hoping to find a good white snake cd..... it wasnt this one.... so far the purple cd is by far the best white snack... Read morePublished 12 days ago by joseph szepesi
The one album to buy if you can only get one Whitesnake album.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Not bad really only one song that I like. But maybe more to your taste in music.Published 2 months ago by Mossman
Great Album. One of the top ten album from the rock 1980's era. This album rock all the way to the end. Very hard rock, Cheap and fast delivery.Published 2 months ago by Renni Sixx
got it loved it a master album give a try after 3-4 times ull lovePublished 4 months ago by sergio deltoro
My son loves albums and this was a really good one from the 80's. I like Whitesnake's harder material and you do find it on this album. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SF Cummings