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Whitesnake - slide it in 35th anniversary edition

4.25
Reviewer:
Arie van der Graaf Format: Album
Release date: 2019-03-08
Label: Parlophone
Genre: Hard Rock,  Glam Rock,  Classic Rock
Producer: David Coverdale
Artist discography



Review

It is already 35 years ago since Whitesnake released their impressive slide It In album.

An album which can be discribed as a turning point in their career. This album was released in two versions. The UK version and the USA version. Both recorded by different musicians.

The UK version has: the classic Whitesnake line-up with Mel Galley and Micky Moody on guitar, Colin Hodgkinson on bass, Cozy Powell on drums andJon Lord on keyboards. 

The USA version was partly re recorded with John Sykes on guitar,Neil Murray on bass and Bill Cuomo on keyboards.

The UK version has a more bluesy and 70's rock influence while the USA version had a more edgy mix which gives it a slightly more glamrock influenced sound. This version became the one which catapulted Whitesnake upwards in sales. Although it can't be said it is really better, just different and for a bigger market.

On this anniversary release which can be ordered in various formats. both versions are present. On the boxset there are more unique extra's but I this one we sadly did not recieve as promo.

You can check the tracklist for details on this.

So what can we say about this release. It is always cool to have both releases in one sleeve. and also there is something there for everybody, the slightly more soulfull bluesy UK version is my personal fav. but the USA version is very hot as well.

Love Ain't No Strnger is off course the song that stands out here, but other beauties like Gambler, the titlesong Slide It In and Guilty Of love can really get you of your seat and into the party!

The somewhat x-rated lyrics on Spit It Out (if you don't like it) are off course very much Rock N roll.

A very cool release to spin in your car to singalong with on any freeway.

 


Tracklisting

CD 1 – U.S. Mix (1985) 35th Anniversary Remaster:

  1. Gambler

  2. Slide It In

  3. Slow An’ Easy

  4. Love Ain’t No Stranger

  5. Give Me More Time

  6. Standing In The Shadow

  7. Hungry For Love

  8. All Or Nothing

  9. Spit It Out

  10. Guilty Of Love

 

CD 2 – U.K. Mix (1984) 35th Anniversary Remaster:

  1. Gambler

  2. Slide It In

  3. Slow An’ Easy

  4. Love Ain’t No Stranger

  5. Give Me More Time

  6. Standing In The Shadow

  7. Hungry For Love

  8. All Or Nothing

  9. Spit It Out

  10. Guilty Of Love

  11. Need Your Love So Bad – Single B-Side

  12. Gambler – 7 Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)

  13. Guilty Of Love – 7 Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)

SUPERDELUXE BOXSET:

 

CD 3 – 35th Anniversary Remixes (2019):

  1. Slide It In

  2. Slow An’ Easy

  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger

  4. Give Me More Time

  5. Guilty Of Love

  6. All Or Nothing

  7. Spit It Out

  8. Standing In The Shadow

  9. Hungry For Love

  10. Gambler

  11. Need Your Love So Bad

 

CD 4 – Monitor Mixes & Intros (September 1983):

  1. Intro to Gambler from David Coverdale

  2. Gambler

  3. Standing in the Shadow

  4. Intro to Slide It In from David Coverdale

  5. Slide It In

  6. Give Me More Time

  7. Intro to Love Ain’t No Stranger from David Coverdale

  8. Love Ain’t No Stranger

  9. Hungry For Love

  10. Intro to Guilty Of Love from David Coverdale

  11. Guilty Of Love

  12. Spit It Out

  13. Intro to Slow An’ Easy from David Coverdale

  14. Slow An’ Easy

  15. All Or Nothing

  16. David Coverdale discusses the U.S. vs U.K. versions of Slide It In

  17. Gambler (Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show, Sweden, April 16th, 1984)

  18. Guilty Of Love (Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show, Sweden, April 16th, 1984)

  19. Love Ain’t No Stranger (Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show, Sweden, April 16th, 1984)

  20. Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction) (Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show, Sweden, April 16th, 1984)

 

CD 5 – Live in Glasgow, Scotland (March 1, 1984):

  1. Gambler

  2. Guilty Of Love

  3. Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)

  4. Love Ain’t No Stranger

  5. Here I Go Again

  6. Slow An’ Easy

  7. Cryin’ In The Rain

  8. Keyboard Solo

  9. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City

  10. Fool For Your Loving

  11. Need Your Love So Bad / Thank You Blues

  12. Slide It In

  13. Don’t Break My Heart Again

 

CD 6 – Early Ruff Mixes, Original Demos and Obscurities:

  1. All or Nothing (Early Ruff Mix with Unfinished Lyrics)

  2. Hungry for Love (Early Ruff Mix with Unfinished Lyrics)

  3. Spit It Out (Early Ruff Mix with Unfinished Lyrics)

  4. Give Me More Time (Early Ruff Mix with Unfinished Lyrics)

  5. Slow An Easy (Early Ruff Mix with Unfinished Lyrics)

  6. Love Aint No Stranger (Early Ruff Mix with Unfinished Lyrics)

  7. Need Your Love So Bad (feat Jon Lord) [Instrumental] [Early Ruff Mix with Unfinished Lyrics]

  8. Slow An Easy (A Capella Excerpts Remix)

  9. All Or Nothing (Organ & Drums Excerpts Remix)

  10. Wheezy Interludes (Various Alcoholic Studio Antics, David and Mel _fighting a cold_)

  11. Slow An Easy (Original Demo)

  12. Slide It In (Original Demo)

  13. Standing in the Shadow (Original Demo)

  14. All or Nothing (Original Demo)

  15. Spit It Out (Original Demo)

  16. Guilty of Love (Original Demo)

  17. Love Aint No Stranger (Original Demo)

  18. Intro to Need Your Love So Bad from David Coverdale

  19. Need Your Love So Bad (Original Demo)

  20. Body Heat (Unfinished Symphonies Original Demo)

  21. The Gypsy in You (Unfinished Symphonies)

  22. Lounge Lizards (Unfinished Symphonies)

  23. Great Riff in the Morning (Unfinished Symphonies)

  24. The River Song (Unfinished Symphonies)

  25. Cant Make a Deal With the Devil (Unfinished Symphonies)

  26. Prayer For The Dying (Unfinished Symphonies)

  27. Spend the Night With Me (Unfinished Symphonies)

  28. So Much to Live for (Unfinished Symphonies)

  29. Riff Raff Blues (Unfinished Symphonies)

  30. Thank You Blues (Unfinished Symphonies)

 

DVD: Music Videos & Live Clips:

  1. Guilty Of Love (Music Video)

  2. Slow An’ Easy (Music Video)

  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger (Music Video)

  4. Give Me More Time (Top Of The Pops)

  5. Standing In The Shadow (New Promo Video)

  6. Love Ain’t No Stranger (Live… In The Still of the Night)

  7. Slide It In (Live at Donington1990)

 

Extra Features:

  1. Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (1984)

  2. Gambler

  3. Guilty of Love

  4. Love Ain’t No Stranger

  5. Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)

  6. Whitesnake Chronicles: David Coverdale discusses the 35th anniversary of Slide It In



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